Courses for your Applied Mathematics degree

First-year courses and beyond

You may select advanced-stream courses for algebra, calculus, and computer science if you meet the requirements.

September to December

  • MATH 135 – Algebra for Honours Mathematics
  • MATH 137 – Calculus 1 for Honours Mathematics
  • PHYS 121 – Mechanics
  • Choose one of:
    • CS 115 – Introduction to Computer Science
    • CS 135 – Designing Functional Programs
  • One communications skills course

January to April

  • MATH 136 – Linear Algebra 1 for Honours Mathematics
  • MATH 138 – Calculus 2 for Honours Mathematics
  • Choose one of:
    • CS 116 – Introduction to Computer Science 2
    • CS 136 – Elementary Algorithm Design and Data Abstraction
  • Two electives
 

After first year

The majority of your required courses will be Applied Mathematics courses, with foundational courses in Mathematics. With your remaining classes, you can choose electives from many of the 100 subject areas at Waterloo.

Sample upper-year courses

AMATH 383 – Introduction to Mathematical Biology
AMATH 390 – Mathematics and Music
AMATH 391 – From Fourier to Wavelets
AMATH 477 – Stochastic Processes for Applied Mathematics

 

View a list of all the courses required for your degree.


Advisors are here to help

With so much flexibility, you might have a lot of questions. We're here to help! If you're applying for admission, contact our Faculty of Math recruitment co-ordinator.

Once you're a Waterloo student, you'll have access to academic advisors who can help you

  • choose your courses,
  • select minors and specializations,
  • ensure that you're meeting the requirements for your degree, and more.


Next steps