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Statistics Requirements
Which elementary statistics course should I take?
At SLU, the following courses that could be described as elementary statistics:
 STAT 1100 (Previously MATH 110)  Introduction to Statistics  Basic descriptive and inferential statistics. Emphasis on becoming a
smart consumer of statistics . Will include the study of examples of
statistics in the medical news. Prerequisite: Two years of High School
math or grade of C or better in Intermediate Algebra. Credit not given
for MATH 1300 or MATH 1260 or DSCI 2070 and STAT 1100.
 MATH/STAT 1260 (Previously MATH/STAT 1260)  Statistics Including Sports and Politics  A SLU inquiry seminar. Producing data through the use of samples and
experiments; organizing data through graphs and numbers that describe
the distribution of the data of one variable or the relationship
between two variables; probability; statistical inference including
confidence intervals and tests of
significance. Prerequisite: 3.5 years of high school mathematics or a
grade of Cor better in MATH 1200.
 MATH/STAT 1300 (Previously MATH/STAT 1300)  Elementary Statistics with Computers  Data production and analysis; probability basics, distributions;
sampling, estimation with confidence intervals, hypothesis testing,
ttest; correlation and regression; crosstabulations and chisquare.
Students learn to use a statistical package such as SPSS. Prerequisite:
MATH1200 or equivalent.
 DSCI 2070 (Previously DSCI 2070)  Intro: Business Statistics  Introduction to descriptive statistics for displaying and summarizing
business data; the use of probabilities and random variables in
business decision models, probability distribution, statistical
inference as a decisionmaking tool, sampling of business data, simple
linear regression and correlation, time series analysis and use of
index numbers in economic data. Prerequisite: MATH1200.
 EDR 5100 (Previously EDR 510)  Introduction to Inferential Statistics for Educators (3)
This course is a survey of basic statistical methods including descriptive statistics, ztests and ttests of means and proportions, chisquare analyses, correlation and regression analyses, and analysis of variance. The Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) will also be used.
You can only get graduation credit for one of these courses. This page is designed to help students decide which course is correct for them. If you have a question, you should check back with your major program.
Department 
Preferences 
Notes 
Arts and Sciences


MATH 1260 and Math 1300 fill the college core math requirement. STAT 1100 and DSCI 2070 do not fill this requirement.

Athletic Training/Physical Therapy

Prefers STAT 1100; Allows as an option DSCI 2070 or MATH 1300


Biology 
MATH 1300 should be used to fill a stat requirement.

STAT 1100 does not fill any statistics requirement for biology.

Business 
Requires DSCI 2070 

Clinical Laboratory Sciences

Requires Math 1300 

Education

Graduate education programs require EDR 5100 

Health Information Management

Requires Math 1300


Nuclear Medicine Technology/Radiation Therapy

Requires Math 1300 

Nursing 
Requires STAT 1100


Occupational Therapy



Political Science

Recommends Math 1260 or Math 1300 to satisfy the college core math requirement


Preprofessional health

Recommends Math 1300

STAT 1100 does not count as a math course for premed scholars

Social Work

Accepts STAT 1100, MATH 1260, and MATH 1300.




