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Mathematics and Statistics Gateway

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


Using mathematics we discover subtle and sometimes unexpected features of these phenomena, as well develop ways to predict their behaviour which is an extremely important component of our understanding of the world and the space that surrounds us.

Statistics can help us make sense of large data sets and complex systems in areas such as astronomy, genomics, social networks, climate simulation, and medicine. Statisticians examine the patterns which arise in data with the goal of distinguishing true patterns from chance effects.

The Mathematics and Statistics Gateway program introduces students to the foundational tools and ideas of mathematics leading into our degree programs.

Admission Requirements (Ontario)

Completion of the High School Diploma plus 6 Grade 12 U/M requirements, including:

  • English
  • Advanced Functions
  • Calculus & Vectors
Anticipated Admission Average

Mid to high 80’s

Target Enrollment


OAUC Application Code


Typical First-Year Courses


Linear Algebra 1


Introduction to Mathematical Reasoning


Introduction to Mathematical Scientific Computation


Calculus for Math and Stats 1


Calculus for Math and Stats 2

+15 Units of Electives

Level 2 Programs

The structure of our Mathematics and Statistics Gateway program will provide you with a range of Level 2 program options including:

Student Testimonials

Introductory Video

A thorough overview of the Gateway Programs lead by Dr. Mic Farquharson, the Associate Dean of Science (Academic).