Business Administration (Laurier) and Mathematics (Waterloo) Double Degree

Five years, two degrees, one serious edge

Combine your interests in business and math in this unique program, and gain two degrees in the time it normally takes to earn one co-op degree.

This double degree program combines Waterloo's strength in mathematics with the business expertise of nearby Wilfrid Laurier University (walking distance from our campus).

You'll graduate with two prestigious degrees: a Bachelor of Mathematics (BMath) from Waterloo and a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) from Laurier. Together, they give your résumé an enviable edge that will impress employers and prepare you to make your mark as a trader, analyst, executive, or entrepreneur.

Program highlights

Social and academic support. Looking for an upper-year mentor? A group study session? A stress-reducing game of paintball? You’ll find it all at the Math/Business Double Degree Club.

Two years of work experience. Your five co-op work terms will give you 20 months of paid work experience — and a major advantage when you launch your career.


What will you learn?

First-year courses

You'll take foundational courses in Business, Economics, Mathematics, and Computer Science to give you the foundations for your upper-year classes. You can then choose to specialize in the business or mathematics component of either.

Learn about courses you'll take for your Business Administration and Mathematics Double degree.

Customize your degree

You can add additional areas of expertise by including one or more of the minors available to all Waterloo students.

Once you're a student, advisors can help you explore which minors or specializations may fit into your plans.


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Questions? Ask a student!

Contact a Faculty of Mathematics student ambassador to learn about their experience in the program.

Ask them questions such as why they chose their program, what the classes are like, and how you can get involved on campus.


Co-op = relevant paid work experience

Waterloo's co-op program, the largest in North America, is an amazing way to explore potential careers, learn to interview for jobs, graduate with up to two years of valuable experience – and make money!

Sample co-op job titles

  • Financial analyst
  • Data analyst
  • Investment banking analyst
  • Marketing assistant
  • Data scientist intern
  • Senior accounting clerk
  • Project manager assistant
  • Claims process analyst

Co-op work-study sequence

Starting in second year, you'll normally alternate between school and work every four months, integrating your classroom learning with real-world experience. You can return to the same employer for a couple of work terms to gain greater knowledge and responsibility or work for different employers to get a broad range of experience.

Year September to December (Fall) January to April (Winter) May to August (Spring)
First Study Study Co-op
Second Study Co-op Study
Third Study Co-op Study
Fourth Co-op Study Study
Fifth Co-op Study Study

Your first work term will be after first year (May to August 2025).

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megaphone icon"I love this program because I learn about my two passions: math and business while graduating with two degrees from top-rated schools. With co-op I've gain work experience and developed on-the-job skills that'll make me career ready after graduation."Cynthia, second-year student

Admission requirements

Ontario students: six Grade 12 U and/or M courses including

  • Advanced Functions
  • Calculus and Vectors
  • Any Grade 12 U English
  • One other 4U course
  • Recommended: Grade 11 Introduction to Computer Science

Admission averages: Individual selection from the low 90s

Not studying in Ontario? Search our admission requirements.

Once you've applied, you'll need to complete the Admission Information Form as part of the application process.

We strongly encourage you to participate in the Canadian Senior Mathematics Contest and/or the Euclid Mathematics Contest to enhance your admissions status. To be considered for entrance scholarships in the Faculty of Mathematics, you must write one or both of the contests. If you complete both contests, we'll use the results of the contest in which you performed best.

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Questions about courses, programs, requirements, or careers?

Please contact our Faculty of Mathematics recruitment coordinator who can answer any questions you have.


Where to apply: Waterloo or Laurier?

The University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University each admit students to the double degree program. We recommend that you apply at both universities to maximize your likelihood of admission. The academic program is identical, regardless of whether Waterloo or Laurier is your home base. Differences include where you’d live in residence, scholarships, and the co-op process, and access to athletic and student life facilities. These are available through your home university.