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Mathematical Biology

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Mathematical Biology involves foundational knowledge in mathematics and in the application of mathematics to biological processes. Courses are concerned with the mathematical representation, treatment and modeling of biological processes, using a variety of mathematical techniques and tools. Your studies will allow you to gain specific skills including experimental methods, data analysis, mathematical modelling, writing computer programs, using specific software applications, and the ability to translate mathematics to a biological question Mathematical modelling and computation are in many aspects of industrial research and development, including city planning, space and aeronautics, product engineering, environmental assessment, controlling the spread of infectious disease and other biomedical applications.


Typical First-Year Courses

  • Linear Algebra I
  • Calculus
  • Statistics
  • Problems, Conjectures and Proofs
  • Computing for Mathematics & Statistics
  • Biology
  • Chemistry

12U Requirements

  • English
  • Advanced Functions
  • Calculus and Vectors
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics (recommended)

Career Options

  • University researcher in Engineering, Medicine, Environmental Studies
  • Business and government research labs – i.e. Environment Canada, Public Health Agency of Canada, World Health Organization, NASA, Boeing
  • Disease Prevention Specialist
  • Pharmaceutical research
  • Conservationist
  • Scientific Consultant
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Armed Forces/Intelligence Agencies Analyst
  • City Planning
  • Finance
  • Post Graduate Studies/Academic Career
  • Education- high school, college, university