Specialist in Statistical Science: Theory and Methods (Science Program) - ASSPE2290

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: Theory and Methods emphasizes probability and the theory of statistical inference as underlying mathematical frameworks for statistical data analysis. Students in the program acquire advanced expertise in statistical theory and methods, as well as an understanding of the role of statistical science to solve problems in a variety of contexts. The successful student will also acquire skills in mathematical reasoning, computational thinking, and communication in the context of solving statistical problems.

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
MAT137Y1 (63%)/ MAT157Y1 (63%)

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

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
MAT237Y1/​ MAT257Y1
STA257H1 (63%) and STA261H1 (63%)

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

Completion Requirements

(11.0 or 11.5 credits)

First Year:

STA130H1, CSC108H1/​ CSC110Y1/​ CSC111H1/​ CSC120H1/​ CSC148H1, MAT137Y1/​ MAT157Y1, MAT223H1/​​ MAT240H1

Second Year:
MAT224H1/​ MAT247H1, MAT237Y1/​ MAT257Y1; STA257H1, STA261H1

Higher Years:
1. STA302H1, STA303H1, STA304H1/​ STA305H1, STA313H1/​ STA314H1/​ STA365H1, STA347H1, STA355H1
2. 1.0 credit from the following list: STA410H1, STA414H1, STA437H1, STA442H1, STA457H1, STA465H1, STA475H1, STA480H1
3. One of STA447H1, STA452H1, STA453H1

4. 1.0 credit from: ACT451H1, ACT452H1, ACT460H1, MAT327H1, MAT332H1, MAT334H1/​ MAT354H1, MAT337H1/​ MAT357H1, MAT301H1/​ MAT347Y1, MAT344H1, CSC207H1, CSC336H1, CSC343H1, STA300+ level courses (excluding STA310H5)

5. One of STA492H1, STA496H1/​ STA497H1/​ STA498Y1/​ STA499Y1. Students who complete the Arts & Science Internship Program (ASIP) stream will also meet this requirement.

Students planning to take any of these courses should ensure they have the required prerequisites