Welcome to the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science


"Data-based careers continue to be among the best career choices according to many different ranking systems. The 2019 report ranks data scientist as the #1 career, statistician as #2, and actuary as #10. Land your dream job by studying in our department."  - Professor Tim Swartz, Department Chair

The Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science was created in 2001 and has since grown into a dynamic group of approximately 530 undergraduate students, 62 graduate students, and 24 faculty members. Statistics and Actuarial Science faculty have earned a national and international reputation for work in applied and theoretical statistics, actuarial science, and, more recently, data science. Undergraduate and graduate students flourish in the highly interactive and personalized environment that characterizes our department. 

Explore the links on our site and discover the programs, research, students, staff, and faculty that define SFU’s world-class department for statistics, actuarial science, and data science!


Do you enjoy using data to solve problems of scientific interest? If so, the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science has the right B.Sc. degree for you.


With the support of our talented faculty members, hone your analytical skills and discover the joys of working as a statistician, actuary, or data scientist.


The digital age continues to create a wealth of new data-based problems. Our researchers are leading the way in developing innovative solutions.

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