About

Statistics is the science of learning from data. Statisticians can analyze and draw practical conclusions from data and provide crucial guidance in determining what information is reliable and which predictions can be trusted. Many economic, social, political, and military decisions cannot be made without statistical techniques.


Quick facts
  • Four year degree
  • Full or part-time program
  • You can enter this program directly from high school
  • You can begin this program off-campus

What you will learn

You will study principles of experimental design and methods for data collection, analysis and interpretation.

A first-year schedule sample

This degree program is flexible and offers you the opportunity to take courses in many different subject areas. Here’s what a typical first-year schedule might look like:

CourseDescription

Fall Term
MATH 110 Calculus I 
CMPT 141* Introduction to Computer Science
BIOL 120* The Nature of Life
PHYS 115* Physics and the Universe
ECON 111* Introductory Microeconomics

Winter Term
MATH 116 Calculus II
CMPT 145* Principles of Computer Science
PHYS 125* Physics and Technology
PSY 120* Biological and Cognitive Bases of Psychology
ECON 114* Introductory Macroeconomics

* These are elective courses. You will be able to choose from a variety of electives based on your interests.

The Course and Program Catalogue has the complete and official listing of required classes and their descriptions for this program.

STAT 245: Introduction to Statistical Methods
An introduction to basic statistical methods including frequency distributions, elementary probability, confidence intervals and tests of significance, analysis of variance, regression, correlation, contingency tables and goodness of fit.

STAT 344: Applied Regression Analysis
Applied regression analysis involving the extensive use of computer software. Includes linear regression, multiple regression, stepwise methods, residual analysis, robustness considerations, multicollinearity, biased procedures and non-linear regression.

STAT 442: Statistical Inference
Parametric estimation, maximum likelihood estimators, unbiased estimators, UMVUE, confidence intervals and regions, tests of hypotheses, Neyman Pearson Lemma, generalized likelihood ratio tests, chi-square tests and Bayes estimators.

Unique opportunities
You will have the opportunity to interact with researchers in statistics, mathematics, health and medical sciences and the national and international statistical and mathematical science communities. The Department participates annually in undergraduate mathematical competitions that expose students to situations with no classroom counterpart.

Student-professor ratios
Upper year classes have excellent student-professor ratios; this allows for direct interaction and creates an excellent learning environment.

Careers

One advantage of working in statistics is that you can combine your interest with almost any other field in science, technology or business.

Numerous industries employ statisticians:

  • Health and Medicine: animal health, biostatistics, clinical trails, epidemiology, genetics, pharmacology, public health.
  • Business and Industry: actuary, agriculture, computer science, economics, engineering, finance, insurance, marketing, quality improvement, reliability.
  • Government: census, ecology, environment, forestry, government regulation, population research, risk assessment, surveys.

Tuition estimates

Canadian studentsInternational students
Tuition $6,103 $15,867
Fees $835 $835
Books $1,500 $1,500
Total $8,438 $18,202

Tuition will vary depending on the type and number of classes you take in a year. This estimate reflects a typical amount you could expect to pay in your first year if you enroll in a full course load (the maximum number of courses allowed).
Fees are used to fund specific student benefits, including health, vision and dental coverage, a bus pass, recreational programs and fitness centre access.
The cost of books and supplies varies widely depending on the courses you choose. It is recommended that you budget between $1,000-$2,000 per year.

Program options

These Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Statistics degrees are offered by the University of Saskatchewan's College of Arts and Science:

  • Bachelor of Science Four-year
  • Bachelor of Science Honours
  • Bachelor of Science Double Honours

You should consult with an academic advisor in the college when you begin your studies to decide if you want a four-year or honours degree.

Admission requirements and deadlines

Deadlines

Start term Application DeadlineInternational Deadline
Winter
January 2018
Dec 1, 2017
Documents due: Dec 15, 2017
Sep 1, 2017
Documents due: Oct 1, 2017
Spring
May 2018
Apr 1, 2018
Documents due: May 1, 2018
Feb 1, 2018
Documents due: Mar 1, 2018
Summer
July 2018
May 1, 2018
Documents due: Jun 1, 2018
Mar 1, 2018
Documents due: Apr 1, 2018
Fall
September 2018
May 1, 2018
Documents due: Jun 1, 2018
Apr 1, 2018
Documents due: May 1, 2018

Ready to apply?

A non-refundable application fee of $90 CDN is required before your application will be processed.

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