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Mathematics

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

Have you wondered how real numbers are defined? How do spheres differ from donuts? Are you curious about the mathematics used in your cell phone? What about the mathematics behind cryptography, financial models, machine learning, or quantum algorithms? Or are you interested in mathematics simply for its elegance and beauty? Then Mathematics at York is the program for you. The emphasis in this program is on understanding mathematical concepts, abstraction, and reasoning. You will also get an excellent foundation for a wide range of applications beyond mathematics and for many occupations demanding skills in mathematical reasoning and techniques.

12U Requirements

BSc Degree:

  • English (ENG4U)
  • Advanced Functions (MHF4U)
  • Biology (SBI4U) OR Chemistry (SCH4U) OR Physics (SPH4U)
  • Calculus & Vectors (MCV4U) (recommended)

BA Degree:

  • English (ENG4U)
  • Advanced Functions (MHF4U)
  • Calculus & Vectors (MCV4U) (recommended)

Requirements

BSc Requirements

  • Highest level Mathematics
  • Highest level of one other science

Requirements will vary depending on your curriculum, to see a full list of course equivalents, please visit: https://futurestudents.yorku.ca/program/mathematics/science

BA Requirements

  • Highest level Mathematics

Requirements will vary depending on your curriculum, to see a full list of course equivalents, please visit: https://futurestudents.yorku.ca/program/mathematics/science

Typical First-Year Courses

  • Calculus
  • Linear Algebra
  • Problems, Conjectures and Proofs
  • Computing for Math and Statistics

The Math & Stats programs at York are designed so you can switch between any of
our programs in the first three semesters and still finish your degree on time.

How to Apply

  1. Complete an Online Application Form.
  2. Pay the application fee.
  3. Submit supporting documents through the York University online portal, MyFile.
    • Within four business days of application, you will receive a confirmation email with your nine-digit student reference number, which will allow you to access your MyFile account and upload your documents.
    • It is important to check your MyFile regularly for any documents you are required to submit and updates to the status of your application.
    • More information about supporting documents, document processing times and decision processing times is available on the I’ve Applied page.

Important Note: Deadlines for each entry period (Fall, Winter & Summer) can be found on the York University Future Students Website.

Careers

A degree from the Faculty of Science opens the door to many different pathways and opportunities. York Science offers an ideal learning environment to achieve your highest potential. Our programs are known for academic excellence, with professors who are committed to your success.

You can participate in leading edge research in a research project supported by the Natural Science and
Engineering Research Council of Canada. York is also a sponsoring member of the Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences.
In this program, you can work on problems in the classroom and in personalized reading courses. You can also participate in events outside the classroom like mathematics contests.

Our Experiential Education Coordinator provides career support services to students looking to engage in experiential learning, including co-op and internship workshops, resume help, interview prep, and much more.

The Career Center at York offers free support and resources to students such as career development workshops, one-on-one appointments, networking events, and job boards.

Career Possibilities

  • Mathematician
  • Teacher/Professor
  • Data Scientist
  • Tech Start-Up
  • Machine Learning Analyst
  • Risk Manager
  • Derivatives Trader
  • Operations Research
  • Industry and Scientific Research
  • Cryptologist/Cryptographer
  • Computer Programmer/System Analyst
  • Applied Science Technologist
  • Quality Control Analyst
  • Accountant/Financial Auditor/Financial Analyst
  • Demographer