Mathematics

Mathematics seeks hidden patterns that help us to understand life and the complex problems that surround us. This discipline of numbers, quantity, and space can be applied to many fields and industries, from Life Science to Finance.

As a student in our Department of Mathematics, you will develop advanced analytical and critical thinking skills in addition to:

  • Research techniques 
  • Scholarly writing proficiency
  • Comprehensive understanding of mathematical structures
  • Mathematical proof formulation and solution skills

Mathematics is a very diverse and intellectually stimulating field of study. In addition to our traditional Mathematics programs, we offer Mathematical Physics and the flexibility to combine your Mathematics degree with a degree in Education, Economics, or Physics. You will benefit from our small class sizes, world-class faculty, unique research opportunities, and the ability to pursue mathematical topics you find most appealing.

Our graduates have gone on to pursue rewarding careers in both government and the private sector in research, leadership, and applied capacities.

Lakehead Advantage 

Our Mathematics Major has both a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science option, depending on your area of interest and application. You can also choose to study Mathematical Physics, or combine your Mathematics degree of choice with a degree in Education, Economics, or Physics. This flexibility allows you to focus your education on particular topics starting in first year and graduate as an expert in the field. 

Our small class and lab sizes facilitate one-on-one time with educators. Our Department's intimate and interactive learning environment helps to refine your skills and abilities, allows you to explore new and emerging topics, and exposes you to unique research opportunities. You will get to know our faculty on a first-name basis and have access to them as mentors, educators, and practicing mathematicians. 

The Lakehead University Math Assistance Centre (LUMAC) provides free tutoring services for students enrolled in math courses, particularly first and second year courses. If you need clarification at any point, our LUMAC undergraduate tutors, graduate students, and faculty are available on a drop-in or online basis (via Skype) to help with homework and prepare you for success in  any mathematics course.

We offer Statistical Consulting Services for graduate and senior undergraduate students, researchers, and faculty to help with:

  • Survey and experiment design
  • Programming and computing
  • Analyzing data
  • Interpreting and presenting results

If you are completing an Honours Thesis, this great resource allows you to take advantage of the wide range of expertise and lived experience available.

Applying to Lakehead University is easy and we are here to help you along the way.

Step 1 – Determine your general admission requirements:

To determine your general admission requirements, select one of the definitions below:

Ontario High School Students
 General Admission Requirements:
  • Completion of the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD);
  • A minimum of 6 Grade 12U or M courses, or equivalent, including program specific prerequisite courses;
  • A minimum 70%* overall final average**

*Higher averages may be required for admission to programs in which the demand for places by qualified applicants exceeds the supply of available spaces.
**Admission averages are calculated using the top 6 Grade 12 U or M courses.  

Other Canadian High School Students
 General Admission Requirements: 
  • Completion of Grade 12 and the Secondary School Diploma (see the Program Specific Prerequisites section for your particular provinces requirements);
  • Program specific prerequisite courses;
  • A minimum 70%* overall final average

*Higher averages may be required for admission to programs in which the demand for places by qualified applicants exceeds the supply of available spaces.

International HS/ College or University
 General Admission Requirements:
  • Successful graduation from an academic secondary school program or equivalent (For most countries, the same academic preparation as is required for university entrance in that country is required for consideration. Refer to Admission Requirements by Country.) 
  • Program specific prerequisite courses;
  • Equivalent of a minimum 70% overall final average (Canadian)

    Note: Meeting the minimum admission requirements is not a guarantee of admission.

Canadian College
 General Admission Requirements:

College transfer applicants who are applying to a program that does not have a college transfer pathway are eligible for admission consideration if they have:

  • Completed a minimum of 1 year of full-time academic studies at an accredited community college since leaving high school;
  • Completed the appropriate program-specific prerequisite courses; and
  • Achieved a minimum overall average of 70%. 
Canadian University
 General Admission Requirements:
  • Attended a university and successful completion of university level course work since leaving high school/college;
  • Program specific prerequisite courses;
  • A minimum overall average of C or 60%.
Canadian Bible College
 General Admission Requirements:
  • A minimum overall average of C / 60% or equivalent;
  • College must be accredited by the Association of Biblical Higher Education (ABHE);
  • Successfully meets the minimum program specific preparatory course prerequisites at the Grade 12U or M level or equivalent;
  • If not eligible right out of high school, a minimum of two years of full time studies must be completed at the Bible College.

Step 2 – Determine your program-specific prerequisite requirements for your program(s) of choice:

To determine your program-specific prerequisite requirements, choose from the drop-down menus below:

