At the University of Windsor, you can pursue programs in mathematics, statistics, actuarial science, math and computer science or combine math study with other disciplines such as physics, chemistry, economics, music and English.
The department’s selection of courses is comprehensive, allowing students to focus on any combination of applied mathematics (operational research), pure mathematics, nance, actuarial science, statistics, or numerical analysis, while building a solid and broad foundation. Our programs include a core of rigorous courses designed to develop your mathematical problem- solving and communication skills, to increase your knowledge of mathematical structures and applications, and to enrich your spirit through exposure to the beauty of mathematics.
A Rigorous, Enriching Program
Our undergraduate education is thorough, and graduates of our department may expect to be well-prepared to excel in professional programs or in graduate programs in mathematics, statistics, or such related areas as economics. Our students enjoy exceptional access to faculty and individual attention due to small class size and research opportunities.
Beginning in their second year, students may work one-on-one with faculty on research during the academic year through the Outstanding Scholars’ program and during the summer through NSERC undergraduate research awards. Our programs allow you the flexibility to specialize in whichever mathematical science or multidisciplinary study appeals to you. You may graduate with a broad general education, preparing you for diverse career paths, or with deep preparation in a specialty of your choice. The opportunities to engage in quality research, acquire teamwork skills, and develop the nucleus for a network of close professional friendships have helped our graduates succeed.
Excellent Student Resources
Our faculty members are dedicated teachers and researchers in several mathematical specializations with the common goal of providing an excellent education. You will have access to a computer lab, a Math and Stats Learning Centre to assist students, and exceptional library resources that support undergraduate and graduate programs. We are also an official exam site for the Society of Actuaries and offer preparation sessions for their exams.
- Industrial and academic research and development
- Government, medical, and financial institutions
- Actuarial science
- Operations research analyst
- Education (with additional studies)
- Computer science
- Graduate programs in mathematics, statistics, actuarial science, operations research and such related fields such as economics
- Law (with additional studies)
- Medicine (with additional studies)
Our graduates' excellent reputation has led to companies visiting our department each year to recruit them for a variety of positions. According to yearly editions of The Jobs Rated Almanac, which rates the top 250 jobs using such criteria as income, outlook, security, stress and work environment, careers based on mathematics make up the bulk of the Top 10 jobs. In 2011, mathematician was second, actuary was third, and statistician was fourth. Most of the top 100 involved math.
The University of Windsor offers 190 high-quality programs in an international setting. Equally important, you can experience a broad range of opportunities outside the classroom. You can explore exchange opportunities with dozens of universities around the world. Enhance your work experience through co-op programs, internships and paid research assistantships. Student-led organizations play a vital role on campus and in the broader community. The diversity of our students—where they are from, what they believe and how they think—will expand your mind.
Six Grade 12 U or M courses including ENG4U, MHF4U and MCV4U SPH4U is recommended.
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