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Offered as a Bachelor of Science (BSc) or Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree.

Through its applications in almost every branch of modern professional life and research, statistics is a fast-growing field leading to a variety of career opportunities. An increasingly important aspect of modern statistics — in areas ranging from scientific studies to insurance — is the design of experiments and surveys as well as analyzing the results. Our students are recruited by major consulting firms and government agencies.

The Statistics program at York will provide you with modern tools and the practical training to analyze data, explain your findings graphically, and devise predictions for future events. You will also learn to use the statistical software packages used by industry professionals.

12U Requirements:

BSc Prerequisites:

  • English (ENG4U)
  • Advanced Functions (MHF4U)
  • Biology (SBI4U) OR Chemistry (SCH4U) OR Physics (SPH4U)
  • Calculus & Vectors (MCV4U) (recommended)

BA Prerequisites

  • English (ENG4U)
  • Advanced Functions (MHF4U)
  • Calculus & Vectors (MCV4U) (recommended)

Requirements

BSc Prerequisites:

  • Highest level Mathematics
  • Highest level of one other science

Requirements will vary depending on your curriculum, to see a full list of course equivalents, please visit: https://futurestudents.yorku.ca/program/statistics

BA Prerequisites

  • Highest level Mathematics

Requirements will vary depending on your curriculum, to see a full list of course equivalents, please visit: https://futurestudents.yorku.ca/program/statistics

Typical First-Year Courses

  • Calculus
  • Statistics
  • Linear Algebra
  • Mathematical Computing

The Math & Stats programs at York are designed so you can switch between any of
our programs in the first three semesters and still finish your degree on time.

How to Apply

  1. Complete an Online Application Form.
  2. Pay the application fee.
  3. Submit supporting documents through the York University online portal, MyFile.
    • Within four business days of application, you will receive a confirmation email with your nine-digit student reference number, which will allow you to access your MyFile account and upload your documents.
    • It is important to check your MyFile regularly for any documents you are required to submit and updates to the status of your application.
    • More information about supporting documents, document processing times and decision processing times is available on the I’ve Applied page.

Important Note: Deadlines for each entry period (Fall, Winter & Summer) can be found on the York University Future Students Website.

Careers

A degree from the Faculty of Science opens the door to many different pathways and opportunities. York Science offers an ideal learning environment to achieve your highest potential. Our programs are known for academic excellence, with professors who are committed to your success.

Experiential components are built into the Statistics program. Many courses have assignments or projects based on real world data. Some courses are taught hands-on in the computer lab, and other courses work on statistical problems like those encountered in consulting. You can also participate in a research project in which you apply statistical knowledge to problems of current interest.

Our Experiential Education Coordinator provides career support services to students looking to engage in experiential learning, including co-op and internship workshops, resume help, interview prep, and much more.

The Career Center at York offers free support and resources to students such as career development workshops, one-on-one appointments, networking events, and job boards.

Career Possibilities

  • Pharmacology (e.g. Pfizer, Eli Lilly)
  • Biostatistics (e.g. University Health Network, Sunnybrook)
  • Banking and Insurance (e.g. RBC, TD, SunLife)
  • Animal Health
  • Artificial Intelligence (e.g. Google and other tech giants)
  • Marketing (e.g. Shopify)
  • International Development
  • Education, Labour, and Research
  • Economy and Society (e.g. StatsCanada)