<Undergraduate Courses and Programs
Mathematics and Statistics (see also Mathematics)
The Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers a wide range of courses in both pure and applied mathematics and statistics. These meet the needs of students who wish to major in mathematics or statistics as well as those who require some knowledge of mathematics or statistics in other disciplines. In addition, there are courses for those who have a general interest in these subjects.
Actuarial Profession. Students interested in the actuarial profession should consult the Department of Mathematics and Statistics for guidance. The department will be glad to suggest a program of courses which will be helpful in preparing for examinations of the Society of Actuaries.
Operations Research. The Canadian Operational Research Society (CORS) has recognized that graduation from a Program in Applied Mathematics, Mathematics or Statistics with a prescribed set of courses will qualify a student for the Diploma in Operations Research awarded by CORS. Interested students should consult the Department of Mathematics and Statistics for guidance.
Courses in Mathematics and Statistics
When selecting courses, please note the following:
1. A student taking lower-level mathematics courses may wish to make use of the services provided by the department's mathematics and statistics laboratory.
2. AS/SC/MATH 1510 6.00 is intended for students who, despite having one or more 12U (or equivalent) courses in mathematics, have a weak mathematical background. AS/SC/MATH 1510 6.00 can serve as preparation for AS/SC/MATH 1515 3.00 and from there entrance to further calculus courses.
3. Note on calculus courses for first-year students.
a) BBA Honours students who wish to take only a minimum amount of mathematics should take both AS/MATH 1530 3.00 and AS/MATH 1540 3.00, or AK/AS/MATH 1550 6.00. The prerequisite for these courses is AS/SC/MATH 1515 3.00 or 12U advanced functions and introductory calculus or OAC calculus or equivalent.
b) Science and Engineering students (particularly those majoring in biology, geography, kinesiology and health science or psychology) who do not require other specific calculus courses to satisfy degree requirements or as prerequisites for higher-level courses, may take SC/MATH 1505 6.00 to satisfy the Faculty of Science and Engineering 1000-level mathematics requirement.
Other students should be guided by paragraphs (c) and (d) below.
c) A student with at least one 12U (or equivalent) course in mathematics, but without 12U advanced functions and introductory calculus (or equivalent), must begin the study of calculus with AS/SC/MATH 1515 3.00.
d) A student with 12U advanced functions and introductory calculus (or equivalent) can begin with AS/SC/MATH 1000 3.00 or AS/SC/MATH 1013 3.00 or AK/AS/SC/MATH 1300 3.00 and then take AS/SC/MATH 1010 3.00 or AS/SC/MATH 1014 3.00 or AK/AS/SC/MATH 1310 3.00.
4. Course numbering. Courses with second digit 5 cannot be used to satisfy departmental degree requirements except (i) by students in the bachelor Program in Mathematics for Commerce; and (ii) by students in other programs in a few cases as noted in program descriptions.
With the exception of AS/MATH 1530 3.00, mathematics courses with third digit 3 involve statistics.
Unless otherwise specified, courses whose numbers end in "6.00" (i.e. six-credit courses) have three lecture hours per week for two terms, while those whose numbers end in "3.00" (i.e. three-credit courses) have three lecture hours per week for one term. In addition, problem sessions or tutorials are scheduled for many courses.
5. Arts students should note that some Atkinson Faculty of Liberal and Professional Studies courses are out-of-Faculty and there are restrictions on the number of out-of-Faculty courses that may be taken. Science and Engineering students should note that some Atkinson Faculty of Liberal and Professional Studies courses are out-of-department -- see the restrictions in note 2 under Mathematics and Statistics in the Faculty of Science and Engineering Programs of Study section of this calendar.
Atkinson Faculty of Liberal and Professional Studies mathematics courses which are cross-listed with mathematics courses offered by the Faculties of Arts and Science and Engineering are identified in the course outlines below.
Mathematics and statistics is offered by the Faculties of Arts and Science and Engineering. (Mathematics is offered by the Faculties of Atkinson and Glendon.)
Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Science and Engineering
Courses offered in Mathematics and Statistics