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BIO 290 Biostatistics

Fall/Spring

This course provides a foundation in how to apply statistical methods to address questions in biological research. We will focus on topics that are fundamental to analyzing biological data, including experimental design, displaying data, probability theory, estimation of population means and proportions, and statistical hypothesis testing (contingency analysis, t-tests, non-parametric methods, analysis of variance, and linear regression). Students will develop quantitative, critical thinking, and writing skills by applying statistical techniques to analyze data sets and communicate the results using a scientific format. Student projects will emphasize statistical analysis with computer software and written communication. Prerequisite: BIO 142  and BIO 152  with a grade of 2.0 or higher.

3 credit hours