General Mathematics

Bachelor of Science (BSc)

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What you will learn in this program

General Mathematics scholars ask questions such as: How can mathematical theories be used to solve concrete problems? What computational techniques are used in market analysis? How can statistical data be used in city planning?

General Mathematics explores the various branches of mathematics and their applications in the real world. During the course of your studies, much of your learning will occur while actively working on problems in class and during tutorials. You’ll learn mathematics fundamentals and gain exposure to a variety of modern mathematical subjects such as mathematical analysis, abstract algebra, geometry, number theory, statistics and actuarial science.

Career opportunities

​As a mathematician, you’ll have global opportunities to work in areas such as financial investments, computer animation, investment advisors and more. The creative, exploratory and lateral thinking in problem solving you’ll develop in this degree will be applicable to a wide variety of career opportunities. A degree in General Mathematics can also be used as a stepping-stone to graduate studies or another professional degree such as law, medicine, veterinary medicine, or architecture.

Courses you'll take:

Advanced Introduction to Computer Science, Calculus for Engineers and Scientists, Introduction to Computer Science for Multidisciplinary Studies I, University Calculus I, ​Introductory Calculus

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Hands-on opportunities

Study abroad opportunities - Cultural and academic experiences at destinations around the world.

Program enhancements

Arts and Science Honours Academy (ASHA) - A six-course interdisciplinary program with a second language aspect and travel components.

Did you know? You can earn two degrees in five years. Learn more about combined degree program options.

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We'll be accepting applications to attend the University of Calgary in fall 2019 starting on Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. You'll be able to submit an application until Friday, March 1, 2019. Check out our student experience page to find out more about what life is like on campus or consider visiting campus for a tour led by one of our current students.

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Faculty Information

Faculty of Science
Biological Sciences, Room 570
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4