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 French immersion stream is available with this program.
Requirements for this program have been modified. Please consult the 2015-2016 calendars for the previous requirements.
This program is accredited by the Statistical Society of Canada (SSC). To satisfy the requirements for the professional title of A. Stat. from the SSC, students must take three courses (9 units) at the 3000 level in one area other than mathematics and statistics. These three courses could be taken among the 9 elective units part of your Honours in Statistics or part of a minor in another area added to this program. Consult the Department of Mathematics and Statistics for details.
|3 optional course units in English (ENG) at the 1000 or 2000 level||3 Units|
|ITI 1120||Introduction to Computing I||3 Units|
|MAT 1320||Calculus I||3 Units|
|MAT 1322||Calculus II||3 Units|
|MAT 1341||Introduction to Linear Algebra||3 Units|
|MAT 1362||Mathematical Reasoning and Proofs||3 Units|
|MAT 2122||Multivariable Calculus||3 Units|
|MAT 2125||Elementary Real Analysis||3 Units|
|3 course units from:||3 Units|
|Honours Linear Algebra|
|Introduction to Applied Linear Algebra|
|MAT 2324||Ordinary Differential Equations and the Laplace Transform||3 Units|
|MAT 2371||Introduction to Probability||3 Units|
|MAT 2375||Introduction to Statistics||3 Units|
|MAT 3172||Foundations of Probability||3 Units|
|MAT 3341||Applied Linear Algebra||3 Units|
|MAT 3375||Regression Analysis||3 Units|
|MAT 3377||Sampling and Surveys||3 Units|
|MAT 3378||Analysis of Experimental Designs||3 Units|
|MAT 4175||Introduction to Mathematical Statistics||3 Units|
|6 optional course units from:||6 Units|
|Introduction to Time Series Analysis|
|Modern Computational Statistics|
|Multivariate Statistical Methods|
|Topics in Statistics|
|Topics in Applied Probability|
|Categorical Data Analysis in Biostatistics|
|15 optional course units in mathematics (MAT) at the 3000 or 4000 level 1, 2, 3||15 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 Management||9 Units|
|36 elective course units 1, 2, 3||36 Units|
Please note that all programs in the Faculty of Science require a minimum of 12 elective course units from the Faculty of Arts, the Faculty of Education, the Faculty of Law, the Faculty of Social Sciences or the Telfer School of Management. Once you have decided on the replacement courses, please inform the Office of Undergraduate Programs of the Faculty of Science by email at infosci@uOttawa.ca so that we may amend your Academic Advisement accordingly.