Computational Mathematics


Math is all around us, from landing that perfect snowboard jump to designing the next best-selling app. It’s about discovering this place we live in through algorithms, calculations and logical reasoning. The computational mathematics program at Grenfell Campus, Memorial University is a four-year bachelor of science degree. Students strengthen their logical reasoning skills and gain technical knowledge in diverse areas, including:

  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • Physics
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Psychology
  • Business
  • Computer science


Why study computational mathematics at Grenfell?

Computational mathematics is about solving real world problems with numbers. It’s about learning to think critically and developing analytical skills that will prepare you for countless opportunities. Computational mathematics is the language of the future. You’ll gain the skills you need to navigate the numbers and prepare for the evolution of many industries. This mathematics major covers the essential undergraduate topics in mathematics, develops rigorous logical thinking, and equips students with computational techniques to model and solve real-world problems.

In Grenfell's computational mathematics program, you‘ll take courses such as:

  • Differential equations
  • Numerical analysis
  • Applied graph theory
  • Statistics
  • Vector calculus
  • Logical reasoning
  • Algorithms and complexity​


Career opportunities

Graduates of Grenfell's computational mathematics degree program find career opportunities in a variety of industries, such as:

  • Software development
  • Market/risk analysis
  • Aerospace and aviation
  • Telecommunications
  • Biotechnology
  • Entrepreneurial ventures
  • Accountant
  • Demography
  • Epidemiology
  • Forensic science
  • Meteorology
  • Financial advising

Sample program for first year

Students pursuing a B.Sc. with a major in computational mathematics are advised to take the following courses in their first year:

Sample program

Fall SemesterWinter Semester
Mathematics 1000*Mathematics 1001
Computer Science 1510Mathematics 2050
English 1000English 1001
Physics 1050 (or Physics 1020)elective**


* Students who are required to take Mathematics 1090 before entry into Mathematics 1000 are strongly recommended to take Mathematics 1001 during Intersession of their first year. Students not completing Mathematics 1001 in their first year may need extra time to complete their program.

** Students should consider electives that will lead to the completion of requirements for a minor. For example, students may want to take courses leading to the completion of a minor in business, economics or physics. Students may also want to complete a course in statistics, such as Statistics 2550 or 2500 in their first year.


Contact Information

Dr. Jared Howell



Guide to First Year

230 Elizabeth Ave

St. John's, NL A1B 3X9 CANADA

Tel: (709) 864-2530

Fax: (709) 864-2552