Statistics for the Social Sciences Prerequisite Course



This online course is available for students admitted to a social work program or any other program in which you may need a Statistics prerequisite course. It is recommended that non-UofL Students obtain prior approval that these courses meet the criteria of your institution before completing your registration.


The prerequisite courses offered through Kent School of Social Work, Department of Continuing Education, are specifically designed to meet your prerequisite needs; thus each course is not the same as a typical University of Louisville course.


For More information regarding the structure of this course, please view our 'Frequently asked questions' Document Click here to open Prerequisite Frequently Asked Questions

Enrollment Details



Typical enrollment time is 2 weeks for your registration to be fully processed as it will require the Continuing Education Director to manually enroll you in the Blackboard course.

After receiving your online registration form, a temporary University of Louisville account will be created for you, which is required to access the course in Blackboard. You will receive another email from service that will include instructions on how to access and user ID and password to access the course.





  • You will need to create an account for registration.

  • Registrations are accepted on a rolling basis.

  • Registration is not complete until payment is received.

  • You will received a registration confirmation a few moments after registering.


The cost of a prerequisite course is $225.00.

Payment must be received in order to access course materials.

Refund Policy


• Refunds for prerequisite courses will not be given 30 days after registration or if individual has accessed course materials in Blackboard.
• A refund may be issued within 30 days after registration if an error has been made regarding required courses. An official letter must me sent from an academic advisor or proof of enrollment must be provided.
• If you do not receive a passing score , you will need to re-register and pay for the course again. Refunds will not be given if you do not pass the course.

Be sure to check with your advisor before registering to ensure your program will accept these courses.

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Elementary Statistics in Social Research (Updated 12th Edition)

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An introduction to statistics in the social sciences that balances theory and practice.

Elementary Statistics in Social Research
provides a balanced overview of statistical analysis in the social sciences, providing coverage of both theoretical concepts and step-by-step computational techniques. Throughout this best-selling text, authors Jack Levin, James Alan Fox, and David Forde make statistics accessible to all readers, particularly those without a strong background in mathematics. Throughout the Twelfth Edition, detailed, step-by-step illustrations of statistical procedures help students to better grasp key concepts.


ISBN: 0134427742

ISBN-13: 9780134427744


Course is taken complete online

Students are not required to meet at specified times or with an instructor.

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University of Louisville Kent School of Social Work and Family Science


Questions: Please contact

Jessica J. Ballinger, MSSW
Program Manager for Continuing Education
Kent School of Social Work
University of Louisville
O: 502-852-4769