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. 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 mathematics program, you‘ll take courses such as:

  • differential equations
  • numerical analysis
  • applied graph theory
  • statistics
  • vector calculus
  • logical reasoning
  • algorithms and complexity

Sample first year

Each student is on their own individual learning path. The bachelor of science with a major in mathematics is comprised of 120 credit hours (40 courses). It is important that students work with an advisor to ensure suitable course selection and determine an appropriate course load as students have the option of doing up to 15 credit hours (5 courses) per semester.

Below is a sample first year chart with the recommended first year courses for bachelor of science with a major in mathematics:

Mathematics 1000 (or 1090)1 Mathematics 1001 (or 1000)
Computer Science 1001 Mathematics 2050
Physics 1050 English 1001
English 1000 elective
elective elective
  1. 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.

Career opportunities

Possible career opportunities for graduates:

  • demographer
  • investment banker
  • risk management specialist
  • forensic statistician
  • teacher
  • researcher

Contact information

For additional information, visit the School of Science and the Environment or contact Dr. Rebecca Milley.