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# Mathematics & Statistics

## Overview

Mathematics and Statistics studies patterns underlying diverse phenomena such as the weather, human and animal populations, stock markets, the form of a molecule, or the structure of space and time.

The Department of Mathematics & Statistics emphasizes a student-centered, interdisciplinary approach to teaching and research.

There are many Honours B.Sc. programs, including Honours Mathematics & Statistics, Honour Mathematics & Statistics plus a Mathematics Sub-plan, Honours Mathematics & Statistics plus a Statistics Sub-plan, and Honours Actuarial & Financial Mathematics.

## Careers

Mathematics & Statistics students develop a range of skills that are easily transferred to a wide range of careers.
Graduates have pursued careers in the following areas:
• Actuarial Science
• Auditing
• Financial Analysis
• Teaching
• Accounting
• Biostatistics
• Data Analysis
• Cyber Security
• Economics
• Counseling
• User Experience Design
• Research Coordinator
• Stock Market Analysis
• Web and Software Development

## Areas of Research

### Algebraic Geometry and Number Theory

The study of algebraic structures: sets with a finite number of operations that satisfy a number of fixed axioms. Algebraic Geometry refers to the correspondence between algebraic and geometric problems.

### Computational Statistics and Data Science

Describes areas of statistics that are highly computational. From a mathematics and statistics perspective, data science can be viewed as the application of high level techniques to big or otherwise complex data. ### Financial Mathematics

The goal of the Financial Mathematics Laboratory is to develop analytical and computational tools to analyse, model and make decisions in financial markets. ### Geometry & Topology

Geometry deals with quantitative properties of space. Topology deals with qualitative properties of space. ### Mathematical Biology

Focuses on the development and analysis of models of population dynamics and evolution with applications in ecology, epidemiology and animal behaviour.

### Mathematical Logic

Model theory is a branch of logic that studies the underlying patterns of algebraic and geometric structures

## Level 2 Programs

Familiarize yourself with some of the Level 2 Programs offered by the Department of Mathematics & Statistics. ### Honours Mathematics and Physics ### Honours Actuarial and Financial Mathematics ## Destinations

Virtually tour the following state-of-the-art labs and facilities of the Department of Mathematics & Statistics. ### Math Class Room

Hamilton Hall ### Math Lecture Hall

Hamilton Hall 