Computer Science, Mathematics and Statistics

OUAC CODE: TMZ

Whether you choose to study Computer Science, Mathematics or Statistics, you will graduate with insights from all three disciplines, making you a versatile problem solver. At U of T Mississauga, students in all these programs work with professors and graduate students in a supportive environment for a well-rounded learning experience. Senior students stretch their creativity, entrepreneurial spirit and technical knowledge to produce amazing products with the potential for commercialization. All areas of study lead to Honours Bachelor of Science degrees.

Programs and specializations

  • Applied Statistics: Numbers are all around us. From the thickness of the ozone layer to the cost of beer, the world is permeated with quantity. This is a program suited for students interested in probability theory and the study of phenomena involving uncertainty (offered as a Minor, Major and Specialist).

  • Bioinformatics: One of our newest specialists, combines cutting-edge technology with molecular biology and math to analyze and manage vast amounts of genomic data. Students interested in computer science and life science should consider Bioinformatics (offered as a Specialist only).

  • Computer Science: Familiarity with technology and the limitations of computing are key skills in the modern world. In this program, students study topics including computability, databases, web programming, human-computer interfaces, operating systems and artificial intelligence (offered as a Minor, Major, and Specialist).

  • Information Security: A computer science program that prepares students for a career in systems management and security. Topics include cryptography, forensics, computer science and networks (offered as a Specialist only).

  • Mathematical Sciences: Teaches one to think analytically and creatively. Students who develop strong backgrounds in mathematics often have distinct advantages in other fields such as physics, computer science, economics, and finance (offered as a Minor, Major and Specialist).

Why choose U of T Mississauga for Computer Science, Mathematics and Statistics

  • Dedicated faculty, including three winners of the U of  T Mississauga Teaching Excellence Award.
  • World-class researchers, including winners of several prestigious national and international awards.
  • A tight community of students with an active student society.
  • Hands-on, practical courses that combine lectures with smaller tutorials and labs.
  • An opportunity to participate in the Professional Experience Year program.
  • Opportunities for one-on-one research projects and independent study courses.

Hands-on experience

  • Professional Experience Year (PEY) for students enrolled in the Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Information Security, Mathematics and Statistics programs. This is 12-16 months of paid work experience. Visit www.utm.utoronto.ca/math-cs-stats/current-students/professional-experience-year for more information.

  • Senior students and graduate students mentor first- and second-year students to create a supportive learning environment.

  • Paid work opportunities through the Work-Study Program allow students to assist professors with their research.

  • Research opportunities in state-of-the-art labs allow students to discover new applications for information technology and mathematics (e.g. Information Security Lab).

Affiliated student clubs

  • Mathematical and Computational Science Society (MCSS)
  • Honours Society

What high school preparation do I need?

All programs require: 

  • Six Grade 12 U or M courses*
  • English (ENG4U)* 
  • Advanced Functions (MHF4U)*
  • Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U)*

Bioinformatics requires, in addition to the above, Biology (SBI4U) and Chemistry (SCH4U).*

Mathematics of Data Management (MDM4U)* is recommended for Applied Statistics, Computer Science, Information Security, and Mathematical Sciences.

*This refers to courses from the Ontario Curriculum. We will accept equivalent courses from other academic systems. For details, visit www.adm.utoronto.ca/adm.

What courses do I take?

First year studies in Bioinformatics:

  • BIO152H5: Introduction to Evolution & Evolutionary Genetics
  • CHM110H5: Chemical Principles 1
  • CHM120H5: Chemical Principles 2
  • MAT102H5: Introduction to Mathematical Proofs
  • MAT135Y5/137Y5: Calculus
  • CSC108H5: Introduction to Computer Programming
  • CSC148H5: Introduction to Computer Science
  • MAT223H5: Linear Algebra I

First year studies in Computer Science:

  • CSC108H5: Introduction to Computer Programming
  • CSC148H5: Introduction to Computer Science
  • MAT102H5: Introduction to Mathematical Proofs
  • MAT135Y5/137Y5: Calculus

First year studies in Information Security:

  • CSC108H5: Introduction to Computer Programming
  • CSC148H5: Introduction to Computer Science
  • MAT102H5: Introduction to Mathematical Proofs
  • MAT135Y5/137Y5: Calculus

First year studies in Mathematics:

  • MAT102H5: Introduction to Mathematical Proofs
  • MAT134Y5/135Y5/137Y5: Calculus
  • MAT223H5: Linear Algebra I

First year studies in Statistics:

  • MAT134Y5/135Y5/137Y5: Calculus
  • CSC108H5: Introduction to Computer Programming
  • MAT102H5: Introduction to Mathematical Proofs
  • MAT223H5: Linear Algebra I
  • STA107H5: An Introduction to Probability & Modelling

After graduation

Graduates gain research skills, the ability to dissect ideas, analyze and interpret them. These skills can be applied to many areas including: the financial industry, bio-medical industry, information security, software development, government, survey research, teaching.

 

More information

Yvette Ye
Undergraduate Counsellor
905-828-3801
ugmcs.utm@utoronto.ca
http://www.utm.utoronto.ca/mcs