AP Statistics for validation?

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  1. playitshorty42

    playitshorty42 Member

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    I was just at CVW and during a math presentation, the professor said that USNA validates the AP statistics test with a 4 or a 5. That wasn't on this website:

    http://www.usna.edu/acdean/candidateinfo/USNACourseValidationPolicy.htm

    But they said it at the academy. Anyways, I was planning on majoring in Engineering and they said that for that major, I would have to take 3 mandatory courses (like calc) and then one extra one. Apparantly statistics was in the extra one but the math professor said Engineering majors usually take the differential equations course.

    Does anyone know if any branch off engineering would have to take the statistics course? Or which division (1,2,3) generally takes statistics?


    Thanks,

    Will
    GO NAVY!
     
  2. theraven

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    I am only an appointee at the moment, 2013!! but I've been talking to my professor for calculus and most engineers take differential equations because they are highly applicable to engineering and so while you may be able to get that requirement signed off you might still want to take the differential equations course just to make the engineering classes easier. but good luck with the statistics cause i guess course credits are course credits.
     
  3. NYCUSNA2012

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    As a current plebe who is majoring in Aerospace engineering, I can tell you, you have to take differential equations. You cannot opt out by taking statistics because it is not applicable to whichever engineering major you choose. Now if you validate Statistics (and only a 5 would do, I validated and those with a 4 here did not), if there is ever an elective you want to take that requires statistics before hand, you are in good shape. Plus you can help your group 3 classmates who will most likely struggle through it. But you cannot get through an engineering major without differential equations, most of your more advanced classes will require it as a prerequisite.
     
  4. 2012mom?

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    I believe that dif eq is required for both group I and group II majors. It is definitely required for both chemistry and oceanography (group II) majors. Probability is required for the political science (groups III) major, but some of the other majors don't show their complete requirements.

    In general, if you want to find out more about a particular major, you can go to the USNA academics web page, and click on a major/department: http://www.usna.edu/academics.htm
     
  5. Profmom2

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    DifEQ's will be required of most Engineering programs for any University you attend.

    As said above it is required of both Division I and most II majors. Be careful on the statistics, Div III majors may not require statistics, but may require Probability with Naval Aps (required for Poli Sci)

    If you know what program you are leaning towards - try contacting the department (contact information is available on the USNA website - Academics) and ask specificly about the required matrix.
     
  6. bmorris244

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    I heard that none of the SA's were accepting AP test scores. Is that true?
     

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