Pure Mathematics

Pure mathematics involves the study of the core areas of mathematics such as abstract algebra, number theory, geometry, and real and complex analysis.


Math & Stats at Memorial

We employ undergraduate students in the Math Help Centre and to mark course assignments. Some of our students qualify for summer research employment funded by the National Science and Engineering Research Council.

We offer major and honours programs leading to either a B.A. or B.Sc. in pure mathematics. Joint programs are also offered in:

  • computer science/pure mathematics (B.Sc. major and honours)
  • economics/pure mathematics (B.Sc. major).

Sample Courses

MATH 2320 - Discrete Mathematics
MATH 3202 - Vector Calculus
MATH 3320 - Abstract Algebra


Career Opportunities

  • Accountant
  • Actuary
  • Investment banker
  • Personal finance adviser
  • Risk analyst
  • Risk management specialist
  • Software specialist
  • Teacher

Note: some of these careers may call for supplementary education or preparation in the form of graduate studies, experiential learning or professional courses and exams.


Program Information

Faculty of Science


Mathematics and Statistics


Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science


St. John's

Honours Option:


Co-op Available:



4 years


Fall, winter and spring semesters

Application Deadline:

Applications are considered on a rolling basis. Students are encouraged to apply by:

  • March 1 for fall admission
  • Oct. 1 for winter admission
  • Feb. 1 for spring admission

Supplementary Application:



Tuition InformationWebsite


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230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000