Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science
As modern technology generates large volumes of data and information on anything you can think of, we increasingly rely on skilled professionals to analyse this data and information. These professionals interpret the outcome of the analyses and from the insight gained, it is possible to make improved decisions of importance.
At Stellenbosch University the courses offered by the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science are designed to develop the skills needed by these professionals. Prospective students may choose from various degree programmes that open the door to careers in Statistics, Actuarial Science and Financial Risk Management, among others.
Since 2021 we have also presented the BDatSci (Bachelor of Data Science) programme. Alternatively,
students can register for a BCom (Mathematical Sciences) degree with Data Science as a focal area. For more information on our programmes,
The picture below was taken when prof CR Rao visited the Department in 2002. Prof CR Rao passed away on 22 August 2023 at the age of 102 (two weeks before his 103rd) after an extra-ordinary and remarkable academic career that started in 1941 with his undergraduate studies in Statistics in Kolkata, India. The Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science honour his legacy and tremendous contributions to the subject of Statistics.