Statistics

A VARIETY OF PROGRAMS LEADING TO THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

**Statistics Undergraduate Advising information can be found here.**
 

Minor in Statistics

The Minor in Statistics is available to students registered in the BA, BSc and BCS 120 credit hour major, honours or 90 credit hour minor programs. 

  • The 90 credit hour Minor in Statistics is appropriate for students who want to study some Statistics but do not wish to complete the conventional four-year program. The degree is best suited for students who want a general science degree with some specialization in Statistics. With additional study, the degree may be upgraded to a 120 credit hour Major or Honours degree at a later date.

  • A 90 credit hour BSc or BA in Statistics is usually the preferred option for students who wish to combine studies in Statistics with a degree in Engineering. 

  • A 90 credit hour degree program is not suitable for students who wish to pursue graduate studies.

  • The 120 credit hour Minor in Statistics is available to students registered in a Bachelor of Applied Computer Science, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Community Design, Bachelor of Computer Science, Bachelor of Informatics, Bachelor of Management,  Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Science (Medical Sciences) program.

Minor Requirements

*Statistics courses are any courses listed or cross-listed as STAT*

A minimum of 18 to a maximum of 36 credit hours in Statistics, which must include:

MATH 1030.03:  Matrix Theory and Linear Algebra
STAT 2060.03: Introduction  to Probability and Statistics
STAT 2080.03: Statistical Methods for Data Analysis and Inference
STAT 3340.03: Regression  and Analysis of Variance
At least two additional statistics courses (6 credit hours) at the 2000 level or above
At least one additional statistics course (3 credit hours) at the 3000 level or above.

The following courses can also be counted as 2000 level statistics credit hours:

MATH 2001.03: Intermediate Calculus
MATH 2002.03: Intermediate Calculus II
MATH 2040.03: Matrix Theory and Linear Algebra II
BIOL 4062.03: Analysis of Biological Data

For more information or to see descriptions of the above courses, please visit the Minor in Statistics listing in the Academic Calendar.

 

Major in Statistics

The 120 credit hour Major in Statistics is suited to students who want to focus on Statistics, but wish to have a program that is somewhat less constrained than the Honours program.

Major Requirements

In addition to fulfilling the requirements outlined in the Academic Regulations and College of Arts and Science Degree Requirements sections, students in a BSc or BA Major program in Statistics must complete the following courses:

1000 level

• MATH 1000.03: Differential and Integral Calculus 1/MATH 1010.03: Differential and Integral Calculus II or MATH 1215.03: Life Sciences Calculus/MATH 1010.03: Differential and Integral Calculus II
• STAT 1060.03: Introductory Statistics for Science and Health Sciences*
• MATH 1030.03: Matrix Theory and Linear Algebra I

2000 level

• MATH 2001.03: Intermediate Calculus I
• MATH 2002.03: Intermediate Calculus II
• MATH 2040.03: Matrix Theory and Linear Algebra II or MATH 2135.03: Linear Algebra
• STAT 2060.03: Introduction to Probability and Statistics
• STAT 2080.03: Statistical Methods for Data Analysis and Inference**
• Stat 2450.03: Introduction to Data Mining with R

3000 level

• STAT 3340.03: Regression and Analysis of Variance
• STAT 3360.03: Probability
• STAT 3380.03: Sample Survey Methods or STAT 3350.03: Design of Experiments
• STAT 3460.03: Intermediate Statistical Theory
• At least 2 additional Statistics courses (6 credit hours) at or above the 3000 level, including at least one course (3 credit hours) at the 4000 level

*The requirement to take STAT 1060.03: Introductory Statistics for Science and Health Sciences may be waived for students entering the program in their second year.
**Some students may take STAT 2080.03 in the first year of their degree program.

Statistics courses are any courses listed or cross-listed as STAT.

