Bachelor of Science (BSc) majoring in Mathematics
You have many options available to you within a Mathematics major.
Your BSc programme will consist of courses worth 15 points each, totalling 360 points. You can choose to keep your Mathematics major general, or you can follow either the Applied Mathematics or the Pure Mathematics pathway. These are ways to focus your studies further. You can also choose to do a double major, which means you study two Science subjects at the same time.
You must complete the following courses plus a capstone course in your final year of study. The capstone course is a student-led project where you integrate and apply your learning to a real-world problem in your chosen major or specialisation. For Mathematics we recommend the capstone course, MATHS 399. For other capstone options, see our Capstone courses page.
30 points from:
- MATHS 253 Advancing Mathematics 3
- MATHS 254 Fundamental Concepts and Mathematics
- MATHS 260 Differential Equations
- MATHS 270 Numerical Computation
45 points from:
- MATHS 302 Perspectives in Mathematics Education
- MATHS 315 Mathematical Logic
- MATHS 320 Algebraic Structures
- MATHS 326 Combinatorics
- MATHS 328 Algebra and Applications
- MATHS 332 Real Analysis
- MATHS 333 Analysis in Higher Dimensions
- MATHS 334 Algebraic Geometry
- MATHS 340 Real and Complex Calculus
- MATHS 341 Complex Analysis
- MATHS 361 Partial Differential Equations
- MATHS 362 Methods in Applied Mathematics
- MATHS 363 Advanced Modelling and Computation
You can use our degree planners to help you plan the courses you need to take for your BSc. To find the most up to date Mathematics (General pathway) degree planner, please to go the Science degree planners page.
If you began your degree prior to 2019 we recommend you seek advice to make sure you are taking the correct courses. Contact the Student Hubs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As a Mathematics student you’ll take common "core" courses in each year of study. You can keep your Mathematics major general, or you can choose to follow one of the following pathways:
Doing a double major with Mathematics
If you choose to do a double major in your BSc we recommend the following subjects to complement Mathematics: Computer Science, Geographic Information Science, Geophysics, Information and Technology Management, Logic and Computation, Physics and Statistics.
Preparing for your Mathematics major
Some students will feel more prepared for our Mathematics courses if they have already studied some science subjects in high school.
Find out which school subjects will help you feel prepared by reading our Subject guide for school students.
You can also use our NCEA Mathematics pathway diagram to make sure you choose the right first-year courses for you.
NCEA Mathematics pathways 2018. Size: 602.1 kB.
Document Description: This pathway diagram guides you through your choice of Stage I Mathematics courses. The suggestions are based on your NCEA results.
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