Program Specific Requirements

Please Select Your Applicant Type

  • Mathematics
    Degree:
    Arts
    Alberta/NWT/Nunavut:
    English Language Arts 30-1, Math 30-1, 1 Course from: Math 30-2, or Math 31, and 2 Additional Academic 30 Level Courses
    Program Specific Requirements for Ontario High School Students:
    Grade 12 U English, Grade 12 U Advanced Functions, 1 Credit from: Grade 12 U Calculus & Vectors or Grade 12 U Math of Data Management, and 3 Additional Grade 12 U or M Credits
    Program Specific Requirements for Alberta/NWT/Nunavut High School Students:
    English Language Arts 30-1, Math 30-1, 1 Course from: Math 30-2, or Math 31, and 2 Additional Academic 30 Level Courses
    Program Specific Requirements for British Columbia/Yukon High School Students:
    English 12 or English 12 First Peoples, Pre-Calculus 12, 1 Course from: Calculus 12 or Foundations of Mathematics 12, and 1 Additional Academic Grade 12 Course
    Program Specific Requirements for International Students:
    English and Math
    Program Specific Requirements for Manitoba High School Students:
    English 40S, Pre-Calculus Mathematics 40S, 1 Course from: Applied Mathematics 40S or Calculus 40, and 2 Additional Academic 40S Level Courses
    Program Specific Requirements for Mature/Transfer Students:
    English (Grade 12 U English or equivalent) Math (Grade 12 U Advanced Functions or equivalent) Additional Math (Grade 12 U Calculus & Vectors, Grade 12 U Math of Data Management, or equivalent)
    Program Specific Requirements for New Brunswick High School Students:
    English 120, 121, or 122; 1 Course from: Calculus 120, Pre-Calculus A 120 or Pre-Calculus B 120, or Advanced Math with an Intro to Calculus 120; 1 Course from: Calculus 120, Pre-Calculus A 120 or Pre-Calculus B 120, Trigonometry and 3-Space 121/122, or Advanced Math with an Intro to Calculus 120; and 2 Additional Academic Grade 12 Credits Numbered 120, 121, or 122
    Program Specific Requirements for Newfoundland/Labrador High School Students:
    English 3201, 1 Course from: Advanced Math 3200 or Math 3207, 1 Course from: Calculus 3208, Advanced Math 3200, Math 3201, Math 3204, Math 3205, or Math 3207; and 7 Additional Academic Grade 12 Credits at the 3000 Level
    Program Specific Requirements for Nova Scotia High School Students:
    English 12 or English 12 African Heritage, Pre-Calculus 12, Mathematics 12, and 2 Additional Grade 12 Academic or Advanced Courses
    Program Specific Requirements for PEI High School Students:
    English 621, Math 611B, 1 Course from: Math 621A or Math 621B, and 2 Additional Academic Grade 12 Credits Numbered 611 or 621
    Program Specific Requirements for Quebec (CEGEP) Students:
    2 Semester Courses in English (603 series), Calculus I and Calculus II, Linear Algebra I and Linear Algebra II, and 6 Additional Academic Semester Courses
    Program Specific Requirements for Quebec (Private) Students:
    Grade 12 U English, Grade 12 U Advanced Functions, 1 Credit from: Grade 12 U Calculus & Vectors or Grade 12 U Math of Data Management, and 3 Additional Grade 12 U or M Credits
    Program Specific Requirements for Saskatchewan High School Students:
    English A30 and B30, Pre-Calculus 30, 1 Course from: Foundations of Mathematics 30 or Calculus 30, 2 Additional Academic 30 level courses
  • Mathematics
    Degree:
    Arts and Education (PJ)
    Alberta/NWT/Nunavut:
    English Language Arts 30-1, Math 30-1, 1 Course from: Math 30-2, or Math 31, and 2 Additional Academic 30 Level Courses
    Program Specific Requirements for Ontario High School Students:
    Grade 12 U English, Grade 12 U Advanced Functions, 1 Credit from: Grade 12 U Calculus & Vectors or Grade 12 U Math of Data Management, and 3 Additional Grade 12 U or M Credits
    Program Specific Requirements for Alberta/NWT/Nunavut High School Students:
    English Language Arts 30-1, Math 30-1, 1 Course from: Math 30-2, or Math 31, and 2 Additional Academic 30 Level Courses
    Program Specific Requirements for British Columbia/Yukon High School Students:
    English 12 or English 12 First Peoples, Pre-Calculus 12, 1 Course from: Calculus 12 or Foundations of Mathematics 12, and 1 Additional Academic Grade 12 Course
    Program Specific Requirements for International Students:
    English and Math
    Program Specific Requirements for Manitoba High School Students:
    English 40S, Pre-Calculus Mathematics 40S, 1 Course from: Applied Mathematics 40S or Calculus 40, and 2 Additional Academic 40S Level Courses
    Program Specific Requirements for Mature/Transfer Students:
    English (Grade 12 U English or equivalent) Math (Grade 12 U Advanced Functions or equivalent) Additional Math (Grade 12 U Calculus & Vectors, Grade 12 U Math of Data Management, or equivalent)
    Program Specific Requirements for New Brunswick High School Students:
    English 120, 121, or 122; 1 Course from: Calculus 120, Pre-Calculus A 120 or Pre-Calculus B 120, or Advanced Math with an Intro to Calculus 120; 1 Course from: Calculus 120, Pre-Calculus A 120 or Pre-Calculus B 120, Trigonometry and 3-Space 121/122, or Advanced Math with an Intro to Calculus 120; and 2 Additional Academic Grade 12 Credits Numbered 120, 121, or 122
    Program Specific Requirements for Newfoundland/Labrador High School Students:
    English 3201, 1 Course from: Advanced Math 3200 or Math 3207, 1 Course from: Calculus 3208, Advanced Math 3200, Math 3201, Math 3204, Math 3205, or Math 3207; and 7 Additional Academic Grade 12 Credits at the 3000 Level
    Program Specific Requirements for Nova Scotia High School Students:
    English 12 or English 12 African Heritage, Pre-Calculus 12, Mathematics 12, and 2 Additional Grade 12 Academic or Advanced Courses
    Program Specific Requirements for PEI High School Students:
    English 621, Math 611B, 1 Course from: Math 621A or Math 621B, and 2 Additional Academic Grade 12 Credits Numbered 611 or 621
    Program Specific Requirements for Quebec (CEGEP) Students:
    2 Semester Courses in English (603 series), Calculus I and Calculus II, Linear Algebra I and Linear Algebra II, and 6 Additional Academic Semester Courses
    Program Specific Requirements for Quebec (Private) Students:
