Mathematics & Its Applications Specialist (Probability/Statistics) (Science Program) - ASSPE1890

The Specialist in Mathematics & Its Applications (Probability/Statistics) is directed toward students whose interests include both Mathematics and its applications in Probability and Statistics. These skills are in high demand in a world in which the uses of AI are expanding by leaps and bounds.

Students in this program have the option to complete the Arts & Science Internship Program (ASIP) stream.

Enrolment Requirements

This is an open enrolment program. A student who has completed 4.0 credits may enrol in the program.

Students are encouraged to take their introductory calculus/analysis, algebra, and computer programming in their first year of study ( MAT157Y1/​ MAT137Y1, MAT223H1/​ MAT240H1, MAT224H1/​ MAT247H1, CSC108H1, CSC148H1).

Completion Requirements

11.5-12.5 credits

Fundamentals for Mathematical Applications in Probability and Statistics

1. Calculus, Analysis and Proofs: 2.0 – 2.5 credits from MAT157Y1/​ ( MAT137Y1, MAT246H1), MAT237Y1/​ MAT257Y1
2. Algebra: 1.0 credit from MAT223H1/​ MAT240H1, MAT224H1/​ MAT247H1
3. Ordinary Differential Equations: MAT244H1/​ MAT267H1
4. Computer Programming: CSC108H1, CSC148H1
5. Probability and Statistics: STA257H1, STA261H1, STA347H1

Ethical and Social Responsibility

6. 0.5 credit with a significant emphasis on ethics and social responsibility (list below)

Further Studies in Probability and Statistics

7. Data Analysis: STA302H1
8. Related Structures: 1.0 credit from STA452H1/​ STA453H1/​ MAT332H1/​ MAT344H1/​ APM348H1/​ MAT377H1/​ APM461H1/​ any 300+level course from STA
9. Advanced Statistics: 1.0 credit from STA437H1/​ STA442H1/​ STA447H1/​ STA457H1

Further Studies in Mathematics

10. Groups and Symmetries: MAT301H1
11. Complex Variables: MAT334H1
12. Real Analysis: MAT337H1
13. Partial Differential Equations or Optimization: 0.5 credit from APM346H1/​ MAT351Y1/​ APM462H1
14. Advanced Topics: Additional 1.0 credit at the 300+ level from APM/MAT/STA courses


  • Not all courses listed have priority enrolment for students enrolled in this program. Students are responsible for checking priority of courses and meeting course prerequisites for courses they wish to take.
  • Each course can count toward only one requirement, even if listed as options to multiple requisites of the program.
  • CSC108H1 is waived for students who complete CSC148H1 first. If a student has not taken a year-long course in programming in secondary school, it is strongly recommended that students take CSC108H1 first.
  • Students may use CR/NCR on the course they use toward the ethics and social responsibility credit.
  • Students in their last year of study with a cGPA of 3.5 or higher may be permitted to take up to 1.5 credits of Math graduate courses. These courses may count toward specialist program requirements, where relevant (e.g., as courses “at the 400-level”). To review eligibility criteria and apply for graduate courses as an undergraduate student, find more information on the A&S Math website.

Courses accepted towards this program’s ethics requirement:
CSC300H1/​ CSE240H1/​ CSE270H1/​ EEB215H1/​ ENV200H1/​ ESS205H1/​ any ETH200+/ FOR201H1/​ HIS268H1/​ HPS200H1/​ HPS202H1/​ INS200H1/​ JPH441H1/​ PHL265H1/​ PHL271H1/​ PHL273H1/​ PHL275H1/​ PHL281H1/​ PHL295H1/​ SDS256H1/​ another suitable course with permission from the Associate Chair, Undergraduate