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.

This program is offered in English and in French. 

The table below includes only discipline-specific courses. Please refer to the Academic Regulations for information on including a minor to your degree.

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

One option from the following:6 Units
Option 1:
Calculus I
Calculus II
Option 2:
Calculus for the Life Sciences I
Calculus for the Life Sciences II
3 course units from:3 Units
Introduction to Linear Algebra
Mathematical Methods II
MAT 2342Introduction to Applied Linear Algebra3 Units
MAT 2371Introduction to Probability3 Units
3 course units from:3 Units
Introduction to Statistics
Introduction to Biostatistics 1
9 course units from: 29 Units
Foundations of Probability 3
Regression Analysis
Sampling and Surveys
Analysis of Experimental Designs
Introduction to Time Series Analysis
Introduction to Mathematical Statistics 3
Applied Probability
Modern Computational Statistics
Multivariate Statistical Methods
Topics in Statistics
Topics in Applied Probability
Categorical Data Analysis in Biostatistics
3 optional course units in mathematics (MAT) at the 2000, 3000 or 4000 level, or from the following list:3 Units
Statistical Modeling 3
Applied Biostatistics
Applied Econometrics 3
GIS and Numerical Spatial Analysis 3
Quantitative Analysis in Geology 3
Total: 30 Units

Note(s)

1

This course cannot count in a major or an Honours program in mathematics or statistics.

2

The courses in this list are accredited by the Statistical Society of Canada for the A.Stat. professional designation. Consult the Department of Mathematics and Statistics for more details.

3

These courses require prerequisites which are not part of the minor.