Courses for your Pure Mathematics 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 137 - Calculus 1 for Honours Mathematics
  • Choose one of:
    • CS 115 - Introduction to Computer Science
    • CS 135 - Designing Functional Programs
  • One communication skills course
  • One elective

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 - Algorithm Design and Data Abstraction
  • Two electives
 

After first year

The majority of your required courses will be pure mathematics courses, with additional courses in mathematics. 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

PMATH 348 - Fields and Galois Theory
PMATH 365 - Differential Geometry
PMATH 440 - Analytic Number Theory
PMATH 450 - Lebesgue Integration and Fourier Analysis

 

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