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Mathematics and Statistics

The Department of Math and Statistics offers the following academic programs:

Knowledge

Pure mathematics (e.g., algebra, calculus, geometry, number theory, topology); mathematical applications for assessing and solving “real” problems (e.g., employment trends); statistical methods (e.g., sampling techniques) and data analysis; actuarial mathematics, statistics and risk theories in the design of insurance, pension and other programs; statistical software and computing.

Skills

Analyze the structure of proof; deduce theorems and construct mathematical models; apply quantitative knowledge and reasoning to theoretical and applied sciences (e.g., population biology, computer graphics, internet security); apply statistical methods to survey development and analysis; utilize statistical software; think logically and analytically.

Sample Courses
Math:  Euclidean Geometry, Matrix Theory, Modern Algebra, Linear Optimization, Real Analysis.
Stats:  Sample Theory, Categorical Data Analysis, Advanced Probability, Design and Analysis of Experiments.
ACSC:  Econometric Models and Forecasts, Risk Theory, Introduction to Casualty Insurance and Credibility, Mathematics of Finance, Canadian Pension Plan Review.

Examples of Career Fields and Occupations

  • Account Manager
  • Actuary
  • Applied Mathematician (various fields including: finance, health, marketing, manufacturing, mining, science)
  • Biostatistician
  • Budget Analyst
  • Buyer (e.g., industry, institutions, retail)
  • Clinical Data Coordinator
  • Computer Scientist
  • Contracts Specialist
  • Cryptologist
  • Curriculum Developer
  • Data Analyst
  • Economist
  • Epidemiology
  • Financial Analyst
  • Industry Researcher
  • Information Technology
  • Insurance
  • Internet Researcher
  • Investment Analyst
  • Market Analyst (e.g., advertising, oil, hospitality)
  • Materials Management
  • Operations Research
  • Purchasing Agent (e.g., construction, hospitals, government, schools)
  • Pure Research
  • Retail Buyer
  • Risk Assessment
  • Statistician (e.g., law, government, industry)
  • Teacher/Professor

For Further information please see the Department of  Mathematics & Statistics