Since June 1, 2007, the University of Ottawa is one of the few Canadian universities to have its undergraduate courses in statistics officially accredited by the Statistical Society of Canada (SSC) under the new Associate Statistician professional designation.
The SSC offers two levels of accreditation, the Professional Statistician (P.Stat.) and the Associate Statistician (A.Stat.). These qualifications demonstrate that the accredited parties have achieved a certain level of professional competence in the understanding and application of statistical methods and maintain a level of ethical practice.
The Department of Mathematics and Statistics of the University of Ottawa offers programs in mathematics and in statistics in both official languages. Under the new SSC accreditation, students who graduate from the Specialization in Statistics program (combined with a minor from another field) will have automatically satisfied the educational requirements for the A.Stat. professional designation.