Study subjects such as differential calculus, mathematical proof, matrix algebra, and much more as you establish a solid foundation in the mathematical sciences. You can emphasize mathematics, statistics, computer science, or any combination of the three to tailor your degree to your interests and career goals.
This program is also offered at UBC's Okanagan Campus
Find out moreWhy this program?
 Study at one of Canada’s topranked universities in the mathematical sciences.
 Develop critical statistical reasoning, computational, mathematical, and communication skills.
 Take electives within the program's flexible framework.
 Prepare for work in finance, software, actuarial science, high school education, and beyond.
Program information
Send details Campus: Vancouver
 Faculty: Faculty of Science
 Degree: Bachelor of Science
 Length 4 yrs

Coop
Yes
You can combine your studies with fulltime, paid work at top local and international organizations.

Honours
No
You can study intense specialization in a single field.
The BSc in Mathematical Sciences integrates math, computer science, and statistics to provide you with a strong foundation of skills and knowledge. While maintaining a strong core in mathematics, the program allows you to emphasize mathematics, statistics, computer science, or any combination of the three. Computer science and statistics are extensively integrated throughout the program.
Campus features
The Living Mathematics Project hosted at UBC is working to apply recent advances in computer programming languages and the technology of the World Wide Web to construct a new medium for the communication of Mathematics. UBC also consistently ranks highly in the prestigious undergraduate Putnam Mathematics Competition, which all students are encouraged to participate in.
The Department of Mathematics is associated with many institutes, such as the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS), the Institute of Applied Mathematics, and MITACS. The Mathematics Library, Math Club, Mathematics Undergraduate Computer Lab and Mathematics Learning Centre are resources available to undergraduate students in their mathematical studies.
Send detailsLife at UBC's Vancouver campus
The historic Mathematics Building is located in the heart of UBC’s Vancouver campus. The Department of Mathematics has a prizewinning faculty who are at the top of their specialist fields.
Find out moreYour future
A BSc in Mathematical Sciences equips you with the ability to solve complicated problems through analytical reasoning. Critical thinking and computational modelling are emphasized in the discipline, as is logical and flexible thinking. These are skills that are highly valued by employers in many fields. Business and IT sectors are eager to employ mathematics graduates in the software industry, actuarial field, investment, and banking.
The Department of Mathematics has actuarial advisors to help you structure your degree in preparation for taking the Society of Actuaries’ exam.
Program graduates
 Data scientist, IBM
 Actuarial analyst, Willis Towers Watson
 MSc candidate in Computer Science, University of British Columbia
 Lawyer, Amlani & Associates
 Accountant, KPMG Canada
Program requirements
Englishlanguage requirements
English is the language of instruction at UBC. All prospective students must demonstrate Englishlanguage competency prior to admission. There are numerous ways to meet the English Language Admission Standard.
General admission requirements
IB Diploma Programme
 Completed IB Diploma, including at least three Higher Level courses.
IB Certificate Courses
 IB Certificate courses (Standard and Higher Level) may be used in an admissions average if you are graduating from a recognized high school curriculum that can be used as your basis of admission.
 Students who complete the IB Diploma in English are required to achieve a minimum score of 3 in an IB Group 1 English course at either Standard or Higher Level. (If you are an international student with a score of less than 3, you may be eligible for UBC Vantage One programs.)
 IB Math Applications and Interpretations SL, or IB Math Studies, do not satisfy the math requirement for admission to UBC’s sciencebased programs, the Faculty of Management, the UBC Sauder School of Business, or the Vancouver School of Economics.
Degreespecific requirements: Science
 IB Math Analysis and Approaches SL or HL, or IB Math Applications and Interpretations HL. (IB Math Applications and Interpretations SL, or IB Math Studies, are not acceptable.)
 One of IB Biology, IB Chemistry, or IB Physics
 Grade 11 or equivalent Chemistry, and
 Grade 11 or equivalent Physics (may be waived with grades of 5 in IB Chemistry and in your IB Mathematics course)
Note: Grade 11 Chemistry and Physics requirements listed are only relevant to students who are not completing the equivalent IB Diploma Chemistry and/or Physics courses.
For students studying outside of Canada, some examples of courses that may be accepted as Grade 11 equivalents are juniorlevel courses for American students, and IGCSE and O Level for those following Britishpatterned curricula.
Related courses
The following subject categories are particularly relevant for this degree. Consider taking courses in these areas in your junior year and senior year.
 Language Arts
 Mathematics and Computation
 Sciences