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An understanding of descriptive statistics and applied statistical analysis is considered by many to be essential in this age of almost overwhelming amounts of data and information. Most academic disciplines rely on statistical analyses to make sense of data and to confirm or reject theories. For this reason, several departments require their majors to take an introductory statistics course. SUNY Potsdam offers three introductory applied statistics courses that satisfy equivalent requirements and are open to all students of the College: MATH 125, CIS 125, and STAT 100. Students may receive credit for only one of these courses.
Students who are interested in regression analysis should consider STAT 200, 300, ECON 300 and 380. Those who wish a more theoretical introduction to statistics should consider MATH 461.