The School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences
The School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences represents the collaborative efforts of the Departments of Applied Mathematics, Mathematics, and Statistical and Actuarial Sciences. Each of these departments offers training in the mathematical and statistical science that prepare our students for pivotal roles in industry, government
To learn more about all of our modules see Modules at a Glance.
Taking an integrated approach to learning about actuarial science and financial
The Department of Statistical and Actuarial Sciences at Western is the only department of its kind in Canada to focus on soft – skill development by offering a dedicated business skills course. Our students are also encouraged to broaden their corporate skills during an 8- to 16-month industry internship between their third and fourth year.
Several actuarial scholarships are awarded yearly that
Western is designated as a Centre of Actuarial Excellence by the Society of Actuaries (SOA) and is accredited by the Canadian Institute of Actuaries (CIA). Students pursuing a professional qualification in the CIA may receive exam exemptions for courses taken at Western. The Statistical Society of Canada (SSC) also accredits our university and students completing a degree in Statistics may receive accreditation as an Associate Statistician.
This module is perfect for students considering a career or graduate degrees in any logically or analytically intensive field, such as economics, finance, business, and law. In addition to a set of core Mathematics courses, a broad spectrum of mathematically-oriented courses from other disciplines can be counted toward this module, including particular courses in Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Economics, Financial Modelling, Philosophy, and the Actuarial and Statistical Sciences.
Students who are in their fourth year of an Honors Specialization in Applied Math are offered opportunities to work on research projects in close association with faculty members, leading to an expanded applied skill set and the potential to be included in the publication of project results.
Students from Applied Mathematics compete each year in the international COMAP Mathematical Contest in Modeling against over 2,000 teams worldwide. Western is consistently in the top 20 and twice have been world champions.
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The acquired skills of an applied mathematician are in demand in almost every area of science and industry. Matrix algebra and calculus can be used to build mathematical and computational models for pure scientific research and industrial process innovation. They are used in areas ranging from cancer therapy treatment design and liquid crystals development to tracking evolutionary resistance to drug therapy. Many of our graduates choose to pursue a graduate degree to specialize further in a specific domain where their education enables work on the leading edge of innovation.
The analytical and problem-solving skills students learn in mathematics can apply to all disciplines. Mathematicians conduct research in
Acquiring expertise in statistical methods positions our students to pursue careers in engineering, politics, financial management, insurance, marketing, medicine
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