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STAT 226: Introduction to Business Statistics I

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.SS.

Prereq: MATH 150 or MATH 165
Obtaining, organizing, and presenting statistical data; measures of location and dispersion; the Normal distribution; sampling and sampling distribution of the sample mean; elements of statistical inference; confidence intervals and hypothesis testing for the mean; describing bivariate relationships and inference for simple linear regression analysis; use of computers to visualize and analyze data. Credit for only one of the following courses may be applied toward graduation: STAT 101, STAT 104, STAT 105, STAT 201, or STAT 226.


The curriculum in liberal arts and sciences with a major in statistics is designed to prepare students for (1) entry level statistics positions in business, industry or commerce, nonprofit institutions, and in state or federal government; (2) graduate study in statistics. Entry-level positions include the following types of work: statistical design, data visualization, analysis and interpretation of experiments and surveys; data processing and analysis using modern computation facilities and statistical computing systems; application of statistical principles and methods in commercial areas such as finance, insurance, industrial research, marketing, manufacturing, sports analytics, and quality control and in nonprofit organizations such as large health study institutions.


...STAT 342 (Introduction to Theory of Probability & Stats II) may be substituted for STAT 226...

Actuarial Science

...MATH 207 or 317, STAT 226 (or another introductory statistics course: STAT 101, 104, 105...

Political Science

...Statistics course from among STAT 101 , STAT 104 , or STAT 226 . According to the university...

Business Administration

...Transfer coursework may be a substitute for STAT 226 Introduction to Business Statistics I , if...