Mathematics and statistics are not only powerful problem-solving tools, but also highly creative fields of study that combine imagination with logic, and precision with intuition. Mathematics is much more than numbers! Its basic goal is to reveal and model general patterns to help explain our world, whether these patterns are found in electrical impulses in the human nervous system, the evolution of animal populations in their habitats, fluctuations in stock market prices or electronic communications. Mathematics reaches far beyond science and engineering into medicine, business and the social sciences. Advances in mathematics and statistics lie behind many discoveries that are now part of our daily lives, such as MRI scanners, digital compression of music and video, secure electronic communications, data mining, genomic algorithms, futures pricing and many other innovations. The Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers honours with specializations as well as majors and minors, in both mathematics and in statistics.