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

You can use our degree planners to help you plan the courses you need to take for your BSc. To find the most up to date Statistics (General pathway) degree planner, go to the Science degree planners page

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

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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.

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