Office of the Registrar
Faculty of Science (2012/2013)
7.8 Mathematics and Statistics

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From the point of view of degree regulations, Applied Mathematics, Pure Mathematics, and Statistics are considered to be one subject area.

The following undergraduate programs are available in the Department:

  1. Applied Mathematics and Chemistry Joint Honours (B.Sc. only)

  2. Applied Mathematics and Computer Science Joint Major (B.Sc. only)

  3. Applied Mathematics and Economics Joint Major (B.Sc. only)

  4. Applied Mathematics and Physics Joint Honours (B.Sc. only)

  5. Applied Mathematics and Physics Joint Major (B.Sc. only)

  6. Biology and Statistics Joint Honours (B.Sc. only)

  7. Computer Science and Pure Mathematics Joint Honours (B.Sc. only)

  8. Computer Science and Pure Mathematics Joint Major (B.Sc. only)

  9. Computer Science and Statistics Joint Honours (B.Sc. only)

  10. Computer Science and Statistics Joint Major (B.Sc. only)

  11. Economics and Pure Mathematics Joint Major (B.Sc. only)

  12. Economics and Statistics Joint Major (B.Sc. only)

  13. Economics and Statistics (Co-operative) Joint Major (B.Sc. only)

  14. Honours in Applied Mathematics (B.Sc. only)

  15. Honours in Pure Mathematics

  16. Honours in Statistics

  17. Major in Applied Mathematics (B.Sc. only)

  18. Major in Pure Mathematics

  19. Major in Statistics

  20. Minor in Mathematics

  21. Minor in Statistics

  22. Pure Mathematics and Statistics Joint Honours

Details of these programs are given after the Regulations for the Honours Degree of Bachelor of Science.

Mathematics and Statistics course descriptions are found at the end of the Faculty of Science section under Course Descriptions, Mathematics and Statistics.

7.8.1 Regulations
  1. At most 9 credit hours in Mathematics will be given for courses completed from the following list subject to normal credit restrictions: Mathematics 1000, 1031, 1050, 1051, the former 1080, the former 1081, 1090, the former 1150 and 1151.

  2. In the program descriptions that follow, Mathematics 1000 may be replaced by the former Mathematics 1081.

  3. Students with credits in Mathematics or Statistics not listed in this Calendar must consult the department for equivalency before taking any course listed below.

  4. The former Mathematics 1150 and Mathematics 1151 were courses designed specifically for students who intended to graduate with a degree in Primary or Elementary Education. No other students can receive credit for these courses. These courses are not acceptable as alternatives to any other First Year Mathematics course listed in this calendar. Students who have received credit for Education 125 or Mathematics 115/125 cannot receive additional credit for the former Mathematics 1150 or Mathematics 1151 or the current Mathematics 1050 or Mathematics 1051.

    1. For the current academic year the Mathematics Placement Test (MPT) will be used to determine placement in the following courses: Mathematics 1000, Mathematics 1050, Mathematics 1051 and Mathematics 1090, and Statistics 1510.

    2. For subsequent years, students intending to register for the first time in any course below the 2000 level, must first submit a score for one of the following:

      1. Advanced Placement Calculus Examination;

      2. Other standardized tests acceptable to the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

7.8.2 Faculty Advisors

Normally, the Undergraduate Officer will be the advisor for each student who has undertaken a major in Applied or Pure Mathematics, and the Deputy Head (Statistics) will be the advisor for any student involved in a major in Statistics. Students should consult with their advisor at least once each semester to ensure that their choice of courses is appropriate.

Note:

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics will endeavour to give appropriate advice to students registered in its programs. However, the department points out that it is the responsibility of the student to see that his or her academic program meets the University's regulations in all respects. Students are referred to the UNIVERSITY REGULATIONS - General Academic Regulations (Undergraduate), Registration, Student Responsibility. The Department accepts no responsibility for any matter arising from an inappropriate and/or improperly recorded registration.

7.8.3 Course Numbering System

The subject area of all courses offered by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics is identified by the second digit of the course number:

  • Second Digit
  • 0 – Common Core Mathematics courses
  • 1 – Applied Mathematics courses
  • 2 – Applied Mathematics and Pure Mathematics courses
  • 3 – Pure Mathematics courses
  • 4 – Pure Mathematics and Statistics courses
  • 5 – Statistics Courses

Where a regulation makes reference to Applied Mathematics courses, this shall include all courses with second digit 1 or 2. Where a regulation makes reference to Pure Mathematics courses, this shall include all courses with second digit 2, 3 or 4. Where a regulation makes reference to Statistics courses, this shall include all courses with second digit 4 or 5.

