The Mathematics major explores the various branches of mathematics and statistics and their applications in the real world. During the course of your studies, much of your learning will occur while actively working on problems in class, during tutorials and in take-home written assignments. You’ll learn mathematical and statistical fundamentals and gain exposure to a variety of modern subdisciplines of these subjects including abstract algebra, analysis, biostatistics, differential equations, geometry, logic, number theory, machine learning, probability and stochastic processes.
How is the premium rate for flood insurance calculated? Can an insurance company cover all of their claims? What is the value of a company’s pension commitments? Actuarial science is concerned with the construction of models and solutions for financial, business, and societal problems involving uncertain future events. During the course of your studies, much of your learning will occur while actively working on problems in class and during tutorials. By exploring the complicated world of financial risk, this degree will equip you with the fundamental and practical tools you’ll need to assess and forecast risk in order to make sound financial decisions.
Combined with a Bachelor of Education through Werklund School of Education.
The emphasis of the general mathematics program is on the breadth of mathematical knowledge. Specifically, students in the general mathematics program have increased flexibility in selecting courses to meet their program requirements. This makes it highly attractive for students who wish to pursue another academic field of study to complement general mathematics.
The University of Calgary’s minor in data science is designed to provide students with the opportunity to build the skills necessary to analyze, design, code, solve problems, and think critically with data. This experiential learning model will provide knowledge and understanding of the nature of real-world analysis practices. Students will learn the team-based analysis and collaboration practices and build experience with real data analysis tools while working with subject matter experts across disciplines.
The Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers a number of combined degrees within the Faculty of Science as well as through other faculties. In most cases, students must satisfy the conditions of both programs in order to earn a combined degree.