Applied Mathematics (Faculty of Arts)


The Honours BA Applied Mathematics program will provide you with fundamental knowledge of the various branches of mathematics (algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus, statistics and probability) among other areas of the discipline.  Applied mathematics is unique in that it looks at how mathematics is used in a variety of fields within the sciences and the arts. This makes it a great field for students who are interested in combining their skills and interests in mathematics with another field of study.

The program is a journey into the underlying order of things. You’ll be delving into analysis, functions, dynamics, chaos and number theory among others, untangling solutions to problems and uncovering the logic in complicated situations.


A background in applied mathematics can lead you to a wide variety of careers, considering how deeply mathematics is embedded into some of our society’s fastest growing industries. From engineering and life sciences to economics and policy, your skills will be useful in many different contexts. You may also wish to pursue graduate studies in the field, or a second degree in a professional program.

You can become a professional:

  • Mathematician
  • Economist
  • Actuary
  • Climatologist
  • Bioinformatician

Possible minors

Minors are a great way to customize your academic experience. Many students use minors to pursue interests outside their major, while others choose minors to complement their degree.

Minors that complement this program:

Ready to apply?

For this program, you'll need to apply to the Faculty of Arts.

See the full eligibility information for more information about deadlines and required documents for your application.

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