Mathematics (BA or BSc)
Experience and Career Guide

Make the most out of your university career by taking advantage of all that Laurier has to offer you and learning about the many ways you can extend your classroom experience into the real world. There are so many opportunities to learn, lead, and embrace new opportunities all while having an exceptional student experience.

In this Guide

Learn the many ways you can extend your classroom experience to the real world.

Your Year-to-Year Experience

Enhance your academic experience by learning about the opportunities available in your program.

Explore Co-Curricular Experiences

Participate in co-curricular experiences to complement your Laurier
academic journey and gain meaningful learning opportunities.

As a Mathematics student, you can:  

Outside of your program, there are many co-curricular opportunities for you to participate in. 

Design Your Degree

These are a few popular academic opportunities which allow you to dive deeper into your major area of study or broaden your knowledge. See undergraduate options, minors and courses for more information.

  • Entrepreneurship Core
  • Geomatics option
  • Management option
  • Physics minor
  • Chemistry minor
  • Biology minor
  • Computer Science minor
  • Economics minor
  • Education minor
Optional concentrations are available including:
  • Analysis and Geometry
  • Discrete Mathematics and Algebra
  • Mathematical Modelling
  • Statistics and Data Analytics
  • Financial Risk Management
  • Computational Finance

Program Options:

  • The Bachelor of Science program is focused on how mathematics is connected with natural, physical and computer sciences.
  • The Bachelor of Arts program is focused on how mathematics is connected with social science and business.

Develop Your Knowledge and Skills

As a Laurier student, you will develop the following competencies through your curricular and co-curricular experiences.

Competency Framework

Competencies are categories of transferrable skills that appear on your online Experience Record to help you reflect on what you've learned from your experiences. The competencies include: 

  • Adaptability and Resiliency
  • Collaboration and Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Critical Thinking
  • Digital Literacy
  • Diversity and Intercultural Understanding
  • Functional Knowledge
  • Leadership
  • Problem Solving
  • Professional Attributes
  • Self-Awareness

Functional Knowledge

  • Demonstrate knowledge of how mathematical and scientific models can change perceptions of the world and the social implications these perceptions have on actions and decision-making.
  • Learn to understand and interpret the world using mathematical and statistical models.
  • Use mathematical software and computational methods as problem-solving tools.
  • Solve real-world problems in an efficient and reliable manner through the application of mathematics.
  • Be able to reason abstractly, including the ability to abstract from concrete situations and formulate ideas precisely in mathematics.
  • Find general patterns within specific problems or data sets to enhance the understanding of key issues such as correlation, causation and prediction.

Discover Career Options

All your experiences at Laurier can help you prepare for your future. Attend Career Centre events and workshops or book a career consulting appointment to explore career and further education options.

Pursuing Further Education

9 Mathematics respondents from the 2022 Laurier Graduate Survey conducted by the Career Centre. Graduates were surveyed within 12 months of graduation.

Alumni Careers and Pathways

Sample Further Education Programs Within the First Year After Graduation

  • Master’s Degree - Chemistry, Data Science and Artificial Intelligence, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mathematics
  • Bachelor’s Degree - Education

Sample Jobs Within the First Year After Graduation

  • analyst
  • accounting clerk
  • corporate strategy
  • data engineer
  • data scientist
  • developer
  • executive assistant

Careers Of Alumni Two to Five Years After Graduation

  • associate, capital markets
  • associate consultant
  • junior developer
  • manager, data and solutions
  • research analyst
  • teacher
  • web content manager
  • web programmer analyst

Career Options and Resources

Need some guidance on what you can do with your degree? Discover some career options and find resources to help guide you. 

Career and Industry Options

  • cybersecurity
  • data science
  • economic development
  • environment
  • finance
  • government
  • healthcare
  • information technology
  • insurance
  • logistics/supply chain
  • research/market analysis
  • software development
  • statistics
  • teaching/education
  • technical writing
  • technology

Your Experiences Tell Your Story

Share your story through your Laurier Experience Record. An interactive, shareable and official record of your hands-on experiences and learning opportunities at Laurier – the first of its kind in Canada!

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