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Mathematics and Statistics (MATH)

Mathematics and Statistics (MATH)



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About Mathematics and Statistics

About Mathematics and Statistics

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers programs in both Arts and Science. For a list of teaching staff and an outline of the nature of the discipline, refer to Faculty of Science > Mathematics and Statistics.

A Desautels Faculty of Management B.Com. degree with a Major in Mathematics and a Schulich School of Music B.Mus. degree with Honours in Theory with Mathematics option are also available.

Students entering a Mathematics program are normally expected to have completed MATH 133, MATH 139 or MATH 140, MATH 141, or their equivalents. Otherwise they will be required to make up any deficiencies in these courses over and above the program credits.

The programs specifically for Arts students are described in this section. The following programs, which are fully described in the Faculty of Science section, may be taken by students in either Arts or Science:

  • Honours in Mathematics
  • Honours in Applied Mathematics
  • Honours in Probability and Statistics
  • Joint Honours in Mathematics and Computer Science

Students entering one of the Minor or Major Concentrations listed below who have successfully completed a course equivalent to MATH 222 (Calculus 3) prior to coming to McGill are given exemption from taking MATH 222, but must replace it with a Complementary Mathematics course in the program of at least 3 credits.

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Minor Concentration Mathematics (18 credits)

The Minor Concentration Mathematics is offered in two versions: an expandable version, for students who wish to leave open the option of expanding the program into a Major Concentration Mathematics, and a non-expandable version for students who know on entry into the Minor that they do not wish to expand it into a major concentration. The Minor Concentration ...

For more information, see Minor Concentration Mathematics (18 credits).

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Supplementary Minor Concentration in Mathematics (18 credits)

This Minor Concentration is open only to students registered in the Major Concentration Mathematics. Taken together, these two concentrations constitute a program equivalent to the Major in Mathematics offered by the Faculty of Science. No course overlap between the Major Concentration Mathematics and the Supplementary Minor Concentration in Mathematics is ...

For more information, see Supplementary Minor Concentration in Mathematics (18 credits).

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Minor Concentration Statistics (18 credits)

The Minor Concentration Statistics is offered only in a non-expandable version, that is, one that cannot be expanded into the Major Concentration Mathematics. The Minor Concentration Statistics may be taken in conjunction with a major concentration in some other discipline under option A of the Multi-track System, or together with the Major Concentration ...

For more information, see Minor Concentration Statistics (18 credits).

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Major Concentration Mathematics (36 credits)

Students who have done well in MATH 242 and MATH 235 at the end of their first term should consider, in consultation with their adviser and the instructors of the courses involved, the possibility of entering into an Honours program in Mathematics, in Applied Mathematics, in Probability and Statistics, or a Joint Honours program in Mathematics and another ...

For more information, see Major Concentration Mathematics (36 credits).

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Joint Honours Component Mathematics (36 credits)

Students who wish to study at the Honours level in two Arts disciplines may apply to combine Joint Honours Program components from two Arts disciplines. For a list of available Joint Honours programs, see "Overview of Programs Offered" and "Joint Honours Programs." To remain in the Joint Honours program and receive the Joint Honours degree, a student must ...

For more information, see Joint Honours Component Mathematics (36 credits).

Faculty of Arts—2010-2011 (last updated Apr. 22, 2010) (disclaimer)