Skip to main content Skip to footer

Explore Mathematics (BMath) at Carleton University

Programs / Mathematics (BMath)

Program Summary

Mathematics is a driving force behind many of today’s advancements in medicine, economics and business, and science and technology.  As a Bachelor of Mathematics student you can choose from a broad range of program options according to your interests and career goals. The solid mathematical knowledge and skills you acquire at Carleton will give you a competitive edge in a wide variety of careers and prepare you to contribute to the next generation of innovations.

Our degree programs provide you with focused training. Unlike many universities, we offer first-year math courses exclusively for students interested in pursuing a degree in mathematics or statistics. At Carleton, you will find courses taught by leading researchers who are committed to student success, and our undergraduate labs are installed with state-of-the-art mathematical and statistical software which is also used in industry. You can also receive one-on-one tutorial assistance with mathematics problems through our Mathematics Tutorial Centre which runs a free drop-in service.

Co-op opportunities

The co-op program combines classroom learning with work terms, for the kinds of hands-on experience you will find only in the workplace. Co-op can also provide you with networking opportunities, financial support and direct contact with potential employers.

Many of our professors have ties with federal government departments. For example, there is extensive collaboration between the statisticians here and those at Statistics Canada and at Health Canada. In addition, you will have access to a broad network of professionals in organizations throughout the National Capital Region where mathematics and statistics play a vital role. Among them are the National Research Council Canada and some of the leading companies in Canada’s high technology sector. Our strong links to these organizations have often produced work and research opportunities for our students.

Carleton University offers a variety of undergraduate programs in Mathematics and Statistics leading to a Bachelor of Mathematics (BMath) degree, as well as to the Bachelor of Science (Double Honours) in Mathematics and Physics.

You can choose either a General program, which requires 15.0 credits and is normally completed in three years of full-time study, or an Honours program, which requires 20.0 credits and normally takes four years to complete.

In planning your program, you will want to consider a number of things, such as how many Computer Science courses to include in your program and whether you should combine your studies in Mathematics with courses in the arts, social sciences or experimental sciences. We are ready to help you design a program that is right for you.

  • Computational and Applied Mathematics and Statistics (Honours)
  • Mathematics (General or Honours)
  • Statistics (General or Honours)
  • Actuarial Science concentration

More information on these programs can be found below.

Computer Science and Mathematics (Combined Honours)

If you are also interested in Computer Science, consider our BMath Combined Honours program in Computer Science and Mathematics. This limited enrolment program, similar to the Bachelor of Computer Science program, places equal emphasis on Mathematics and Computer Science. You can follow one of two concentrations: Computing Theory and Numerical Methods or Statistics and Computing.

Mathematics and Economics; Statistics and Economics (Combined Honours)

These two Combined Honours programs offer a strong blend of courses in these closely related disciplines.

Mathematics and Physics (Bachelor of Science [Double Honours])

This is an elite program that allows you to combine intense study of Mathematics with modern Physics. It will also prepare you for advanced study in theoretical physics.

Combined Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree Program

This program “fast-tracks” exceptional Mathematics or Statistics students, making it possible to graduate in four years instead of five with both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree. You can graduate with a combined Bachelor of Mathematics/Master of Science in Mathematics or in Statistics.


Students in undergraduate programs not in the School of Mathematics and Statistics can opt to take a four-credit minor in Mathematics or Statistics.

The BMath (Honours) degree provides excellent training for many diverse fields, such as:

■ actuarial science

■ business modelling

■ data mining

■ information security

■ management and systems analysis Students with a degree in Statistics may find employment in:

■ data analysis

■ financial modelling

■ market analysis

■ survey design

Graduate Studies

Graduates of all of our programs are well qualified to go on to graduate studies in a variety of fields including mathematics and statistics, mathematical physics, meteorology, oceanography, computer science, information science, actuarial science, business, engineering, biostatistics, econometrics and psychology.

Professional Programs

Mathematics and Statistics provide a strong foundation for many professional programs.

What students are saying about Mathematics (BMath)

I have really enjoyed my co-op work term at Canada Post. Not only is it aligned with my field of study, but it also exposes me to practical real-world experience. Through this experience, I will have developed my competency to perform and conduct efficient statistical analyses from beginning to end.
Justina Julius, Mathematics student

Explore Mathematics (BMath) at Carleton University

Get started in Carleton360 to receive tailored information on our programs, student services and community.