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Statistics is pervasive in all areas of the sciences, the social sciences, finance and business, and is the key paradigm used to assess the strength of evidence from all kinds of data. In a statistics minor, students learn about theoretical, computational, and applied statistics, and probability theory. As part of the minor students will apply the techniques that they learn to a variety of of applications. Students learn about quantifying uncertainty, experimental design, probabilistic modelling and the latest techniques in statistical and machine learning. This minor is essential training if you wish to become a professional statistician.

About this minor

Graduate opportunities

A minor in statistics is not only a pathway to professional employment as a statistician, but an invaluable adjunct to your career in any area. Graduating with a minor in statistics and another science area enhances your value to prospective employers and is an excellent foundation for all types of scientific research.

Career pathways

The course information on this website applies only to future students. Current students should refer to faculty handbooks for current or past course information.

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