BS Statistics


Statistics focuses on the design of scientific studies and the analysis of data. The Bachelor of Science in Statistics program provides an opportunity for students to study courses that enhance understanding of intermediate as well as advanced concepts in statistics.

Students will also gain necessary knowledge and skills required for computer statistical data analysis. With the recent rise of Big Data, Data Science, and Analytics, the demand for this set of skills has increased substantially.

The curriculum provides students with a firm foundation in statistics, mathematics, and computing. Employment opportunities in statistics are growing rapidly, and there are very few people trained in data analysis to meet the increasing demand in the job market.

This program equips students with the skills and knowledge necessary to collect, analyze, interpret, and present data in various fields such as business, healthcare, social sciences, and research.

Admission Criteria
  • A recognized general education diploma or its equivalent
  • Students joining MCBS must go through an English placement test to determine the appropriate English level
  • Students presenting a valid score of 5-5.5 in IELTS or 65-79 in internet based TOEFL (iBT) are exempted from the English program
  • Students will need to go through Mathematics and IT placements tests to determine their levels of proficiency in these subjects as they are part of the GFP or possible exemption
  • Mathematics placements tests will determine whether Basic Mathematics (MATH 10) and Pure Mathematics (MATH 21) can be exempted, or students will be given both or one of them
  • IT placement test will determine whether students will require to take the Information Technology foundation course (COSC 10)
Program Structure

Duration: Bachelor’s degree requires about 8 semesters or 4 years

Program delivery: 12-15 credits per normal semester and 6 credits per summer semester

Internship: placement on a 3-month internship

Courses: Apart from courses closely related to the program, students take general education courses.

Core Courses18
Communication skills12
Social Sciences09
Mathematics and Computer Science34
Natural Science08
Free Electives06
Statistics Electives15
Business Requirements09

Core Courses (51 Credits)

Course CodeCourse NameCredits
CPT 170Programming with Visual Basic3
CPT 182Programming in C3
CPT 220Programming & Data Structures3
MAT 80Analytical Geometry & Calculus I5
MAT 175Analytical Geometry & Calculus II5
MATH 2311Calculus III3
MAT 105Basic Probability and Statistics3
BUS 250Business Statistics3
MAT 245Elementary Linear Algebra3
MAT 255Discrete Mathematics3
STAT 2310Regression Analysis3
STAT 3330Analysis of Variances3
STAT 2320Statistical Software and Data Analysis3
STAT 2350Probability Theory3
STAT 3360Statistical Inference3
STAT 4370Senior Seminar2

Career Opportunities

A Bachelor of Science in Statistics offers excellent job prospects in today's data-driven world. Graduates with a degree in statistics possess a unique skill set that is highly valued across industries.

Graduates of the Program are recruited by a wide range of employers in Oman.  Jobs directly related to this degree include:

1. Statistician
2. Data analyst
3. Data scientist
4. Financial risk analyst
5. Investment analyst
6. Market researcher
7. Operational researcher

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Required English Prerequisites

Department Contact

Contact Program Chair Dr. Joseph Mani for more information.