Mathematical Science Major

What is Mathematical Science?

Mathematical Science is the application of mathematics and statistics to understanding and solving problems faced in every field of science, arts and industry. Mathematical Science is ideal for students who love mathematics and statistics and want to see how they are applied in real-world settings. Mathematicians and Statisticians are hired in a wide range of fields and industries and studying mathematical science allows you to gain both technical and practical training.


Mathematical Science Major

How does the Mathematical Science Major fit within the University of Guelph?

  • When you study at the University of Guelph, you are part of a degree program, such as the Bachelor of Science (BSc) or Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree programs.
  • Within a degree program, you include a major (the subject in which you take the majority of your courses), such as the Mathematical Science Major, which exists within both the BSc and BA degree programs.
  • Within the Mathematical Science Major, you can customize your studies by selecting an area of emphasis: a secondary subject chosen by you to explore how mathematics and statistics are applied in real-life!

Important Information

The Mathematical Science Major has the same mathematics and statistics components in both degree programs.
The chart below outlines the similarities and differences between the two degree programs.
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Mathematical Science Major

  Bachelor of Science (BSc) Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Overview Students typically choose the Bachelor of Science degree program if they are interested in continuing their studies in mathematics, statistics and another scientific field. Students typically choose the Bachelor of Arts degree program if they are interested in continuing their studies in mathematics, statistics and another field in the arts, social sciences, business, economics or computer science.

Admission Requirements
More Details

  • English
  • Calculus
  • 2 of: Biology, Chemistry, Physics
  • 2 additional courses
  • English
  • 5 additional courses
  • Note: Calculus strongly recommended.

How to Apply at OUAC

Bachelor of Science (BSc) Honours (4-Year Program). Mathematical Science is listed as a Subject of Major Interest.

Bachelor of Arts (BA) Honours (4-Year Program). Mathematical Science is listed as a Subject of Major Interest.

Estimated Cut-Off Range 78-83% 76-80%

First Year Program
Details

Semester 1: Calculus, Linear Algebra, Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

Semester 2: Calculus, Statistics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

Semester 1: Calculus, Linear Algebra and 3 electives.

Semester 2: Calculus, Statistics, Elementary Symbolic Logic, and 2 electives.

Beyond First Year

After your first year, you will have two ways to customize your degree program.

  • Choose either a Mathematics or Statistics stream. This decision does not have to be made until you have had a chance to take multiple courses in both fields.
  • Choose an Area of Emphasis. This is your opportunity to continue studies in another subject and to see how mathematics and statistics are applied to real-world problems in that field (see below for a list of possible options).
Areas of Emphasis

Examples of Areas of Emphasis within the Bachelor of Science degree program include

  • Biochemistry
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biology
  • Biomathematical Modelling
  • Biostatistical Modelling
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Ecology
  • Food Science
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Economics
  • Energy and Mass Transfer
  • Electricity and Systems
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • Neuroscience
  • Nutritional Sciences
  • Plant Science
  • Physics
  • Signal Processing
  • Zoology

Examples of Areas of Emphasis within the Bachelor of Arts degree program include

  • Anthropology
  • Art History
  • Arts, Culture and Heritage Management
  • Business
  • Classical Studies
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • English
  • European Culture and Civilization
  • Family and Child Studies
  • French Studies
  • Geography
  • History
  • Marketing
  • Media and Cinema Studies
  • Museum Studies
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Theatre Studies