Overview

Analytics is situated at the confluence of statistics, computer science and mathematics all centered on finding, interpreting and presenting meaningful patterns in data. We offer a Bachelor of Science in Analytics with specialization in either Data Analytics or Business Analytics, with co-operative education options available in both specializations. As data increasingly pervades our lives, graduates in Analytics are in high demand across a broad spectrum of fields including government, business and technology.

Course Structure

Common Core

All degree programs in the School of Mathematical and Computational Sciences are built on a common core of courses that should be completed in the first two years of study. This common core consists of the following courses:

 

Course Course name Credits
MATH 1910 Single Variable Calculus I 4
MATH 1920 Single Variable Calculus II 4
MATH 2610 Linear Algebra I 3
STAT 1910 Intro to Probability and Statistics 3
CS 1910 Computer Science I 3
CS 1920 Computer Science II 3

One of:
UPEI 1010
UPEI 1020
UPEI 1030


Writing Studies
Inquiry Studies
University Studies

3
Total Semester Hours of Credit   23

Common Breadth Requirement

Students must take at least 15 semester hours of credit beyond the core course requirement in courses outside the School of Mathematical and Computational Sciences, and of these 15 semester hours of credit at least 6 must be from outside the Faculty of Science.

Common Advanced Courses

Students in all degree programs in the School of Mathematical and Computational Sciences must complete MCS 4210 Professional Communication and Practice (writing-intensive) and MCS 3050 Tutoring in Mathematical and Computational Sciences. 

Co-operative Education
Combining classroom studies with practical work experience

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The UPEI Co-op Program is an integrated approach to university education which enables students to alternate academic terms on campus with work terms in suitable employment. The success of such programs is founded on the principle that students are able to apply theoretical knowledge from course studies in the workplace and return to the classroom with practical workplace experience. 

Students accepted into the program, complete at least three 14-week paid work terms and three professional development courses.

The Co-op option is available to full-time students in any Mathematical and Computational Sciences Major or Honours program. Applications to the Co-op Education Program are normally made after completion of the first year of study.

Mathematical and Computational Sciences students must complete 126 semester hours of credit in order to graduate with the Co-op designation; students who successfully complete all the requirements of the program will have the notation entered on their transcripts and on the graduation parchment.

Visit the Co-operative Education Program website for more information.

Specializations

We offer a Bachelor of Science in Analytics with specialization in either Data Analytics or Business Analytics, with co-operative education options available in both specializations.

Specialization in Data Analytics

The Major in Analytics with a specialization in Data Analytics requires a total of 120 semester hours of credit, as described below:

 

  Credits
The Common Core 23
MATH 2910 - Multivariable and Vector Calculus              4
MATH 2620 - Linear Algebra II 3
MATH 2720 - Mathematical Reasoning  3

At least one of: 

MCS 2010 - MAPLE Technology Lab
MCS 2020 - Matlab Technology Lab
OR MCS 2030 - R Technology Lab       

1
MATH 2420 -  Combinatorics I 3
MATH 3430 - Combinatorics II 3
AMS 2940 - Optimization       3
AMS 3770 - Combinatorial Optimization 3
AMS 3910 - Mathematical Modelling 3
MATH 3010 - Differential Equations 3
MATH 3610 - Group Theory     3
STAT 2910 - Probability and Mathematical Statistics I 3
STAT 3910 - Probability and Mathematical Statistics II               3
STAT 3240 - Applied Regression Analysis 3
STAT 4550 - Data Analysis and Inference 3
STAT 4660 - Data Visualization and Mining 3
CS 2920 - Data Structures and Algorithms 3
CS-2910 - Computer Science III 3
CS 3710 - Database Systems 3
CS 3610 - Analysis and Design of Algorithms             3
CS 4120 - Machine Learning 3
CS 4440 - Data Science 3

Two  electives in Mathematical or Computational Sciences (at the 2000 level or higher)

6
MCS 3050 - Tutoring in Mathematical and Computational Sciences    1
MCS 4210 - Professional Communication and Practice             3
Additional general electives 22
Total Semester Hours of Credit      120

