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Statistics (BA/BSc)

Bachelor of Arts (BA) / Bachelor of Science (BSc)

Why study Statistics?

Statistics is the science of information that lets you discover patterns behind data. As a statistician, your understanding of probability theory lets you make decisions in the face of uncertainty. Statisticians also conduct surveys, analyze data, devise new methods of analysis and give advice on the statistical results of experiments such as clinical trials. Though it’s impossible to predict the future with 100 per cent accuracy, studying statistics will teach you creative problem solving, abstract thinking and analytical skills.

When you study statistics, you learn to uncover the mathematical structure of random systems such as the economy, health and survival, the weather, and the stock market. You will also receive a solid foundation in linear algebra, calculus, probability and computational methods and learn to use professional software tools for mathematics and data analysis applications.

An undergraduate degree in statistics prepares students for graduate work in statistics or in a professional career in business, industry, medical research or government agencies.

Program Details

A Bachelor of Arts or Science degree takes a minimum of three or four years (90 – 120 credits) of full-time study, depending on your academic background.


  • Honours in Statistics (66 credits)*
  • Specialization in Statistics (60 credits)

*Admission is to the Specialization. Students in the specialization program seeking admission to the honours program may apply to the departmental honours advisor – normally following the completion of 30 credits.

See degree requirements for each concentration in the Undergraduate Calendar.

We consider complete applications year round and we give priority to applicants who apply by official deadlines. Late applications will be considered if places are still available for the fall term only.

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We reserve the right to close admission to a program at any time after the official deadline without prior notice.

  • Linear Algebra
  • Probability
  • Applied Statistics
  • Ordinary Differential Equations
  • Time Series and Forecasting

Consult the undergraduate calendar for a complete list of current courses.

The Co-op program gives you the chance to complete paid work terms that last 12 to 16 weeks. As a Co-op student, you will work for firms where you may:

  • Update industry and market statistics
  • Plan experiments
  • Perform data analysis
  • Develop databases
  • Manipulate algorithms
  • Test survey hypotheses

Learn more about our Co-op programs

Statistics alumni have established careers in areas such as:

  • Biostatistics
  • Data analysis
  • Government agencies
  • Management/statistical consulting
  • Polling agencies
  • Scientific research
  • Survey analysis
  • Software development
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