Topics range from statistics for the social sciences and commerce to data analysis, probability, computer programming for statistical purposes and statistical theory.
You can study Statistics as:
- a BA major or minor subject
- elective courses in the BA.
Find out more about these undergraduate programmes.
- If you want to learn how to analyse data or fulfil Psychology prerequisites, take STATS 102, 101 or 108. These lead on to all further Statistics courses.
- If you are interested in the data-based arguments that pervade the media rather than data analysis, consider STATS 150 (Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics).
- If you intend to advance to Stage II data analysis, take STATS 101, 102 or 108.
- If you want to take a statistical theory course at Stage III, take either MATHS 150 in your first year and MATHS 250 in a subsequent semester or, alternatively, MATHS 108 followed by MATHS 208.
- If you are interested in statistical theory, we strongly recommend STATS 125. This course is appropriate if you have a high performance in Level 3 NCEA Statistics and Modelling, or equivalent.
For a single major you must pass at least 135 points, including at least 60 points above Stage II.
For a double major you must pass at least 120 points in each of two majors, including at least 45 points above Stage II in each major.
For a BA minor you must pass at least 90 points, including at least 60 points above Stage I.
University regulations for the Bachelor of Arts.
Requirements for a major or minor in Statistics
You must choose your courses from those listed in the BA schedule for Statistics. You must also meet any specific requirements indicated in the schedule.