MATH 1005: Statistics Class

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Statistics, MATH 1005, is a one-semester upper-level undergraduate online course designed for individuals who need a statistics course as a prerequisite to apply for admission to many graduate programs, including the health professions, education, sports science, business, and many others.

Programs in the health professions that may require MATH 1005: Statistics may include but are not limited to:

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
  • Pharmacist
  • Optometrist
  • Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  • Physician assistant (PA)
  • Genetic counselor

MATH 1005 course outline

This four-credit-hour, one-semester, upper-level online course is designed to offer the same major subject and content areas as a traditional statistics course, but differs in that an emphasis is placed on application. Students will explore data sets and challenges from several disciplines, including health professions, education, sports science, and business, to make the course relevant to their specific needs and interests.

View the full MATH 1005 Statistics syllabus.

Course delivery

This online statistics class is delivered using Blackboard Learn and includes lecture outlines, homework problems with solutions, quizzes, and online support. The statistical program SPSS will be used, and there will be a culminating course project. Each week the professor will have an hour of availability via email or phone.  Communication with the professor is strongly encouraged.

Complete at your own pace

Working at the pace typical for a four-semester hour course, the average student will complete this online statistics class in approximately 16 weeks. Many students are nontraditional students who have elected an online course for flexibility.  Since the course is self-paced, you may complete the course in fewer than 16 weeks.


There are no prerequisite courses that must be completed before registering for this online statistics course; however, students without previous experience in statistics may find the content challenging.

Technical Requirements

All of the science prerequisites offered at UNE are based online. In order for you as a student to have the best experience possible, UNE has established some technical specifications for you. Click here for technical requirements.

Required course materials


  • Discovering Statistics Using IBM SPSS Statistics 5th Edition (North American Edition)
    Andy Field, Sage, 2018; ISBN-10: 1526436566
  • The textbook and SPSS are sometimes offered as a bundle, but this bundle does not include the version of SPSS you will need for this course!

SPSS Software

You will need to purchase the SPSS Statistics Standard GradPack 25 software to complete this course.  SPSS Statistics Standard GradPack 25 is available in Windows and Mac versions, as either 6-month or 12-month rentals.

  • You may purchase the SPSS Statistics Standard GradPack 25 software from IBM’s official SPSS distributors at this link:
  • Be sure to purchase theStandardGradPack 25.  The Base GradPack 25 does not include important functions you will need to complete this course!  (The Premium GradPack 25 will also allow you to complete the course, but is more expensive than the Standard GradPack 25, and includes some extra functions and tools not needed for this course.)

Scientific Calculator

You will need access to a scientific calculator for this course. Any calculator that has an exponent and square root key suffices. Using cell phones or online calculators is not recommended. If you need to purchase a calculator you need to make sure it is “scientific”. There are many inexpensive options available that will suffice for this class as most calculations will be done using SPSS.

Textbooks, software, and calculators need to be purchased separately and are not part of your registration fee.

Ordering your UNE-authorized whiteboard (optional) – Can be used during your proctored exams!

Dry-Erase Whiteboard with Marker and Eraser (Optional for Proctored Exams)

This course permits the use of a dry-erase whiteboard for scratch work during one or more of your proctored exams. No scratch paper is permitted. The whiteboard must be purchased from the seller below.

You must show your proctor that your whiteboard is clear at the beginning of your testing session, and you must erase your whiteboard in front of the proctor before disconnecting from your session. If you do not do this, your exam will not be credited.

Mandatory External Webcam for Proctored Exams

This webcam is required for proctored exams for any courses starting on or after September 4, 2019.

Webcam & Whiteboard Ordering Information

Tuition and Fees

Credits: 4
Tuition: $1440
Registration: $30
Total: $1470

The cost of the materials is not included in this total.

Exam Procedures

All exams are taken online. Major exams are required to be proctored. For instructions on how to take your exams online, visit Online Learning’s ProctorU site. Courses starting on or after September 4, 2019 must be proctored via the UNE-approved external webcam.

Enrollment online anytime

You may enroll at any time via our self-service registration portal. To register, you will need to enable Flash in your browser first (here are step-by-step instructions). Payment is due in full at the time of registration. Your official start date is the date that the course opens and you will have 16 weeks from that date to complete your course.

Courses start on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month

You must be registered for your class by 12:00 noon EST on the Monday before the class starts. Online registration will remain open during holidays when the university is closed. See the UNE Academic Calendar for more details.

Assistance with registration

If you have any questions or need help with registering for your class, please call a student service advisor at:

(855) 325-0894

or view the online FlexReg course registration tutorial.

If you intend to use VA Benefits or Military Tuition Assistance, please do not use the self-registration portal. Please call (855) 325-0894 to be directed to the appropriate office for assistance.



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