Statistics involves the collection and analysis of data—ranging from the simple to the highly complex—to enable evidence-based problem-solving and decision-making throughout society.
In our Statistics major you’ll focus on the creation, collection, modelling and analysis of data to draw conclusions, inform decision-making, solve problems and direct business or organisational development.
Statistics is highly-applicable to a vast range of industries and careers. You could use your statistical knowledge to: help improve health care; forecast the weather; analyse market research; or predict the behaviour of financial markets. You could apply your skills as a: data analyst, data scientist, biostatistician, actuary, economist or epidemiologist.
If you’re interested in broadening your mathematical expertise, you can combine your major in Statistics with a major in Applied Mathematics or Pure Mathematics. Please see the academic program rules for your desired degree to check availability.
Degrees that offer this study area
Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences (Advanced)
Bachelor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Honours Degree of Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences
Honours Degree of Bachelor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
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