Can courses other than PSYC 200 count for the statistics requirement?

We strongly recommend that students take PSYC 200. However, because of time conflicts, we do sometimes allow other courses to count. We can count S&DS103 as fulfilling our statistics requirement, and you do not need to do anything to count this course.

For all other statistics course, the DUS will need to see the syllabus of that course for the current semester to make sure the proposed course covers all necessary concepts. Please note that most other stats classes offered at Yale (including Econometrics courses) do not cover the necessary material. In particular, if a proposed course does not cover two-way ANOVA, the DUS cannot approve it.

A student may substitute an examination arranged with the instructor of PSYC 200. Students may take the examination only one time, and an additional course in psychology should be taken if the examination substitutes for PSYC 200. Although one needs to only pass this exam to be waived, about half the students (including those who had taken Econometrics) failed in the past . We do not provide any study guidelines for this stat waiver exam, and the student should download a syllabus of PSYC 200 and study on her/his own. To arrange a stat waive exam, please contact the instructor of PSYC 200 of the current academic year.

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