    Grade 12 U English, Grade 12 U Advanced Functions, 1 Credit from: Grade 12 U Calculus & Vectors or Grade 12 U Math of Data Management, and 3 Additional Grade 12 U or M Credits
    Program Specific Requirements for Saskatchewan High School Students:
    English A30 and B30, Pre-Calculus 30, 1 Course from: Foundations of Mathematics 30 or Calculus 30, 2 Additional Academic 30 level courses
  • Mathematics
    Degree:
    Arts and Education (IS)
    Alberta/NWT/Nunavut:
    English Language Arts 30-1, Math 30-1, 1 Course from: Math 30-2, or Math 31, and 2 Additional Academic 30 Level Courses
    Program Specific Requirements for Ontario High School Students:
    Grade 12 U English, Grade 12 U Advanced Functions, 1 Credit from: Grade 12 U Calculus & Vectors or Grade 12 U Math of Data Management, and 3 Additional Grade 12 U or M Credits
    Program Specific Requirements for Alberta/NWT/Nunavut High School Students:
    English Language Arts 30-1, Math 30-1, 1 Course from: Math 30-2, or Math 31, and 2 Additional Academic 30 Level Courses
    Program Specific Requirements for British Columbia/Yukon High School Students:
    English 12 or English 12 First Peoples, Pre-Calculus 12, 1 Course from: Calculus 12 or Foundations of Mathematics 12, and 1 Additional Academic Grade 12 Course
    Program Specific Requirements for International Students:
    English and Math
    Program Specific Requirements for Manitoba High School Students:
    English 40S, Pre-Calculus Mathematics 40S, 1 Course from: Applied Mathematics 40S or Calculus 40, and 2 Additional Academic 40S Level Courses
    Program Specific Requirements for Mature/Transfer Students:
    English (Grade 12 U English or equivalent) Math (Grade 12 U Advanced Functions or equivalent) Additional Math (Grade 12 U Calculus & Vectors, Grade 12 U Math of Data Management, or equivalent)
    Program Specific Requirements for New Brunswick High School Students:
    English 120, 121, or 122; 1 Course from: Calculus 120, Pre-Calculus A 120 or Pre-Calculus B 120, or Advanced Math with an Intro to Calculus 120; 1 Course from: Calculus 120, Pre-Calculus A 120 or Pre-Calculus B 120, Trigonometry and 3-Space 121/122, or Advanced Math with an Intro to Calculus 120; and 2 Additional Academic Grade 12 Credits Numbered 120, 121, or 122
    Program Specific Requirements for Newfoundland/Labrador High School Students:
    English 3201, 1 Course from: Advanced Math 3200 or Math 3207, 1 Course from: Calculus 3208, Advanced Math 3200, Math 3201, Math 3204, Math 3205, or Math 3207; and 7 Additional Academic Grade 12 Credits at the 3000 Level
    Program Specific Requirements for Nova Scotia High School Students:
    English 12 or English 12 African Heritage, Pre-Calculus 12, Mathematics 12, and 2 Additional Grade 12 Academic or Advanced Courses
    Program Specific Requirements for PEI High School Students:
    English 621, Math 611B, 1 Course from: Math 621A or Math 621B, and 2 Additional Academic Grade 12 Credits Numbered 611 or 621
    Program Specific Requirements for Quebec (CEGEP) Students:
    2 Semester Courses in English (603 series), Calculus I and Calculus II, Linear Algebra I and Linear Algebra II, and 6 Additional Academic Semester Courses
    Program Specific Requirements for Quebec (Private) Students:
    Grade 12 U English, Grade 12 U Advanced Functions, 1 Credit from: Grade 12 U Calculus & Vectors or Grade 12 U Math of Data Management, and 3 Additional Grade 12 U or M Credits
    Program Specific Requirements for Saskatchewan High School Students:
    English A30 and B30, Pre-Calculus 30, 1 Course from: Foundations of Mathematics 30 or Calculus 30, 2 Additional Academic 30 level courses
  • Mathematics
    Degree:
    Science and Education (PJ)
    Alberta/NWT/Nunavut:
    English Language Arts 30-1, Math 30-1, 1 Course from: Math 30-2 or Math 31, and 3 Additional Academic 30 Level Courses
    Program Specific Requirements for Ontario High School Students:
    Grade 12 U English, Grade 12 U Advanced Functions, 1 Credit from: Grade 12 U Calculus & Vectors or Grade 12 U Math of Data Management, 1 Credit from: Grade 12 U Calculus & Vectors, Grade 12 U Math of Data Management, Grade 12 U Biology, Grade 12 U Chemistry, or Grade 12 U Physics, and 2 Additional Grade 12 U or M Credits
    Program Specific Requirements for Alberta/NWT/Nunavut High School Students:
    English Language Arts 30-1, Math 30-1, 1 Course from: Math 30-2 or Math 31, and 3 Additional Academic 30 Level Courses
    Program Specific Requirements for British Columbia/Yukon High School Students:
    English 12 or English 12 First Peoples, Pre-Calculus 12, 1 Course from: Calculus 12 or Foundation of Mathematics 12, and 1 Course from: Biology 12, Chemistry 12, or Physics 12
    Program Specific Requirements for International Students:
    English, Math, and 1 Subject from: Biology, Chemistry, or Physics
    Program Specific Requirements for Manitoba High School Students:
    English 40S, 1 Course from: Pre-Calculus Mathematics 40S or Calculus 40S, 1 Course from: Biology 40S, Calculus 40, Chemistry 40S, or Physics 40S; and 1 Additional Academic 40S Level Course
    Program Specific Requirements for Mature/Transfer Students:
    English (Grade 12 U English or equivalent) Math (Grade 12 U Advanced Functions or equivalent) Additional Math (Grade 12 U Calculus & Vectors, Grade 12 U Math of Data Management, or equivalent) One Addition Math or Science Course (Grade 12 U Calculus & Vectors, Grade 12 U Math of Data Management, Grade 12 U Biology, Grade 12 U Chemistry, Grade 12 U Physics, or equivalent)
    Program Specific Requirements for New Brunswick High School Students:
    English 120, 121, or 122; 1 Course from: Calculus 120, Pre-Calculus A 120 or Pre-Calculus B 120, or Advanced Math with an Intro to Calculus 120; 1 Course from: Calculus 120, Pre-Calculus A 120 or Pre-Calculus B 120, Trigonometry and 3-Space 121/122, or Advanced Math with an Intro to Calculus 120; 1 Course from: Advanced Math with an Intro to Calculus 120, Biology 122, Calculus 120, Chemistry 122, Physics 122, Pre-Calculus A 120 or Pre-Calculus B 120, or Trigonometry and 3-Space 121/122; and 1 Additional Academic Grade 12 Credit Numbered 120, 121, or 122
    Program Specific Requirements for Newfoundland/Labrador High School Students:
