Statistics Major (Science Program) - ASMAJ2289

Statistical Science encompasses methods and tools for obtaining knowledge from data and for understanding the uncertainty associated with this knowledge. The purposes of the undergraduate programs are to: (1) equip students with a general framework for obtaining knowledge from data; (2) give students skills that they are able to flexibly apply to a variety of problems; and (3) to provide students with the ability to learn new methods as needs, data sources, and technology change.
The Major in Statistics gives students a broad understanding of the statistical methods and computational and communication skills appropriate for effective statistical problem solving. The successful student will also acquire a general understanding of the role of mathematical thinking to support the development and evaluate the properties of statistical methods. While the Major is designed to complement study in an area of application of quantitative methods, students in the Major may choose to have a greater focus in probability and statistical theory through elective courses.

Enrolment Requirements

This is a limited enrolment program. Note there are different admission criteria depending on whether a student has completed between 4.0 and 8.5 credits, or 9.0 or more credits.

For students who have completed between 4.0 and 8.5 credits:

Completed Courses
The following courses are required:

STA130H1
• ( MAT135H1 and MAT136H1)/ MAT137Y1/​ MAT157Y1

Variable Minimum Grade Average
A minimum grade average in STA130H1 and ( MAT135H1 and MAT136H1)/ MAT137Y1/​ MAT157Y1 is needed for entry. This minimum grade average changes each year depending on available spaces and the number of applicants.

Note:
Students who take ( MAT135H1 and MAT136H1) will typically require a higher minimum grade average than students who take MAT137Y1/​ MAT157Y1.


For students who have completed 9.0 or more credits:

Completed Courses
The following courses are required:

CSC108H1/​ CSC110Y1/​ CSC111H1/​ CSC120H1/​ CSC148H1
MAT223H1/​ MAT240H1
MAT235Y1/​ MAT237Y1/​ MAT257Y1
• ( STA237H1 and STA238H1)/ ( STA247H1 and STA248H1)/ ( STA257H1 and STA261H1)/ ECO227Y1

Variable Minimum Grade Average
A minimum grade average in ( STA237H1 and STA238H1)/ ( STA247H1 and STA248H1)/ ( STA257H1 and STA261H1)/ ECO227Y1 and MAT235Y1/​ MAT237Y1/​ MAT257Y1 is needed for entry. This minimum grade average changes each year depending on available spaces and the number of applicants.

Note:
Students who take ( STA237H1 and STA238H1)/ ( STA247H1 and STA248H1) will typically require a higher minimum grade average than students who take ( STA257H1 and STA261H1)/ ECO227Y1.

Completion Requirements

(7.0 or 7.5 credits, including a 0.5 credit STA 400-series course)


First Year:

STA130H1, CSC108H1/​ CSC110Y1/​ CSC111H1/​ CSC120H1/​ CSC148H1, ( MAT135H1, MAT136H1)/ MAT137Y1/​ MAT157Y1.

( MAT223H1/​​ MAT240H1 recommended in 1st year)

Second Year:
MAT223H1/​ MAT240H1, MAT235Y1/​ MAT237Y1/​ MAT257Y1; ( STA247H1, STA248H1)/( STA237H1, STA238H1)/( STA257H1, STA261H1)/ ECO227Y1

( STA237H1 and STA238H1 are strongly recommended. MAT221H1 may not be used for this requirement.)

Higher Years:
1. STA302H1
2. 0.5 credit from STA313H1/​ STA314H1/​ STA365H1/​ STA347H1/​ STA355H1
3. 0.5 credit from STA414H1/​ STA437H1/​ STA442H1/​ STA457H1/​ STA465H1/​ STA475H1/​ STA480H1
4. 1.0 credit from all available STA300+ level courses, excluding STA310H5