Offered by:Mathematics and Statistics
Degree:Bachelor of Science
Program Requirement:
The B.Sc.; Honours in Mathematics and Computer Science provides a rigorous training, at the honours level, in mathematics and computer science, while exploring the interaction between the two fields. This program may be completed with a minimum of 72 credits or a maximum of 78 credits.
Program Prerequisites
Students must consult an Honours adviser in both departments to ensure that they have sufficient background to enter the program. The minimum requirements are the following courses or their equivalencies:

MATH 133
Linear Algebra and Geometry
3 Credits
Offered in the:
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): Systems of linear equations, matrices, inverses, determinants; geometric vectors in three dimensions, dot product, cross product, lines and planes; introduction to vector spaces, linear dependence and independence, bases. Linear transformations. Eigenvalues and diagonalization.
Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics
 3 hours lecture, 1 hour tutorial
 Prerequisite: a course in functions
 Restriction A: Not open to students who have taken MATH 221 or CEGEP objective 00UQ or equivalent.
 Restriction B: Not open to students who have taken or are taking MATH 123, except by permission of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.
 Restriction C: Not open to students who are taking or have taken MATH 134.
 Terms
 Instructors
 Jeremy Macdonald
 Charles Roth

MATH 150
Calculus A
4 Credits
Offered in the:
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): Functions, limits and continuity, differentiation, L'Hospital's rule, applications, Taylor polynomials, parametric curves, functions of several variables.
Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics
 Fall
 3 hours lecture, 2 hours tutorial
 Students with no prior exposure to vector geometry are advised to take MATH 133 concurrently. Intended for students with high school calculus who have not received six advanced placement credits
 Restriction: Not open to students who have taken CEGEP objective 00UN or equivalent
 Restriction Note B: Not open to students who have taken or are taking MATH 122, except by permission of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics
 MATH 150 and MATH 151 cover the material of MATH 139, MATH 140, MATH 141, MATH 222

MATH 151
Calculus B
4 Credits
Offered in the:
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): Integration, methods and applications, infinite sequences and series, power series, arc length and curvature, multiple integration.
Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics
 Winter
 3 hours lecture; 2 hours tutorial
 Each Tutorial section is enrolment limited
 Prerequisite: MATH 150
 Restriction: Not open to students who have taken CEGEP objective 00UP or equivalent
 Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking MATH 122, except by permission of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics
 Restriction: Not open to students who have taken MATH 152
In particular, MATH 150/MATH151 and MATH 140/MATH 141/MATH 222 are considered equivalent.
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.
Required Courses
(3336 credits)
* 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.

COMP 206
Intro to Software Systems
3 Credits
Offered in the:
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Computer Science (Sci): Comprehensive overview of programming in C, use of system calls and libraries, debugging and testing of code; use of developmental tools like make, version control systems.
Offered by: Computer Science
 Terms
 Instructors
 Jacob T Errington
 Joseph P Vybihal

COMP 250
Intro to Computer Science
3 Credits
Offered in the:
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Computer Science (Sci): Mathematical tools (binary numbers, induction, recurrence relations, asymptotic complexity, establishing correctness of programs), Data structures (arrays, stacks, queues, linked lists, trees, binary trees, binary search trees, heaps, hash tables), Recursive and nonrecursive algorithms (searching and sorting, tree and graph traversal). Abstract data types, inheritance. Selected topics.
Offered by: Computer Science
 3 hours
 Prerequisites: Familiarity with a high level programming language and CEGEP level Math.
 Students with limited programming experience should take COMP 202 or equivalent before COMP 250. See COMP 202 Course Description for a list of topics.
 Terms
 Instructors
 Giulia Alberini
 Giulia Alberini

COMP 252
Honours Algorithms&Data Struct
3 Credits
Offered in the:
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Computer Science (Sci): The design and analysis of data structures and algorithms. The description of various computational problems and the algorithms that can be used to solve them, along with their associated data structures. Proving the correctness of algorithms and determining their computational complexity.
Offered by: Computer Science
 3 hours
 Prerequisite: COMP 250 and either MATH 235 or MATH 240
 Restrictions: (1) Open only to students in Honours programs. (2) Students cannot receive credit for both COMP 251 and COMP 252.
 COMP 252 uses basic combinatorial counting methods that are covered in MATH 240 but not in MATH 235. Students who are unfamiliar with these methods should speak with the instructor for guidance.

