Statistics

at UBC's

Vancouver Campus

This program emphasizes the role of statistics within the general framework of problem solving, and helps you develop an understanding of the concepts of observation, hypothesis, evidence, 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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Program Information

  • Campus: Vancouver
  • Faculty: Faculty of Science
  • Degree: Bachelor of Science
  • 4 yrs Length
  • Yes Co-op Option
  • Yes Honours Option

Knowledge of statistics enables you to take numbers (data) and create meaningful information – from the design of clinical trials to the testing of a new drug, from estimating animal populations to predicting the outcome of a national election. You will gain an understanding of the role of chance or uncertainty in life.

Options in Statistics include combining majors with Computer Science, Economics, or Mathematics.

Campus features

The statistical sciences interact with virtually every discipline in science, social science, and engineering. Research at UBC’s Department of Statistics reflects the breadth of the field. Examples include biostatistics (statistics relevant medical and health sciences) bioinformatics (genetic data and modeling in medical studies), environmental statistics (geographical, climate modeling), and statistical learning (machine learning and artificial intelligence).

Program Requirements

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