X. Degree Programs
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
Mathematical Science (MSCI)
Department of Mathematics & Statistics, College of Engineering and Physical Sciences
Major (Honours Program)
Knowledge of Mathematics and Statistics is crucial for understanding our world. This unique program provides a core of both mathematics and statistics with a choice of a Mathematics stream or a Statistics stream. This major also requires the completion of an area of emphasis as listed. Students are encouraged to speak with a Program Counsellor when choosing courses for the selected stream and area of emphasis.
Students may enter this major in Semester 1 or any semester thereafter. A student wishing to declare the major may wish to consult the Faculty Advisor. A total of 20.00 credits is required to complete the Major which includes at least 10.00 credits in Mathematics & Statistics, 0.50 credits in Computing and Information Science, and an additional 2.50 credits in an area of emphasis.
Note: A major in Mathematical Science cannot be combined with a minor in Mathematical Science, Mathematics, or Statistics.
Semester 1
CHEM*1040  [0.50]  General Chemistry I  
MATH*1160  [0.50]  Linear Algebra I  
One of ***  


1.00 credits from: IPS*1500, or (MATH*1080, PHYS*1080) or (MATH*1200, PHYS*1080)*  
Students lacking Grade 12 or 4U Biology, Chemistry or Physics should follow the revised schedule of study for this major found at: https://www.uoguelph.ca/bsc/revised_SS 
Semester 2
CHEM*1050  [0.50]  General Chemistry II  
STAT*2040  [0.50]  Statistics I  
One of ***  


1.00 credits from: IPS*1510, or (PHYS*1010 and 0.50 credits from : MATH*1090, MATH*1210)** 
Semester 3
Semester 4
Semester 5
2.50 electives or restricted electives 
Semester 6
2.50 electives or restricted electives 
Semester 7
2.50 electives or restricted electives 
Semester 8
MATH*4440  [0.50]  Case Studies in Mathematics and Statistics 
2.00 electives or restricted electives 
* Students entering the major in first year are strongly advised to take IPS*1500 or (MATH*1200, PHYS*1080). Students declaring the Energy and Mass Transfer, the Electricity and Systems, or the Signal Processing Area of Emphasis should take (MATH*1200, PHYS*1080).
** Students entering the major in first year are strongly advised to take IPS*1510 or (MATH*1210, PHYS*1010). Students declaring the Energy and Mass Transfer, the Electricity and Systems, or the Signal Processing Area of Emphasis should take (MATH*1210, PHYS*1010).
*** BIOL*1070 and BIOL*1090 are recommended if taking either the BINF or the BBM Area of Emphasis
RESTRICTED ELECTIVES

A minimum of 1.00 credits of Liberal Education electives is required. The list of Liberal Education electives for B.Sc. students can be found at: https://www.uoguelph.ca/bsc/

5.50 credits from either the Mathematics Stream or the Statistics Stream as follows:

2.50 credits from an Area of Emphasis
Mathematics Stream:

Statistics Stream:

AREAS OF EMPHASIS
Students are required to complete one of the following Areas of Emphasis. Each Area of Emphasis is 2.50 credits from a single field of study.
BIOINFORMATICS (BINF)
BIOMATHEMATICAL OR BIOSTATISTICAL MODELLING (BBM)
COMPUTER SCIENCE (CS)

ECONOMICS (ECON)

ENERGY AND MASS TRANSFER (EMT)
ELECTRICITY AND SYSTEMS (EAS)

SIGNAL PROCESSING (SP)
INDIVIDUALIZED (IN)
It is required that 2.50 credits are taken from approved Science electives for B.Sc. students where 1.00 credits must be at the 3000 level or above. Students declaring an Individualized Area of Emphasis must have their choice of 2.50 credits approved by an academic advisor.
Credit Summary (20.00 Total Credits)
5.00  First year science credits
3.00  Required science courses semesters 3 – 8
8.00  Restricted electives (Stream and Area of Emphasis)
1.00  Liberal Education electives (# 1 in restricted elective list)
3.00  Free electives  any approved elective for B.Sc. students. (Could be less if restricted electives do not count as science)
Of the total credits required, students are required to complete 16.00 credits in science of which 2.00 credits must be at the 4000 level and an additional 4.00 credits must be at the 3000 or 4000 level.
Minor (Honours Program)
This requires 1.00 calculus credits and 4.00 other credits chosen from mathematics, statistics, and computing and information science. For these 4.00 credits students will choose at least 0.50 from each discipline. At least 1.00 credits must be at the 3000 level or above. CIS*1000, CIS*1200, CIS*2050 and CIS*3000 cannot be counted toward this minor. This minor cannot be combined with a major in Mathematical Science or with any Bachelor of Computing program, or with a minor in Mathematics or Statistics.