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Mathematics (BA)


 waterloo

The ability to use logical thinking to model and analyze complex problems is key to many careers in today’s world. Training in mathematics is an excellent way to hone these skills and learn to apply them to problems in the humanities and social sciences, and in organizations and enterprises.

As a Mathematics 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 Arts (BA) in Mathematics focuses on the mathematics and statistics used in the social sciences, the humanities and business. We also offer a program specifically in Financial Mathematics, in addition to a Bachelor of Science (BSc) 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 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.

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 each at 60%.
  • All prerequisite courses calculated in admission average.
  • More admission requirements, including requirements for transfer students, are available in our admissions toolkit.

International Baccalaureate Requirements

  • HL or SL English at 3.
  • HL or SL Mathematics at 3.
  • IB Minimum Score: 26.

Careers

  • actuary
  • statistical consultants
  • economist
  • finance auditor
  • urban planner
  • teacher
  • investment analyst

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