Specialist in Statistical Science: Methods and Practice (Science Program) - ASSPE2270

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 Specialist Program in Statistical Science: Methods and Practice is distinguished from the specialist program in Statistical Science: Theory and Methods through its emphasis on collaborative statistical practice and advanced exposure to an allied discipline. The program includes fundamental concepts in probability and statistical theory with mathematical prerequisites relevant to statistical practice. Students in the program acquire advanced expertise in statistical reasoning, methods, and computation, and complete a focus in another discipline that permits students to become conversant in that discipline to the extent that they can effectively collaborate. Students will also acquire advanced skills in communication, consultation and collaboration and an understanding of the role of mathematical thinking to support the development and evaluate the properties of statistical methods.

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 (some with minimum grades)
The following courses are required:

STA130H1
CSC108H1/​ CSC110Y1/​ CSC111H1/​ CSC120H1/​ CSC148H1
MAT223H1/​ MAT240H1
• ( MAT135H1 and MAT136H1) with a minimum grade of 73% in each/ MAT137Y1 (63%)/ MAT157Y1 (63%)

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 (some with minimum grades)
The following courses are required:

CSC108H1/​ CSC110Y1/​ CSC111H1/​ CSC120H1/​ CSC148H1
MAT223H1/​ MAT240H1
MAT235Y1/​ MAT237Y1/​ MAT257Y1
• ( STA237H1 and STA238H1) with a minimum grade of 73% in each/ ( STA247H1 and STA248H1) with a minimum grade of 73% in each/ ( STA257H1 and STA261H1) with a minimum grade of 63% in each.

Variable Minimum Grade Average
A minimum grade average in ( STA237H1 and STA238H1)/ ( STA247H1 and STA248H1)/ ( STA257H1 and STA261H1) 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, STA238H1)/( STA247H1, STA248H1) will typically require a higher minimum grade average than students who take ( STA257H1, STA261H1).

Completion Requirements

(10.5 or 11.0 credits plus a disciplinary focus requiring 2.0-3.5 credits)

First year:
1. STA130H1, CSC108H1/​ CSC110Y1/​ CSC111H1/​ CSC120H1/​ CSC148H1, ( MAT135H1, MAT136H1)/ MAT137Y1/​ MAT157Y1.( MAT137Y1/​ MAT157Y1 recommended)

2. Recommended: introductory course in disciplinary focus. MAT223H1/​​ MAT240H1 is also strongly recommended to be taken in first year and is required preparation for MAT237Y1.

Second year:

3. MAT223H1/​ MAT240H1, MAT235Y1/​ MAT237Y1/​ MAT257Y1, ( STA237H1, STA238H1)/( STA247H1, STA248H1)/( STA257H1, STA261H1)

(( STA257H1, STA261H1) recommended)

Upper years:

4. STA302H1, STA303H1, STA304H1/​ STA305H1, STA313H1/​ STA314H1/​ STA365H1, STA355H1

5. 1.5 credits from the following list: STA414H1, STA437H1, STA442H1, STA457H1, STA465H1, STA475H1, STA480H1, STA410H1

6. STA490Y1. Students who complete the Arts & Science Internship Program (ASIP) stream will also meet this requirement.

7. 1.0 credit from the following list: MAT224H1/​ MAT247H1, MAT337H1/​ MAT357H1, CSC148H1, CSC207H1, STA300+ level courses (excluding STA310H5)


Disciplinary Focuses

Students in the Specialist Program in Statistical Science: Methods and Practice program must enrol in and complete at least one disciplinary focus.

To enrol in one or more focuses, students must first be enrolled in the Specialist Program in Statistical Science: Methods and Practice program. Enrolment instructions can be found on the Arts & Science Program Toolkit website. Focuses can be chosen on ACORN after admission to the program, which begins in July.

Health Studies (ASFOC2270A): (2.0 credits) HMB342H1, at least 0.5 credit from HST209H1/​ HST211H1/​ HST250H1, and at least 0.5 credit from HST308H1/​ HST310H1/​ HST405H1/​ HST330H1/​ HST440H1/​ HST464H1

Global Health (ASFOC2270B): (3.0 credits) BIO120H1, BIO130H1, HMB203H1, HMB265H1, HMB323H1/​ HMB303H1/​ HMB306H1/​ JNH350H1/​ HMB342H1, HMB433H1/​ HMB406H1/​ HMB462H1/​ HAJ453H1/​ HMB434H1 (Recommended: HMB433H1)

