X--Degree Programs, Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) |
Statistics (STAT) |
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, College of Physical and Engineering Science.
The discipline of Statistics is essential in the social sciences, biological sciences, and health professions as well as the physical sciences. The specialization in Statistics emphasizes applications of statistical theory and methods to other disciplines and and is available as B.A. Honours Program major or minor and as an area of concentration in the General Program.
Students are encouraged to combine the study of statistics with another field, for example, from the social sciences.
Statistical computing is a fundamental tool for the application of modern statistical methods. Hence students in these programs will develop skills in computer applications programming using such high-level languages as SAS and S-PLUS.
Area of Concentration (General Program)
A minimum of 5.00 credits in Statistics and Mathematics is required, including:
Recommended Courses
MATH*1200 [0.50] Calculus I
MATH*1210 [0.50] Calculus II
STAT*2100 [0.50] Introductory Probability and Statistics
MATH*2150 [0.50] Applied Matrix Algebra
STAT*3100 [0.50] Introductory Mathematical Statistics I
STAT*3110 [0.50] Introductory Mathematical Statistics II
STAT*3240 [0.50] Applied Regression Analysis
STAT*3320 [0.50] Sampling Theory with Applications
One of:
STAT*2050 [0.50] Statistics II
STAT*2090 [0.50] Introductory Applied Statistics II
Honours Programs
Those planning to major or minor in Statistics should take MATH*1200, MATH*1210 as soon as possible, preferably in the first year. Those contemplating graduate studies in Statistics should take STAT*4340 and additional mathematics courses such as MATH*2000, MATH*2130, MATH*2160, MATH*2170, MATH*2200, MATH*2210, MATH*3160, MATH*3200 and MATH*4430.
Students who major or minor in Statistics may not receive credit for the following courses unless taken to satisfy the requirements of another program: ECON*2740, PSYC*2010, PSYC*3320, SOAN*3120.
Statistics Core Requirements for Honours
MATH*1200 [0.50] Calculus I
MATH*1210 [0.50] Calculus II
STAT*2100 [0.50] Introductory Probability and Statistics
MATH*2150 [0.50] Applied Matrix Algebra
MATH*2160 [0.50] Linear Algebra
STAT*3100 [0.50] Introductory Mathematical Statistics I
STAT*3110 [0.50] Introductory Mathematical Statistics II
STAT*3240 [0.50] Applied Regression Analysis
Major (Honours Program)
At least 8.00 credits in Statistics or Mathematics is required, including:
Minor (Honours Program)
At least 5.00 credits in Statistics or Mathematics is required, including:
© 2002 Office of Registrarial Services, University of Guelph