The University of Arizona

7.12. Math 163- Basic Statistics

Math Placement, Transfer Credit/Credit by Exam, PPL (Math Placement Test)First and Second Year Math CoursesMath 163- Basic Statistics

Math 163- Basic Statistics (3 credits)

Description: Organizing data: displaying distributions, measures of center, measures of spread, scatterplots, correlation, regression, and their interpretation. Design of experiments: simple random samples and their sampling distribution, models from probability, normal distributions, and normal approximations. Statistical inference: confidence intervals and hypothesis testing, t procedures and chi-square tests. Not intended for those who plan further studies in statistics.

Placement Level: ALEKS PPL score of 60-100% , SAT I MSS 640-800, ACT MATH 26-36, or UA Math 112 required for placement into this course.  Test scores expire after one year. SAT/ACT placement is generally for first year students only. 

If my scores are lower than the Placement Level: Math 100, then Math 112, then Math 163.  Students who have credit for Math 120R, 122B or 125 also qualify to enroll in Math 163. 

Comments: Not a prerequisite for any math or lab science (CHEM, MBC, PHYS) courses.  Students in nursing, nutritional sciences should take this instead of Math 263. Recommended as a second semester course.