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Mathematics (Bachelor of Science)

University of the Fraser Valley
Program overview
4 years
Bachelor's degree
Start dates
Abbotsford
May 2020  (English)
September 2020  (English)
January 2021  (English)
May 2021  (English)
September 2021  (English)
January 2022  (English)
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Program description

Mathematics (Bachelor of Science)

The Bachelor of Science in Mathematics builds your understanding of mathematical concepts and enables you to enter innovative industries and solve satisfying challenges.

Grow your command of calculus, discrete mathematics, algebra, and other advanced topics as you build a comprehensive understanding of math. In addition to your mathematics course work, you develop a breadth of intellectual and academic experience through studies in other disciplines.

In your first and second year, you build a solid understanding of foundational mathematical principles. As you advance, you grow your knowledge through advanced coursework in topics such as vector calculus, complex variables, applied algebraic systems, and more.

Near the end of your degree, you explore mathematical topics suited to your interests and focus your analytical savvy through flexible upper-level math/stats credits. View full requirements.

Admission requirements

  • B.C. secondary school graduation or equivalent, or completion of nine university-level credits with a minimum GPA of 2.00 in all university courses attempted.
  • Mathematics requirement: one of the following:
    • Pre-calculus 12 or Principles of Mathematics 12 with a minimum grade of B
    • Calculus 12 with a minimum grade of A
    • MATH 095 with a minimum grade of B
    • MATH 096 with a minimum grade of B
    • MATH 092 and MATH 093, each with a minimum grade of B
    • MDPT score of 70% or better
    • MATH 110 with a minimum grade of C+
    • MATH 111 with a minimum grade of C
  • Science requirement: one course from one of the following disciplines, with a minimum grade of C+:
    • Biology: Anatomy and Physiology 12, Biology 12, BIO 093, or BIO 111
    • Chemistry: Chemistry 12, CHEM 093 (discontinued), CHEM 110, or CHEM 113
    • Geography: Physical Geography 12, Geography 12, GEOG 101 (discontinued), GEOG 102 (discontinued), or GEOG 103
    • Geology: Geology 12 or GEOG 116
    • Physics: Physics 12, PHYS 093, PHYS 100, PHYS 101, PHYS 105, or PHYS 111
  • English requirement: Applicants must meet the degree/diploma level English language proficiency requirement. 

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Program content

Core courses include:

Lower level

  • Calculus I
  • Calculus II
  • Calculus II for Life Sciences
  • Calculus III
  • Linear Algebra
  • Topics in Discrete Mathematics
  • Ordinary Differential Equations
  • Transition to Advanced Mathematics
  • Introduction to Probability and Statistics
  • Computing for the Sciences
  • Introduction to Programming
  • Introduction to Structured Programming

Upper level

  • Vector Calculus
  • Complex Variables
  • Introduction to Analysis
  • Introduction to Field Theory and Applications
  • Group Theory

Tuition fees

For information about tuition fees, please visit the program webpage. 

Qualification

Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree

Career opportunities

A twenty-year study conducted by Statistics Canada reveals that people who study mathematics earn as much as graduates in business administration or health sciences, and are not far behind the highest earning graduates in engineering sciences.

Having a math component to your degree signals to prospective employers that you have the ability to think analytically, abstractly, and logically, with depth and clarity. These attractive qualities can open the door to a satisfying career in a variety of sectors including:

  • Education
  • Actuarial science
  • Computer science
  • Business
  • Engineering
  • High technology
  • Cryptography
  • Finance

Many employers do not have the in-house mathematical or statistical expertise to develop their enterprise. In consequence, math skills are highly prized in a variety of sectors, such as manufacturing, mining and oil, public administration, and professional, scientific, and technical services.

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University of the Fraser Valley

University of the Fraser Valley

The University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) is an accredited public Canadian university which serves 15,000 students, 1,900 of which are international students. UFV offers 16 bachelor's degrees, two master's degrees, and over 100 certificates and diploma programs in areas...


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University of the Fraser Valley

33844 King Road
V2S 7M8 Abbotsford British Columbia
Canada

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