Courses for your Mathematical Finance degree

First-year courses and beyond

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

 September to December

  • MATH 135 – Algebra for Honours Mathematics
  • MATH 147 – Calculus 1 (Advanced level)
  • Choose one of:
    • CS 115 – Introduction to Computer Science 1
    • CS 135 – Designing Functional Programs
  • One communication skills course
  • One elective

January to April

  • MATH 136 – Linear Algebra 1 for Honours Mathematics
  • MATH 148 – Calculus 2 (Advanced Level)
  • Choose one of:
    • CS 116 – Introduction to Computer Science 2
    • CS 136 – Elementary Algorithm Design and Data Abstraction
  • Two electives
 

After first year

You'll take a mix of actuarial science courses and pure math courses, with additional courses in business, economics, and accounting. With your remaining classes, you can choose electives from many of the 100 subject areas at Waterloo.

View a list of courses required for your degree.

Sample upper-year courses

ACTSC 372 – Investment Science and Corporate Finance
CS 335 – Computational Methods in Business and Finance
PMATH 451 – Measure and Integration
STAT 443 – Forecasting

 

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 Laura Jane Watkins our Faculty of Mathematics recruitment coordinator.

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