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 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 level3 Units
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
3 course units from:3 Units
Honours Linear Algebra
Introduction to Applied Linear Algebra
MAT 2324Ordinary Differential Equations and the Laplace Transform3 Units
MAT 2371Introduction to Probability3 Units
MAT 2375Introduction to Statistics3 Units
MAT 3172Foundations of Probability3 Units
MAT 3341Applied Linear Algebra3 Units
MAT 3375Regression Analysis3 Units
MAT 3377Sampling and Surveys3 Units
MAT 3378Analysis of Experimental Designs3 Units
MAT 4175Introduction to Mathematical Statistics3 Units
6 optional course units from:6 Units
Introduction to Time Series Analysis
Applied Probability
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, 315 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
36 elective course units 1, 2, 336 Units
Total: 120 Units


This message is intended for students registered in the Faculty of Science. If the components of your program of study require common compulsory courses, you will have to replace the units as follows:

  1.  1000-level courses must be replaced with elective course units;
  2.  2000-level courses and above must be replaced with optional course units from either discipline at the same level or above.

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 so that we may amend your Academic Advisement accordingly.