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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


  • 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:

list bulletWhy did I choose Statistics: I thought Statistics is equivalent to Mathematics and Math is my best subject in high school.

list bulletAbout my college education: Statistics is a challenging course. You have to be very patient and persistent to pass this course.

list bulletMy current job: Researcher

list bulletAm I using what I learned in college: Yes. Apart from the attitude I learned in surviving UP that helped me in the job I am now, the subjects I learned from the course I had has helped me in my job

list bulletHow long did it take to find a job: 1 month

list bulletDo I recommend studying Statistics: yes, I will.

list bulletAdvice to people who are thinking of studying this course: You have to be very sure that numbers is your game.
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