STAT 2263



Course No. and Title:

STAT 2263 Statistics for Non-Science Majors

Credit Value:

Three (3) credit hours

Benefits of the course

  • Meets the Statistics course requirement for a wide variety of university programs, including: Business/Commerce, Education, Health and Environmental Studies, and Social Sciences and Humanities Research.
  • Designed to maximize student engagement and successful completion. Course delivery is based upon a custom-made set of Module Lessons tailored specifically to the course curriculum. The lessons are easy to follow, and provide with clear examples and practice questions based upon relevant real-world applications.
  • No textbook required.
  • The course instructor is an experienced distance-delivery and classroom instructor of university Introductory Statistics, and is also the developer of the course materials.  The instructor is committed to providing prompt and thorough replies to student queries, as well as prompt grading and return of assignments to students.
  • Flexible  timelines for submission of assignments, Students can plan their work on this course around their other school, work, and personal schedule commitments.
Course Description:

An introductory Statistics course for students already enrolled or planning to enrol into various non-science programs, such as Education, Nursing, Psychology, Sociology, Geography, Environmental Studies, and other Humanities and Social Sciences studies.

Course topics include: Types of Statistical Data; Populations vs. Samples; Descriptive vs. Inferential Statistics; Uncertainty and Probability; Discrete Probability Distributions including the Binomial Distribution; Continuous Probability Distributions including the Normal and t-Distributions; Sampling Distributions and the Central Limit Theorem; Confidence Intervals; Hypothesis Testing with Numerical and Categorical Data; Linear Regression; ANOVA.


High School Grade 11 Mathematics or equivalent.

Course Author:

Robert Krausz, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of New Brunswick. T: (604) 485-2421; E:

Course Features:

Online lesson files with full-solution examples that cover all course topics

Lessons, examples, and assignment questions are all custom-developed for this course – meaning that there is no required textbook to purchase

Course Format:

Five course modules:

  1. Introduction to Statistics
  2. Probability
  3. Sampling Distributions
  4. Hypothesis Testing
  5. Linear Regression, ANOVA, and Contingency Tables

A comprehensive, paper-based hand-in assignment after each module

A comprehensive, paper-based final examination at the end of the course

Course Texts: None required to purchase – all course lesson materials, examples, and assignments questions are provided with course enrolment.
Assignments & Examinations:

Module Assignments: 5 x 10% each = 50%

Final Written Paper Exam = 50%

All mid-term exams and final exams for online courses will be invigilated at an approved time and location. Please refer to the Online Exam Request Form to book.

Time Limit: Six months from date of registration.

Online courses are subject to an additional $100 non-refundable online fee per course. Fees are subject to change by the Board of Governors.
More information on fees for this course.

Methods of Payment:

Once you complete the Apply Now form below, please send payment. Methods of payment accepted:
Cash (Do not send in the mail. Please deliver to the College of Extended Learning, 2nd Level, Wu Centre, UNB Fredericton Campus)
Cheque or money order (Mail to UNB College of Extended Learning, PO Box 4400, Fredericton, New Brunswick, E3B 5A3)
MasterCard / VISA / American Express (Please call the College of Extended Learning at 1-866-599-4646  or 506 453-4646 with your credit card number, expiry date, and the name as it appears on the card. Please do not send credit card information via email).

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If you have previously registered in this online course and wish to register again, please contact us at 453-4646 to complete the registration process.