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Mathematics (BSc)

Mathematics (BSc)

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Solve real-world problems in an efficient and reliable manner through the application of mathematics.

Our Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Mathematics program emphasizes the role of mathematics and statistics in the natural and computer sciences.

Program Highlights

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  • 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.
  • 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
  • Unifying Life Processes
  • Biological Diversity and Evolution
  • Fundamentals of Chemistry I
  • Fundamentals of Chemistry II
  • Introduction to Programming
  • Data Structures I
  • The Anatomy of Earth
  • The Surface of Earth
  • Mechanics
  • Thermodynamics and Waves
  • 2.0 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: high 70s.
  • Competitive admission range, based on last year’s admitted students: mid 80s.
  • English at 60%.
  • Advanced Functions, and Calculus & Vectors at 60%.
  • 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 which allow you to dive deeper into your major area of study or broaden your knowledge:

  • Entrepreneurship Core
  • Management Option
  • Education Minor
  • Physics Minor
  • Chemistry Minor
  • Biology Minor
  • Computer Science Minor
  • Geomatics Option

Check out other options to enhance your degree.

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