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MAT 1450 Introductory Statistics

An introduction to the fundamental ideas of statistics, including statistical methods to gather, analyze and present data; fundamentals of probability; statistical distributions, sampling distributions, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, Chi-square tests, regression and correlation. Three classroom, two lab hours per week. Note: Students who have not completed the required pre-requisite courses listed, but have successfully completed MAT 0100 or MAT 1130 with a grade of "C" or better, or MAT 0600 with a grade of "P", can register for MAT 1450 together with the co-requisite course MAT 0450, Introductory Statistics Booster. Traditional testing (proctored or in Testing Center) is used in all online sections.

Division: Science, Mathematics and Engineering
Department: Mathematics
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: Yes

Prereqs: MAT 0200 AND with a grade of C or better or satisfactory score on math placement test 


  • Infer values of population parameters from confidence intervals; infer whether or not a hypothesis should be rejected; infer appropriate relationships between variables from scatter diagrams and correlation coefficients.
  • Construct frequency distributions and statistical graphs.
  • Compute descriptive statistics such as the mean, median, percentiles, z-scores, and standard deviation; and follow directions in laboratory activities.
  • Evaluate basic probabilities using formulas and definitions; and evaluate Binomial and Normal probabilities from formulas and tables.

Credit Hours: 4

Classroom Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 2