    English 3201, 1 Course from: Advanced Math 3200 or Math 3207, 1 Course from: Advanced Math 3200, Calculus 3208, Math 3201, Math 3204, Math 3205, or Math 3207; 1 Course from: Advanced Math 3200, Biology 3201, Calculus 3208, Chemistry 3202, Math 3201, Math 3204, Math 3205, Math 3207, or Physics 3204; and 6 Additional Academic Grade 12 Credits at the 3000 Level
    Program Specific Requirements for Nova Scotia High School Students:
    English 12 or English 12 African Heritage, Pre-Calculus 12, Mathematics 12, 1 Course from: Biology 12, Chemistry 12, or Physics 12; and 1 Additional Grade 12 Academic or Advanced Course
    Program Specific Requirements for PEI High School Students:
    English 621, Math 611B, 1 Course from: Math 621A or Math 621B, 1 Course from: Biology 621, Chemistry 621, Math 621A, Math 621B, Oceanography 621, or Physics 621; and 1 Additional Academic Grade 12 Credit Numbered 611 or 621
    Program Specific Requirements for Quebec (CEGEP) Students:
    2 Semester Courses in English (603 series), Calculus I and Calculus II, Linear Algebra I and Linear Algebra II, 2 Semester Courses from: Biology (101 series), Chemistry (202 series), or Physics (203 series); and 4 Additional Academic Semester Courses
    Program Specific Requirements for Quebec (Private) Students:
    Grade 12 U English, Grade 12 U Advanced Functions, 1 Credit from: Grade 12 U Calculus & Vectors or Grade 12 U Math of Data Management, 1 Credit from: Grade 12 U Calculus & Vectors, Grade 12 U Math of Data Management, Grade 12 U Biology, Grade 12 U Chemistry, or Grade 12 U Physics, and 2 Additional Grade 12 U or M Credits
    Program Specific Requirements for Saskatchewan High School Students:
    English A30 and B30, Pre-Calculus 30, 1 Course from: Foundations of Mathematics 30 or Calculus 30, 1 Course from: Biology 30, Calculus 30, Chemistry 30, Foundations of Mathematics 30, or Physics 30; and 1 Additional Academic 30 Level Course
  • Mathematics
    Degree:
    Science and Education (IS)
    Alberta/NWT/Nunavut:
    English Language Arts 30-1, Math 30-1, 1 Course from: Math 30-2 or Math 31, and 3 Additional Academic 30 Level Courses
    Program Specific Requirements for Ontario High School Students:
    Grade 12 U English, Grade 12 U Advanced Functions, 1 Credit from: Grade 12 U Calculus & Vectors or Grade 12 U Math of Data Management, 1 Credit from: Grade 12 U Calculus & Vectors, Grade 12 U Math of Data Management, Grade 12 U Biology, Grade 12 U Chemistry, or Grade 12 U Physics, and 2 Additional Grade 12 U or M Credits
    Program Specific Requirements for Alberta/NWT/Nunavut High School Students:
    English Language Arts 30-1, Math 30-1, 1 Course from: Math 30-2 or Math 31, and 3 Additional Academic 30 Level Courses
    Program Specific Requirements for British Columbia/Yukon High School Students:
    English 12 or English 12 First Peoples, Pre-Calculus 12, 1 Course from: Calculus 12 or Foundation of Mathematics 12, and 1 Course from: Biology 12, Chemistry 12, or Physics 12
    Program Specific Requirements for International Students:
    English, Math, and 1 Subject from: Biology, Chemistry, or Physics
    Program Specific Requirements for Manitoba High School Students:
    English 40S, 1 Course from: Pre-Calculus Mathematics 40S or Calculus 40S, 1 Course from: Biology 40S, Calculus 40, Chemistry 40S, or Physics 40S; and 1 Additional Academic 40S Level Course
    Program Specific Requirements for Mature/Transfer Students:
    English (Grade 12 U English or equivalent) Math (Grade 12 U Advanced Functions or equivalent) Additional Math (Grade 12 U Calculus & Vectors, Grade 12 U Math of Data Management, or equivalent) One Addition Math or Science Course (Grade 12 U Calculus & Vectors, Grade 12 U Math of Data Management, Grade 12 U Biology, Grade 12 U Chemistry, Grade 12 U Physics, or equivalent)
    Program Specific Requirements for New Brunswick High School Students:
    English 120, 121, or 122; 1 Course from: Calculus 120, Pre-Calculus A 120 or Pre-Calculus B 120, or Advanced Math with an Intro to Calculus 120; 1 Course from: Calculus 120, Pre-Calculus A 120 or Pre-Calculus B 120, Trigonometry and 3-Space 121/122, or Advanced Math with an Intro to Calculus 120; 1 Course from: Advanced Math with an Intro to Calculus 120, Biology 122, Calculus 120, Chemistry 122, Physics 122, Pre-Calculus A 120 or Pre-Calculus B 120, or Trigonometry and 3-Space 121/122; and 1 Additional Academic Grade 12 Credit Numbered 120, 121, or 122
    Program Specific Requirements for Newfoundland/Labrador High School Students:
    English 3201, 1 Course from: Advanced Math 3200 or Math 3207, 1 Course from: Advanced Math 3200, Calculus 3208, Math 3201, Math 3204, Math 3205, or Math 3207; 1 Course from: Advanced Math 3200, Biology 3201, Calculus 3208, Chemistry 3202, Math 3201, Math 3204, Math 3205, Math 3207, or Physics 3204; and 6 Additional Academic Grade 12 Credits at the 3000 Level
    Program Specific Requirements for Nova Scotia High School Students:
    English 12 or English 12 African Heritage, Pre-Calculus 12, Mathematics 12, 1 Course from: Biology 12, Chemistry 12, or Physics 12; and 1 Additional Grade 12 Academic or Advanced Course
    Program Specific Requirements for PEI High School Students:
    English 621, Math 611B, 1 Course from: Math 621A or Math 621B, 1 Course from: Biology 621, Chemistry 621, Math 621A, Math 621B, Oceanography 621, or Physics 621; and 1 Additional Academic Grade 12 Credit Numbered 611 or 621
    Program Specific Requirements for Quebec (CEGEP) Students:
    2 Semester Courses in English (603 series), Calculus I and Calculus II, Linear Algebra I and Linear Algebra II, 2 Semester Courses from: Biology (101 series), Chemistry (202 series), or Physics (203 series); and 4 Additional Academic Semester Courses
    Program Specific Requirements for Quebec (Private) Students:
    Grade 12 U English, Grade 12 U Advanced Functions, 1 Credit from: Grade 12 U Calculus & Vectors or Grade 12 U Math of Data Management, 1 Credit from: Grade 12 U Calculus & Vectors, Grade 12 U Math of Data Management, Grade 12 U Biology, Grade 12 U Chemistry, or Grade 12 U Physics, and 2 Additional Grade 12 U or M Credits
    Program Specific Requirements for Saskatchewan High School Students:
