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.

45 points:

15 points:

30 points from:

45 points from:

*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. 

Help and advice for Bachelor of Science students

For further information and advice contact the Science Student Centre.

Science Student Centre
Level G, Room G 20
(beside the entrance to the Large Chemistry Lecture Theatre)
Building 301
23 Symonds Street
Auckland 1010

Phone: +64 9 923 7020
Email: scifac@auckland.ac.nz
Web: www.math.auckland.ac.nz