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BS in Statistics in the Philippines

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Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Statistics is a four-year program that provides knowledge and skills in theoretical and applied statistics. With a thorough understanding and prognosis of uncertainty, statistics equips students with enough that will facilitate decision making. The program is designed for students who are interested in studying statistical science and data science that is useful in various stages of research processes. 


Recommended Senior High School Strand

Students who want to pursue a degree in BS in Statistics are encouraged to take the Accountancy, Business and Management strand. This strand provides the basic concepts of business and financial management, and corporate operations that will be helpful for college. 


Subjects and Curriculum

  • Reasoning of Mathematics
  • Set Theory/Logic
  • Calculus
  • Linear Algebra
  • Matrix Theory
  • Basic Programming
  • Statistical Software
  • Descriptive Statistics
  • Mathematical Statistics

Admission Requirements

Qualifications

  • The student must be a high school graduate. 

However, if they were not able to graduate high school, they may opt to take the Alternative Learning System (ALS) and pass the Philippine Educational Placement Test (PEPT) to qualify for college; the availability of courses for PEPT passers depend on the university.

  • The students must pass the College Admissions Test of the university.

Basic Requirements

  • Form 138 - High School Report Card (Original and Photocopy)
  • Recommendation letter from High school principal and guidance counselor
  • Most recent medical and dental health record
  • Copy of NSO Certified birth certificate
  • Certificate of Good moral character
  • Copy of honorable dismissal
  • Copy of high school diploma
  • (1) Latest 2”x2” ID Picture

Program Outcome

Graduates of BS in Statistics are expected to be able to:

  • Demonstrate broad and coherent knowledge and understanding in the core areas of statistics, computing, and mathematics
  • Translate real-life problems into statistical problems
  • Generate information involving the conceptualization of a strategy for generating timely and accurate and reliable data
  • Identify appropriate statistical tests and methods and use these properly for the given problems

On-The-Job Training/Internship

During the fourth year of the program, students are required to attend an On the Job Training (OJT) in government agencies, health care organizations, insurance companies, financial institutes, or research institutions.


Students are given the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills in an actual work setting. Usually, universities require them to submit a written report on their tasks, learning experiences, and hours rendered. Their work performance will also be evaluated by their immediate managers and will be submitted to their respective OJT coordinator. The number of hours required may differ in each university.


Board Exam

The BS in Statistics does not have a board examination. However, graduates may opt to take the Civil Service Examination (CSE) conducted by the Philippine Civil Service Commission (PCSC) to qualify in working in government offices. Some graduates opt to take a Master’s degree followed by a Doctorate degree to gain expertise in the industry. 



Career Opportunities

Graduates of BS in Statistics may pursue a career path in government agencies, health care organizations, insurance companies, financial institutes, or research institutions. They may apply as a statistician, finance associate, auditing associate, bank teller, statistics professor, or a researcher.

Reviews of BS in Statistics graduates:

J. A.
◈ Studied BS in Statistics
◈ At University of the Philippines Los Banos
◈ Graduated 2012

list bulletAbout my college education: If I could sum up my education in one word, I won't and I can't. It was a mix of anything and everything. At times it was fun, and at some times it was devastating, but most of the time, it was a unique learning experience. For any UP student of any course, I think he/she might answer that studying in UP is one of the most memorable experience, ever. As a Statistics major, it's already a prerequisite that you should have at least a strong foundation in math and logic. It's an advantage if you have strong inter and intrapersonal skills, as well as good communication skills. However, the most important skill that Statisticians must obtain is dedication. You can't really succeed in this field if you won't love your chosen career path since there are only a few statisticians in the world due to its difficult nature.

list bulletMy current job: I am currently working as a Statistician for Level Up Games Inc.

list bulletAm I using what I learned in college: Everything that I've learned throughout my college life, I have implemented in my work space. From the technical skills required to the important life lessons and values, I have fully made the most out of it in my chosen career path. So I'm proud to say that anything you learn in UP is something that you can use in the future.

list bulletHow long did it take to find a job: It didn't take me a long time to search for a job after my graduation. Almost everyone in my course already has a job even before graduation. Actually, my adviser referred me to my first job.

list bulletDo I recommend studying Statistics: Statistics encompasses almost every field in the world yet only a few statisticians exists due the difficulty of its nature. You can be involved in economics, business, management, health, epidemiology, biology, agriculture, social work, public administration, computer science, and so on and so forth. UP makes it a point to train their students quite well in whatever field they choose so when they're in the real world, they know how to arm themselves to face life's challenges. I would recommend this course to anyone who has a passion to help improve the current status of our society in whatever aspect he/she chooses.
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