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 the discipline-specific courses. Please refer to the Academic Regulations for information on the Honours bachelor's with double major and the Honours bachelor's with major and minor.
Co-operative education is available when taken as part of an honours degree.
The extended French stream is available when taken as part of an honours degree.
Requirements for this program have been modified. Please consult the 2018-2019 calendars for the previous requirements.
|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|
|MAT 2371||Introduction to Probability||3 Units|
|MAT 2375||Introduction to Statistics||3 Units|
|3 course units from:||3 Units|
|Honours Linear Algebra|
|Introduction to Applied Linear Algebra|
|MAT 3375||Regression Analysis 1||3 Units|
|MAT 3377||Sampling and Surveys 1||3 Units|
|MAT 3378||Analysis of Experimental Designs 1||3 Units|
|12 course units from: 2||12 Units|
|Foundations of Probability|
|Introduction to Time Series Analysis|
|Introduction to Mathematical Statistics 1|
|Modern Computational Statistics|
|Multivariate Statistical Methods|
|Topics in Statistics|
|Topics in Applied Probability|
|Categorical Data Analysis in Biostatistics|
|6 optional course units in mathematics (MAT) at the 3000 or 4000 level 3, 4, 5||6 Units|
|1||This is a required course for A.Stat. accreditation.|
|2||Courses accredited by the Statistical Society of Canada (SSC) and which may be used to satisfy the requirements for the professional title of A.Stat. from the SSC. Consult the Department of Mathematics and Statistics for more details.|