Mathematics

Mathematics and statistics are not only powerful problem-solving tools, but also highly creative fields of studies that combine imagination with logic, and precision with intuition. 

Mathematics is much more than numbers! Its basic goal is to reveal and model general patterns to help explain our world, whether they be found in electrical impulses in the human nervous system, the evolution of animal populations in their habitats, fluctuations in stock-market prices, or electronic communications. Mathematics reaches far beyond science and engineering into medicine, business and the social sciences. 

Advances in mathematics and statistics lie behind many discoveries that are now part of our daily lives, such as MRI scanners, digital compression of music and video, secure electronic communications, data mining, genomic algorithms, futures pricing, and many other innovations. 

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers Honours, majors and minors both in mathematics and in statistics. Our Honours program in statistics is accredited by the Statistical Society of Canada, allowing graduates to earn the A.Stat. professional designation. Moreover, the Department offers a joint honours program in mathematics and economics, a joint honours program in mathematics and computer science, as well as a multidisciplinary program in financial mathematics and economics. All our honours programs also include the co-operative education option.

Economics

Ever wonder why some countries are richer than others? Ever question why income inequality has been growing? Ever wonder why Canadian politicians worry when other countries may be going bankrupt? Economics can answer all these questions. 

Economics examines how individuals and society make choices in a world where resources are limited. It focuses on the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services. Two important themes are efficiency (the absence of waste in the use of resources) and fairness. Since making choices is central to all human activities, studying economics often helps explain why people and governments behave in certain ways.

This program is offered in English and in French. 

Co-operative education is available with this program.

Requirements for this program have been modified. Please consult the 2015-2016 calendars for the previous requirements.

ENG 1100Workshop in Essay Writing3 Units
3 optional course units in English (ENG) from:3 Units
Literature and Composition I: Prose Fiction
Literature and Composition II: Drama and Poetry
Mathematics (51 course units)
MAT 1320Calculus I3 Units
MAT 1322Calculus II3 Units
MAT 1341Introduction to Linear Algebra3 Units
MAT 1362Mathematical Reasoning and Proofs3 Units
MAT 2122Multivariable Calculus3 Units
MAT 2125Elementary Real Analysis3 Units
MAT 2371Introduction to Probability3 Units
MAT 2375Introduction to Statistics3 Units
3 course units from:3 Units
Linear Algebra I 1
Introduction to Applied Linear Algebra
6 course units from:6 Units
Algebraic Structures
Ordinary Differential Equations and the Laplace Transform
Discrete Mathematics
Introduction to Geometry
Foundations of Mathematics 2
12 optional course units in mathematics (MAT) at the 3000 or 4000 level 3, 412 Units
6 optional course units in mathematics (MAT) at the 4000 level 3, 46 Units
Economics (42 course units)
ECO 1102Introduction to Macroeconomics3 Units
ECO 1104Introduction to Microeconomics3 Units
ECO 2142Macroeconomic Theory I3 Units
ECO 2143Macroeconomic Theory II3 Units
ECO 2144Microeconomic Theory I3 Units
ECO 2145Microeconomic Theory II3 Units
ECO 3151Introduction to Econometrics3 Units
ECO 3152Macroeconomic Theory III3 Units
ECO 3153Microeconomic Theory III3 Units
9 optional course units in economics (ECO) at the 3000 or 4000 level9 Units
6 optional course units in economics (ECO) at the 4000 level6 Units
21 elective course units21 Units
Total: 120 Units

Note(s)

1

Students interested in graduate studies in mathematics should choose MAT 2141.

2

MAT 2362 is strongly recommended and is required for further study of logic.

3

The course MAT 3153 cannot be counted for units if you have previously passed MAT 4153. You may however take MAT 3153 and then subsequently take MAT 4153, and count both for units.

4

Students planning to go to graduate school in Mathematics and Statistics must consult the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.