Statistics is the exciting science of extracting value out of data. Statisticians work in virtually all fields: science, health and medicine, business and technology, even the Maple Leafs have their own team of statisticians. You can use your degree to help combat climate change or to help develop better medicines, even to understand the nature of our universe. Be part of the modern data revolution and get one of our major degrees or boost your favourite major degree with a statistics minor!
Specialized Honours Major (BA or BSc)
Honours Major (BA or BSc)
Honours Minor (BA or BSc)
Accredited by the Statistical Society of Canada, York's Statistics program provides students with the basic conceptual tools and the practical training to analyze data and explain it, skills that have applications in a multitude of areas. Students completing our accredited list of courses will satisfy the education requirements of the Associate Statistician professional designation (A.Stat.) conferred by the Statistical Society of Canada. This professional qualification leads, after experience, to the designation of Professional Statistician (P. Stat.)
Outlook: Salaries in statistics are high and job growth is strong. Statistical science is a highly valued skill in today's society. Statistician always ranks highly for "best job", "best business job", and "best STEM job" in US News & World report's annual job rankings , and in 2020, Statistician is ranked #1 as the best business job!
An Honours program takes 4 years. The Specialized Honours degree requires more Math/Stats courses. A Major can be combined with another Major or Minor, but it doesn't have to be. A Minor must be combined with a Major degree. For a BA, you also take courses such as psychology or economics. For a BSc, you also take courses such as physics, earth and atmospheric science, biology, or computer science.
Please see the program requirements below. Courses in first year are the same for all Math/Stats programs, so you have time to decide! For course offerings this year, see the course listings.
Why choose us? We have great student clubs and undergraduate research opportunities and a wonderful community. Also, find out where our alumni end up!
Recommended course enrollment schedules for Statistics students:
There are three parts to your degree requirements:
- University-Wide Residency Requirement
- Faculty-Wide Degree Requirements
- B.A.: General Education and Outside-major
- B.Sc.: Foundational Science, Science outside-major and Non-science
- Program-Specific Degree Requirements including the Math/Stat core.
Please see the York University Academic Calendar for the official requirements of your program.