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FRST 231 Introduction to Biometrics

Basic theories of probability and statistics. Sampling distribution, methods of estimation and hypothesis testing; goodness of fit and tests for independence; analysis of variance, regression and correlation. Consult the Faculty of Science Credit Exclusion Lists:,215,410,414.

This course is eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. To determine whether you can take this course for Credit/D/Fail grading, visit the Credit/D/Fail website. You must register in the course before you can select the Credit/D/Fail grading option.

Credits: 3

Co-reqs: One of MATH 100, MATH 102, MATH 104, MATH 180, MATH 184, MATH 190.

Status Section Activity Term Mode of Delivery Interval Days Start Time End Time Section Comments Course Requires
In-Person Attendance
FRST 231 101Lecture1Online Mon Wed Fri15:0016:00

This course is open to non-Forestry students. This course may meet the statistics requirement for your program - please check with your program advisor.

FRST 231 L01Laboratory1Online Tue9:0011:00No
FRST 231 L02Laboratory1Online Tue16:0018:00No
FRST 231 L04Laboratory1Online Fri9:0011:00No
FRST 231 201Lecture2In-Person Tue Thu11:0012:30Yes
FRST 231 LA2Laboratory2In-Person Wed14:0016:00Yes
FRST 231 LA3Laboratory2In-Person Thu14:0016:00Yes
FRST 231 99CDistance EducationCOnline

This section of the course is ONLINE- distance education. All communication will be by email. It is your responsibility to ensure you have a valid email account so that you can be contacted with important information and updates. You can update your contact information through the Student Service Centre and login to the course through For more information including resources for distance learners visit In this course, you have to write the final exam online (from home) using Proctorio (an online remote proctoring service). Contact your instructor if you have any questions, and with a valid request, the instructor will arrange a paper exam at UBC's Point Grey campus only.