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Introduction to Statistics

Single Course Offering


Introduction to Statistics

This single course offering enables you to matriculate into a relevant WGU bachelor's degree program and will stack toward the completion of that degree. View course bundles and certificate programs.

Ever hear the word "statistics" and picture a bunch of tricky charts and head-spinning numbers? But guess what? Statistics is like a puzzle, and with the right tools, it becomes a fun one!

In Introduction to Statistics, we're not just crunching numbers. We're exploring the stories they tell. Ever notice how some things seem to happen again and again? That's what statistics helps us see – patterns and how different pieces fit together. You'll dig into the idea of chance (that's probability) and figure out how likely certain things are to happen. 

But here's something interesting: as you learn, you might start spotting these patterns in your own world. Maybe in your exam scores, or even in the cost of things you buy. Understanding these can give you a little edge in daily choices.

The best part? Even if some bits seem tough, you've got a whole team cheering you on. If a concept stumps you or if numbers seem to jumble, reach out! You have access to a 1:1 course instructor to help you succeed in this course.  

Ready to dive into Introduction to Statistics? It's more than a subject; it's a new way to see your world. And with WGU by your side, you're set for success.

Benefits of this Single Course

100% online and self-paced

$1,000 tuition with no additional fees

Earn 3 course credits

What's in it for You?

In addition to earning college credit, you’ll learn the following:

Making Data Make Sense

Discover how data can help you sort through information, so that suddenly, what seemed like random numbers will all make sense. You’ll also learn about probability, which is the basis for statistics and helps you predict how likely it is that something will occur.

Analytical Thinking

When you think of statistics, do you think of percentages, or tables, or how many times you’ll roll a six with dice? While those are all part of statistics, it’s also so much more. When you study data, you see how numbers repeat and how things can fit together and form patterns.

Let's get started.

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  3. Begin your first course whenever you’re ready—even the same day.


Pay only for the courses you need.


Start right away—and finish as quickly as you like.

Credit Earning

Earn 3 credits—transferable to WGU or another college.

What is the Cost?


Statistics Course only (two months to complete*)

* If the single course is not completed within its designated 2-month term period, a $99 monthly extension fee will be charged until completed or withdrawn. You may cancel at any time.


Statistics Course + PACA (Introduction to Communications course)
(three months to complete)

Program for Academic and Career Advancement (PACA) is our secret sauce for success. In PACA, you’ll explore your motivations and emotions and learn how they impact your goal-setting, your outlook, and your actions. You’ll gain confidence in your own abilities, and you’ll learn how to have a thriving mindset.

*If the course bundle is not completed within its designated 3-month term period, a $99 monthly extension fee will be charged until completed or withdrawn. You may cancel at any time.

Support You Can
Count On


Having trouble accessing your account? Not sure about an assessment? We offer a wide range of support no matter what issue you encounter. Our Student Care team will help you with questions about enrollment, program requirements, and other steps toward your success.

Plus, you’ll have access to all of our student support services, including your own certified Student Success Coach, course instructors, a writing center, and 24/7 tutoring. 

Engaged Instructors


Your course instructors have extensive experience working with adult learners like you. They are enthusiastic about helping you discover and express your unique voice in your writing and are available to meet with you one-to-one. Don't hesitate to schedule an appointment with them whenever needed! They are dedicated to supporting you every step of the way on your educational journey.

Student Success Coaches


Through coaching psychology, our student success coaches empower you to overcome obstacles, develop effective study habits, and maintain motivation throughout your educational journey. They utilize motivational interviewing techniques to help you identify your strengths, clarify your aspirations, and work with you to create a personalized plan for success.

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