Statistics

Major in Statistics

This program provides students with a solid grounding in the theoretical, computational, and applied aspects of statistical science. Students also specialize in an area of application through upper-level electives and fulfilling stream requirements in another discipline. A graduate of this program is prepared for further study in statistical science, or to enter into a career in Statistics Canada, health sciences, business, government, industry, or an actuarial/financial institution. Each student must consult with the program advisor in his or her first or second year for advice in planning third- and fourth-year courses.

First and Second Years Credits
CHEM 111 or CHEM 121; and CHEM 113 or CHEM 123 6
MATH 100, 101 6
Two of ENGL 112 or 114, 113, 150, 151, 153 6
PHYS 111 or 112; and PHYS 102, 121, or 122 6
COSC 111 3
DATA 101 3
MATH 200, 2211 6
STAT 230 3
Arts electives 6
2nd-Year Science Electives 6
Stream requirements2 9
Total Credits 60
Third and Fourth Years  
STAT 303, 400, 401, 403 12
DATA 311, 405, 407, 410 12
Two of MATH 303, 307, COSC 303, 304, DATA 301, PHYS 420 6
Arts electives 6
Electives, of which at least 3 credits must be upper-level 15
Stream requirements2 9
Total Credits 60
Minimum credits for degree 120
1 Math 221 may be taken in the second term of the first year.
2 Stream requirements: Students must complete one of the following options. The program advisor maintains a list of suggested courses for which within-stream students will gain the pre-requisites for upper-level requirements.
Biology Stream:
All of: BIOL 116, 125, 201
All of: 9 credits upper-level BIOL
Biochemistry Stream: :
All of: BIOL 116, 125, 200 :
All of: 9 credits upper-level BIOL or BIOC
Physical Geography Stream:
One of: GEOG 108, 109
Two of: GEOG 108, 109, 200, 207, 213, 222, 272
All of: 9 credits upper-level Science GEOG courses*
Earth and Environmental Sciences Stream:
All of: EESC 111 and 6 credits 2nd-year EESC
All of: 9 credits upper-level EESC
*See BSc requirement page and program advisor.

Statistics Honours Program

The course requirements are the same as in the Major in Statistics program, except that 6 credits must be in STAT 448.

Admission Requirements

  • Fourth-year standing (minimum of 78 credits in the Major in Statistics).
  • Minimum grade average of 76% in all courses taken to date applicable to the Major in Statistics.
  • Enrolment in STAT 448 with a project and a supervisor.

Graduation Requirements

  • Completion of the course requirements for the Major in Statistics.
  • A minimum 76% graduating grade average (GGA).
  • Minimum grade average of 85% in all upper-level STAT courses.
  • Completion of 6 credits of STAT 448. A written project is required with a public presentation of the project in the form of a seminar.

Minor in Statistics

A student must successfully complete MATH 100, 101, 200, 221, STAT 230 and DATA 101, and 18 credits in courses selected from STAT 303, 400, 401, 403, 406, 448 449, DATA 311, 405, 407, 410.

Page last updated: June 8, 2018

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