This program is aimed at applying the power of mathematics to solve practical problems. Behind every modern technology there is a history of conceptual mathematical developments, for example, the foundations of computer science, data compression and Google’s ranking system. The relevance of mathematical reasoning in modern life is invaluable.
- Three or four year degree
- Full or part-time program
- You can enter this program directly from high school
- You can begin this program off-campus
What you will learn
You will learn how to use mathematics to analyze and solve problems arising in other subject areas such as computer science, engineering, business, science and industry. In addition, you will develop and use mathematical models, which are widely used to help solve real world problems in areas such as population dynamics, biological modelling and financial mathematics.
A first-year schedule sample
This degree program is flexible and offers you the opportunity to take courses in many different subject areas. Here’s what a typical first-year schedule might look like:
|MATH 110 or MATH 176a||Calculus I or Advanced Calculus I (for students with Calc 30)|
|MATH 164a||Introduction to Linear Algebra|
|CMPT 141a||Introduction to Computer Science|
|HIST 155b||History Matters Science and Environment|
|INDG 107c||Introduction to Canadian Indigenous Studies|
|MATH 116 or MATH 177a||Calculus II or Advanced Calculus II|
|CMPT 145a||Principles of Computer Science|
|ENG 114b||Literature and Composition Reading Culture|
|PSY 120d||Biological and Cognitive Bases of Psychology|
|ASTR 113d||Introduction to Stellar Astronomy|
a Required course for the major.
b One of the course options to complete the English Language Writing Requirement
c One of the course options to complete the Indigenous Learning Requirement
d One of the course options which may be used in the Breadth or Cognate Requirements
The Course and Program Catalogue has the complete and official listing of required classes and their descriptions for this program.
MATH 211: Numerical Analysis I
An introductory course. Topics include errors, solutions of linear and non-linear equations, interpolation, numerical integration, solutions of ordinary differential equations.
MATH 336: Mathematical Modelling I
The course is designed to teach students how to apply Mathematics by formulating, analyzing and criticizing models arising in real-world situations. An important aspect in modelling a problem is to choose an appropriate set of mathematical methods - 'tools' - in which to formulate the problem mathematically. In most cases a problem can be categorized into one of three types, namely: continuous, discrete, and probabilistic. The course will consist of an introduction to mathematical modelling through examples of these three basic modelling types.
MATH 465: Introduction to Cryptography
Presents a thorough introduction to the mathematical foundations of cryptography. Results from number theory and algebra and how they are used for the safe transmission of information are studied. Various security protocols, the mathematical principles needed for them, and the mathematical principles used in possible attacks are examined.
You will have the opportunity to interact with researchers in Mathematics and Statistics and will be introduced to the national and international mathematical science community. The Department participates annually in undergraduate mathematical competitions that develop skills and expose students to situations with no classroom counterpart.
Upper year classes have excellent student-professor ratios; this allows for direct interaction and creates an excellent learning environment.
In the age of computers, sophisticated technology and scientific progress many jobs require a sophisticated knowledge of Mathematics.
Some career opportunities include:
- Applied mathematician in industry
- Teaching: university professor or high-school teacher
- Financial consultant at a major world bank or a stock brokerage
- Consultant in government departments
- Actuarial science (insurance and pensions)
- Transportation systems, air traffic data
- Communications scheduling
- Modeling: social, economic, agricultural, urban
- Survey and market research
|Canadian students||International students|
Tuition will vary depending on the type and number of classes you take in a year. This estimate reflects a typical amount you could expect to pay in your first year if you enroll in a full course load, the maximum number of courses allowed (2023-2024 Canadian dollar rates).
Student fees are used to fund specific student benefits, including health, vision and dental coverage, a bus pass, recreational programs and fitness centre access.
The cost of books and supplies varies widely depending on the courses you choose. It is recommended that you budget between $1,500-$2,500 per year.
These Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Applied Mathematics degrees are offered by the University of Saskatchewan's College of Arts and Science:
You should consult with an academic advisor in the college when you begin your studies to decide if you want a four-year, three-year or honours degree.
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