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Mathematics and Statistics Undergraduate Programs

We offer majors and honours degrees in both mathematics and statistics. You can obtain these degrees from the Faculty of Science of the Faculty of Arts which means you get a great deal of flexibility to pursue other areas of interest.

Mathematics Degrees

The Mathematics Major and Honours degrees prepare you for a career in industry, government or education.

We suggest obtaining some expertise in an area of application such as physical sciences, computer science, engineering or business.

Statistics Degrees

The Statistics Major and Honours degrees are designed to prepare you for a career in industry or government as well as to provide a background for graduate study.

We suggest obtaining some expertise in an area of application such as physical sciences, forestry or computer science.

Minor programs

If you are majoring in another area, you can obtain a Mathematics or Statistics Minor. This option is particularly attractive if you are studying quantitative fields like physics or engineering. 

We offer four minor degree options:

  • Mathematics
  • Statistics
  • Financial Mathematics
  • Computational Mathematics

Please visit the undergraduate calendar for detailed information on the mathematics and statistic programs. 

Interdepartmental programs

Mathematics and statistics appear in many branches of the sciences and the humanities. Students interested in this field can consider an interdisciplinary degree program.

Mathematics/Statistics-Biology Option

Biology is a quantitative discipline with a firm mathematical underpinning. 

Students with strong quantitative backgrounds are better positioned for graduate research. Biological sub-disciplines in which mathematics and statistics are used extensively include ecology, evolution, bioinformatics, genomics, and systems biology.

Mathematics/Statistics-Economics Option

The field of economics relies heavily on mathematical and statistical models.

This interdepartmental program gives students the quantitative foundations they need to maximize their understanding and application of these models in business and finance-oriented careers.

Mathematics-Physics Option

Evidence for the deep connection between mathematics and physics was first presented by Isaac Newton hundreds of years ago and the case has only gotten stronger since then.  

This demanding program allows students to explore the fascinating interplay between mathematics and the natural world.

Please visit the undergraduate calendar for detailed information on interdepartmental programs.

Concurrent degree programs

You can graduate with two degrees in five years with a concurrent degree program.

Contact one of our undergraduate advisors to discover the variety of concurrent degrees available.

Actuarial certificate

The actuarial career is one of the top-ranked quantitative professions in terms of salary and job satisfaction. Our actuarial certificate provides the courses required and begins your preparation for the first three professional exams.