Statistics

The undergraduate program is designed to help students develop critical statistical reasoning, with emphasis on the development of computational, mathematical and communication skills. And the Statistics Co-op prepares you for a career in statistics and other related areas by creating opportunities for you to work in almost all areas of science, engineering, business, government, and industry. The 16 months of paid work experience will provide a perfect platform to build your personal network and gain the professional experience you need to find your niche before you graduate. Applications are accepted in the spring of your second year.

Application Deadlines

Apply in YearApplication Deadline Date
2Thursday, March 1, 2018

 

We’ll run you through the application requirements, and then you’ll be prompted to create an account in SCOPE, the UBC Science Co-op Information System.

Application Requirements

  • Have a minimum average of around B- (68%)
  • Be a full-time UBC (Vancouver) student in good academic standing in mathematics, English and the sciences
  • Met or in the process of meeting the Communication Requirement
  • Demonstrate good communication skills, and a responsible, mature attitude
  • Demonstrate leadership, teamwork and time management
  • Demonstrate interest in your chosen field
  • Be flexible and willing to accept a work placement outside the Lower Mainland

Work-Term Schedules

Year Fall Winter Summer
1 Study Term 1 Study Term 2        -
2 Study Term 3 Study Term 4        -
3 Study Term 5 Work Term 1 Work Term 2
4 Study Term 6 Study Term 7 Work Term 3
5 Work Term 4 Study Term 8        -

The above schedule is highly recommended by the Co-op Program in order for students to complete their program within the shortest time frame. Alternate scheduling is available in consultation with your Co-op Coordinator.  

Sample Jobs and Companies

Statistics Canada
Survey frame creation and maintenance, sample design, questionnaire design, data collection, edit and imputation of data, treatment of non-response, estimation of parameters of interest and their variance, data analysis, measurement of non-sampling errors, protection of confidentiality, quality control/assurance, record linkage or survey evaluation

 

We’ll run you through the application requirements, and then you’ll be prompted to create an account in SCOPE, the UBC Science Co-op Information System.

Made a mistake on your application?

Just log into SCOPE and edit your application. For technical support contact science.coop@ubc.ca.

Explore Statistics: Visit the department site.