Major in Statistics

This program is currently under review. Students wishing to enroll in this program must contact the Statistics undergraduate program advisor.

Note: The UBC Okanagan campus also offers a B.Sc. Major in Mathematics with a Statistics Concentration.

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. 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 Year 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 or 122 6
COSC 111, 121 6
Total Credits 30
Second Year
MATH 200, 220, 2211 9
STAT 230, 240 6
Arts electives 6
Electives 9
Total Credits 30
Third and Fourth Years
STAT 400 or STAT 448 3
STAT 303, 309, 310 9
STAT 405 or STAT 407 3
9 credits from STAT 311, 336, 403, 405, 406, 407, 410, 448, 4492 9
9 credits from upper-level MATH and STAT courses 9
27 credits from upper-level electives, of which 27
- 9 credits must be in one discipline other than Mathematics and Statistics that is relevant to Statistics3
- 6 credits must be from Science
- 6 credits must be from Arts
Total Credits 60
Minimum credits for degree 120
1 Math 221 may be taken in the second term of the first year.
2 At least 6 credits from 400-level STAT courses are required.
3 Examples of disciplines of relevance to Statistics include: Biology, Computer Science, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Economics, Geography, Health, Human Kinetics, and Psychology. Confirm with a program advisor before choosing any other discipline.

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 75% 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 75% 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 STAT 240 and 15 credits in STAT courses selected from STAT 303, 309, 310, 311, 336, 403, 405, 406, 407, 410, 449.

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