    English A30 and B30, Pre-Calculus 30, 1 Course from: Foundations of Mathematics 30 or Calculus 30, 1 Course from: Biology 30, Calculus 30, Chemistry 30, Foundations of Mathematics 30, or Physics 30; and 1 Additional Academic 30 Level Course
  • Mathematics
    Degree:
    Science
    Alberta/NWT/Nunavut:
    English Language Arts 30-1, Math 30-1, 1 Course from: Math 30-2 or Math 31, and 3 Additional Academic 30 Level Courses
    Program Specific Requirements for Ontario High School Students:
    Grade 12 U English, Grade 12 U Advanced Functions, 1 Credit from: Grade 12 U Calculus & Vectors or Grade 12 U Math of Data Management, 1 Credit from: Grade 12 U Calculus & Vectors, Grade 12 U Math of Data Management, Grade 12 U Biology, Grade 12 U Chemistry, or Grade 12 U Physics, and 2 Additional Grade 12 U or M Credits
    Program Specific Requirements for Alberta/NWT/Nunavut High School Students:
    English Language Arts 30-1, Math 30-1, 1 Course from: Math 30-2 or Math 31, and 3 Additional Academic 30 Level Courses
    Program Specific Requirements for British Columbia/Yukon High School Students:
    English 12 or English 12 First Peoples, Pre-Calculus 12, 1 Course from: Calculus 12 or Foundation of Mathematics 12, and 1 Course from: Biology 12, Chemistry 12, or Physics 12
    Program Specific Requirements for International Students:
    English, Math, and 1 Subject from: Biology, Chemistry, or Physics
    Program Specific Requirements for Manitoba High School Students:
    English 40S, 1 Course from: Pre-Calculus Mathematics 40S or Calculus 40S, 1 Course from: Biology 40S, Calculus 40, Chemistry 40S, or Physics 40S; and 1 Additional Academic 40S Level Course
    Program Specific Requirements for Mature/Transfer Students:
    English (Grade 12 U English or equivalent) Math (Grade 12 U Advanced Functions or equivalent) Additional Math (Grade 12 U Calculus & Vectors, Grade 12 U Math of Data Management, or equivalent) One Addition Math or Science Course (Grade 12 U Calculus & Vectors, Grade 12 U Math of Data Management, Grade 12 U Biology, Grade 12 U Chemistry, Grade 12 U Physics, or equivalent)
    Program Specific Requirements for New Brunswick High School Students:
    English 120, 121, or 122; 1 Course from: Calculus 120, Pre-Calculus A 120 or Pre-Calculus B 120, or Advanced Math with an Intro to Calculus 120; 1 Course from: Calculus 120, Pre-Calculus A 120 or Pre-Calculus B 120, Trigonometry and 3-Space 121/122, or Advanced Math with an Intro to Calculus 120; 1 Course from: Advanced Math with an Intro to Calculus 120, Biology 122, Calculus 120, Chemistry 122, Physics 122, Pre-Calculus A 120 or Pre-Calculus B 120, or Trigonometry and 3-Space 121/122; and 1 Additional Academic Grade 12 Credit Numbered 120, 121, or 122
    Program Specific Requirements for Newfoundland/Labrador High School Students:
    English 3201, 1 Course from: Advanced Math 3200 or Math 3207, 1 Course from: Advanced Math 3200, Calculus 3208, Math 3201, Math 3204, Math 3205, or Math 3207; 1 Course from: Advanced Math 3200, Biology 3201, Calculus 3208, Chemistry 3202, Math 3201, Math 3204, Math 3205, Math 3207, or Physics 3204; and 6 Additional Academic Grade 12 Credits at the 3000 Level
    Program Specific Requirements for Nova Scotia High School Students:
    English 12 or English 12 African Heritage, Pre-Calculus 12, Mathematics 12, 1 Course from: Biology 12, Chemistry 12, or Physics 12; and 1 Additional Grade 12 Academic or Advanced Course
    Program Specific Requirements for PEI High School Students:
    English 621, Math 611B, 1 Course from: Math 621A or Math 621B, 1 Course from: Biology 621, Chemistry 621, Math 621A, Math 621B, Oceanography 621, or Physics 621; and 1 Additional Academic Grade 12 Credit Numbered 611 or 621
    Program Specific Requirements for Quebec (CEGEP) Students:
    2 Semester Courses in English (603 series), Calculus I and Calculus II, Linear Algebra I and Linear Algebra II, 2 Semester Courses from: Biology (101 series), Chemistry (202 series), or Physics (203 series); and 4 Additional Academic Semester Courses
    Program Specific Requirements for Quebec (Private) Students:
    Grade 12 U English, Grade 12 U Advanced Functions, 1 Credit from: Grade 12 U Calculus & Vectors or Grade 12 U Math of Data Management, 1 Credit from: Grade 12 U Calculus & Vectors, Grade 12 U Math of Data Management, Grade 12 U Biology, Grade 12 U Chemistry, or Grade 12 U Physics, and 2 Additional Grade 12 U or M Credits
    Program Specific Requirements for Saskatchewan High School Students:
    English A30 and B30, Pre-Calculus 30, 1 Course from: Foundations of Mathematics 30 or Calculus 30, 1 Course from: Biology 30, Calculus 30, Chemistry 30, Foundations of Mathematics 30, or Physics 30; and 1 Additional Academic 30 Level Course
  • Mathematics & Economics
    Degree:
    Arts
    Alberta/NWT/Nunavut:
    English Language Arts 30-1, Math 30-1, 1 Course from: Math 30-2, or Math 31, and 2 Additional Academic 30 Level Courses
    Program Specific Requirements for Ontario High School Students:
    Grade 12 U English, Grade 12 U Advanced Functions, 1 Credit from: Grade 12 U Calculus & Vectors or Grade 12 U Math of Data Management, and 3 Additional Grade 12 U or M Credits
    Program Specific Requirements for Alberta/NWT/Nunavut High School Students:
    English Language Arts 30-1, Math 30-1, 1 Course from: Math 30-2, or Math 31, and 2 Additional Academic 30 Level Courses
    Program Specific Requirements for British Columbia/Yukon High School Students:
    English 12 or English 12 First Peoples, Pre-Calculus 12, 1 Course from: Calculus 12 or Foundations of Mathematics 12, and 1 Additional Academic Grade 12 Course
    Program Specific Requirements for International Students:
    English and Math
    Program Specific Requirements for Manitoba High School Students:
    English 40S, Pre-Calculus Mathematics 40S, 1 Course from: Applied Mathematics 40S or Calculus 40, and 2 Additional Academic 40S Level Courses
    Program Specific Requirements for Mature/Transfer Students:
    English (Grade 12 U English or equivalent) Math (Grade 12 U Advanced Functions or equivalent) Additional Math (Grade 12 U Calculus & Vectors, Grade 12 U Math of Data Management, or equivalent)
    Program Specific Requirements for New Brunswick High School Students:
    English 120, 121, or 122; 1 Course from: Calculus 120, Pre-Calculus A 120 or Pre-Calculus B 120, or Advanced Math with an Intro to Calculus 120; 1 Course from: Calculus 120, Pre-Calculus A 120 or Pre-Calculus B 120, Trigonometry and 3-Space 121/122, or Advanced Math with an Intro to Calculus 120; and 2 Additional Academic Grade 12 Credits Numbered 120, 121, or 122
    Program Specific Requirements for Newfoundland/Labrador High School Students:
    English 3201, 1 Course from: Advanced Math 3200 or Math 3207, 1 Course from: Calculus 3208, Advanced Math 3200, Math 3201, Math 3204, Math 3205, or Math 3207; and 7 Additional Academic Grade 12 Credits at the 3000 Level
    Program Specific Requirements for Nova Scotia High School Students:
    English 12 or English 12 African Heritage, Pre-Calculus 12, Mathematics 12, and 2 Additional Grade 12 Academic or Advanced Courses
    Program Specific Requirements for PEI High School Students:
    English 621, Math 611B, 1 Course from: Math 621A or Math 621B, and 2 Additional Academic Grade 12 Credits Numbered 611 or 621
    Program Specific Requirements for Quebec (CEGEP) Students:
    2 Semester Courses in English (603 series), Calculus I and Calculus II, Linear Algebra I and Linear Algebra II, and 6 Additional Academic Semester Courses
    Program Specific Requirements for Quebec (Private) Students:
    Grade 12 U English, Grade 12 U Advanced Functions, 1 Credit from: Grade 12 U Calculus & Vectors or Grade 12 U Math of Data Management, and 3 Additional Grade 12 U or M Credits
    Program Specific Requirements for Saskatchewan High School Students:
    English A30 and B30, Pre-Calculus 30, 1 Course from: Foundations of Mathematics 30 or Calculus 30, 2 Additional Academic 30 level courses
  • Mathematics & Physics
    Degree:
    Science
    Alberta/NWT/Nunavut:
    English Language Arts 30-1, Math 30-1, 1 Course from: Math 30-2 or Math 31, and 3 Additional Academic 30 Level Courses
    Program Specific Requirements for Ontario High School Students:
    Grade 12 U English, Grade 12 U Advanced Functions, 1 Credit from: Grade 12 U Calculus & Vectors or Grade 12 U Math of Data Management, 1 Credit from: Grade 12 U Calculus & Vectors, Grade 12 U Math of Data Management, Grade 12 U Biology, Grade 12 U Chemistry, or Grade 12 U Physics, and 2 Additional Grade 12 U or M Credits
    Program Specific Requirements for Alberta/NWT/Nunavut High School Students:
    English Language Arts 30-1, Math 30-1, 1 Course from: Math 30-2 or Math 31, and 3 Additional Academic 30 Level Courses
    Program Specific Requirements for British Columbia/Yukon High School Students:
    English 12 or English 12 First Peoples, Pre-Calculus 12, 1 Course from: Calculus 12 or Foundation of Mathematics 12, and 1 Course from: Biology 12, Chemistry 12, or Physics 12
    Program Specific Requirements for International Students:
    English, Math, and 1 Subject from: Biology, Chemistry, or Physics
    Program Specific Requirements for Manitoba High School Students:
    English 40S, 1 Course from: Pre-Calculus Mathematics 40S or Calculus 40S, 1 Course from: Biology 40S, Calculus 40, Chemistry 40S, or Physics 40S; and 1 Additional Academic 40S Level Course
    Program Specific Requirements for Mature/Transfer Students:
    English (Grade 12 U English or equivalent) Math (Grade 12 U Advanced Functions or equivalent) Additional Math (Grade 12 U Calculus & Vectors, Grade 12 U Math of Data Management, or equivalent) One Addition Math or Science Course (Grade 12 U Calculus & Vectors, Grade 12 U Math of Data Management, Grade 12 U Biology, Grade 12 U Chemistry, Grade 12 U Physics, or equivalent)
    Program Specific Requirements for New Brunswick High School Students:
    English 120, 121, or 122; 1 Course from: Calculus 120, Pre-Calculus A 120 or Pre-Calculus B 120, or Advanced Math with an Intro to Calculus 120; 1 Course from: Calculus 120, Pre-Calculus A 120 or Pre-Calculus B 120, Trigonometry and 3-Space 121/122, or Advanced Math with an Intro to Calculus 120; 1 Course from: Advanced Math with an Intro to Calculus 120, Biology 122, Calculus 120, Chemistry 122, Physics 122, Pre-Calculus A 120 or Pre-Calculus B 120, or Trigonometry and 3-Space 121/122; and 1 Additional Academic Grade 12 Credit Numbered 120, 121, or 122
    Program Specific Requirements for Newfoundland/Labrador High School Students:
    English 3201, 1 Course from: Advanced Math 3200 or Math 3207, 1 Course from: Advanced Math 3200, Calculus 3208, Math 3201, Math 3204, Math 3205, or Math 3207; 1 Course from: Advanced Math 3200, Biology 3201, Calculus 3208, Chemistry 3202, Math 3201, Math 3204, Math 3205, Math 3207, or Physics 3204; and 6 Additional Academic Grade 12 Credits at the 3000 Level
    Program Specific Requirements for Nova Scotia High School Students:
    English 12 or English 12 African Heritage, Pre-Calculus 12, Mathematics 12, 1 Course from: Biology 12, Chemistry 12, or Physics 12; and 1 Additional Grade 12 Academic or Advanced Course
    Program Specific Requirements for PEI High School Students:
    English 621, Math 611B, 1 Course from: Math 621A or Math 621B, 1 Course from: Biology 621, Chemistry 621, Math 621A, Math 621B, Oceanography 621, or Physics 621; and 1 Additional Academic Grade 12 Credit Numbered 611 or 621
    Program Specific Requirements for Quebec (CEGEP) Students:
    2 Semester Courses in English (603 series), Calculus I and Calculus II, Linear Algebra I and Linear Algebra II, 2 Semester Courses from: Biology (101 series), Chemistry (202 series), or Physics (203 series); and 4 Additional Academic Semester Courses
    Program Specific Requirements for Quebec (Private) Students:
    Grade 12 U English, Grade 12 U Advanced Functions, 1 Credit from: Grade 12 U Calculus & Vectors or Grade 12 U Math of Data Management, 1 Credit from: Grade 12 U Calculus & Vectors, Grade 12 U Math of Data Management, Grade 12 U Biology, Grade 12 U Chemistry, or Grade 12 U Physics, and 2 Additional Grade 12 U or M Credits
    Program Specific Requirements for Saskatchewan High School Students:
    English A30 and B30, Pre-Calculus 30, 1 Course from: Foundations of Mathematics 30 or Calculus 30, 1 Course from: Biology 30, Calculus 30, Chemistry 30, Foundations of Mathematics 30, or Physics 30; and 1 Additional Academic 30 Level Course


