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Statistics, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #30 (BCR) Vancouver, Canada | Kelowna, Canada
This Statistics program from University of British Columbia emphasizes the role of statistics within the general framework of problem solving, and helps you develop an understanding of the concepts of observation and validation. You'll learn more about critical statistical reasoning, with emphasis on the development of computational, mathematical and communication skills, both oral and written.
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Overview

Statistics is a science that deals with collecting, organizing, and analyzing data, and the theory for statistical methods involves mathematics and probability. Statisticians extract information from data. Due to the ubiquity of computers and ability to collect massive amounts of data, statistics is a significant and ever-growing field of study.

Statistics students at University of British Columbia select a nine-credit “thematic concentration” in areas such as computer science, economics, life sciences, commerce, or the social sciences to ensure that they can apply statistical methods in another discipline. The concentrations allow you to customize the major or honours programs to reflect your interests, but to a lesser extent than combined major or honours programs.

The BSc Statistics is available as a major, honours, or through the combined honours program. The honours programs are suggested for students interested in pursuing graduate work in the mathematical sciences or another field.

Your future

The BSc in Statistics emphasizes the role of statistics within the general framework of problem solving. The program helps you develop critical statistical reasoning, with emphasis on the development of computational, mathematical, and communication skills. These are highly sought after skills and are transferable to many workplaces.

Statisticians work in almost all areas of science, engineering, business, government, and industry.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses:
  • Computation, Programs, and Programming
  • Differential Calculus with Applications to Physical Sciences and Engineering
  • Integral Calculus with Applications to Physical Sciences and Engineering
  • Structure, Bonding, and Equilibrium in Chemistry
  • Introductory Physics
  • Calculus 
  • Elementary Statistics for Applications
  • Mathematical Proof
  • Matrix Algebra
  • Introduction to Probability

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • Completion of the IB Diploma with competitive scores, including at least three Higher Level courses and additional points for Extended Essay and Theory of Knowledge.
  • Completion of Standard Level or Higher Level English A at a minimum score of 3, where English is the primary language of instruction. (If you are an international student with a score of less than 3 in IB English A [SL or HL], or you are taking English B [SL or HL], you may be eligible for UBC Vantage One programs.)
  • IB Mathematics, excluding IB Math Studies*
  • IB Biology, IB Chemistry, or IB Physics
  • Grade 11/junior-level Chemistry
  • Grade 11/junior-level Physics (may be waived with grades of 5 in IB Mathematics and IB Chemistry)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    9804 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 39197 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    1332 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5339 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs

  • Kelowna, Canada

    1296 - 1930 CAD/month
    Living Costs
  • Vancouver, Canada

    1590 - 2690 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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