## About the Course

### Introduction

Mathematics and Statistics are the two major branches of science that find unparalleled applications in human life. Mathematical and statistical analysis are essential to many fields such as natural sciences, engineering, medicine, economics, finance, business and social sciences, especially in our computer-driven era.

The course is designed to strengthen student’s mathematics knowledge and skills so that they are equipped to pursue continued education in other quantitative fields such as data science, actuarial science, etc. Even if you are a non-mathematics or non-statistics major student, but interested to work in the field and want more targeted education in a specific area, or you need additional courses to pursue graduate study, a graduate certificate in mathematics and statistics is worth considering.

Generally, students from other disciplines who need to understand and use mathematics and statistics in their careers (e.g. finance, insurance, engineering, etc.) will find the certificate program useful and far shorter in term than a regular graduate degree. This program is intended to equip the students with some basic knowledge of mathematics and knowledge regarding the collection, organization, presentation, analysis and interpretation of numerical data. This program will also include some fundamentals of computer science and programming, that is extremely required in the field.