Bachelor of Science (BSc)


Discover patterns behind data and develop a deep understanding of observation, hypothesis, evidence, and validation.

UBCO BSc Statistics Statistical concepts learned at UBC’s Okanagan campus can be applied to data generated within any industry.

What You Need to Know

Why study Statistics at UBC’s Okanagan campus?

Career opportunities
Build a broad foundation with a globally recognized UBC degree. Career options include data scientist, analyst, and risk specialist.

Access to Professors
Visit your professor during office hours or volunteer to assist with a research project on computational statistics, sports analytics, or unsupervised machine learning—just a few of the topics renowned UBC faculty researchers are exploring.

Co-op experience
Co-op helps you to gain beneficial skills such as how to build your resumé, apply for jobs, expand your professional network, and earn money to pay for tuition.

Program Overview

Get your UBC degree in statistics; the science of understanding and managing uncertainty is ultimately concerned with using theory and methods to extract information from data to make informed decisions in real world problems. This program provides you with a solid understanding in theoretical, computational, and applied aspects of statistical science.

Modern statistics deals with all forms of information, including numeric, categorical and/or textual. Statisticians use mathematical and computational tools to make sense of data, an essential skill in all fields of science, industry, and government.

In undergraduate studies at UBC Okanagan, you can complete a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Statistics. Bachelor programs offer a major, honours and a minor in statistics.


UBC Okanagan’s statistics program offers a wide variety of foundational and advanced courses that cover topics such as differential calculus, statistical reasoning, mathematical proof, and probability.

Sample courses:

  • COSC 111 - Computer Programming I
  • STAT 230 - Introductory Statistics
  • DATA 311 - Machine Learning
  • STAT 401 - Probability and Statistical Inference

Browse statistics courses and descriptions.

Degree Options

The following links take you to statistics program details in the Okanagan Academic Calendar, a comprehensive guide to all programs, courses, services, and academic policies at The University of British Columbia:

Bachelor of Science (BSc)

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British Columbia High School Requirements

BSc in Statistics

  • Chemistry 11
  • English 12 or English 12 First Peoples
  • Pre-Calculus 12 (minimum 67%)
  • One of Biology 12, Chemistry 12, Geography 12, Geology 12, or Physics 12

For general admission requirements and program specific requirements, all Canadian high school, international high school, Canadian post-secondary or international post-secondary applicants should visit


Declaring helps you plan your program more effectively, build your education and stay connected.

Students are encouraged to declare their major in statistics at the end of their first year in order to take the prerequisite second year courses (i.e. STAT 230 and MATH 200), as well as to begin planning to satisfy the requirements of the unique stream structure of the degree; refer to the Academic Calendar for those admission requirements: BSc in statistics.

Deadlines and Fees

Application Deadlines
Plan ahead to ensure you meet important deadlines and other target dates listed at

Tuition Fees
UBC Okanagan's fees compare favourably with universities of the same high calibre. See Financial Planning for helpful resources, and add up your first-year costs with our Cost Calculator.

How to Apply

Apply to UBC at — there are just five steps in the application process. Soon you could be studying at one of the world's top universities.

Check out the steps to apply to UBC, and be sure to choose "Okanagan campus."

Or let our Student Recruitment & Advising experts guide you: call 1-877-807-8521.

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Your Career Options

Build a broad foundation and great career potential with undergraduate studies in statistics. Earn a UBC degree respected by employers around the globe. Job opportunities exist with diverse responsibilities, such as forecasting, visualization, and risk assessment.



  • Accountant
  • Actuary
  • Analyst
  • Fraud Detection Specialist
  • Claims Adjuster
  • Database Developer
  • Economist
  • Engineer
  • Financial Planner
  • Mathematician
  • Statistician

Potential Employers

  • Computer, hardware, software, and telecommunications companies
  • Government
  • Aerospace companies
  • Banks, investment firms, insurance companies
  • Health, medical, and pharmaceutical industries
  • Educational institutions

Co-op Experience

Learn and earn with Co-op, a paid opportunity for students to enrich their education with work experience. At UBC’s Okanagan campus, sign up for Co-op to:

  • Build your resumé with professional experience
  • Learn valuable tips on how to successful apply for jobs
  • Expand your network of industry contacts
  • Earn money to pay for tuition

Inquire about Co-op by phone at 250.807.9623 or by email.

Further Studies

The Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences offers a graduate program in data science.

UBC Okanagan also has an Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies (IGS) program in which students may have a statistics faculty member as their primary supervisor.

