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Athabasca University

Bachelor of Science
Applied Mathematics Major

Amended regulations, effective September 1, 2017.

The Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics is designed to help students develop a relatively wide range of applied mathematical skills which have direct applications in fields such as scientific and medical research, computer science, finance, engineering, and other math-related disciplines.

This major fosters innovative thinking toward solving scientific, environmental, and sociological issues using mathematical methods, and aims to provide deeper understanding and alternative perspectives on problems in math-related interdisciplinary fields. It's ultimate goal is to lay a foundation of research skills for undergraduate students to apply in real-world situations and contribute to the betterment of society.

Students complete the program regulations in effect at the time of their enrolment.

Learning Outcomes

AU has also developed program learning outcomes that describe the career options that may be available to you upon graduating.

Applied Mathematics – Specific Requirements

In addition to the BSc program general requirements, a major in Applied Mathematics involves the completion of 42 credits of core and elective courses.

The Applied Mathematics major cannot be combined with the Applied Mathematics minor.


Core Courses

33 credits
MATH 270 Linear Algebra I (3)
MATH 266 Introduction to Calculus II (3)
MATH 271 Linear Algebra II (3)
MATH 309 Discrete Mathematics (3)
MATH 315 Methods in Applied Statistics (3)
MATH 365 Multivariable Calculus (3)
MATH 366 Complex Variables I (3)
MATH 376 Ordinary Differential Equations (3)
MATH 476 Partial Differential Equations (3)
MATH 480 Mathematic Modeling I (3)
MATH 495 Mathematics Projects I (3)

Elective Courses

9 credits
Students complete a minimum of 9 credits selected from the Mathematics (MATH) discipline. A minimum of 6 credits must be at a senior (300 or higher) level.


Information effective Sept. 1, 2017 to Aug. 31, 2018.

Updated September 21 2017 by laurab

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