The Faculty of Mathematics at the University of Waterloo is the largest centre for mathematics and computer science in the world and is a global-leader in graph theory, cryptography, privacy, and artificial intelligence. It is the only Faculty of Mathematics in North America. Over 8,000 undergraduate students study in one of 23 math and computer science programs within the Faculty.
There are 42,000+ alumni that hold a degree from the Faculty of Mathematics.
Why should you study math?
- You consider yourself a problem solver.
- You LOVE math and solving problems.
- You like learning calculus, functions, derivitives, integration, and/or computer science.
- You think logically through ideas using patterns, numbers and equations.
- You think in 1s and 0s and enjoy playing with programming languages.
- You're excited to explore the possibilities and creativity of mathematics
- You enjoy working through challenging puzzles.
- You like working through proofs.
How to choose the right program
We offer a variety of mathematics majors, math and business programs, and computer science programs for to you to choose from. Compare our programs to find your fit.
Co-op lets you use your math and problem skills in the real world while you gain paid experience. All programs have an optional or required co-op option.
Attend a virtual event
Hear about the options available to you at one of our virtual events. We'll compare our programs and discuss the requirements and steps to apply.
Search for your future career
A degree in Mathematics can gives you a competitive edge. Find your career fit to determine your program(s) of interest.
Connect with an expert!
Send us a message
Reach to our recruitment team by sending a message to email@example.com. We'll connect you with the right resources.
How to study math?
- Find the admission requirements and steps to apply for the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC). Some programs are direct entry and some are general entry, requiring you to choose a major after first year.
- Participate in our math and computing contests. They are not required for admissions but can be an asset for our application.
- Discover ways to offset your university costs with math and university scholarships and other financing opportunities.
What is it like to be a math student? Take a Faculty tour
Tour classrooms, research labs and social spaces to learn about the academic experiences of math students and find out what student life is like in the Faculty of Mathematics.