As a first year Mathematics major you will complete the following courses:

  • Mathematics 1171 & 1172 – Calculus I & II
  • Mathematics 1271 – Discrete Mathematics
  • Mathematics 1271 – Logic, Set Theory, and Proofs

You are also required to take an English course or a different course from the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities, with Department approval. Your additional required courses will be dependant on whether you have chosen to pursue the Arts or Science streams. For Mathematical Physics requirements, visit our Academic Calendar.

Our faculty members are active researchers in their area of study, including geometric functional analysis, statistics, and probability theory, and they often hire undergraduate research assistants. These positions are paid and can last up to sixteen weeks during the summer, providing an excellent opportunity to gain hands-on experience. For current opportunities, we recommend you speak to your professors in your area(s) of interest. 

Our Department of Mathematics holds colloquiums (seminars/talks) throughout the year on various topics related to course content and independent research. Attending these colloquiums is a great way to expand your knowledge and network with leaders in broad mathematical fields.

The Lakehead University Mathematics Club is a student-run organization dedicated to advancing and increasing awareness for the Department of Mathematics. The Math Club holds regular fundraising events, organizes math contests and end-of-year dinners, and celebrates the annual Pi Day (which includes pies!). We encourage you to get involved with this great organization and contribute to our great community of math lovers.

Our Department regularly oversees, and volunteers to help with, elementary and secondary school math contests, such as the Kangaroo Math Contest. Participating in such contests is a great way to bolster your resume, particularly if you are pursuing the Concurrent Education option.


More information about Payment Methods, and Payment Due Dates can be found here: Student Fees Information



Arts (Includes, but is not limited to: Social Work, HBMus, HBFA, Palliative Care, Dementia Studies, NLIP)
Thunder Bay
YearTuitionField TripAncillary FeesTotal1st Installment2nd Installment1.0 FCE Tuition1.0 FCE Total0.5 FCE Tuition0.5 FCE Total
1
$6,649.45
$0.00
$1,002.74
$7,652.19
$4,327.47
$3,324.72
$1,329.89
$1,434.84
$664.95
$717.42
2
$6,617.62
$0.00
$982.74
$7,600.36
$4,291.55
$3,308.81
$1,323.52
$1,428.47
$661.76
$714.24
3
$6,572.55
$0.00
$982.74
$7,555.29
$4,269.02
$3,286.27
$1,314.51
$1,419.46
$657.26
$709.73
4
$5,998.10
$0.00
$982.74
$6,980.84
$3,981.79
$2,999.05
$1,199.62
$1,304.57
$599.81
$652.29
YearTuitionField TripAncillary FeesTotal1st Installment2nd Installment1.0 FCE Tuition1.0 FCE Total0.5 FCE Tuition0.5 FCE Total
1
$22,601.25
$0.00
$1,002.74
$23,603.99
$12,303.37
$11,300.62
$4,520.25
$4,625.20
$2,260.13
$2,312.60
2-4
$22,601.25
$0.00
$982.74
$23,583.99
$12,283.37
$11,300.62
$4,520.25
$4,625.20
$2,260.13
$2,312.60
In addition to the above, International Students must pay the mandatory University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP) which is payable in full with your first installment. Please click here for more information about UHIP
Science
Thunder Bay
YearTuitionAncillary FeesTotal1st Installment2nd Installment1.0 FCE Tuition1.0 FCE Total0.5 FCE Tuition0.5 FCE Total
1
$6,649.45
$1,002.74
$7,652.19
$4,327.47
$3,324.72
$1,329.89
$1,434.84
$664.95
$717.42
2
$6,617.62
$982.74
$7,600.36
$4,291.55
$3,308.81
$1,323.52
$1,428.47
$661.76
$714.24
3
$6,572.55
$982.74
$7,555.29
$4,269.02
$3,286.27
$1,314.51
$1,419.46
$657.26
$709.73
4
$5,998.10
$982.74
$6,980.84
$3,981.79
$2,999.05
$1,199.62
$1,304.57
$599.81
$652.29
YearTuitionAncillary FeesTotal1st Installment2nd Installment1.0 FCE Tuition1.0 FCE Total0.5 FCE Tuition0.5 FCE Total
1
$22,601.25
$1,002.74
$23,603.99
$12,303.37
$11,300.62
$4,520.25
$4,625.20
$2,260.13
$2,312.60
2-4
$22,601.25
$982.74
$23,583.99
$12,283.37
$11,300.62
$4,520.25
$4,625.20
$2,260.13
$2,312.60
In addition to the above, International Students must pay the mandatory University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP) which is payable in full with your first installment. Please click here for more information about UHIP