The following courses are also counted as Statistics credit hours:
MATH 2001.03: Intermediate Calculus I
MATH 2002.04: Intermediate Calculus II
MATH 2040.03: Matrix Theory and Linear Algebra II

Students interested in a double major with Statistics as the second subject should consult the Faculty Advisor through whom a suitable class of study can be arranged.

 

Honours in Statistics

The Honours program in Statistics will provide students with a comprehensive knowledge of both theoretical and applied statistics and will enable students to move easily into challenging employment or Graduate Studies in Statistics.

Honours students must write a research-based Honours thesis. The research thesis and the Honours Qualifying Examination requirement are satisfied through completion of STAT 4950.03.

Admission to Honours
Students must APPLY for admission to Honours programs. Students considering Honours in Statistics should consult with a Statistics Honours Advisor early in their studies.

*Students interested in taking an Honours in Statistics program combined with another subject should consult the Statistics Advisor through whom a suitable course of study can be arranged.

Honours Requirements

In addition to fulfilling the requirements outlined in the Academic Regulations and College of Arts and Science Degree Requirements sections, students in a BSc or BA Concentrated Honours program in Statistics must complete the following courses:

1000 level

• MATH 1000.03: Differential and Integral Calculus 1/MATH 1010.03: Differential and Integral Calculus II or MATH 1215.03: Life Sciences Calculus/MATH 1010.03: Differential and Integral Calculus II
• STAT 1060.03: Introductory Statistics for Science and Health Sciences*
• MATH 1030.03: Matrix Theory and Linear Algrbra I

2000 level

• MATH 2001.03: Intermediate Calculus I
• MATH 2002.03: Intermediate Calculus II
• MATH 2040.03: Matrix Theory and Linear Algebra II or MATH 2135.03: Linear Algebra
• STAT 2060.03: Introduction to Probability and Statistics
• STAT 2080.03: Statistical Methods for Data Analysis and Inference**
• STAT 2450.03 Introduction to Data Mining with R
• At least two additional statistics courses at or above the 2000 level (6 credit hours)

3000 level

• STAT 3340.03: Regression and Analysis of Variance
• STAT 3350.03: Design of Experiments
• STAT 3360.03: Probability
• STAT 3380.03: Sample Survey Methods
• STAT 3460.03: Intermediate Statistical Theory
• At least two mathematics5 courses at the 3000 level (6 credit hours)

4000 level

• STAT 4066.03: Advanced Statistical Theory I
• One of STAT 4350.03: Applied Multivariate Analysis, STAT 4390.03: Time Series Analysis and
STAT 4620.03: Data Analysis
• STAT 4950.03: Honours Research Project

*The requirement to take STAT 1060.03: Introductory Statistics for Science and Health Sciences may be waived for students entering the program in their second year.
**Some students may take STAT 2080.03 in the first year of their degree program.

Statistics courses are any courses listed or cross-listed as STAT.

The following mathematics courses also count as credit hours in statistics:

• MATH 2001.03: Intermediate Calculus I
• MATH 2002.03: Intermediate Calculus II
• MATH 2040.03: Matrix Theory and Linear Algebra II

The 3000 level mathematics courses can be chosen from the following list, and count toward the required credit hours in statistics:

• MATH 3045: Curves and Surfaces
• MATH 3080: Introduction to Complex Variables
• MATH 3120: Differential Equations
• MATH 3140: Introduction to Wavelets
• MATH 3210: Introduction to Numerical Analysis
• MATH 3260: Applied Differential Equations
• MATH 3300: Optimization
• MATH 3330: Applied Graph Theory
• MATH 3400: Classical Game Theory
• MATH 3500X/Y.06: Intermediate Analysis
• MATH 3501: Intermediate Analysis I
• MATH 3502: Intermediate Analysis II
• MATH 3900: Financial Mathematics

Combined Honours Requirements

Students interested in taking honours in Statistics combined with another subject should consult the Honours Degree Coordinator through whom a suitable course of study can be arranged.