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Statistics Major

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Program Overview

Statistics is the study of the collection, organization, analysis, interpretation and presentation of data. The discipline is research-intensive and includes many interesting aspects such as probability and game theory, statistical modeling and analysis. All of these are applicable to virtually every field. Studying Statistics is an excellent choice for students with strong quantitative skills and an interest in applying these skills to solve practical problems. The Statistics Major or Minor combines well with programs such as Health Studies, Environmental Science, Public Policy, International Development Studies, Economics or Psychology, just to name a few.
 

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

1. Competencies & Skills

  • Identifying relationships and trends in data and factors that could affect research results.
  • Reporting results of statistical analyses in the form of graphs, charts, and tables.
  • Analysing and interpreting statistical data to identify significant differences in relationships.

2. Careers for Graduates

  • Actuarial Analyst in Insurance Providers
  • Business Analyst in Telecommunications
  • Associate in Compensation Consulting Firms
  • Associate Risk Consultant in High Tech Manufacturers
  • Consulting Associate in Software Developers
  • Data & Incentives Analyst in Technology Integration Companies

3. Further Education

  • Statistics
  • Actuarial Science
  • Epidemiology
  • Accounting or Taxes
  • Bioinformatics
  • Business Administration
  • Chartered Financial Analyst

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

Statistician was ranked #6 in the ranking of the 100 Best Jobs of 2021 by the U.S. News & World Report.