Course Information

CSC 2300: Statistics for Computer Science

Credits: 3 Level: undergraduate


Probability, counting, discrete and continuous distributions, descriptive and inferential statistics, experimentation, reading of scientific papers -- all taught from the point of view of computer science. Some programming may be required.

Course Outcomes:
  • Students will be able to critique a scientific paper which includes a description of an experiment and its numerical analysis.

  • Students will understand and apply the scientific method.

  • Students will understand and be able to "apply" the 'law of large numbers'.

  • Students will understand the concept of statistical significance and be able to differentiate between significant results and statistically significant results of an experiment.


CSC 1051 and CSC 1300