Mathematics can be applied to multiple disciplines, and open up a wide array of opportunities to you as a graduate. The four-year (Honours) degree has three different streams: Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, or (Non-specialized) Mathematics. Our professors are committed to the success of their students and have developed a Math Drop-in Centre for those who want to receive (or give) assistance with math problem-solving. As an undergraduate Mathematics student, you will have the advantage of participating in research that is typically reserved for graduate students.
As a student of Nipissing's Mathematics program, you will complete one or more courses in Calculus, Linear Algebra, Discrete Mathematics and Probability and Statistics within your first year of study. These courses will ensure that you gain a solid foundation of Mathematics.
In the Honours programs, you can choose a Pure Mathematics stream, an Applied Mathematics stream or a Non-specialized stream. These choices allow you to tailor your degree to your particular career interests and strengths.
Our Honours programs have a strong emphasis on research, which provides a tremendous opportunity for our students. Under the direct supervision of one or two faculty members, all Honours students complete research in their third or fourth year.
All full-time members of the Department of Computer Science and Mathematics are actively involved in high-caliber research projects. The fundamental, productive research of our department members is recognized nationally and internationally. Currently, six members of the Department of Computer Science and Mathematics hold NSERC grants. This gives our undergraduate students an excellent opportunity to participate in a cutting-edge research in the form of senior undergraduate research projects and USRA's (summer research fellowships).
In Mathematics, the following areas of research are especially active:
Topology is a study of very far-reaching generalization of geometric properties of objects, invariant under special types of deformations. Topological methods are widely used in functional analysis, differential equations, algebra, and other areas of mathematics. The following topics are of particular interest for the members of the department: dimension theory (classical, cohomological, extension, and asymptotic dimensions; infinite-dimensional spaces), selections, continuum theory, dynamical systems. More information about research in Topology can be found at Topology Research Group website.
Computational Geometry is focused on algorithms and data structures that deal with geometric problems and their implementations. Optimal triangulations, reconstruction of polygons based on visibility data, and computing kernels of orthogonal polygons are among the recent topics.
Algorithmic Graph Theory is focused on the study of the combinatorial properties of certain graph classes and design of algorithms for an efficient solution of generally hard computational problems on these graph classes. Hamiltonicity, longest paths, vertex separation, structural indices and colorability are among the recent topics.
Industrial Mathematics research is focused on techniques and approaches for optimization. A recent example is the study of optimal bus scheduling using geometric approaches, density models and multi-objective evaluation.
This school offers programs in:
Last updated January 13, 2018