Statistics, Applied (HBSc)

Emeritus Senior Lecturer
O. Fraser,  B.Com., M.Sc.
Professors and Lecturers
L. Al Labadi, B.Sc., M. Sc., Ph.D.
L.J. Brunner, B.A., Ph.D., M.A., Ph.D.
D. Kong, B.Sc., Ph.D.
A. Nosedal-Sánchez, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.
S. Volgushev, Ph.D.
A. Weir, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D
Chair
Konstantin Khanin
Room 3016, Deerfield Hall
905-828-5350
[email protected]
Faculty Advisor
Dr. Alvaro Nosedal-Sánchez
Room 3030, Deerfield Hall
905-828-3812
[email protected]
Undergraduate Counsellor
Yvette Ye
Room 3012, Deerfield Hall
905-828-3801
[email protected]
www.utm.utoronto.ca/mcs

Statistical methods have applications in almost all areas of science, medicine, engineering, business, politics, psychology, law, and the environment. A practicing statistician is involved in a diversity of projects: testing the effectiveness of a new vaccine, working on the human genome project, forecasting stock yields, examining the effectiveness of television advertising, predicting election results.

Today we are bombarded with information from quantitative studies, information generated from the application of statistical methodologies. While much of this information is valid, some of it is not. An understanding of applied statistics will make you a critical consumer of numbers presented by the media. A basic knowledge of statistics should be an integral part of everyone's education.

The Applied Statistics Specialist Program at U of T Mississauga provides students with a solid foundation in the fundamental aspects of probability and introduces students to a broad range of applied statistics methodologies. The Major and Minor Programs in Applied Statistics consist largely of STA courses, and may be combined with programs in other subjects.

Introductory Applied Statistics Courses: Non-Calculus Based
U of T Mississauga Statistics courses STA215H5, STA220H5 and STA221H5 are non-calculus entry-level introductions to statistics. Rough equivalents to these courses are offered by the Biology department (BIO360H5, and BIO361H5), the Economics department (ECO220Y5), the Psychology department (PSY201H5 and PSY202H5), the Sociology department (SOC350H5 and SOC351H5). In addition, the Statistics department offers (STA218H5) for the Management department. These courses are not intended for students planning to pursue a degree in statistics, mathematics, or computer sciences.

Introductory Statistics and Probability Courses: Calculus Based
U of T Mississauga Statistics courses STA107H5, followed by STA256H5, STA258H5 and STA260H5 form a calculus based introduction to probability and applied statistics. These courses are intended for students planning to pursue a degree in statistics, mathematics, or computer science. Various other departments accept these courses in place of a non-calculus based introduction to applied statistics course.

Students enrolled in STA programs may participate in the PEY program. For more information visit University of Toronto Engineering Career Centre (ECC).

Students should also review the Degree Requirements section
prior to selecting courses


For courses in this area see:
BIO Biology
CSC Computer Science
ECO Economics
MAT Mathematics
PSY Psychology
SOC Sociology
STA Statistics


Program WEB Page : http://www.utm.utoronto.ca/mcs.html

Specialist Program ERSPE1540
Statistics, Applied (Science)

12.0 credits are required.

Limited Enrolment --Enrolment in the Specialist program is limited to students with a minimum of 4.0 courses to include at least 60% in STA107H5 or 60% in STA256H5/STA257H5; and MAT137Y5/MAT157Y5 or 60% in MAT134H5 / MAT136H5 / MAT134Y5 / MAT135Y5 or 55% in MAT233H5; a minimum cumulative grade point average, to be determined annually.

