Mathematics and statistics

Students may major in mathematics or statistics as part of a bachelor of arts or bachelor of science program.

Bachelor of arts students

Students pursuing a bachelor of arts with a major in either pure mathematics or statistics will normally take the following courses in their first year:

FALL SEMESTERWINTER SEMESTER
English 1090
(critical reading and writing (CRW) course)
CRW course
language study (LS) course LS course
Mathematics 1000 (or 1090)1
(quantitative reasoning (QR) course)
Mathematics 1001 (or 1000)1
(QR course)
minor program course minor program course
elective2 (breadth of knowledge course encouraged) elective2 (breadth of knowledge course encouraged) or Statistics 1510
  1. Selection of a mathematics course depends on your background and ability. You should refer to the  prior to selecting your first-semester course. If you are completing Mathematics 1090/1000, you will be required to complete Mathematics 1001 as well. If you pass the CPT, you may take Mathematics 1001 in your first semester and 2000 and/or 2050 in your second semester.
  2. Mathematics majors should complete a computer programming course such as Computer Science 1510 or 1001 in one of the first three semesters.

Bachelor of science students

Students pursuing a bachelor of science with a major in either applied mathematicspure mathematics or statistics will normally take the following courses in their first year: 

FALL SEMESTERWINTER SEMESTER
Mathematics 1000 (or 10901 or 10012) Mathematics 1001 (or 10001 or 20001 and/or 20502)
Physics 1050 (or 1020)3 Physics 1051 or Statistics 15103
English 10904
(critical reading and writing (CRW) course)
CRW course4
science elective5 science elective5
elective elective
  1. If you are completing Mathematics 1090/1000, you will be required to complete Mathematics 1001 as well.
  2. If you pass the CPT, you may take Mathematics 1001 in your first semester and 2000 and/or 2050 in your second semester.
  3. Pure mathematics majors may substitute another science elective in place of physics. Applied mathematics majors should take Physics 1051 in the winter semester. Statistics majors should take Statistics 1510 in the winter semester. If you are registered in Physics 1050, you must also be registered in Mathematics 1000 (not 1090). If you complete Physics 1020 with at least 70%, you should take Physics 1051 - otherwise, you should take Physics 1021 in the second semester.
  4. You are required to complete six credit hours in CRW courses, including at least three credit hours in English. Students attending Grenfell Campus will normally complete English 1000/1001 in their first year.
  5. Mathematics majors should complete a computer programming course such as Computer Science 1510 or 1001 in one of the first three semesters.

Contact information

For assistance with course selection, contact the Academic Advising Centre.

For additional program information, visit the Department of Mathematics and Statistics or contact Tara Stuckless.