Statistics in Biology
Statistics is a core skill in Biology. The introductory statistics and data management course is BIOL 243/3.0, which emphasizes the statistical literacy that is relevant for different Biological fields. For that reason, no other statistics course can be used as a substitute for BIOL 243/3.0 in any of the Biology degree plans and programs.
BIOL 243 is also a prerequisite for BIOL 302 and BIOL 303. To allow students who are non-majors in Biology access to BIOL 302 and BIOL 303, we permit students who have taken PSYC 202/3.0 to use this course as an alternative prerequisite. However, without the background obtained in BIOL 243, such students will be disadvantaged and will probably need to do additional work to make up for shortfalls in their knowledge and use of statistics. Please refer to the undergraduate calendar for additional information on the specific exclusions associated with BIOL 243/3.0 and the role of this course in our different degree plans and programs.
The advanced statistics course is BIOL 343/3.0, which prepares students for the types of analysis used in honours thesis project.