What is a Statistician?

Statisticians collect data and analyze it, looking for patterns that explain behaviour or describe the world as it is. They design and build models using data. The models can be used to help understand the world and to make predictions.

It is proven that the celebration of birthdays is healthy. Statistics show that those people who celebrate the most birthdays become the oldest.

Where do statisticians work?

  • Banks & Investment Firms
  • Chemical & Pharmaceutical Manufacturers
  • Colleges/Universities
  • Computer Service & Software Firms
  • Engineering Firms
  • Environmental Agencies
  • Government Offices and Labs
  • Marketing Firms
  • Medical Research Firms
  • Psychological Research Firms
  • Sports Agencies

What should I study in secondary school?

  • Grade 12U Advanced Functions (MHF4U)
  • Grade 12U Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U)

What should I take in my first year at university?

  • Calculus 1000A/B and Calculus 1501A/B or Applied Math 1413, Statistics 1023A/B,  and Linear Algebra 1600A/B should be included in your 5.0 first year courses.  We also recommend that you take Statistics 1024A/B in first year.

Why choose Western?

  • For the sixth year, UWO ranked number one for student satisfaction among large Canadian universities
  • Internship program: you’ll not only benefit from the paid hands-on work experience, but you will also be mentored by a professional in the field
  • Dynamic undergraduate student association
  • High faculty to student ratio
  • Undergraduate opportunities for summer funded research
  • State of the art computing facilities with the most current statistical software
  • Drop-in Help Centre open Monday to Friday, 8:30 - 4:30 providing one-on-one assistance