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Offered as a Bachelor of Science (BSc) or Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree

Mathematics focuses attention on basic concepts and then takes those concepts and creates a practical application for them. A mathematician is known as one who has exceptional reasoning, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills. These BA or BSc programs provide an excellent background for many occupations demanding skills in mathematical reasoning and techniques such as finance or cryptography. The program in mathematics emphasizes the understanding of concepts, abstraction and reasoning; these then become the environment in which problems are solved. Taking mathematics in combination with Computer Science, Statistics, or Economics makes a very impressive curriculum vitae for a graduate seeking a career in Industry, Government, or Business.


Typical First-Year Courses

  • Calculus
  • Statistics
  • Problems, Conjectures and Proofs
  • Computing for Math and Statistics
  • One of Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Earth & Atmospheric Science (BSc students only)
  • General Education course(s)
  • Elective

12U Requirements

BSc Degree:

  • English
  • Advanced Functions
  • Chemistry OR Physics
  • Calculus & Vectors (recommended)

BA Degree:

  • English
  • Advanced Functions
  • Calculus & Vectors (recommended)

Career Options

  • Accountant, Financial Auditor, Actuary, Financial Analyst
  • Applied Science Technologist, Quality Control Analyst
  • Operations Research and Optimization, Industrial and Scientific Research
  • Biometrician, Biostatistician
  • Cryptologist, Cryptographer
  • Computer Programmer/Systems Analyst
  • Demographer
  • Economist (Mathematical)
  • Mathematician, Statistician
  • Education – elementary, high school, college, university
  • Post Graduate Studies/Academic Career