7.8.4 Major in Applied Mathematics (B.Sc. Only)

Students shall complete the following requirements:

  1. Mathematics 1000, 1001, 2000, 2050, 2051, 3000, 3001, 3100, 3132, 3161, 3202, 3260, 4160, 4190.

  2. Three credit hours in Applied Mathematics courses numbered 3000 or higher.

  3. A computing course, early in your program. Computer Science 1510 is highly recommended.

  4. A designated technical writing course offered by a Science department. Mathematics 2130 is recommended. The technical writing course is prerequisite to some 3000-level courses.

  5. Physics 1050 (or 1020) and 1051.

  6. A statistics course. Statistics 3410 is recommended.

7.8.5 Major in Pure Mathematics

Students shall complete the following requirements:

  1. Mathematics 1000, 1001, 2000, 2050, 2051, 2320, 3000, 3001, 3320;

  2. One of Mathematics 3202, 3210, 3260;

  3. One of Mathematics 3330, 3370;

  4. Twelve further credit hours in Pure Mathematics courses numbered 3000 or higher, at least 6 credit hours of which must be in courses numbered 4000 or higher;

  5. A computing course. Computer Science 1510 is recommended.

  6. A designated technical writing course offered by a Science department. Mathematics 2130 is recommended.

  7. A statistics course. Statistics 3410 is recommended.

7.8.6 Major in Statistics

Students shall complete the following requirements:

  1. Mathematics 1000, 1001, 2000, 2050, 2051, Statistics 2560, 3410, 3411, 3520, 3521, 3530;

  2. One of Statistics 1510, 2500, 2510 or 2550;

  3. Nine further credit hours in Statistics courses numbered 3000 or higher, at least 6 credit hours of which must be in courses numbered 4000 or higher excluding Statistics 4581;

  4. Computer Science 2602.

  5. Mathematics 3000 and 3001 are recommended.

7.8.7 Honours in Applied Mathematics (B.Sc. Only)

See Regulations for the Honours Degree of Bachelor of Science. Students shall complete the following:

  1. Mathematics 1000, 1001, 2000, 2050, 2051, 2130, 3000, 3001, 3100, 3111, 3132, 3161, 3202, 3210, 3260, 4160, 4180, 4190, 419A/B;

  2. At least one of Mathematics 4162 or 4170;

  3. Statistics 3410;

  4. Nine further credit hours in courses numbered 3000 or higher that are offered by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, at least 3 of which must be in courses numbered 4000 or higher;

  5. A computing course early in the program is required. Computer Science 1510 is recommended.

  6. Physics 1050 (or 1020), 1051, 2820, 3220.

7.8.8 Honours in Pure Mathematics

See Regulations for the Honours Degree of Bachelor of Science. Students shall complete the following requirements:

  1. Mathematics 1000, 1001, 2000, 2050, 2051, 2130, 2320, 3000, 3001, 3202, 3210, 3260, 3300, 3320, 3330, 4300, 4310, 4399, Statistics 2510;

  2. Either Mathematics 3340 or 3370;

  3. Either Mathematics 4000 or 4001;

  4. Either Mathematics 4320 or 4321;

  5. Twelve further credit hours in Pure Mathematics courses numbered 3000 or higher, at least 9 credit hours of which must be in courses numbered 4000 or higher;

  6. A computing course early in the program is required. Computer Science 1510 is recommended.

7.8.9 Honours in Statistics

See Regulations for the Honours Degree of Bachelor of Science. Students shall complete the following requirements:

  1. Mathematics 1000, 1001, 2000, 2050, 2051, 3000, 3001, 3202, 3210, Statistics 2560, 3410, 3411, 3520, 3521, 3530, 4410, 4590, 4599;

  2. One of Statistics 1510, 2500, 2510 or 2550;

  3. Eighteen further credit hours in Statistics courses including at least 12 credit hours in courses numbered 4000 or higher excluding Statistics 4581;

  4. Computer Science 2602, Computer Science 3731;

  5. Mathematics 4000 and Statistics 4401 are recommended.

7.8.10 Minor in Mathematics

A total of 24 credit hours in courses offered by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics is required of which only 6 credit hours shall be in courses at the 1000 level and at least 6 credit hours shall be in courses numbered 3000 or higher.

7.8.11 Minor in Statistics

The courses required for a minor in Statistics are:

  1. Mathematics 1000, 1001; Statistics 1510 or 2500 or 2510, Statistics 2501 or 2560.

  2. Twelve further credit hours in Statistics courses numbered 3000 or higher excluding Statistics 4581.

It is recommended that Mathematics 2000 and Mathematics 2050 be taken since they are prerequisite to several further Statistics courses.