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Create a mathematical model of a real world system and discover whether the fluttering of a butterfly's wing in the Amazon can cause a tornado in the East Indies! Predict patterns of societal behaviour, understand stock markets and build models of national economies. Research an abstract problem and develop a groundbreaking equation. Discover the aesthetics of pure reasoning, the elegance of a clever argument and the art of conjecture.
Bachelor of Science - Mathematics
- B.Sc. Four-year
- B.Sc. Three-year
- B.Sc. Honours
- B.Sc. Honours - Concentration in Pure Mathematics
- B.Sc. Honours - Concentration in Applied Mathematics
- B.Sc. Double Honours - Mathematics and a Second Discipline
- B.Sc. Double Honours - Mathematics and Statistics
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Mathematics is the study of numbers, sets of points and various other abstract elements. It deals with the size, order, shape and various relationships among these features. Most importantly, our classes teach students how to think critically and apply numerical logic in solving wide-ranging problems.
Mathematics contributes to the formulation and solution of problems in diverse fields such as Medicine, Economics and the Social Sciences in addition to being the foundation of the field of Computer Science and the "language" of Science and Engineering.
Our graduates are recruited by employers for their logical reasoning and efficient problem solving skills. They are also well-positioned to pursue further studies in various other subjects, including Economics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geology and Medicine.
- Students have the opportunity to interact with researchers in Mathematics and Statistics and are introduced to the national and international mathematical science community.
- The Department participates annually in undergraduate mathematical competitions that develop skills and expose students to situations with no classroom counterpart.
- Upper year classes have excellent student-professor ratios; this allows for direct interaction and creates an excellent learning environment.
- The Department of Mathematics & Statistics also offers scholarships and awards for top students
- Many Honours students, while completing their degree, are able to find summer employment in the Department of Mathematics & Statistics as research assistants or as markers or tutorial assistants.
- STAT 241: Probability Theory
Laws of probability, discrete and continuous random variables and their distributions, moments, functions of random variables and their distributions, Central Limit Theorem.
- MATH 379: Complex Analysis
Fundamental concepts, analytic functions, infinite series, integral theorems, calculus of residues, conformal mappings and applications.
- MATH 432: Dynamical Systems and Chaos
One dimensional dynamics; the quadratic family, symbolic dynamics and chaos. Period doubling; conservative systems, action angle variables, KAM theory; complex analytic dynamics, the Mandelbrot and Julia sets.
- College or University Professor
- Computational Biologist
- Financial Analyst or Consultant at a major financial institution
- High-School Teacher
- Mathematician at a hi-tech Company or Research Institute
- National Security Analyst
- Operations Research Analyst
- See http://weusemath.org for multiple other job descriptions
- Collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data
- Critical and analytical thinking
- Organizational/Planning skills
- Problem-solving skills
- Research skills and methods
- Technical skills