As a Mathematics and Statistics student, you’ll uncover the mathematical structure of random systems such as the economy and the stock market, health and survival, and weather forecasting. You will build a solid foundation in linear algebra, calculus, probability and number theory, and learn to use professional software tools for mathematics and data analysis applications. After a Major in Mathematics and Statistics, you will have the knowledge and skills required to apply mathematics and statistics in professional careers in business, industry, or government agencies.
As a student in Mathematics and Statistics, you will have the opportunity to develop a wide range of skills, some of which are listed below. Your transferrable skills can be applied to many different jobs and situations that go beyond your field of study.
Apply theoretical approaches to research problems
Concentrate and pay attention to details
Demonstrate analytical and quantitative skills
Evaluate theoretical models
Gather data and to formulate and test mathematical hypotheses
Numerical computation skills
Recognize and interpret data
Strong computer skills
Explain complex concepts and ideas to others effectively
Write technical reports and essay
Interact with others and build professional relationships
Manage tasks and meet deadlines
Work under pressure
Make decisions and use sound judgement
Analyze and evaluate information
Understand complex problems and identify solutions
Potential work settings
Below are examples of work settings where you can gain experience and develop your skills in your field of study.
Government (federal, provincial and municipal)
Marketing and market research agencies
Medical research institutes
Research and development centres
Resource and utility companies
Test development corporations
Career Possibilities – Bachelor degree
Please note that many positions listed below may require related extra-curricular activities, volunteer or work experience.
Explore the types of jobs for each industry and find out about required skills, education level and salary ranges in Canada:
Occupation - Government of Canada Job Bank: Find out about job prospects, wages and skills for specific job titles. You can use the job titles listed in the Career Possibilities – Bachelor degree and Career Possibilities – Beyond the bachelor degree for your search.
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Networking and professional associations
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