 

Specialization in Business Analytics

The Major in Analytics with a specialization in Business Analytics requires a total of 120 semester hours of credit, as described below:

 

  Credits
The Common Core 23
MATH 2910 - Multivariable and Vector Calculus              4
MATH 2620 - Linear Algebra II                3
MATH 2720 - Mathematical Reasoning  3

At least one of:

MCS 2010 - MAPLE Technology Lab
MCS 2020 - Matlab Technology Lab 
OR MCS 2030 - R Technology Lab         

1
MATH 2420 - Combinatorics I 3
MATH 3430 - Combinatorics II 3
AMS 2940 - Optimization       3
AMS 3770 - Combinatorial Optimization 3
AMS 3910 - Mathematical Modelling 3
MATH 3010 - Differential Equations 3
STAT 2910 - Probability and Mathematical Statistics I                 3
STAT 3910 - Probability and Mathematical Statistics II               3
STAT 3240 - Applied Regression Analysis 3
STAT 4660 - Data Visualization and Mining 3

Two electives in the Mathematical and Computational Sciences (at the 3000 level or higher)

6
CS 2920 - Data Structures and Algorithms 3
CS 2910 - Computer Science III 3
CS 3710 - Database Systems 3
ACCT 1010 - Introduction to Financial Accounting 3
BUS 1410 - Marketing 3
BUS 1710 - Organizational Behaviour 3

At least five of: 

ACCT 2210 - Managerial Accounting
BUS 2310 - Corporate Finance
BUS 2510 - Introduction to Management Science
BUS 2650 - Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
BUS 2720 - Human Resource Management
BUS 2880 - Research and Evidence-Based Management
BUS 3010 - Business Law - Part I
BUS 3330 - Integrated Cases in Corporate Finance
BUS 3340 - Personal Finance
BUS 3430 - Integrated Cases in Marketing
BUS 3510 - Operations Management
BUS 3710 - Entrepreneurship and New Ventures
BUS 4650 - Project Management
BUS 4850 - Developing Management Skills

15
MCS 3050 - Tutoring in Mathematical and Computational Sciences 1
MCS 4210 - Professional Communication and Practice             3
Additional general electives 13
Total Semester Hours of Credit       120
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Admissions Criteria
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High School Graduates

Canadian High School Equivalency Chart

  • Grade 12 Academic English
  • Grade 12 Academic Mathematics
  • Two Grade 12 Academic Science subjects (acceptable subjects: Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Computer Science, Oceanography, Animal Science, Environmental Science)
  • One additional Grade 12 Academic course

Please note: Successful completion of Grade 12 Chemistry (or equivalent) is required as a prerequisite for permission to register in CHEM-1110.

Please refer to the UPEI Academic Calendar for complete admissions information.

Fees and Funding
Faculty of Science Programs Tuition

UPEI's undergraduate tuition is the second-lowest in the Atlantic region, and we offer more than $5 million in scholarships and awards. 

Tuition

$6,270 per year, based on 30 credit hours ($627 per 3 credit course).
International students pay $7,320 per year in addition to full-time student tuition.

For a complete breakdown of part-time or full-time study as a student in the Faculty of Science, visit our Tuition and Fees page.

Scholarships and Awards

UPEI supports you and your educational goals. We administer millions of dollars in scholarships and awards to our undergraduate and graduate students every year. Depending on your faculty or program, and year of study, you may be eligible for available awards.

Search the complete list of scholarships for information and application forms.  

Celebrating Student Achievement

Including Guaranteed Entrance Scholarships and Academic Excellence Awards, these awards recognize the academic achievements of all students who meet the eligibility criteria while studying towards their first undergraduate degree.

Visit the Scholarships site for complete information.

Faculty Members
Your mentors. Our professors.

UPEI has about 250 faculty—exceptional scholars, teachers, and mentors, with more being hired each year as we open new, progressive, and unique programs. But the story isn’t just in the numbers. It’s in the quality of our people. Award-winning faculty from around the globe have made UPEI home. Here, you’ll learn directly from these world-class professors and researchers in small classes where you’ll have easy access to them.

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