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Data Science


Statisticians gather, analyze and interpret data to solve real-world problems. Some study data to monitor climate change. Others use data to help sports teams pick next season's best players. Whether you use data to make medicines more effective or to reduce hunger and disease, your skills can make the world a better place.

Quick facts

Program options:
Study options:
Full-time study, Part-time study
Program delivery:

Areas of focus

  • Statistics
  • Computer science
  • Database management


  • Data scientist
  • Data analyst
  • Biostatistician

Sample courses

  • Introduction to Data Science - STAT 123
  • Data Analysis - STAT 359
  • Data Management and Presentation - STAT 321


This program can be added to your primary degree as a minor, enabling you to broaden your studies.

Declare your minor program after one or more years of full-time study at UVic.

Your academic advisor can help you plan your courses to ensure you meet the requirements of both your major and minor programs.

English language proficiency

You must demonstrate English language proficiency to attend UVic. Your transcripts are enough to prove proficiency if you've studied full-time in an academic program at the high school or post-secondary level within Canada for at least four years, and all of your instruction was in English.

Learn about UVic's English language requirement.

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We'll walk you through all of the steps in the process, from submitting your online application to accepting your offer of admission.

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