Mathematics and statistics are two cornerstones of many undergraduate degrees. In addition to the Department's own suite of programs, math and stats courses are required for degrees in everything from Business to Biology.
It has long been accepted that proficiency in mathematics is essential to the acquisition of knowledge in other areas of science. As the department whose disciplines underpin most fields of science, we feel a responsibility to encourage more students to study and to excel in mathematics.
In a world increasingly hungry for data of all kinds and in which laymen are constantly bombarded with statistical evidence to support various theories, we have also the responsibility to increase statistical literacy and to train competent statisticians.
Toward this training goal, we offer courses leading to general and honours degrees in both the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Arts, with concentrations in applied mathematics, pure mathematics and statistics. Currently, 220 undergraduate students are enrolled in our 23 degree programs.