First Year CSC108H5; MAT102H5, (MAT132H5, MAT134H5)/(MAT135H5, MAT136H5)/MAT134Y5/MAT135Y5/MAT137Y5/MAT157Y5, MAT223H5/MAT240H5
Second Year MAT232H5/MAT233H5/MAT257Y5,MAT212H5/MAT244H5; STA256H5, STA258H5, STA260H5
Third Year STA302H5, STA304H5, STA305H5, STA348H5
Third and Fourth Years 2.0 credits from (STA312H5, STA313H5/STA360H5, STA314H5, STA315H5, STA413H5, STA431H5, STA437H5, STA441H5, STA457H5); 2.0 credits from (CSC322H5, CSC411H5; MAT302H5, MAT311H5, MAT332H5, MAT334H5, MAT344H5, MAT337H5/MAT378H5); 1.0 additional credit make up of any other STA courses


NOTES:
  1. MAT133Y5 is included in the credit count only if the student also completes MAT233H5 (in which case MAT232H5 is not required).
  2. ECO220Y5 cannot be substituted for STA256H5 and/or STA258H5 and/or STA260H5.
  3. ECO227Y5 can be substituted for STA256H5 and STA258H5, but not for STA260H5.
  4. STA107H5 is highly recommended in first year, but it is not required.
  5. MAT337H5/MAT378H5 is highly recommend for students intending to pursue graduate level studies in statistics.

Major Program ERMAJ1540
Statistics, Applied (Science)

7.0 credits are required.

Limited Enrolment --Enrolment in the Major program is limited to students with a minimum of 4.0 courses to include 60% in STA107H5 or 60% in STA256H5/STA257H5; and MAT134H5/MAT136H5/MAT134Y5 /MAT135Y5/MAT137Y5/MAT157Y5/MAT233H5; a minimum cumulative grade point average, to be determined annually.

First Year CSC108H5; MAT102H5, (MAT132H5,MAT134H5)/(MAT135H5, MAT136H5) / MAT134Y5/MAT135Y5/MAT137Y5/MAT157Y5, 223H5/240H5
Second Year MAT232H5/MAT233H5/MAT257Y5; STA256H5, STA258H5, STA260H5
Third Year STA302H5, STA304H5, STA305H5
Third and Fourth Years 1.0 credit from (STA310H5, STA312H5, STA313H5/STA360H5, STA314H5, STA315H5, STA348H5, STA413H5, STA431H5, STA437H5, STA441H5, STA457H5, CSC322H5, CSC411H5; MAT302H5, MAT311H5, MAT332H5, MAT334H5, MAT344H5, MAT337H5/MAT378H5).

NOTES:
  1. MAT133Y5 is included in the credit count only if the student also completes MAT233H5 (in which case MAT232H5 is not required).
  2. ECO220Y5 cannot be substituted for STA256H5 and/or STA258H5 and/or STA260H5.
  3. ECO227Y5 can be substituted for STA256H5 and STA258H5, but not for STA260H5.
  4. STA107H5 is highly recommended in first year, but it is not required.
  5. MAT337H5/MAT378H5 is highly recommend for students intending to pursue graduate level studies in statistics.

Minor Program ERMIN1540
Statistics, Applied (Science)

4.5 credits are required.
First Year MAT133Y5/(MAT132H5, MAT134H5)/(MAT135H5, MAT136H5)/MAT134Y5/MAT135Y5/MAT137Y5/MAT157Y5
Higher Years 1. MAT232H5/MAT233H5/MAT257Y5;STA256H5, STA258H5
2. 1.0 additional credits made up of any combination of any other STA course OR PSY201H5, PSY202H5; BIO360H5, BIO361H5; SOC350H5; ECO220Y5
3. 1.0 STA credits at the 300/400 level

NOTES:
  1. ECO220Y5 cannot be substituted for STA256H5 and/or STA258H5 and/or STA260H5.
  2. ECO227Y5 can be substituted for STA256H5 and STA258H5, but not for STA260H5.
  3. Students who include any of PSY201H5, 202H5; BIO360H5, 361H5; SOC350H5; ECO220Y5 in this program are responsible for ensuring that these courses are completed prior to enrolling in STA256H5 and that all STA course prerequisites and exclusions are met.

Students without pre- and co-requisites or written permission of the instructor can be de-registered from courses at any time.