What is Statistics?
With massive volumes of data available to us every day, businesses and governments need someone to make it meaningful. You’ll acquire skills and learn statistical methods for designing studies and surveys, collecting and analyzing data, forecasting, mathematical modelling, extracting meaning and applying the results.
Where can you put these skills to work? The possibilities are endless! Statistician was ranked as one of the top five jobs of 2021, according to careercast.com. Our grads are working in a broad range of fields, including engineering, finance, health sciences, sports, and business management.
- Available as a co-op or regular program
- There are 40 courses for this degree
- Graduate with a Bachelor of Mathematics, major in Statistics
- MATH 135/145 - Classical Algebra
- MATH 137/147 - Calculus 1
- CS 115/135/145 - Computer Science
- A communications course
- One non-math elective
- AMATH 231 - Calculus 4
- AMATH 250 - Introduction to Differential Equations
- STAT 330 - Mathematical Statistics
- STAT 331 - Applied Linear Models
- STAT 332 - Sampling and Experimental Design
Sample co-op jobs
- Compensation Data Analyst, Hay Group
- Metadata Management Consultant, Bank of Montreal
- Statistician, Labstat International ULC
- Research biostatistician, Chedoke-McMaster Hospitals
- Software development analyst, IBM Canada Ltd.
- Statistician, Ontario Hydro
- Statistician, Statistics Canada
Lauralee is a student from Trinidad who has worked as a Business Analyst and QA Engineer while on co-op. "I’m very interested in working with data. I really enjoyed cleaning, processing and summarizing data in my first co-op term so I’d maybe like to pursue a career in data science when I graduate." Outside of her academics, she is active as a Tennis Club Co-President and as a Women's Football Club member. As a volunteer, she connects with international students as a member of both the International Peer Community and the Association of Caribbean Students.
When Caroline isn’t studying she enjoys spending her time with her different extracurricular activities. She is involved in the Global Business Brigade, she's a Math Ambassador, and she is on the Residences Marketing Advisory Board. Within the Statistics program, she knows that she can customize her degree in either Data Science or Biostatistics! Caroline loves that she is able to keep her options open.
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How to apply
Apply to Mathematics for admissions consideration. If admitted, speak with an academic advisor after first year to declare Statistics as a major.
Find out more information on the steps to apply.