Probability and Statistics (Faculty of Arts)

Quebec CEGEP
Average or previous year's cutoff:
27.00 overall R-Score
Average of the lowest R-Scores admitted over the last THREE years.
Prerequisites:

English 603 (or French 601 for French CEGEP applicants)

Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Honours

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

Ontario high school
Average or previous year's cutoff:
88.40% top 6 average
Average of the lowest Top 6 averages admitted over the last THREE years.
Prerequisites:

4U English or French, depending on the language of instruction at your school

Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Honours

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

Other Canadian high school
Average or previous year's cutoff:
88.30% top 5 average
Average of the lowest Top 5 averages admitted over the last THREE years.
Prerequisites:

Grade 12 English or French, depending on the language of instruction at your school

Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Honours

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

U.S. high school
Average or previous year's cutoff:
B+ average in grades 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisites:
  • Courses must include: English
  • Standardized Tests (Test Optional for Fall 2022):
    • ACT or SAT
Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Honours

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

Other
Average or previous year's cutoff:

While the minimum requirement for McGill is the equivalent of a B+ average, most programs will have higher requirements. See the complete admissions requirements for more information applicable to your situation.

Prerequisites:
Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Honours

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

See the complete requirements

Overview

This Honours program provides training in probability and statistics with a solid mathematical core, and basic training in computing. It prepares you for graduate school in probability, statistics, or data science.  

As a student in this flexible program, you can focus on probability, mathematical statistics, applied statistics, actuarial science and finance, or data science. Once you graduate, you can pursue the A.Stat professional accreditation from the Statistical Society of Canada, which is regarded as the entry-level requirement for a Statistician practicing in Canada. 


Careers

This program will allow you to gain theoretical and practical knowledge in two thriving areas that will help you to succeed in a variety of careers in industry or government in the statistical sciences.  

You could become a professional: 

  • Statistician  
  • Actuary   
  • Mathematician   
  • Investment analyst  

Possible minors

Minors are a great way to customize your academic experience. Many students use minors to pursue interests outside their major, while others choose minors to complement their degree.

Minors that complement this program: 


Related majors

Discover these related majors:  

Ready to apply?

For this program, you'll need to apply to the Faculty of Arts.

See the full eligibility information for more information about deadlines and required documents for your application.

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