Gain Valuable Experience

Learning experiences beyond the classroom help prepare you for a career and life after university. Expand your horizons while studying abroad, conducting meaningful research, or working in the community with your UBC colleagues.

Travel and Learn

  • See the world through Go Global, a UBC program for exchange and study with more than 150 international partner institutions. Experience university life abroad as a resident, or earn academic credit while participating in summer group-study courses led by UBC profs.

Undergraduate Research

Follow your ideas and jump-start your career:

Research Scholarships

Get a financial boost to start your research experience. Pay for travel and other expenses. Win merit-based cash awards that look impressive on your resumé.

Work Opportunities

  • Co-op puts your classroom learning to the test, allowing you to explore career options while earning money. Inquire about Co-op by phone at 250.807.9623 or by email.
  • Work on campus in the field of statistics as a teaching assistant — deliver labs, tutorials, and even lectures.
  • Learn through doing, create strong connections, and develop professional skills with a campus job arranged by UBC’s Work Study Program.
  • Meet a community need and get practical experience by volunteering for a Community Service Learning project — a life-changing experience.

Meet Your Peers and Profs

Find out what students, faculty, and alumni have to say about UBC Okanagan's Statistics program:

Welcome to UBC's Okanagan Campus

The University of British Columbia is a global centre for research and teaching, consistently ranked among the 40 best universities in the world. In the statistics program at UBC’s Okanagan campus, you gain all the benefits of attending a globally respected university while studying in a close-knit learning community.


Tour the Campus

  • Get a glimpse into life on UBC’s Okanagan campus at
  • Take a virtual tour of our state-of-the-art labs, modern facilities, campus residences.
  • Visit the campus for a personal guided tour led by a student ambassador.
  • Tour the campus, city and lake with this interactive 360-degree Kelowna From Above* video.
  • * Best viewed in Chrome and Firefox

Day One: What to Expect

On the first day of university, faculties offer “Meet the Faculty” sessions where you can get to know the Dean, professors, and the staff who provide student support. It’s all part of UBC Okanagan’s new student orientation: CREATE

Attend an orientation tailored to your needs as an aboriginal student, domestic student, international student, or student living in residence. You can even register your parents for an orientation that includes a workshop and campus tour.

Academic Support

  • Peer mentors are a great resource — ask questions and learn from students who've been there, done that.
  • Navigate your studies with the help of a professor, your Program Advisor.
  • Use the library which offers print, audiovisual and electronic research materials, a leisure-reading collection and loaner laptops. It also offers research consultations, instruction and workshops.
  • The library’s Writing and Resource Centre can help you articulate your ideas. Pursue your research in a range of subject areas and scholarly genres including essay writing, grammar, presentation skills, punctuation, thesis development and coursework.
  • Familiarize yourself with resources designed to help you succeed. Student Services offers a variety of academic supports, from study sessions to tutoring and writing workshops.


Take advantage of the many opportunities to get involved and stay active — from workout space in the new Hangar Fitness Centre, to athletic courts, intramurals, fitness classes, and varsity athletics.

Learn more at Sports and Recreation, which includes links to fitness facilities, sport clubs, intramurals and recreation programs, as well as the nationally ranked UBC Okanagan Heat varsity teams that compete in the Canada West Universities Athletics Association.

    Clubs and Associations

    Living in Residence

    Meet new people while living in a study-oriented environment with easy access to academic and personal support. UBC Okanagan offers modern residence living surrounded by hiking and biking trails.

    One of the newest residences, Purcell, includes a rooftop patio that offers a panoramic view of the campus and the Okanagan Valley.

    Find out more about living in residence at

    The Okanagan: What to Expect

    UBC’s Okanagan campus borders the dynamic city of Kelowna, a hub of economic development with a population of more than 150,000 people—the fourth fastest growing population in Canada.In fact, the Okanagan Valley is rated one of the best communities in Canada to grow your business.

    More than 160 buses travel daily from campus to key locations such as Kelowna's cultural district and thriving downtown waterfront. The campus is two minutes from the Kelowna International Airport, one of the Top 10 busiest airports in Canada.

    UBC Okanagan is situated within the First Nations territory of the Okanagan Nation, whose spirit of stewardship for the land is reflected in the university’s respect for sustainability.

    A diverse natural region with sandy beaches, beautiful farms, vineyards and orchards, and snow-capped mountains, the Okanagan Valley features sweeping stretches of lakeside and endless mountain trails for biking and hiking.

    Explore the Okanagan lifestyle at


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