Health and Disease (ASFOC2270C): (3.0 credits) BIO120H1, BIO130H1, HMB202H1, HMB265H1, HMB302H1/​ HMB322H1/​ HMB312H1/​ HMB342H1, HMB422H1/​ HMB402H1/​ HMB432H1/​ HMB434H1/​ HMB435H1/​ HMB436H1/​ HMB437H1/​ HMB452H1/​ HMB462H1

Fundamental Genetics and its Applications (ASFOC2270D): (3.0 credits) BIO120H1, BIO130H1, HMB201H1, HMB265H1, HMB301H1/​ HMB311H1/​ HMB321H1/​ HMB360H1, HMB421H1/​ HMB441H1/​ HMB401H1/​ HMB431H1 (Recommended: HMB421H1)

Neuroscience (ASFOC2270E): (3.0 credits) BIO120H1, BIO130H1, HMB200H1, HMB265H1, HMB300H1/​ HMB310H1/​ HMB320H1/​ HMB360H1/​ CJH332H1, HMB420H1/​ JHA410H1/​ HMB430H1/​ HMB450H1 (Recommended: HMB420H1)

Social Psychology (ASFOC2270F): (2.0 credits) PSY100H1, PSY220H1, PSY322H1, PSY326H1/​ PSY321H1/​ PSY424H1/​ PSY426H1/​ PSY405H1/​ PSY406H1

Cognitive Psychology (ASFOC2270G): (2.0 credits) PSY100H1, PSY270H1, PSY493H1, PSY372H1/​ PSY405H1/​ PSY406H1/​ PSY475H1

Sociolinguistics (ASFOC2270H): (3.0 credits) LIN100Y1; two of LIN228H1, LIN229H1, LIN232H1 or LIN241H1; LIN351H1 and LIN456H1

Psycholinguistics (ASFOC2270I): (3.0 credits) LIN100Y1; two of LIN228H1, LIN229H1, LIN232H1 or LIN241H1; two of JLP374H1, JLP315H1 or JLP471H1

Astronomy & Astrophysics (ASFOC2270J): (2.5 or 3.0 credits) ( PHY131H1 and PHY132H1)/( PHY151H1 and PHY152H1); AST221H1, AST222H1; ( PHY252H1 and AST320H1)/ AST325H1/​ AST326Y1

Sociology (ASFOC2270K): (2.5 credits) ( SOC100H1 and SOC150H1) with a combined minimum grade average of 65%; SOC204H1; 1.0 credit from SOC303H1, SOC312H1, SOC336H1, SOC355H1, SOC363H1, SOC364H1.

Students interested in advanced study in Sociology should consider additional courses, in particular SOC201H1, SOC251H1, and SOC254H1

Ecology (ASFOC2270L): (3.0 credits) BIO120H1, BIO220H1; 2.0 credits from (with at least a 0.5 credit at the 400-level) EEB319H1/​ EEB321H1/​ EEB328H1/​ EEB365H1/​ EEB428H1/​ EEB433H1/​ EEB440H1 or ENV234H1/​ ENV334H1/​ ENV432H1

Evolutionary Biology (ASFOC2270M): (3.5 credits) BIO120H1, BIO130H1, BIO220H1; 1.5 credits from HMB265H1/​ BIO260H1, EEB318H1, EEB323H1, EEB324H1, EEB325H1, EEB362H1, EHJ352H1; 0.5 credit from EEB440H1, EEB455H1, EEB459H1, EEB460H1

Notes:

  • BIO260H1 requires BIO230H1 as a prerequisite.
  • Students in the Focus in Evolutionary Biology can request that HMB waive the co-requisite of BIO230H1 for HMB265H1 and that EEB waive the prerequisite of BIO230H1 for EEB460H1. These waivers will only be considered for students in the Applied Statistics specialist focus in Evolutionary Biology. All other pre- and co-requisites are required.

Economics (ASFOC2270N): (3.5 credits) ( ECO101H1 and ECO102H1), ECO200Y1/​ ECO206Y1, ECO202Y1/​ ECO208Y1, 0.5 credit 300+ series ECO course with the exception of ECO374H1 and ECO375H1

Biochemistry (ASFOC2270O): (3.0 credits)
CHM135H1, CHM136H1, BCH210H1, BCH311H1, BCH370H1, BCH441H1

Physics (ASFOC2270P): (2.5 credits)
PHY131H1/​ PHY151H1, PHY132H1/​ PHY152H1, PHY224H1, PHY252H1/​ PHY254H1/​ PHY256H1, PHY324H1

Pharmacology and Biomedical Toxicology (ASFOC2270Q): (3.0 credits)
BIO130H1 (70%), PSL300H1, PSL301H1, PCL201H1, PCL302H1, PCL345H1/​ PCL362H1/​ PCL469H1/​ PCL470H1