Science

Statistics

Statistics involves the modelling of data from virtually every field including biology, economics and finance, engineering, environmental science and medicine, and deals with inferences using mathematical tools and probability theory. It is also a desirable prerequisite for almost any area of learning since it can serve as an extremely effective tool for training in logical reasoning.

Mathematics and statistics at Memorial

We employ undergraduate students in the Math Help Centre and to mark course assignments. Some of our students qualify for summer research employment funded by the National Science and Engineering Research Council.

We offer major, minor and honours programs leading to either a bachelor of arts (BA) or bachelor of science (B.Sc.) in statistics. Joint programs are offered in

  • biology/statistics (B.Sc. honours)
  • computer science/statistics (B.Sc. major and honours)
  • economics/statistics (B.Sc. major)
  • economics/statistics (B.Sc. major with co-operative program in economics)
  • pure mathematics/statistics (B.Sc. honours)

Admission requirements

Admission to the major for B.Sc. students

You may apply for admission into the Faculty Science by indicating bachelor of science as your program choice on the undergraduate application for admission. Direct entry into the Faculty of Science from high school is subject to meeting the general admission requirements for Memorial University.

You cannot choose statistics as your major at the time of application. After completion of 15 credit hours of study, you may request permission to declare a major in statistics from the Department of Mathematics & Statistics

B.Sc. students must complete the following core degree requirements:

  • six credit hours in critical reading and writing (CRW) courses, including at least three credit hours in English
  • six credit hours in mathematics
  • six credit hours in courses from each of two sciences other than mathematics

It is recommended that you complete the core degree requirements in your first year of study.

Admission to the major for BA students

If you're interested in completing statistics as an arts major, apply for admission into the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences by indicating bachelor of arts as your program choice on the undergraduate application for admission. Direct entry into the faculty is subject to you meeting the general admission requirements for Memorial University.

You cannot choose statistics as your major at the time of application. After completion of 15 credit hours of study, you may request permission to declare a major in statistics from the Department of Mathematics & Statistics.

Students are strongly recommended to complete the BA core degree requirements in the first year of study.

Sample first year

Wondering what courses you would take in your first year? Check out a sample program of suggested courses for statistics students. 

Sample courses beyond first year

Career opportunities

A bachelor of science degree, with a major in statistics, prepares students for a variety of careers including:

  • demographer
  • forensic statistician
  • teacher

Note: some of these careers may call for supplementary education or preparation in the form of graduate studies, experiential learning or professional courses and exams.

Program Information
Faculty/School:

Faculty of Science

Department:

Mathematics and Statistics

Degree:

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science

Campus:

St. John's

Honours Option:

Yes

Co-op Available:

No

Duration:

4 years

Intake:

Fall, winter and spring semesters

Application Deadline:

Applications are considered on a rolling basis. Students are encouraged to apply by:

  • March 1 for fall admission
  • Oct. 1 for winter admission
  • Feb. 1 for spring admission

Supplementary Application:

No


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Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000