Placement Chart

The following two charts are designed to help you find the appropriate beginning math/stat course for you.  In making your decision, keep in mind that it is best to start in the most challenging course you can; it is not difficult to drop down if needed.

Placement Chart for Mathematics:

 

Placement Chart for Statistics:

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Explanation for Stat Placement:

Stat 101 is our intro course for students with no previous statistics and no calculus. (All other intro courses require at least a semester of calculus.) Stat 161 is an intro course for social science majors that has a one semester calc prerequisite. The difference between Stat 101 and Stat 161 is that Stat 161 satisfies the requirement for Econ 255 (Econometrics) and uses the stat program STATA, while Stat 101 uses R or JMP and does not satisfy the prerequisite for Econ 255. Stat 201 is our intro course for students who plan to major in math/stat/cs or possibly science. It has a Math 150/151 prerequisite (may be taken concurrently).

For students with previous stat background, Stat 202 is our entry level course for students who had a 4 or 5 on the stats AP (or Stat 101) with no math prerequisite. We expect the typical Stat 202 student to be someone who got a 4 or 5 on AP Stats and has had essentially no calculus, or who came from Stat 101 or Stat 161 and wants a second course. For students with more math background, especially those coming from Stat 201, we have a more advanced math section of Stat 202 (enroll in Stat 202 and we will place you).

Students who want to continue in statistics after Stat 202, but with little math background, will have to take additional mathematics courses.