Statistics is the mathematical science of data and consists of statistical principles and methods for collecting data, organizing data and analyzing data to make statistical decisions in practical situations involving uncertainty. Statistics is an effective way to understand real-world problems and so being a statistician is exciting and rewarding. As a statistician, you cannot only develop statistical theory and methods in your own front yard, but also play in everyone’s backyard by working with researchers in many disciplines on important problems in the natural, physical, medical and social sciences.
B. Sc. Bachelor of Science, Honours in Statistics – 4 years
B. Sc. Bachelor of Science, Honours in Statistics (Co-op) – 5 years
B. Sc. Bachelor of Science, Major in Statistics – 4 years
B. Sc. Bachelor of Science, Major in Statistics (Co-op) – 5 years
B. Sc. Bachelor of Science, General – 3 years
B. Sc. Joint Honours programs
Statistics/Computer Science (includes Co-op option)
Cooperative-work study options for Statistics Programs
Admission requirements & prerequisites
Direct entry option
This entry option is open to high school students or high school graduates who have not completed any university or college courses. Specific program requirements will vary; details of these requirements are available on each program’s application page.
Advanced entry option
24 credit hours in U1 (or an approved bachelors program)
This entry option is open to students who have completed a minimum of 24 credit hours of university level study. Specific program requirements will vary; details of these requirements are available on each program’s application page.
High school prerequisites
High school prerequisites: Depending on major, may include Biology 40S, Chemistry 40S, Physics 40S, Pre-Calculus Math or Applied Math 40S
Many programs will require or recommend specific high school courses over and above their admission requirements. These high school prerequisites are not always required to enter the program, but they must be completed to enrol in certain university courses within it. If a student does not have a particular prerequisite when they enter the program, they may complete an equivalent upgrading course at university that will satisfy the prerequisite requirement.
More details on admission requirements, application dates and the application process are available on the Faculty of Science apply for admission page.
What is unique about this program at the U of M?
The Department of Statistics at the University of Manitoba is one of the oldest in Canada with 16 full-time academic members, with research expertise in diverse areas of Statistics and Probability.The Statistical Society of Canada has accredited our 3000-level and 4000-level statistical courses. This facilitates graduates obtaining an Associate Statistician (A.Stat.) designation, which enhances employment opportunities.