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Mathematics and Statistics

Mathematics major (BA/BSc), extended minor (BA), or minor (BA/BSc/BCIS/BGS)


Bachelor's degree

4 years

Major (BA/BSc), extended minor (BA), or minor (BA/BSc/BCIS/BGS)

How to apply

Start date:
January, September, May 

Abbotsford campus



  • Co-op semester(s) provide paid work experience in your field of study
  • Math Centre where you can interact with faculty and get support
  • Program eligible for financial aid


The Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics builds your understanding of mathematical concepts and enables you to enter innovative industries and solve satisfying challenges.

Mathematics major

Choose between a Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Arts to customize your degree to your career goals.

Grow your command of calculus, discrete mathematics, algebra, and other advanced topics as you build a comprehensive understanding of math. In addition to your mathematics course work, you develop a breadth of intellectual and academic experience through studies in other disciplines.

In your first and second year, you build a solid understanding of foundational mathematical principles. As you advance, you grow your knowledge through advanced coursework in topics such as vector calculus, complex variables, applied algebraic systems, and more.

Near the end of your degree, you explore mathematical topics suited to your interests and focus your analytical savvy through flexible upper-level math/stats credits. View full requirements.

Mathematics extended minor/minor

Combine a Mathematics minor or extended minor with a major or minor/extended minor in another program, such as Chemistry or Physics, to package a degree to your interests. View full requirements (minor requirements for BSc, BA and BGS, BCIS)(extended minor requirements).

Mathematics Honours

Earn an honours degree through a combination of academic excellence and completing an additional 15 mathematics credits beyond the program requirements.

Additional opportunities

Study abroad in one of 20+ countries and earn UFV credits at a partner. Students who take advantage of the Study Abroad program gain a global network of connections, build cultural knowledge, and are better equipped for the global job market.

Build credibility and on-the-job skills by opting for the Co-operative Education option. Combine study semesters with four- eight, or twelve-month paid work terms, offered in regional, national, and global firms. Positions are available in all major/minor specialization areas and in varied industries. These opportunities provide you with valuable experience and boost your career prospects.

Better understand published works, explore an area of interest, and get a head-start on your career as a researcher by taking advantage of undergraduate research opportunities.          


A twenty-year study conducted by Statistics Canada reveals that people who study mathematics earn as much as graduates in business administration or health sciences, and are not far behind the highest earning graduates in engineering sciences.

Having a math component to your degree signals to prospective employers that you have the ability to think analytically, abstractly, and logically, with depth and clarity. These attractive qualities can open the door to a satisfying career in a variety of sectors including:

  • Education
  • Actuarial science
  • Computer science
  • Business
  • Engineering
  • High technology
  • Cryptography
  • Finance

Many employers do not have the in-house mathematical or statistical expertise to develop their enterprise. In consequence, math skills are highly prized in a variety of sectors, such as manufacturing, mining and oil, public administration, and professional, scientific, and technical services.



This program is open to international students:

How to apply


Apply to Qualifying Studies if you do not currently meet the BA/BSc/BCIS/BGS entry requirements in order to upgrade your qualifications for future admissions.

To meet the requirements of Math programs, you will need to meet one of the following prerequisites for Calculus I:

  • Principles of Math 12 (B or better)
  • Precalculus 12 (B or better)
  • MATH 096 (B or better)
  • MATH 110 (C+ or better)
  • At least 70% on the MDPT

Upgrading options for math include MATH 094/095 (B or better), MATH 096 (B or better), or a score of 70% or higher on the MDPT test. Please speak with a Qualifying Studies advisor to learn more about additional options.

Get more info about prerequisites, assessment tests, and upgrading.

Upgrading Science courses (BSc):

To meet the Bachelor of Science requirements, choose to meet prerequisites for Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Geology, or Physics.

There are several upgrading options, including UFV BIO 093 or BIO 111, CHEM 093, CHEM 110, CHEM 113, GEOG 101, GEOG 102, GEOG 103, GEOG 116, PHYS 093, PHYS 100, PHYS 101, PHYS 105, PHYS 111 with a C+ or higher. Please speak with a Qualifying Studies advisor to learn more about additional options.

Upgrading English courses (BA):

There are several options to upgrade your English, including UFV CMNS 099 or ENGL 099 with a grade of C or better, UFV ENGL 081 or 091 with a grade of C+ or better, or UFV ESL WG84 with a grade of C+ or better. Please speak with a Qualifying Studies advisor to learn more about additional options.


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