Statistics involves the collection and analysis of data—ranging from the simple to the highly complex—to enable evidence-based problem-solving and decision-making throughout society.
Statisticians assist with gathering and interpreting data, analysing trends and predicting outcomes.
You can major in Statistics in our:
- Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences
- Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences (Advanced)
- Bachelor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
A major enables you to specialise by completing a series of courses within your degree in an area of interest. Our Statistics major focuses on the creation, collection, modelling and analysis of data to draw conclusions, inform decision-making, solve problems and direct business or organisational development.
Careers in statistics
Statistics is highly-applicable to a vast range of industries and careers. You could use your statistical knowledge, for example, to: help improve health care; forecast the weather; analyse market research; or predict the behaviour of financial markets. You could apply your skills as a:
- data analyst
- data scientist
As a graduate, you could find employment anywhere from a bank or finance organisation, to consumer goods and insurance companies, federal and state government agencies, or biomedical research centres.