Faculty: Faculty of Science, Applied Science, and Engineering
Degree(s): Bachelor of Science
Campus: Saint John

Simply put, statistics is the science of learning from data.

With vast amounts of data being gathered every day and from all aspects of our society, we need statistics to help us make sense out of the information collected. The beauty of statistics is that it can be combined with virtually any other discipline, whether its science, medicine, computer science, sports, finance or engineering. As the awareness of the importance of statistics continues to grow, so does the demand for statisticians and statistical expertise.

A major or minor in statistics is possible in both the Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts programs. Our statistics electives tend to complement any major or minor program.

Why Statistics at UNB?

At UNB Saint John we offer general introductory statistics courses covering the core elements of statistics, specialized introductory statistics courses as well as third and fourth year courses designed to fit the needs of students working on major projects, heading to graduate school or looking for employment in the industry.

Hands-on learning

  • Statistical theory is motivated by real-life data problems.
  • The latest statistical software is used to analyze larger data sets.
  • Projects requiring analysis of real-life data are required in some courses.

Skills you will acquire:

  • The ability to summarize and to present data in a meaningful way.
  • An understanding of basic probability theory.
  • An understanding of statistical inference in a variety of settings.
  • An understanding of key concepts in regression analysis.
  • The ability to design experiments and to analyze data resulting from them.
  • An understanding of common multivariate analysis techniques.
  • Proficiency in one or more statistical software packages.

More info

For more information about the Statistics program, see the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

Admission Requirements

For admission requirements, select "Science" in our admission requirements tool.

Sample Courses

  • Probability and Mathematical Statistics
  • Statistical Computing
  • Regression Analysis
  • Multivariate Data Analysis


  • Statistical consultant
  • Actuary
  • Biostatistician
  • Business Analyst
  • Data Analyst
  • Economist
  • Market Researcher
  • Risk Analyst
  • Quantitative Ecologist