STAT 255

Statistics for Life Sciences I

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-0-0

Descriptive statistics; probability; random variables and probability distributions; expectation; binomial, Poisson, and normal distributions; random sampling and sampling distributions; point and interval estimation; classical hypothesis testing and significance testing. Statistical examples and applications from life sciences will be emphasized.


  • Credit will be granted for only one of STAT 255, STAT 252.
  • Not open to students registered in or with credit in one of STAT 254, STAT 250, STAT 260.
  • See "Credit Limit - Beginning Level Statistics Courses".
  • Intended primarily for students in Biochemistry, Microbiology, Biology, Environmental Studies combined with a Science discipline, Kinesiology, and Combined Computer Science and Health Information Science.


  • 1.5 units of MATH course numbered 100 or higher.

Undergraduate course in Statistics offered by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics in the Faculty of Science.

Fall 2019 Spring 2020 Summer 2020

Summer timetable available: February 15. Fall and Spring timetables available: May 15.

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