About
Mathematics is the study of structures, patterns, and the use of formal reasoning to enrich our understanding of the world. It can be is used to predict patterns of societal behaviour, design immense structures, analyze disease transmission and build models of national economies. Mathematicians contribute to the formulation and solution of problems in diverse fields such as medicine, economics, computer science and engineering.
 Three or four year degree
 Full or parttime program
 You can enter this program directly from high school
 You can begin this program offcampus
What you will learn
Studying mathematics will teach you how to think critically and use logic to solve a surprisingly wide variety of problems in fields such as the physical sciences, economics, biology and many others. You will learn to reason about numbers, shapes, and relations. Using these ideas you will model features of the world with the aid of tools such as differential equations, networks, algebraic structures and much more.
A firstyear 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 firstyear schedule might look like:
Course  Description 

Fall Term 

MATH 110 or MATH 176  Calculus I or Advanced Calculus I (for students with Calc 30) 
MATH 164  Introduction to Linear Algebra 
CHEM 112*  General Chemistry I Structure Bonding and Properties of Materials 
PHYS 115*  Physics and the Universe 
CMPT 141*  Introduction to Computer Science 
Winter Term 

MATH 116 or MATH 177  Calculus II or Advanced 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 238: Introduction to Differential Equations
Solutions of first order and second order differential equations, elementary existence results, fundamentals of some operational and transform methods of solution, power series solutions, 2 x 2 systems, elementary numerical methods. An introduction to modelling will arise through the use of examples from the physical and biological sciences, economics and social sciences, engineering. Examples will include: population models, mechanical vibrations, Kepler's problem, predatorprey models.
MATH 361: Group Theory
Introduction to group theory, including: cyclic groups, symmetric groups, subgroups and normal subgroups, Lagrange's theorem, quotient groups and homomorphisms, isomorphism theorems, group actions, Sylow's theorem, simple groups, direct and semidirect products, fundamental theorem on finitely generated Abelian groups.
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.
MATH 402.0: Honours Thesis in Mathematics
Students taking an Honours program in Mathematics or a Double Honours program in Mathematics and a second subject are required to submit a written presentation of a topic in mathematics under the supervision of a faculty advisor and deliver a subsequent oral presentation on the topic.
MATH 450.3: Topics in Geometry
This course introduces students to topics in modern geometry drawn from algebraic, differential, and/or symplectic geometry. The course may focus on major themes and emerging phenomena such as the minimal model program, noncommutative geometry, and mirror symmetry; or upon individual classes of interesting geometric spaces, such as algebraic curves and Riemann surfaces, CalabiYau manifolds, minimal surfaces, and moduli spaces.
Unique opportunities
The Mathematical Physics program takes its students on a journey from mathematical foundations to cuttingedge topics at the intersection of mathematics and physics, such as quantum physics and the geometry of space and time. You will interact with both mathematicians and physicists. The Department participates annually in undergraduate mathematical competitions that expose students to situations with no classroom counterpart.
Studentprofessor ratios
Upper year classes have excellent studentprofessor ratios; this allows for direct interaction and creates an excellent learning environment.
Careers
Some career opportunities include:
 Mathematical and/or theoretical physics researchstream professor at a university
 Mathematical and/or theoretical physics researcher at a research institute (e.g. Perimeter Institute, AT&T Bell Labs, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Los Alamos National Lab, CERN)
 Applied mathematician or physicist in industry
 Data analyst for large or small software firms (e.g. Google, Facebook, Apple, startups) or government agencies
 Quantum computing/quantum information researcher in academia or industry
 Quantitative analyst for financial firms or government agencies
 Industrial or government analyst using mathematical modelling to understand economic and labour trends, social networks, transportation systems, agricultural production, etc.
 Science policy maker for government
 University instructor or highschool teacher
Tuition estimates
Canadian students  International students  

Tuition  $6,755  $18,441 
Fees  $852  $852 
Books  $1,500  $1,500 
Total  $9,107  $20,793 
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 (20202021 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.) Mathematics degrees are offered by the University of Saskatchewan's College of Arts and Science:
 Bachelor of Science Fouryear
 Bachelor of Science Threeyear
 Bachelor of Science Honours
 Bachelor of Science Double Honours
You should consult with an academic advisor in the college when you begin your studies to decide if you want a fouryear, threeyear or honours degree.
Admission requirements and deadlines
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