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Financial Mathematics (BSc)

Financial Mathematics (BSc)

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Laurier's Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Financial Mathematics program is structured to teach you mathematics and its financial applications with a focus on how mathematics is connected with natural, physical and computer sciences.

Our program's modern approach involves simultaneously analyzing financial risks, evaluating prices of complex securities, valuing investments and combined assets, and liability management.

Program Highlights

  • co-op-icon.jpgCo-op is available (apply after first year).
  • You have the option to concentrate in specific areas of mathematics and applied mathematics, or take a wide range of courses.
  • Our program will give you experience solving real-world problems in financial mathematics and risk management in our math labs, where you’ll use mathematical and statistical software.
  • In your fourth 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.

First-Year Courses

  • Calculus I and II
  • Introduction to Mathematical Proofs
  • Introductory Linear Algebra
  • Introduction to Mathematics for Finance
  • Introduction to Microeconomics
  • Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • Unifying Life Processes
  • Biological Diversity and Evolution
  • Fundamentals of Chemistry I and II
  • Introduction to Programming
  • Data Structures I
  • The Anatomy of Earth
  • The Surface of Earth
  • Mechanics
  • Thermodynamics and Waves
  • 0.5 elective credit

Choice may be offered for a selection of these courses. For detailed information, visit Program Requirements.

Admission Requirements

We encourage applicants of all academic backgrounds to apply.

Ontario High School Curriculum

  • Minimum admission range: mid 70s.
  • Competitive admission range, based on last year’s admitted students: low 90s.
  • English at 60%.
  • Advanced Functions, and Calculus & Vectors at 75%.
  • One of Biology, Chemistry or Physics at 60%.
  • All prerequisite courses calculated in admission average.

Other Curriculums

Visit our admission requirements section to find specific requirements for international curriculums, other Canadian curriculums, transfer students and more.

Design Your Degree

These are a few popular academic opportunities that allow you to dive deeper into your major area of study or broaden your knowledge:

  • Entrepreneurship Core
  • Management Option
  • Economics Minor
  • Physics Minor
  • Computer Science Minor
  • Environmental Studies Minor

Check out other options to enhance your degree.

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