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Mathematics and Statistics

Mathematics minor — Statistics option (BA/BSc), or Applied Statistics minor


Bachelor's degree

4 years

How to apply

Start date:
January, September, May 

Abbotsford campus



  • Co-op semester(s) provide paid work experience in your field of study
  • Math Centre where you can interact with faculty and get support
  • Program eligible for financial aid


Pair your core discipline with studies in statistics and gain the power to extract meaningful insights from data sets — a sought after skill in the 21st-century job market.

Select a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science to customize the focus of your degree. Then, couple your Mathematics minor with a major or minor in another discipline to create a unique learning path specific to your interests (see BA requirements, see BSc requirements).

Applied Statistics minor:

The Applied Statistics minor is designed to equip you with basic competence in the applied statistical modeling and analysis techniques needed in modern business, industry, policy research, and other careers. It is especially relevant if your primary specialization is in a field where a strong working knowledge of applied statistics is required or beneficial for employment or further studies.

After gaining an understanding of basic statistics and applied regression analysis, you choose four out of 10 available advanced statistics classes to hone your skills. The program requires 10 lower-level credits and 15 upper-level credits for completion. View full program requirements.

Mathematics minor (Statistics option):

Explore the study of calculus, linear algebra, and other mathematical subjects while also gaining an understanding of probability and statistics.

After surveying a range of mathematical topics (100-200 level), you choose 15 upper-level statistics credits to complete your minor. The program requires 21-23 lower-level credits and 15 upper-level credits. View full program requirements.


Pair your core interest with studies in statistics to advance your career options. As data becomes increasingly ubiquitous, professionals able to extract information and draw conclusions from data are steadily in demand. In-fact, according to Employment and Social Development Canada, demand for statisticians grew almost 50% between 2008 and 2014.

Your statistical skills can be put to use in almost every field, including:

  • Education
  • Sports
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Psychology
  • Government
  • Health care
  • Research and development 



This program is open to international students:

How to apply


Applied Statistics minor:

In addition to meeting requirements tied to your credential, you may need to upgrade courses to meet prerequisite requirements for STAT 106.

There are several upgrading options, including MATH 096, MATH 110, MATH 124, or MATH 140 (C or better). You may also choose to upgrade by taking both MATH 094 and MATH 095 (C or better), Pre-calculus 12, or earning a score of 17/25 or better on Part B of the MSAT together with a score of 34/50 or better on Parts A and B combined.

Get more info about prerequisites, assessment tests, and upgrading.

Mathematics minor (statistics option):

To meet the requirements of the Mathematics minor (statistics option), you will need to meet one of the following prerequisites for Calculus I:

  • Principles of Math 12 (B or better)
  • Precalculus 12 (B or better)
  • MATH 096 (B or better)
  • MATH 110 (C+ or better)
  • At least 70% on the MDPT

Upgrading options for math include MATH 094/095 (B or better), MATH 096 (B or better), or a score of 70% or higher on the MDPT test. Please speak with a Qualifying Studies advisor to learn more about additional options.


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