COMP 273
Intro to Computer Systems
3 Credits
Offered in the:
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Computer Science (Sci): Number representations, combinational and sequential digital circuits, MIPS instructions and architecture datapath and control, caches, virtual memory, interrupts and exceptions, pipelining.
Offered by: Computer Science
 Terms
 Instructors
 Mona E Elsaadawy
 Paul Kry

COMP 302
Programming Lang & Paradigms
3 Credits
Offered in the:
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Computer Science (Sci): Programming language design issues and programming paradigms. Binding and scoping, parameter passing, lambda abstraction, data abstraction, type checking. Functional and logic programming.
Offered by: Computer Science
 Terms
 Instructors
 Brigitte Pientka
 Jacob T Errington

COMP 310
Operating Systems
3 Credits
Offered in the:
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Computer Science (Sci): Control and scheduling of large information processing systems. Operating system software  resource allocation, dispatching, processors, access methods, job control languages, main storage management. Batch processing, multiprogramming, multiprocessing, time sharing.
Offered by: Computer Science
 Terms
 Instructors
 Muthucumaru Maheswaran
 Xue Liu

COMP 330
Theory of Computation
3 Credits
Offered in the:
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Computer Science (Sci): Finite automata, regular languages, contextfree languages, pushdown automata, models of computation, computability theory, undecidability, reduction techniques.
Offered by: Computer Science
 Terms
 Instructors
 Jérôme Waldispuhl
 Claude Crépeau

COMP 362
Honours Algorithm Design
3 Credits
Offered in the:
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Computer Science (Sci): Basic algorithmic techniques, their applications and limitations. Problem complexity, how to deal with problems for which no efficient solutions are known.
Offered by: Computer Science
 3 hours
 Prerequisite: COMP 252
 Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking COMP 360.
 Note: COMP 362 can be used instead of COMP 360 to satisfy prerequisites.
 Terms
 This course is not scheduled for the 20242025 academic year
 Instructors
 There are no professors associated with this course for the 20242025 academic year

MATH 222
Calculus 3
3 Credits*
Offered in the:
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): Taylor series, Taylor's theorem in one and several variables. Review of vector geometry. Partial differentiation, directional derivative. Extreme of functions of 2 or 3 variables. Parametric curves and arc length. Polar and spherical coordinates. Multiple integrals.
Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics

MATH 251
Honours Algebra 2
3 Credits
Offered in the:
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): Linear equations over a field. Introduction to vector spaces. Linear maps and their matrix representation. Determinants. Canonical forms. Duality. Bilinear and
quadratic forms. Real and complex inner product spaces. Diagonalization of selfadjoint operators.
Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics
 Winter
 Prerequisites: MATH 235 or permission of the Department
 Restriction: Not open to students who are taking or have taken MATH 247

MATH 255
Honours Analysis 2
3 Credits
Offered in the:
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): Basic pointset topology, metric spaces: open and closed sets, normed and Banach spaces, HÃ¶lder and Minkowski inequalities, sequential compactness, HeineBorel, Banach Fixed Point theorem. Riemann(Stieltjes) integral, Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, Taylor's theorem. Uniform convergence. Infinite series, convergence tests, power series. Elementary functions.
Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics

MATH 350
Honours Discrete Mathematics
3 Credits
Offered in the:
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): Discrete mathematics. Graph Theory: matching theory, connectivity, planarity, and colouring; graph minors and extremal graph theory. Combinatorics: combinatorial methods, enumerative and algebraic combinatorics, discrete probability.
Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics
 Prerequisites: MATH 235 or MATH 240 and MATH 251 or MATH 223.
 Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken or are taking MATH 340. Intended for students in mathematics or computer science honours programs.
 Intended for students in mathematics or computer science honours programs.
Complementary Courses
3942 credits
03 credits selected from:

COMP 202
Foundations of Programming
3 Credits**
Offered in the:
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Computer Science (Sci): Introduction to computer programming in a high level language: variables, expressions, primitive types, methods, conditionals, loops. Introduction to algorithms, data structures (arrays, strings), modular software design, libraries, file input/output, debugging, exception handling. Selected topics.
Offered by: Computer Science
 3 hours
 Prerequisite: a CEGEP level mathematics course
 Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken or are taking COMP 204, COMP 208, or GEOG 333; not open to students who have taken or are taking COMP 206 or COMP 250.
 COMP 202 is intended as a general introductory course, while COMP 204 is intended for students in life sciences, and COMP 208 is intended for students in physical sciences and engineering.
 Terms
 Instructors
 Faten M'hiri
 Faten M'hiri

