For those students with a particular interest in the interrelationship between mathematics and computer science, we offer an Option in Computer Science which provides the opportunity to take many more courses in that subject. For those who wish to explore the relationship between mathematics and economics we offer an Option in Economics.
Students not taking either of the above Options will be enrolled in the Regular program. Under the new curriculum that came into effect in the Fall 2013 term, students have the chance to take up to 10 courses from an Open Elective Table. These electives can be chosen so as to obtain a Minor in areas such as Accounting, Biology, Chemistry, Finance or Physics, and even in areas such as French, Politics, Law, and News Studies just to name a few, although there is no Minor requirement. In addition to Open Electives, students must take six upper level mathematics electives in addition to their Math core courses.
Students in science programs must enrol in SCI 180 in their first semester of studies.
Faculty members of the Department of Mathematics have expertise in applied and pure mathematics. The topics include: Computer Security, Financial Mathematics, Applied Statistics, Biomathematics, Software Testing, Graph Theory, Fluid Mechanics, Differential Equations and Operator Theory. Students will have the opportunity to work on a supervised thesis project that draws on faculty research in combination with their research interests. After graduation, students can go on to graduate studies in mathematics, as well as to work in industry.
All students enrolled in Mathematics and its Applications have the option to enrol in the Optional Specialization in Management Sciences.