About

This program is aimed at using the power of Mathematics as a tool of application. Behind every modern equipment there is a history of conceptual developments, the great majority of which involve mathematical ideas. For example, the foundations of computer science, data compression or Google’s ranking system. The relevance of mathematical reasoning in modern life is invaluable.


Quick facts
  • 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. You will learn how to 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:

CourseDescription

Fall Term
MATH 110 Calculus I 
CMPT 141* Introduction to Computer Science
CHEM 112* General Chemistry I Structure Bonding and Properties of Materials
PHYS 115* Physics and the Universe
ECON 111* Introductory Microeconomics

Winter Term
MATH 116 Calculus II
CMPT 145* Principles of Computer Science
PHYS 125* Physics and Technology
PSY 120* Biological and Cognitive Bases of Psychology
ECON 114* Introductory Macroeconomics

* These are elective courses. You will be able to choose from a variety of electives based on your interests.

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.

Unique opportunities
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.

Student-professor ratios
Upper year classes have excellent student-professor ratios; this allows for direct interaction and creates an excellent learning environment.

Careers

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
  • Geophysics
  • Actuarial science (insurance and pensions)
  • Transportation systems, air traffic data
  • Communications scheduling
  • Modeling: social, economic, agricultural, urban
  • Cartography
  • Meteorology
  • Survey and market research

Tuition estimates

Canadian studentsInternational students
Tuition $6,103 $15,867
Fees $835 $835
Books $1,500 $1,500
Total $8,438 $18,202

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).
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 $1,000-$2,000 per year.

Program options

These Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Applied Mathematics degrees are offered by the University of Saskatchewan's College of Arts and Science:

  • Bachelor of Science Four-year
  • Bachelor of Science Three-year
  • Bachelor of Science or Honours

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.

Admission requirements and deadlines

Deadlines

Start term Application DeadlineInternational Deadline
Winter
January 2018
Dec 1, 2017
Documents due: Dec 15, 2017
Sep 1, 2017
Documents due: Oct 1, 2017
Spring
May 2018
Apr 1, 2018
Documents due: May 1, 2018
Feb 1, 2018
Documents due: Mar 1, 2018
Summer
July 2018
May 1, 2018
Documents due: Jun 1, 2018
Mar 1, 2018
Documents due: Apr 1, 2018
Fall
September 2018
May 1, 2018
Documents due: Jun 1, 2018
Apr 1, 2018
Documents due: May 1, 2018

Ready to apply?

A non-refundable application fee of $90 CDN is required before your application will be processed.

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