8 of 10 top jobs in 2021 start with a degree in mathematics (careercast.com)#1 in Canada for career preparation (2018 Maclean's survey)39%increase in demand for data scientists and engineers by 2020 (IBM)
What can you do with a degree in math?
A Bachelor of Mathematics (BMath) degree from the University of Waterloo is your path to almost any career you can think of. Our strengths in mathematics, statistics, and computing give graduates a competitive edge in some of these fast growing (and high paying!) career areas.
You don’t need to be an MD to make a serious impact on health care. In fact, as technology and society evolve, the medical field increasingly relies on math, computing and statistics to deliver new tools and systems. Mathematicians at Waterloo have developed models, optimization techniques and tests that help with everything from diagnosing autism, to preventing the spread of disease, to safer plans for operating on infants.
With the demand for data and new tools climbing, your BMath degree can help make our world healthier.
“The world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data.” – The Economist
Every day, huge amounts of data are generated by business, scientific, and social activity taking place all around us. With data coming from sensors, digital images, streaming video, satellite and medical imagery, and from interactions with cloud computing, data-driven approaches to decision making are being applied in areas as diverse as medicine, business, advertising, and entertainment. These skills are in such high demand that the Harvard Business Review called data scientist the sexiest job of the 21st century!
The University of Waterloo is home to cutting-edge, interdisciplinary research in artificial intelligence (AI). AI will touch everything from how we work, travel and connect, to how we make sense of the huge volume of data our world generates every day. From human-machine interaction to autonomous driving, a background in mathematics can give you the foundational tools you’ll need to tackle the challenges of our constantly changing world.
Our digital footprints are growing. New tools and systems are enhancing connectivity and convenience, but they also increase the demands for privacy and data protection. Banking, communications, networks and more depend on cybersecurity to protect information and users – and demand for graduates with the skills to help mitigate risk and secure systems continues to grow.
Understand the math behind the numbers, and you’ll be an asset in any boardroom. Our strengths in actuarial science, statistics, computing and financial technology – and our renowned entrepreneurial environment – make Waterloo a top choice for students looking to make their mark in the business world. Whether you’re interested in IT and operations, or in finance and risk management, you’ll graduate with in-demand skills!
Check out: Information Technology Management, Computational Mathematics, Mathematical Finance, Computing and Financial Management, Mathematical Optimization, Actuarial Science, Statistics, and our Math, Business, and Accounting programs.