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.


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

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 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 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, predator-prey 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.

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 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

Some career opportunities include:

  • Actuary
  • Climatologist
  • Computational Biologist
  • Criminologist
  • Economist
  • Epidemiologist
  • Financial analyst or consultant at a major financial institution
  • College or university professor or high-school teacher
  • Hydrologist
  • Mathematician at a hi-tech company or research institute
  • National security analyst
  • Operations research analyst
  • See http://weusemath.org for multiple other job descriptions

Tuition estimates

Canadian studentsInternational students
Tuition $6,347 $17,327
Fees $922 $922
Books $1,500 $1,500
Total $8,769 $19,749

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 (2018-2019 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 $1,000-$2,000 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 Four-year
  • Bachelor of Science Three-year
  • 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 four-year, three-year or honours degree.

Admission requirements and deadlines

Deadlines

Start term Application DeadlineInternational Deadline
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
Aug 1, 2018
Documents due: Aug 1, 2018
May 15, 2018
Documents due: Jun 1, 2018
Winter
January 2019
Dec 1, 2018
Documents due: Dec 15, 2018
Sep 1, 2018
Documents due: Oct 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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