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4.13.1 Program Information 4.13.1 Program Information

Statistics is a discipline grounded in mathematics that has practical applications in many other areas. Statistics is an analytical discipline that helps other disciplines carry out research projects and studies that involve measurement, comparison, and interpretation. Statistics is a useful ancillary subject to other sciences, the social sciences, and many of the professional programs. The department offers joint programs with Computer Science, Mathematics, Economics and Actuarial Mathematics.

Honours Requirements

To enter the Honours program in Statistics, a student must have completed at least 24 credit hours with a minimum DGPA of 3.00, and also obtained a minimum grade of B in STAT 2150.

STAT 1150, MATH 1220, MATH 1230, MATH 1232 and MATH 1240 are all requirements of the Statistics Honours degree program and students are strongly encouraged to take these courses in Year 1.

To continue in the Statistics Honours program, students must maintain a minimum DGPA of 3.00, and complete a minimum of 9 credit hours during each Fall and Winter Term.

To graduate with the B. Sc. Honours degree, a student must achieve a minimum DGPA of 3.00 and minimum grade of “C” in each course that contributes to the 120 credit hours of the degree.

Four Year Major Requirements

To enter the Major Degree program in Statistics, a student must have completed at least 24 credit hours with a minimum DGPA of 2.00, and also obtained a minimum grade of C+ in STAT 2150

STAT 1150, MATH 1220, MATH 1230, MATH 1232 and MATH 1240 are all requirements of the Statistics Honours degree program and students are strongly encouraged to take these courses in Year 1.

To continue in the four year Major program a student must maintain a minimum DGPA of 2.00.

To graduate from the four year Major program a student must obtain a minimum DGPA of 2.00, and a minimum grade of “C” in each of the Major Program Specific courses (see below).

Major Program Specific Courses

All courses specified in the program charts below (excluding the required optional courses and electives).

The department must approve a student’s four year Major program each session. Students must obtain departmental approval for any and all revisions to their programs.

In order to improve their academic backgrounds as well as job opportunities, students should carefully elect the optional courses in this program. They should particularly consider one of the following sequences of courses in Economics or Computer Science.

Economics: ECON 1010, ECON 1020, ECON 2010, ECON 2020, ECON 2030, ECON 3010, ECON 3020, ECON 3030, ECON 3040, ECON 4040, ECON 4042. (This list of courses is effective as of Fall 2015.)

Computer Science (Software and Artificial Intelligence):  COMP 1010, COMP 1020, COMP 1500, COMP 1600, COMP 2080, COMP 2130, COMP 2140, COMP 3380, COMP 3440, COMP 4200, COMP 4380.

Computer Science (Numerical Analysis and Graphics): COMP 1010, COMP 1020, COMP 1500, COMP 1600, COMP 2080, COMP 2130, COMP 2140, COMP 2190, COMP 3140 or COMP 3490.

Honours and Major Co-operative Options

A co-operative education option is available for both Major and Honours students. Students should refer to Section 3.5 of this chapter for further information on the Co-op programs.

Honours Co-op

The course, grade requirements and minimum DGPA requirement for entry and continuation in the Co-operative Option are the same as that for regular Honours program.

Students are required to complete the first and second year requirements of the program; and STAT 3470 and STAT 3480 before beginning their first co-op work term.

Major Co-op

The course and minimum grade requirements for entry and continuation in the Co-operative Option are the same as those required for the regular Major program. However, the entry and continuation DGPA requirement is set at a minimum of 2.5.

Students are required to complete the first and second year requirements of the program; and STAT 3470 and STAT 3480 before beginning their first co-op work term.

Three Year General

As prescribed with all other faculty regulations in Section 3.2, students in this program must select 18 credit hours of 2000, 3000, or 4000 level courses from each of two Science areas. To satisfy the requirement in the area of Statistics, students must take a minimum of 18 credit hours of 2000, 3000 and (or) 4000 level Statistics courses. STAT 2000 and STAT 2150 cannot be used towards this requirement.