Study a Bachelor of Science co-majoring in statistics at the University of Newcastle to strengthen your understanding of mathematical and statistical principles

Bachelor of Science


Why study a statistics major at the University of Newcastle?

By studying a co-major in statistics within the Bachelor of Science, you will strengthen your understanding of mathematical and statistical principles that support your other studies in the sciences. This will specifically help with the collection, analysis and presentation of scientific data.

The UON's statistics co-major is one of only five university programs across the country accredited with the Statistical Society of Australia (SSAI). This accreditation is important as it means the course is recognised across Australia as well as assures the quality at a national level.

Statistics provides the tools to help make economic, social, political and military decisions as well as drive scientific research. It allows us to better our understanding, draw conclusions from data and even help predict the future.

A co-major is a stream of study you choose to specialise in within the Bachelor of Science along with another major of your choice. The statistics co-major can only be taken with another science major not including mathematics.

When you study the Bachelor of Science statistics co-major you will explore a range of mathematical topics including probability, data analysis, statistical modelling and hypothesis testing, along with your other science specific courses.

Statistical careers are many and varied because statistical methods are so widely applicable. Employers may not advertise directly for a statistician but graduates may be suited for jobs such as:

  • Biometrician
  • Data analyst
  • Epidemiologist
  • Market analyst
  • Quantitative analyst
  • Risk analyst

General statistical skills may also be applied to a large variety of subject areas including:

  • Biology
  • Environmental science
  • Engineering
  • Marketing
  • Medicine
  • Psychology
  • Sport

Please note the statistics co-major can only be taken in conjunction with another major not including mathematics in the Bachelor of Science degree. If you are interested in mathematics or statistics single major, you should enrol in the Bachelor of Mathematics.

The statistics major within the Bachelor of Science is only available at our Newcastle (Callaghan) campus.