 2002-2003 Undergraduate Calendar
 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:

a) no more than 1.00 credits from courses at the 1000 level
b) 3.00 credits in statistics (STAT), 2.00 of which must be from courses at the 3000 level or above

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:

a) the Statistics Core
b) 0.50 in Computing Science (CIS*1500, CIS*1650 or above)
c) 1.00 credit in statistics from courses at the 3000 level
d) 1.00 credit in statistics from courses at the 4000 level
e) 2.00 additional credits in Statistics or Mathematics

Minor (Honours Program)

At least 5.00 credits in Statistics or Mathematics is required, including:

a) the Statistics Core
b) 1.00 additional credit in statistics
c) 2.00 additional credit in statistics or mathematics      Note: when searching for a course code replace the " * " with a blank

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