Pure Math Alex

What is Pure Mathematics?

Go beyond the basics and find the answers to the “how’ and “why” behind the mathematics. Pure mathematics is the foundation of all mathematical reasoning. If first-year calculus teaches you how to drive the car, Pure Mathematics teaches you how to build one! You can use this program as a springboard into a career in information technology, finance, business, science, education, and insurance, or go on to graduate studies at some of the world’s most prestigious universities.

Meet Alex

Alex and his team at the Data OpenNot only is Alex pursuing a double major in Pure Math and Combinatorics and Optimization, he’s also putting his love of math into action. He spent a hands-on summer as a National Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) undergraduate award winner, traveled to Budapest for a term abroad, and is an active participant in on-campus events like datathons and Hack the North.

“The satisfaction from understanding an idea at a deeper level and tying together unrelated branches of mathematics or physics for the first time is the most rewarding part of learning and understanding mathematics. What I really enjoy is developing a deep understanding of a mathematical concept from many different perspectives.”

Your first year

All first-year students take a common selection of math courses called core courses. Normally in the fall term, students take:

*Note: For suggested electives and more information please visit our course selection page.

Potential co-op and career opportunities

Potential co-op opportunities
Sample titles Sample employers
  • Business analyst assistant
  • Data quality engineering
  • Instructional support assistant
  • Policy and research assistant
  • QA automation developer
  • Research assistant
  • Security & distributed system engineer
  • Department of National Defence
  • Imagine Communications Corp
  • Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
  • Natural Resources Canada
  • VersaCold Logistics Services
  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  • Centennial College of Applied Arts & Technology
Potential career opportunities
  • Quantitative Analyst – Millennium Advisors
  • Data Scientist – Robinhood Financial
  • Executive Director – Beijing Leyard Investment
  • Developer – geoLOGIC Systems
  • Threat Intelligence Analyst – Ultimate Software 
  • Software Engineer – Google 
  • Data Scientist – Chango 

Contact Ross Willard for more information.