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Applied Statistics Minor

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Program Overview

This program provides an opportunity to learn concepts and application of statistical methods, for students with a conceptual statistics foundation such as STAB22. The program is intended for students whose major program of study is in a non-mathematical field, but who wish to learn some statistics to support them in their study. Statistics is the study of the collection, organization, analysis, interpretation and presentation of data. The Applied Statistics program is all about experiential learning and is an excellent choice for students with strong quantitative skills and the desire to solve practical problems.
 
Complementary Programs: Statistics, MathematicsComputer Science and many subject areas that require some quantitative analysis.

Check out future career opportunities and skills acquired from completing this program:

1. Competencies & Skills

  • Appropriate handling of quantitative data
  • Statistical software (eg., R)
  • Writing statistical reports
  • An appreciation of appropriate statistical methods to use

2. Careers for Graduates

  • Quantitative work in their major field of study, for example, environmental science, quantitative psychology, epidemiology

3. Further Education

  • Graduate work in the student’s major field of study that has a quantitative component, eg., environmental science, psychology, epidemiology
  • Statistics
  • Actuarial Science
  • Epidemiology
  • Accounting or Taxes
  • Bioinformatics
  • Business Administration

Program Pathway

Year 1
CHOOSE YOUR COURSES WISELY
DEVELOP YOUR ACADEMIC & RESEARCH SKILLS
APPLY THEORY TO PRACTICE
BECOME AN ENGAGED CITIZEN (LOCALLY & GLOBALLY)
PLAN FOR YOUR FUTURE CAREER
Year 2
CHOOSE YOUR COURSES WISELY

DEVELOP YOUR ACADEMIC & RESEARCH SKILLS

APPLY THEORY TO PRACTICE

  • Get involved in relevant opportunities on and/or off campus; apply to Work Study, or other part-time and summer jobs on CLNx (<Jobs & Recruitment).

BECOME AN ENGAGED CITIZEN (LOCALLY & GLOBALLY)

  • Check CLNx (<Jobs & Recruitment) for Work Study or volunteer positions on campus to gain experience and to get involved.

PLAN FOR YOUR FUTURE CAREER

  • Considering grad school? Speak to professors and advisors early so you are on track.
  • Explore careers through the AA&CC’s Job Shadowing and In The Field programs.
Year 3

CHOOSE YOUR COURSES WISELY

DEVELOP YOUR ACADEMIC & RESEARCH SKILLS
APPLY THEORY TO PRACTICE
  • Build on your skills and knowledge through relevant events offered through your department, student groups, DSL and the AA&CC.
BECOME AN ENGAGED CITIZEN (LOCALLY & GLOBALLY)
  • Run for an elected position in AMACSS or another student group or club.
  • Look into volunteering or working overseas to expand your network through International Student Centre’s (ISC) Global Learning programs.
PLAN FOR YOUR FUTURE CAREER
Year 4 or Final Year
CHOOSE YOUR COURSES WISELY
DEVELOP YOUR ACADEMIC & RESEARCH SKILLS
APPLY THEORY TO PRACTICE
  • Attend the Summer & Full-time Job Fair in January to meet with potential employers looking to hire students for summer and full-time positions relevant to your field.
BECOME AN ENGAGED CITIZEN (LOCALLY & GLOBALLY)
  • Participate in the AA&CC’s Partners in Leadership program to learn and network with an alumni mentor about transitioning to work or further education.
PLAN FOR YOUR FUTURE CAREER
  • Attend the AA&CC’s Get Hired job search conference in April/May.
  • Attend a Jobs for Grads orientation for a job search “crash course” and for access to full-time job listings.
  • Get your personal statement reviewed in the AA&CC.

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Did You Know

Almost every field these days requires quantitative knowledge, so knowing more than basic statistics gives you an edge.