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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 Major 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 the Major Program Specific courses, which include all program required courses (see program chart) and optional courses selected from lists C, D and E.

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 2300 and STAT 3450 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 2300 and STAT 3450 before beginning their first co-op work term.

Optional Courses for Honours and Major Programs

The following lists of options are used in the Honours and Major programs.

List A: Statistics options for the Honours program

STAT 3170, STAT 3380, STAT 3490, STAT 3550, STAT 4150, STAT 4170, STAT 4250, STAT 4520, STAT 4530, STAT 4600, STAT 4630, STAT 4700

List B: Mathematics options for the Honours program

MATH 2030, MATH 2070, MATH 2090, MATH 2160, MATH 2180, MATH 2740, MATH 3330, MATH 3340, MATH 3360, MATH 3440, MATH 3460, MATH 3470, MATH 3490, MATH 3610, MATH 4370, MATH 4390

List C: Computer Science options for the Honours and Major programs

COMP 2080, COMP 2140, COMP 3170, COMP 3190, COMP 3380, COMP 3820, COMP 4190, COMP 4360, COMP 4380, COMP 4420, COMP 4710

List D: Statistics options for the Major program

STAT 3030, STAT 4100 and all options in List A

List E: Mathematics options for the Major program

MATH 2080 and all options in List B

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.