The shape of a flower, the form of a molecule, the structure of galaxies – all of these reveal patterns; patterns which can be discovered and studied with mathematics and statistics. Mathematics studies the patterns themselves, discovering subtle and sometimes unexpected features. It also has the ability to clarify and predict properties, which explains its remarkable usefulness throughout the sciences. Statistics studies patterns which arise in data, and is used to distinguish regularities from chance. The Level I program introduces students to the foundational tools and ideas of mathematics, and leads to several possible degree programs. With careful selection of elective courses, it also provides excellent preparation for Level II programs in many other areas of science.
Six Grade 12 U/M courses including:
Anticipated Average Cutoff is low 80s
First year students normally complete 30 units (10 courses) including:
- MATH 1B03, 1C03, 1X03, 1XX3
- 1 course selected from the Faculty of Science
- 15 units (5 courses) of electives
You may want to explore McMaster Peer-Run Inclusive Math Experience MacPRIME, that is a 4-week virtual bridge program for incoming Math & Stats Gateway students. The goal of this program is to help first-year students enhance their mathematical preparation, while at the same time learn to work collaboratively, navigate university, and approach challenging problems like a mathematician.
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