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 2016-2017 calendars for the previous requirements.

Compulsory Courses at the 1000 level
MAT 1341Introduction to Linear Algebra3 Units
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
Discrete Mathematics for Computing 1
Mathematical Reasoning and Proofs 1
Compulsory courses at the 2000 level
MAT 2322Calculus III for Engineers 23 Units
3 course units from:3 Units
Honours Linear Algebra
Introduction to Applied Linear Algebra
6 course units from:6 Units
Ordinary Differential Equations and the Laplace Transform 3
Discrete Mathematics
Introduction to Geometry
Foundations of Mathematics
Introduction to Probability 5
Introduction to Statistics 6
Introduction to Biostatistics 4, 6
Ordinary Differential Equations and Numerical Methods 3, 4
Optional courses
6 optional course units in mathematics (MAT) at the 3000 or 4000 level6 Units
Total: 30 Units