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Mathematics & Statistics is a large department with 34 regular faculty, 18 postdoctoral fellows and over 100 graduate students. We have research strengths in Algebra & Number Theory, Analysis, Applied Mathematics, Financial Mathematics, Geometry & Topology, Mathematical Biology, Mathematical Logic, and Probability & Statistics. The weekly Colloquium attracts some of the world's most prominent mathematicians.

Undergraduate students can earn a B.Sc. in any one of our many honours programs, including the core program, the Math specialization, the Stats specialization, and the new program in Actuarial & Financial Mathematics. Students can also choose Cooperative versions of any of these programs by completing two 8-month work terms, and these provide students opportunities for experiential learning through on-the-job training. We also offer many combined honours degrees for students with broad interests who want to combine mathematics with another subject, such as Biology, Computer Science, Economics, English, French, History, Philosophy, and Physics.

Our department emphasizes a student-centered approach to teaching and the interdisciplinary aspects of our discipline. Our program is known for its

  • Broad-based, interdisciplinary courses
  • Excellent instruction offered by award-winning teachers and leading researchers
  • Program flexibility (electives, minors in math and stats, many joint programs)
  • Active undergraduate societies in Mathematics & Statistics and Actuarial Mathematics
  • Opportunities for paid undergraduate summer research with faculty members
  • Paid and volunteer job opportunities through the Math Help Centre and Outreach program


Advanced students have the opportunity to be engaged in independent research under the supervision of a faculty member in their final year as part of an honours thesis.

Opportunities for undergraduate research  

NSERC USRA opportunities are posted in January each year

 

Useful Links:

Contacts:

Undergraduate Team
undergrad@math.mcmaster.ca 
X 26471

Associate Chair  
Dr Miroslav Lovric (Associate Chair - Undergraduate)
mathstatsugadvisor@mcmaster.ca
HH 411/x27362 

 

 



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Mailing Address

Department of Mathematics & Statistics
McMaster University

Hamilton Hall, Room 218
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
L8S 4K1

Contact Information

Office Hours:
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Telephone Inquiries:
+1 (905) 525-9140 ext.27034
Undergrad Email Inquiries:
undergrad@math.mcmaster.ca

McMaster University - Faculty of Science

Mailing Address

Department of Mathematics & Statistics
McMaster University

Hamilton Hall, Room 218
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
L8S 4K1

Contact Information

Office Hours:
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Telephone Inquiries:
+1 (905) 525-9140 ext.27034
Undergrad Email Inquiries:
undergrad@math.mcmaster.ca