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Undergraduate subject

Statistics

Tatauranga

23 November 2023
Statistics can be used to answer some very important scientific, social, and commercial questions.
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Statistics

Introduction

Statistics makes sense of data using mathematical modelling to explain what is observed and to predict what is yet unknown.

There are many areas in which statistics helps us to understand what is going on and to predict what is likely to happen in the future, from climate change to the economy to medicine.

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What will my study involve?

  • Learn statistical processes and techniques, including collecting data, choosing methods, and communicating results.
  • Take part in research and projects while working with visiting experts, research centres, and potential employers.
  • Study Statistics in a wide range of degrees to add data knowledge to your other interests.

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Statistics major

Bachelor of Arts

For the major in the Bachelor of Arts, complete the following courses:

100-level

If you have not taken statistics to Year 13 level you are also strongly advised to take STAT101 Statistics 1.

200-level

300-level

If you are interested in postgraduate studies in Statistics you will also need to take two more 300-level courses in MATH or STAT.

Bachelor of Science

For the major in the Bachelor of Science, complete the following courses:

100-level

If you have not taken statistics to Year 13 level you are also strongly advised to take STAT101 Statistics 1.

200-level

300-level

If you are interested in postgraduate studies in Statistics you will also need to take two more 300-level courses in MATH or STAT.

Statistics minor

For the minor in the Bachelor of Arts, Commerce, Digital Screen, Health Sciences, Product Design, Psychological Science, Science, Social and Environmental Sustainability, Sport, or Youth and Community Leadership, complete the following courses:

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Career opportunities

Statistics opens up career possibilities in many industries such as finance and insurance, business, government, and research. These institutions and companies are looking for people able to collect the relevant data, model it, and communicate the results.

Career pathways could include:

  • epidemiologist
  • GIS expert
  • data analyst
  • risk surveyor.

Find out more about what you can do with a degree in Statistics.

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