# Welcome to the Department of Mathematics and Statistics

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics is an active and diverse unit. The Department's academic programs lead to BSc, BSc Honours, MSc, and PhD degrees in a wide range of areas. The four main undergraduate programs are: Mathematics, Statistics, Actuarial Science, and Applied Mathematics & Statistics. A combined program in Computer Science and Mathematics is also an option, and there is a five-year double degree (BSc/BEd) program in Mathematics and Mathematics Education. Internship and cooperative work-study programs, as well as opportunities for summer research work, provide undergraduates with a chance to gain professional experience while studying.

Approximately 140 students were registered in the Department's undergraduate programs in Winter 2015 and an additional 35 students were enrolled at the graduate level, evenly split between the MSc and PhD programs.

Most of the 22 academic staff members of the Department are engaged in fundamental research. Of the 18 faculty members eligible for federal tri-council grants, 15 hold NSERC Discovery Grants, making the Department one of the most successful of the University's academic units in national tri-council funding competitions. Moreover, the University of Regina has been a full member of the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS) since 2007.

The Department also plays a substantial and innovative role in bringing mathematical science to the community. The Problem Solving Workshop, Math Camp, and the Saskatchewan Mathematics Challenge are regular activities, and the Department is closely associated with Math Central and Math on the Move.