Statistics Combined Majors

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 can complement your studies with a combined major in Economics, Computer Science, or Mathematics.

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Program information

  • Campus: Vancouver
  • Faculties: Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Science
  • Degrees: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science
  • Length 4 yrs
  • Co-op Yes
    You can combine your studies with full-time, paid work at top local and international organizations.
  • Honours Yes
    You can study intense specialization in a single field.

UBC’s Department of Statistics (at UBC’s Faculty of Science) enjoys an international reputation for the quality of its faculty and research. If you have an instinctive appreciation for how numbers reveal a story, or a fascination for the role of chance, that is, of uncertainty in the world, then Statistics could well be your field! There is a flexible range of programs to suit your interests, all of which will develop your critical statistical reasoning, and your computational, mathematical, and communication skills.

In addition to the Major in Statistics, there are several programs of combined majors, including Economics and Statistics, Mathematics and Statistics, Mathematical Sciences, and Computer Science and Statistics. You may also be able to complete a degree in statistics with a minor in another area, such as Economics or Commerce.

Statistics and Economics as a combined major is available either as a Bachelor of Arts program or as Bachelor of Science program, depending whether the specific degree requirements fit better with your interests in arts or sciences.

Your future

A UBC education will introduce you to people and ideas from around the world, open doors to new opportunities, and take you places you never imagined. You’ll graduate not only with expertise in your chosen field, but with the skills you need to continue growing, learning, and evolving with your career over time.

Program requirements

English-language requirements

English is the language of instruction at UBC. All prospective students must demonstrate English-language competency prior to admission. There are numerous ways to meet the English Language Admission Standard.

General admission requirements

  • Completion of the IB Diploma with a minimum score of 24 points, 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.

Degree-specific requirements: Science

  • IB Mathematics (Standard or Higher Level; IB Math Studies does not meet the requirement)
  • One of IB Biology, IB Chemistry, or IB Physics (Standard or Higher Level)
  • One year of Chemistry immediately prior to IB Diploma
  • One year of Physics immediately prior to IB Diploma (may be waived with scores of 5 or higher in IB Mathematics and IB Chemistry)
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