About

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.


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. 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:

Course Description

Fall Term
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

Winter Term
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.

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 students International students
Tuition $7,026 $21,078
Fees $988 $988
Books $1,500 $1,500
Total $9,514 $23,566

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 (2021-2022 Canadian dollar rates).
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.

Program options

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.

Admission requirements and deadlines

Deadlines

Start term Application DeadlineInternational Deadline
Winter
January 2022
Dec 1, 2021
Documents due: Dec 15, 2021
Sep 1, 2021
Documents due: Oct 1, 2021
Spring
May 2022
Apr 1, 2022
Documents due: May 1, 2022
Feb 1, 2022
Documents due: Mar 1, 2022
Summer
July 2022
May 1, 2022
Documents due: Jun 1, 2022
Mar 1, 2022
Documents due: Apr 1, 2022
Fall
September 2022
Aug 15, 2022
Documents due: Aug 15, 2022
May 1, 2022
Documents due: Jun 1, 2022
Winter
January 2023
Dec 1, 2022
Documents due: Dec 15, 2022
Sep 1, 2022
Documents due: Oct 1, 2022

Ready to apply?

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

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