Statistics is the art of collecting, classifying, presenting, and interpreting data. Economics is the study of how people behave and how organizations operate under resource constraints.
Statistics and Economics together provide powerful tools for understanding and analyzing many aspects of our lives and help us to be informed, perceptive decision-makers. Statistics, as a part of Mathematics, helps to develop methodical ways of thinking and problem solving. Economics helps to apply these skills in our lives as effective members of the workforce, as responsible and knowledgeable citizens, as informed consumers, savers, and investors, and as perceptive participants in the global economy.
Statistics, combined with economics training, offers students a valuable set of marketable skills. Our majors are trained to understand numerical data and recognize their importance, and to use a variety of data analysis and computing tools. Statistics principles can be applied to identify the core elements of many problems confronting business and government, while economics principles can be applied to formulate effective decisions to tackle those problems.
Finding employment that interests you can be crucial for a successful and fulfilling carrier. Studying Statistics and Economics is exciting and fun, and opens a wide variety of career opportunities for students. Graduates may go on to rewarding careers in industry, trade, banking and finance, law, consulting, government, research, and education. This career flexibility is made more attractive by the fact that these professionals often receive high salaries.
B.Sc. Major in Statistics and Economics
MATH 105/110, 111, 122, 214
One of STAT 160, 200, or 289
STAT 251, 252, 351, 354
ECON 201, 202, 224, 301, 302, 380
3 additional Statistics courses numbered above 354,
1 Mathematics or Statistics course numbered above 200 or 1 Actuarial Science course,
3 additional Economics courses,
1 additional Economics course at the 300 or 400 level,
Required Cognate Courses: CS 110
(For the purposes of this combined degree only, Economics courses cannot be used to fulfill the requirement of 18 credit hours in Arts or Fine Arts.)
We offer both an MSc. and a Ph.D. in Statistics.
Finally a more specialized yet exciting actuarial program widens the students knowledge base and program and includes topics like finance, numerical analysis, and actuarial theory.
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More detailed information regarding required course work, prerequisites and scholarships, may be found in the appropriate sections of the University of Regina general calendar.
For any other questions you may have please contact the Mathematics and Statistics Department.