Bachelor of Science majoring in Mathematics, from 2019
From 2019 you’ll have more options available to you within a BSc Mathematics major.
Your BSc programme will consist of a number of courses worth 15 points each, totalling 360 points. From 2019 you can choose to keep your Mathematics major general, or you can follow either the Applied Mathematics or the Pure Mathematics pathway, as a way 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.
For your general Mathematics major you must complete the following courses plus the Mathematics capstone course, MATHS 399 Capstone: Mathematics, where you’ll work with other students to explore the role of mathematicians in society and culture. Your project will give you the chance to develop your skills in communication, critical thinking, teaching and creative problem solving.
- MATHS 120 Algebra*
- MATHS 130 Calculus*
- MATHS 162 Computational Mathematics
30 points from:
- MATHS 253 Advancing Mathematics 3
- MATHS 255 Principles of Mathematics
- MATHS 260 Differential Equations
- MATHS 270 Numerical Computation
45 points from:
- MATHS 302 Perspectives in Mathematics Education
- MATHS 307 Special Topic in Mathematics Education 1
- MATHS 308 Special Topic in Mathematics Education 2
- MATHS 310 History of Mathematics
- 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 340 Real and Complex Calculus
- MATHS 353 Geometry and Topology
- MATHS 361 Partial Differential Equations
- MATHS 362 Methods in Applied Mathematics
- MATHS 363 Advanced Modelling and Computation
*subject to approval for 2019
Mathematics pathways, from 2019
As a Mathematics student you’ll take common ‘core’ courses in each year of study. From 2019 you can choose to 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.