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Mathematics (BSc)


 Waterloo

Mathematics is a dynamic, evolving subject with many fascinating applications. Mathematics is often used to solve problems from the sciences, the arts and business – once put within the framework of mathematics, real-world problems can be solved in an efficient and reliable manner.

As a math student, you’ll study why modern production methods would not be possible without the theory of probability and statistics, first developed in analyzing astronomical and census data. This is just one example why Mathematics has been, and will continue to be, of vital importance to the world we live in.

Our Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Mathematics emphasizes the role of mathematics and statistics in the natural and computer sciences. We also offer a program specifically in Financial Math, in addition to a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Mathematics.

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Program Highlights

  • Laurier’s hands-on approach to mathematics learning, smaller class sizes, and diverse faculty and staff, gives you the personal attention you need to be successful in your studies.
  • You can concentrate in specific areas of mathematics and applied mathematics, or select from a wider range of courses.
  • You can combine our Mathematics program with many other disciplines, including biology, chemistry and computer science.
  • With 2 modern computer labs and on-staff lab instructors, you can explore the practical applications of concepts learned in class.
  • In your senior year, you can choose to pursue a project of special interest under the supervision of a faculty member.
  • Our Mathematics Assistance Centre can help you with your assignments and exam preparation.

Sample Courses

  • Calculus for the Natural Sciences
  • Linear Algebra
  • Mathematics for Finance
  • Mathematical Proofs
  • Game Theory
  • Number Theory
  • Multivariate Calculus
  • Differential Equations

Requirements

  • Admission range of mid-70s.
  • English at 60%.
  • Advanced Functions, and Calculus and Vectors at 60%.
  • One of the following: Biology, Chemistry or Physics at 60%.
  • A combined minimum average of 70% is required in the prerequisite 4U Mathematics and 4U Science courses.
  • More admission requirements are available in our admissions toolkit.

International Baccalaureate Requirements

  • HL or SL English.
  • HL or SL Mathematics.
  • One of HL or SL Biology, Chemistry or Physics.
  • IB Minimum Score: 28.

Careers

  • Actuary
  • Epidemiologist
  • Statistical consultants
  • Programmer analyst
  • Epidemiologist
  • Public health statistician
  • Meteorologist
  • Urban planner
  • Investment analyst

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