## Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) - Honours Probability and Statistics(63 Credits)

**Offered by:**Mathematics and Statistics

**Degree:**Bachelor of Science

### Program Requirement:

The program provides training in probability and statistics, with a solid mathematical core, and basic training in computing. It prepares students for graduate school in probability, statistics, or data science. It also offers a path to a variety of careers in industry or government in the statistical sciences. With a suitable selection of complementary courses, students can focus on probability, mathematical statistics, applied statistics, actuarial science and finance, or data science. With satisfactory performance in an appropriate selection of courses, this program can lead to the professional accreditation A.Stat from the Statistical Society of Canada, which is regarded as the entry level requirement for a Statistician practicing in Canada.

### Program Requirements (63 credits)

Students may complete this program with a minimum of 60 credits or a maximum of 63 credits depending on whether or not they are required to take MATH 222.

### Program Prerequisites

The minimum requirement for entry into the Honours program is that the student has completed with high standing the following courses or their equivalents:

In particular, MATH 150/MATH 151 and MATH 140/MATH 141/MATH 222 are considered equivalent.

### Required Courses (28-31 credits)

* Students with limited programming experience should take COMP 202/COMP 204/COMP 208 or equivalent before COMP 250.

** Students select either MATH 251 or MATH 247, but not both.

*** Students who have successfully completed MATH 150/MATH 151 or an equivalent of MATH 222 on entering the program are not required to take MATH 222.

Students who have not completed an equivalent of MATH 222 on entering the program must consult an academic adviser and take MATH 222 as a required course in the first semester, increasing the total number of program credits from 60 to 63. Students who have successfully completed MATH 150/MATH 151 are not required to take MATH 222.

Note: Students with limited knowledge of computer programming should take COMP 202/COMP 204/COMP 208 or equivalent before COMP 250. U0 students may take COMP 202 as a Freshman Science course; new U1 students should take one of these courses as an elective in their first semester.

Note: Students who wish to take MATH 204 as a complementary course are strongly advised to take MATH 203 beforehand, in their first semester or their first year.

Students who transfer to Honours in Mathematics from other programs will have credits for previous courses assigned, as appropriate, by the Department.

To be awarded the Honours degree, the student must have, at time of graduation, a CGPA of at least 3.00 in the required and complementary Mathematics courses of the program, as well as an overall CGPA of at least 3.00.

### Complementary Courses (32 credits)

Advising notes:

- Students wishing to pursue probability or mathematical statistics in graduate school are strongly advised to take MATH 587 and recommended to take honours mathematics courses as complementary courses in Part 11, in particular MATH 358, MATH 454 and MATH 455.

- Students wishing to pursue applied statistics and/or careers as statisticians in industry or government are advised to take MATH 523, MATH 524, MATH 547, and as many courses as possible from Part III of the list of Complementary Courses below. Students interested in obtaining the A-Stat accreditation from the Statistical Society of Canada should discuss their course selection with the academic advisor.

- Students with interest in actuarial science are advised to choose from the following as part of their Complementary Courses: MATH 329, MATH 430, MATH 524, MATH 540, MATH 541, MATH 545, MATH 547.

- Students with interest in data science and machine learning are advised to choose from the following as part of their Complementary Courses: COMP 206, COMP 251, COMP 424, COMP 551, MATH 350, MATH 462 and MATH 517.

Part 1: 3 credits selected from:

* It is strongly recommended that students take MATH 254.

Part II: at least 6 credits in mathematics and computer science selected from:

+ Students can select either MATH 248 or MATH 358, but not both.

++ Students may obtain credit for both MATH 455 and MATH 587.

and any 500-level course offered by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics not listed in Part III below.

Part III: at least 18 credits in probability and statistics selected as follows:

At least 8 credits selected from:

At least 7 credits selected from:

+++ Students must take MATH 204 before taking MATH 357 or MATH 533. Moreover, it is advisable to take MATH 203 before taking MATH 204.

0-3 credits from the following courses for which no Honours equivalent exists:

The remaining credits selected from:

+++ Students may select either MATH 594 or MATH 598 but not both.