COMP 204
Comp. Programming for Life Sci
3 Credits**
Offered in the:
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Computer Science (Sci): Computer Science (Sci): Computer programming in a high level language: variables, expressions, types, functions, conditionals, loops, objects and classes. Introduction to algorithms, modular software design, libraries, file input/output, debugging. Emphasis on applications in the life sciences.
Offered by: Computer Science
 Prerequisite(s): CEGEP level mathematics course.
 Corequisite: BIOL 112
 Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken or are taking COMP 202, COMP 208, or GEOG 333; not open to students who have taken or are taking COMP 206 or COMP 250.
 Terms
 Instructors
 David C Becerra, Mathieu Blanchette
 Kaleem Siddiqi

COMP 208
Computer Programming for PS&E
3 Credits**
Offered in the:
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Computer Science (Sci): Programming and problem solving in a high level computer language: variables, expressions, types, functions, conditionals, loops, objects and classes. Introduction to algorithms such as searching and sorting. Modular software design, libraries, file input and output, debugging. Emphasis on applications in Physical Sciences
and Engineering, such as root finding, numerical integration, diffusion, Monte Carlo methods.
Offered by: Computer Science
 3 hours
 Corequisite: MATH 133 and MATH 141, or equivalents.
 Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken or are taking COMP 202, COMP 204, orGEOG 333; not open to students who have taken or are taking COMP 206 or COMP 250.
 COMP 202 is intended as a general introductory course, while COMP 208 is intended for students with sufficient math background and in (nonlife) science or engineering fields.
 Terms
 Instructors
 Michael Langer, Isabeau PrémontSchwarz
 Isabeau PrémontSchwarz
** Students who have sufficient knowledge of computer programming are not required to take COMP 202/COMP 204/COMP 208.
3 credits selected from:

MATH 242
Analysis 1
3 Credits
Offered in the:
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): A rigorous presentation of sequences and of real numbers and basic properties of continuous and differentiable functions on the real line.
Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics
 Fall
 Prerequisite: MATH 141
 Restriction(s): Not open to students who are taking or who have taken MATH 254.

MATH 254
Honours Analysis 1
3 Credits***
Offered in the:
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): Properties of R. Cauchy and monotone sequences, Bolzano Weierstrass theorem. Limits, limsup, liminf of functions. Pointwise, uniform continuity: Intermediate Value theorem. Inverse and monotone functions. Differentiation: Mean Value theorem, L'Hospital's rule, Taylor's Theorem.
Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics
 Prerequisite(s): MATH 141
 Restriction(s): Not open to students who are taking or who have taken MATH 242.
3 credits selected from:

MATH 235
Algebra 1
3 Credits
Offered in the:
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): Sets, functions and relations. Methods of proof. Complex numbers. Divisibility theory for integers and modular arithmetic. Divisibility theory for polynomials. Rings, ideals and quotient rings. Fields and construction of fields from polynomial rings. Groups, subgroups and cosets; group actions on sets.
Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics
 Fall
 3 hours lecture; 1 hour tutorial
 Prerequisite: MATH 133 or equivalent
 Terms
 Instructors
 There are no professors associated with this course for the 20242025 academic year

MATH 245
Honours Algebra 1
3 Credits***
Offered in the:
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): Honours level: Sets, functions, and relations. Methods of proof. Complex numbers. Divisibility theory for integers and modular arithmetic. Divisibility theory for polynomials. Indepth study of rings, ideals, and quotient rings; fields and construction of fields from polynomial rings; groups, subgroups, and cosets, homomorphisms, and quotient groups.
Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics
*** It is strongly recommended that students take both MATH 245 and MATH 254.
3 credits selected from:

MATH 248
Honours Vector Calculus
3 Credits
Offered in the:
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): Partial derivatives and differentiation of functions in several variables; Jacobians;
maxima and minima; implicit functions. Scalar and vector fields; orthogonal curvilinear coordinates. Multiple integrals; arc length, volume and surface area. Line and surface integrals; irrotational and solenoidal fields; Green's theorem; the divergence theorem. Stokes' theorem; and applications.
Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics
 Fall and Winter and Summer
 Prerequisites: MATH 133 and MATH 222 or consent of Department.
 Restriction: Intended for Honours Physics, Computer Science, Physiology and Engineering students.
 Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking MATH 314 or MATH 358.
 Terms
 Instructors
 There are no professors associated with this course for the 20242025 academic year

