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Faculty of Science (2006/2007)
3.32 Joint Major in Statistics and Economics (Co-operative) (B.Sc. Only)

The Joint Major in Statistics and Economics Co-Operative Education Option is available to full-time Economics and Statistics majors (B. Sc.) only. The program is available under the Economics Co-operative Education Option (ECEO)

The ECEO provides an excellent mutual opportunity for students and employers. Qualified students will obtain rewarding employment experience in fields related to Economics for several months of continuous duration. Students will learn valuable practical skills in an employment situation during their course of study. Furthermore, paid employment will help to defray the cost of their education. The timing of the Work Terms and the structure of the ECEO generally are such that employers stand to gain from the acquired employable skills of economists and statisticians in training. The objectives of the Work Term component of the ECEO are embodied in the Work Term descriptions below. The descriptions serve to guide the student and the employer toward achieving these objectives.

  1. Admission Requirements

    1. Admission is competitive and selective. Therefore, prospective students are encouraged to consider an alternate degree program in the event that they are not accepted into the Joint Co-operative program.

    2. Applicants should note that it is possible to enter Term 1 only in the Fall semester commencing in September of each academic year. Application forms are available in the Department of Economics and the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. The deadline for applications for admission to Term 1 is March 1.

    3. The primary criterion used in reaching decisions on applications for admission is overall academic achievement. Students with weak overall academic records are unlikely to be admitted.

    4. To be eligible for admission to Term 1 an applicant must have successfully completed a minimum of 30 credit hours with an overall average of at least 65% as follows: All applicants must have completed Economics 2010 and 2020; at least 6 credit hours in English*; Mathematics 1000 and 1001; and 12 credit hours chosen from courses in the Faculties of Arts or Science.

      *It is recommended that students complete English 1110. Critical Reading and Writing II (Context, Substance, Style) as one of these English courses.

    5. Students may apply for admission to Advanced Standing.

    6. Transfer students from other universities will be placed in that term of the program judged to be appropriate considering equivalent credits, as determined by the Departments.

  2. Program of Study

    1. Promotion from each of Terms 1 through 6 requires a passing grade in all specified required courses and an overall average of at least 60% in all courses including electives. A student who fails a required course or fails to maintain an overall average of 60% will not be promoted to the next term and will be required to withdraw from the program. The student in question may apply for readmission in a subsequent year after passing the specified required course(s) previously failed, or re-establishing the 60% average.

    2. In addition to the 30 credit hours required for admission, students are required to complete the six academic terms in the ECEO program for a total of 120 credit hours. Students must complete three Work Terms which follow Academic Terms 2, 4, and 5.

    3. Courses shall normally be taken in academic terms or "blocks" in the sequenced course load and order set out in the Academic Course Program Joint Major (Co-operative) Table. Unspecified credits may be used to fulfill elective requirements only.

    4. UNIVERSITY REGULATIONS - General Academic Regulations (Undergraduate) - Classification of Students notwithstanding, students do not require special permission to register for courses while on work terms if the courses are in addition to the prescribed program.

  3. Work Term Placement

    See Departmental Regulations in Economics for the Major in Economics (Co-operative), in the Faculty of Arts section of the Calendar.

  4. Registration and Evaluation of Performance

    See Departmental Regulations in Economics for the Major in Economics (Co-operative), in the Faculty of Arts section of the Calendar.

Academic Course Program - Joint Major in Statistics and Economics (Co-operative) Table

Notes:

  1. Another 1000-level Computer Science course may be substituted for Computer Science 1700 with the Heads' approvals.

  2. Elective courses should be chosen with reference to the Regulations for the General Degree of Bachelor of Science, since courses specified for admission to and completion of the program only partially satisfy these regulations. In particular note that in addition to the 78 credit hours (26 courses) in Science subjects required, at least 3 credit hours in a Science subject other than Mathematics/Statistics, Economics and Computer Science must be completed.

  • Term 1 (Fall)
  • Economics 3000
  • Economics 3550
  • Statistics 2510
  • Mathematics 2000
  • Computer Science 1700
  • Work Term II (Spring)
  • Economics 399W
  • Term 5 (Fall)
  • Statistics 3520
  • Statistics 4590
  • Six further credit hours in Economics courses
  • Three further credit hours in Statistics courses
  • Work Term I (Spring)
  • Economics 299W
  • Work Term III (Winter)
  • Economics 499W
  • Term 3 (Fall)
  • Economics 4550
  • Mathematics 2051
  • Statistics 3410
  • Three further credit hours in Statistics courses
  • Three credit hours in elective courses [see Note 2]
  • Term 6 (Spring)
  • Three further credit hours in Economics courses
  • Three credit hours in Science courses [see Note 2]
  • Nine credit hours in elective courses [see Note 2]