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Mathematics (BA)

VIU International, Canada


Next enrollment cycle

January 2023

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First Year Course Fee

USD 13,572

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  • 4 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree

Mathematics is the language of quantitative systems and is of fundamental importance to any person who wishes to become scientifically literate. Program graduates will be confident mathematical thinkers who are comfortable with abstraction and skilled at constructing quantitative models framing complex problems.

The program's mission is to expose students to the vast landscape of advanced mathematical concepts and applications that lie beyond first year introductory calculus. The program aims to develop not only problem solving skills, but also critical thinking and writing skills. Program graduates will have broad exposure to both pure and applied mathematics (including statistics), and thus be suitably prepared to enter the job market immediately or to continue study at the graduate level.

Mathematics graduates find employment in virtually any field in which quantitative comfort and reasoning is required: computing, finance (including banking and insurance), government, actuarial science, teaching and research. Postgraduate opportunities likewise exist in mathematics and related disciplines: engineering, business, economics, finance, computer science and law.

The Bachelor of Arts, Minor in Mathematics is designed to be taken as part of a Double Minor or a Major/Minor combination for a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Enrollment Cycles

  • January 2023
  • October 2023
  • Students must fulfill all the Institutional B.A. degree requirements, including Degree English

Requirements for a Major

Years 1 and 2 

Select either: 

  • Calculus for Engineering and Physical Sciences I 
  • Calculus for Engineering and Physical Sciences II or, Calculus I and, Calculus II
  • Logic and Foundations
  • Computer Science I
  • Computer Science II
  • Calculus III
  • Statistics I
  • Linear Algebra
  • Discrete and Combinatorial Mathematics
  • Calculus IV
  • Differential Equations

Years 3 and 4 

  • Introduction to Abstract Algebra
  • Numerical Analysis I
  • Introductory Real Analysis
  • Introductory Complex Variables

Minimum of 18 additional credits of courses numbered 300 or above, at least 6 credits of which must be courses numbered 400 or above, selected from the following*:

  • Foundations of Computer Science
  • Numerical Methods
  • Geometry
  • Introduction to Graph Theory
  • Vector Calculus
  • Applied Probability
  • Mathematical Statistics I
  • Regression Analysis
  • Design of Experiments
  • Cryptography
  • Applications of Mathematics
  • Linear Algebra II
  • Mathematical Modeling
  • Mathematical Biology
  • History of Mathematics
  • Problem Solving
  • Elementary Number Theory
  • Topics in Mathematics
  • Mathematical Statistics II
  • Abstract Algebra II)
  • Abstract Linear Algebra)
  • Introduction to Linear Programming
  • Topology
  • Introduction to Partial Differential Equations
  • Error Correcting Codes
  • Advanced Topics in Mathematics
  • Real Analysis II)(Complex Variables II
  • Requirements for a Minor

Years 1 and 2

Select either: 

  • Calculus for Engineering and Physical Sciences I and,
  • Calculus for Engineering and Physical Sciences II
    or, Calculus I
  • Calculus II
  • Logic and Foundations
  • Calculus III
  • Fundamentals of Statistics I
  • Linear Algebra

Select at least one of the following:

  • Discrete and Combinatorial Mathematics or, Calculus IV or, Differential Equations

Years 3 and 4

  • Minimum of 18 credits of Mathematics courses numbered 300 or above.


  • Fees for One Year Amount Tuition (30 credits x $156.80 per credit) 4,704.00 
  • Student Activity fee (4% of tuition) 188.16 
  • Student Services fee (30 credits x $6.93 per credit) 207.90 
  • VIU Students' Union fee (8 months x $20.90 per month) 167.20 
  • Health and Dental Plan fee ($275.00 per year) 275.00 
  • Approximate cost for books and supplies for one year 1,500.00 
  • Total 7,042.26

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