Bachelor of Science (BSc) majoring in Statistics

You have many options available to you within a BSc Statistics major.

Your BSc programme will consist of a number of courses worth 15 points each, totalling 360 points. You can choose to keep your Statistics major general, or you can follow either the Applied Statistics or the Statistics and Probability pathway, as a way to focus your studies further. You can also choose to do a double major, which means you study two Science subjects at the same time.

You must complete the following courses plus a capstone course in your final year of study. The capstone course is a student-led project where you integrate and apply your learning to a real-world problem in your chosen major or specialisation. For Statistics we recommend the capstone course, STATS 399. For other capstone options, see our Capstone courses page

If you began your degree prior to 2019 we recommend you seek advice to make sure you are taking the correct courses. Contact the Science Student Centre at

Statistics pathways

As a Statistics student you’ll take common ‘core’ courses in each year of study. You can choose to keep your Statistics major general, or you can choose to follow one of the following pathways:

Doing a double major with Statistics

Statistics complements all other Science majors.

Preparing for your Statistics major

Some students will feel more prepared for our Statistics courses if they have already studied some science subjects in high school.

Find out which school subjects will help you feel prepared by reading our Subject guide for school students.

Help and advice

For further information and advice, please contact the Science Student Centre.

Science Student Centre
Level G, Room G 20
(Beside the entrance to the Large Chemistry Lecture Theatre)
Building 301
23 Symonds Street
Auckland 1010

Phone: +64 9 923 7020