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. 

Co-operative education is available with this program.

The extended French stream is available with this program.

Requirements for this program have been modified. Please consult the 2018-2019 calendars for the previous requirements.

Compulsory courses
ITI 1120Introduction to Computing I3 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 2141Honours Linear Algebra3 Units
MAT 2143Introduction to Group Theory3 Units
MAT 2324Ordinary Differential Equations and the Laplace Transform3 Units
MAT 2362Foundations of Mathematics3 Units
MAT 2371Introduction to Probability3 Units
MAT 3120Real Analysis3 Units
MAT 3121Complex Analysis I3 Units
MAT 3143Rings and Modules3 Units
MAT 3341Applied Linear Algebra3 Units
Optional courses
3 course units from:3 Units
Discrete Mathematics 1
Introduction to Geometry
Introduction to Statistics
3 optional course units in English (ENG) at the 1000 or 2000 level3 Units
18 optional course units in mathematics (MAT) at the 3000 or 4000 level 218 Units
6 optional course units in mathematics (MAT) at the 4000 level 26 Units
9 elective course units offered by the Faculty of Arts, the Faculty of Education, the Faculty of Law, the Faculty of Social Sciences or the Telfer School of Management9 Units
33 elective course units 233 Units
Total: 120 Units