MATH 358
Honours Advanced Calculus
3 Credits
Offered in the:
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): Pointset topology in Euclidean space; continuity and differentiability of functions in several variables. Implicit and inverse function theorems. Vector fields, divergent and curl operations. Rigorous treatment of multiple integrals: volume and surface area; and Fubini’s theorem. Line and surface integrals, conservative vector fields. Green's theorem, Stokes’ theorem and the divergence theorem.
Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics
918 credits selected from:
+ Not open to students who have taken MATH 354.

MATH 356
Honours Probability
3 Credits
Offered in the:
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): Sample space, probability axioms, combinatorial probability. Conditional probability, Bayes' Theorem. Distribution theory with special reference to the Binomial, Poisson, and Normal distributions. Expectations, moments, moment generating functions, univariate transformations. Random vectors, independence, correlation, multivariate transformations. Conditional distributions, conditional expectation.Modes of stochastic convergence, laws of large numbers, Central Limit Theorem.
Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics
 Fall
 Prerequisite(s): MATH 243 or MATH 255, and MATH 222 or permission of the Department.
 Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking MATH 323

MATH 357
Honours Statistics
3 Credits
Offered in the:
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): Data analysis. Estimation and hypothesis testing. Power of tests. Likelihood ratio criterion. The chisquared goodness of fit test. Introduction to regression analysis and analysis of variance.
Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics
 Winter
 Prerequisite: MATH 356 or equivalent
 Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking MATH 324
 Terms
 Instructors
 Abbas Khalili Mahmoudabadi

MATH 387
Honours Numerical Analysis
3 Credits
Offered in the:
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): Error analysis. Numerical solutions of equations by iteration. Interpolation. Numerical differentiation and integration. Introduction to numerical solutions of differential equations.
Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics
 Taught in alternate years
 Winter (even years)
 Prerequisites: MATH 325 or MATH 315, COMP 202 or permission of instructor.
 Corequisites: MATH 255 or MATH 243.
 Restriction: Intended primarily for Honours students.
 Terms
 This course is not scheduled for the 20242025 academic year
 Instructors
 There are no professors associated with this course for the 20242025 academic year

MATH 454
Honours Analysis 3
3 Credits+
Offered in the:
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): Review of pointset topology: topological space, dense sets, completeness, compactness, connectedness and pathconnectedness, separability. ArzelaAscoli, StoneWeierstrass, Baire category theorems. Measure theory: sigma algebras, Lebesgue measure and integration, L^1 functions. Fatou's lemma, monotone and dominated convergence theorem. Egorov, Lusin's theorems. FubiniTonelli theorem.
Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics
 Prerequisite: MATH 255 or equivalent.
 Restriction: Not open to students who have taken MATH 354.

MATH 455
Honours Analysis 4
3 Credits
Offered in the:
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): Continuation of measure theory. Functional analysis: L^p spaces, linear functionals and dual spaces, HahnBanach theorem, Riesz representation theorem. Hilbert spaces, weak convergence. Spectral theory of compact operator. Introduction to Fourier analysis, Fourier transforms.
Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics
 Prerequisite: MATH 454 or equivalent.
 Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken MATH 355.

MATH 456
Honours Algebra 3
3 Credits
Offered in the:
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): Introduction to monoids, groups, permutation groups; the isomorphism theorems for groups; the theorems of Cayley, Lagrange and Sylow; structure of groups of low order. Introduction to ring theory; integral domains, fields, quotient field of an integral domain; polynomial rings; unique factorization domains.
Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics

MATH 457
Honours Algebra 4
3 Credits
Offered in the:
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): Introduction to modules and algebras; finitely generated modules over a principal ideal domain. Field extensions; finite fields; Galois groups; the fundamental theorem of Galois theory; application to the classical problem of solvability by radicals.
Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics
 Prerequisite: MATH 456 or equivalent
 Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken MATH 371.
09 credits should be selected from honours courses and 500level courses given by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.
12 credits in Computer Science, selected from Computer Science courses at the 300 level or above excluding COMP 364 and COMP 396. ECSE 508 may also be taken.