What is Applied Mathematics?
Applied Mathematics is the application of mathematics to real-world problems. It plays a dual role in understanding the real world by providing both explanatory and predictive power.
Applied Mathematics courses provide the tools for formulating and analyzing mathematical models in a broad range of disciplines. Training in applied mathematics will prepare you to tackle and face the challenges and rigours of the 21st-century workplace. Plus, partnerships with the Institute of Quantum Computing (IQC) and the Perimeter Institute of Theoretical Physics uniquely position Applied Mathematics students for academic and career opportunities available exclusively to University of Waterloo students.
Focus your studies with one of five different options: biology, earth science, economics, physics, or engineering electives
Emilee is a firm believer in making sure that while you’re here at the University of Waterloo you should find a hobby. You need to be able to set aside time each day to do something you enjoy and that gets your mind off of school. With this in mind, Emilee is involved in a number of extracurriculars including serving as the co-chair of the Math Grad Committee and editor of Waterloo Math Review. She is a former VP of the Applied Math, CO, Pure Math club and she keeps active with Waterloo cheerleading and various other intramurals. F
“I chose Applied Math because it allows me the opportunity to collaborate with several different disciplines, and solve real-world problems.”
Your first year
All first-year students take a common selection of math courses called core courses. Normally in the fall term, students take:
- Classical Algebra (MATH 135 or MATH 145),
- Calculus 1 (MATH 137 or MATH 147), and
- Computer Science (CS) (one of CS 115, CS 135, or CS 145).
- A communications course
- One non-math elective*
*Note: For suggested electives and more information please visit our course selection page.
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Contact Brian Ingalls for more information.