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Why study Mathematics and Statistics?
Mathematics is a language that answers real-world questions in science and engineering. Statistics is the science of information. Studying them together gives you a set of tools which will allow you to explore the meaning behind the numbers in a range of practical applications.
This program is designed for students who wish to enter the job market right after graduation. As a Mathematics and Statistics student, you’ll uncover the mathematical structure of random systems such as the economy and the stock market, health and survival, and weather forecasting. You will build a solid foundation in linear algebra, calculus, probability and number theory, and learn to use professional software tools for mathematics and data analysis applications.
If you choose the Joint Major with Computer Applications, you’ll complement your mathematics knowledge with computer science topics such as modelling and symbolic computation. It’s also common for Mathematics and Statistics students to add a minor in a different field of their choice.
After you graduate with a Major in Mathematics and Statistics, you will have the knowledge and skills required to apply mathematics and statistics in professional careers in business, industry or government agencies.
A Bachelor of Arts or Science degree takes a minimum of three or four years (90 – 120 credits) of full-time study, depending on your academic background.
About the Major The Major in Mathematics & Statistics is a 42-credit program with a common core of 36 credits. It is aimed at students who would like to have a good background in the mathematical sciences, but whose goals are to enter the job market upon graduation, rather than to pursue graduate studies. The focus of the Major is on the applicable nature of the mathematical sciences as tools for solving, and as ways of thinking about, a wide range of problems. Certain selected topics will be covered in each course accompanied by the use of appropriate software applications.
- University Transfers (internal/external): C overall, C in math / sciences
- Bacc. français: 11 overall, 11 in math / science
- International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma: 26 overall, 4 math, 4 science
Course requirements for admission
- CEGEP STUDENTS: Calculus 1 and Calculus 2 and Linear Algebra – Mechanics, Electricity and Magnetism and Wave, Optics and Modern Physics – General Chemistry and Chemistry of Solutions – General Biology OR Natural Science DEC OR DEC intégré en sciences, lettres et arts.
- HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS: one math and two of either biology, chemistry or physics
- BACC FRANÇAIS STUDENTS: Science programs require the completion of Série S (Sciences) Bacc. français
- IB STUDENTS: one math, one science (HL preferred but SL acceptable). SL grade requirement may vary. Science HL or SL acceptable.
- UNIVERSITY TRANSFERS: one math, one science (if courses are completed during previous studies, they may be considered as the basis of admission)
Course requirements for admission
- CEGEP STUDENTS: Calculus 1 and Calculus 2 and Linear Algebra OR DEC intégré en sciences, lettres et arts
- HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS: one math
- BACC. FRANÇAIS STUDENTS: one math
- IB STUDENTS: one math (HL preferred but SL acceptable. SL grade requirement may vary.)
- UNIVERSITY TRANSFERS: one math (if math course is completed during previous studies, it may be considered as the basis of admission)
We consider complete applications year round and we give priority to applicants who apply by official deadlines. Late applications will be considered if places are still available for the Fall Term only.
February 1 (applicants from outside Canada)
September 1 (applicants from outside Canada)
*Certain programs have extended their deadlines. Please check program availability.**Not all programs are available for this term. Please check program availability.
We reserve the right to close admission to a program at any time after the official deadline without prior notice.
After your degree
If you want to learn how to predict the future, consider actuarial mathematics. Actuaries use their mathematical and statistical wizardry to solve problems involving risk and uncertainty.
You want to model the future, solve problems involving risk, and make financial decisions that will affect the futures of corporations, communities and investors.
If you’re a problem solver, have great math skills and a keen interest in financial markets, Mathematical and Computational Finance is the field where these skills and interests intersect.