Statistical theory and methodology have applications in almost all areas of science, engineering, business, government and industry. Statistics deals with modeling of processes that generate observational data.
- Apply to the Physical & Mathematical Sciences admission category on the St. George campus
- Six Grade 12 U or M courses, including English and Calculus and Vectors are required
- Students outside of Ontario should have the equivalent senior high school credits
- Statistics (specialist, major and minor)
- Applied Statistics (specialist)
- The Department of Statistics does not offer courses at the first-year level
Advice for First Year
For the Statistics specialist programs students should take MAT 137Y1 – Calculus! and possibly MAT 223H1 – Linear Algebra I in first year, and for the major or minor program students should take MAT 137Y1 or MAT 135Y1 – Calculus I and possibly MAT 223H1 in first year.
A degree in statistics provides you with excellent preparation for a career in any field that requires quantitative analysis. For this reason, it is often a good idea to combine your studies in statistics with the study of another applied field such as psychology, botany, zoology, geography, economics, etc.
There are several areas of demand for statistics specialists in government departments such as Statistics Canada and Health Canada. The medical and biopharmaceutical industries have great demand for people with a degree in statistics to assist in research. The manufacturing industry has become increasingly aware in recent years of the benefits of statistical quality control and this requires people with statistical training.
Direct career options include:
- Investment Banker
- Operations Research Analyst
- Data Processor
- Risk Analyst