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Mathematics (BA)

Mathematics (BA)

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Mathematics is a discipline that is, and has always been, central to learning, to discovery, and to the intellectual enterprise.

Our Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Mathematics program provides training in mathematics to analyze complex problems in organizations and enterprises through a focus on the mathematics and statistics used in the social sciences, humanities and business.

Program Highlights

  • co-op-icon.jpgCo-op is available (apply after first year).
  • 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 on 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 business and finance.
  • With three 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.

First-Year Courses

  • Calculus I
  • Calculus II
  • Introduction to Mathematical Proofs
  • Introductory Linear Algebra
  • 3.0 elective credits

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: mid 80s.
  • English at 60%.
  • Advanced Functions, and Calculus & Vectors each 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 which allow you to dive deeper into your major area of study or broaden your knowledge:

  • Entrepreneurship Core
  • Management Option
  • Economics Minor
  • Education Minor
  • History and Philosophy of Science Minor
  • minors in English, German, French, Spanish, Italian or Arabic

Check out other options to enhance your degree.

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