2018-19 Compulsory Ancillary Fees for Full-Time Undergraduate Students (Thunder Bay)CodeAmount
Lakehead University Services Fees  
Athletic Building FundSABFF70.00
Student Athletic SocietySATHF115.18
Computer Enhancement (Technology) FeeSCOMF25.00
Health Services Support FeeSHEAF60.57
Capital Improvements C.J. Sanders BuildingSCISF30.00
LU Services Subtotal 300.75
Lakehead University Student Union (LUSU) Fee  
LUSU Fee  128.00
Referenda  17.00
Nanabijou  5.00
CFS (Canadian Federation of Students) Fees  16.74
LUSU Fee Subtotal SLUSF166.74
Lakehead University Student Union (LUSU) Services Fees  
 LUSU Capital Fund SBLDF 47.25
 LU Radio SRADF 10.00
 LUSU Medical/Dental Insurance* SMEDF 325.00
 LUSU Bus Pass Fee** SLBUS133.00
 LUSU Services Subtotal 515.75
Total 982.74

* The LUSU Medical/Dental Insurance cost is $325.00. The policy is effective September 1, 2018 for the 12 months ending August 31, 2019. All full-time undergraduate students* who have registered in 3.75 or more FCEs for 2018FW by the last day to register in September are automatically assessed this mandatory fee.
- Should a student have comparable coverage and choose to opt-out they may do so by going to the LUSU Website at www.lusu.ca and clicking on opt-out to proceed. No exceptions or extensions.
- For additional information regarding LUSU services including Medical and Dental please go to www.lusu.ca or contact LUSU directly by phone (807) 343-8259

** The LUSU Bus Pass (U-Pass) Fee - All full-time undergraduate students* who have registered in 3.75 or more FCEs for 2018FW by the last day to register in September are automatically assessed this mandatory fee.
   * Co-op students and Graduate students are not covered but may purchase the Plan.


2018-19 Compulsory Ancillary Fees for 1st Year Full-Time Students (Thunder Bay)
 Code Amount
 1st Year Students Orientation Fee SORIE 20.00
 LUSU and LU Services Total  982.74
 Total  1002.74
2018-19 Compulsory Ancillary Fees for Part-Time Undergraduate Students (Thunder Bay)CodeAmount (1.0FCE)
Amount (0.5FCE)
Athletic Building FundSABFF14.007.00
Student Athletic SocietySATHF23.0411.52
Computer Enhancement (Technology) FeeSCOMF5.002.50
Health Services Support FeeSHEAF12.116.06
Capital Improvements C.J. Sanders BuildingSCISF6.003.00
LUSU Capital FundSBLDF9.454.73
LU RadioSRADF2.001.00
LUSU Fee (includes CFS & Referenda listed below)SLUSF33.3516.67
CFS (Canadian Federation of Students) Fee 3.351.67
Referenda 4.402.20
 Total 104.9552.47
    
2018-19 Compulsory Ancillary Fees for Part-Time Undergraduate Students in Distance Education Courses Only (Thunder Bay)CodeAmount (1.0FCE)Amount (0.5FCE)
LUSU Fee, CFS Fee & ReferendaSLUSF33.3516.67
Total 33.2916.65
2018-19 Compulsory Ancillary Fees for Full-Time Undergraduate Students (Orillia) Code Amount
Lakehead University Services Fees  
Student Athletic SocietySATHO92.16
Computer Enhancement (Technology) FeeSCOMO25.00
Health Services Support FeeSHEAO60.57
LU Services Subtotal 177.73
Lakehead University Student Union (LUSU) Fee  
LUSU Fee 128.00
Canadian Federation of Students Fee  16.74
Referenda 7.00
LUSU Fee SubtotalSLUSO151.74
Lakehead University Student Union (LUSU) Services Fees  
LUSU Capital FundSBLDO47.25
LUSU U-Pass FeeSLBUO115.50
LUSU Medical/Dental Insurance**SMEDF325.00
LUSU Services Subtotal 487.75
Total 817.22

* The LUSU Medical/Dental Insurance cost is $325.00. The policy is effective September 1, 2018 for the 12 months ending August 31, 2019. All full-time undergraduate students* who have registered in 3.75 or more FCEs for 2018FW by the last day to register in September are automatically assessed this mandatory fee.

- Should a student have comparable coverage and choose to opt-out they may do so by going to the LUSU Website at www.lusu.ca and clicking on opt-out to proceed. No exceptions or extensions.

- For additional information regarding LUSU services including Medical and Dental please go to www.lusu.ca or contact LUSU directly by phone (807) 343-8259

** The LUSU Bus Pass (U-Pass) Fee - All full-time undergraduate students* who have registered in 3.75 or more FCEs for 2018FW by the last day to register in September are automatically assessed this mandatory fee.

   * Co-op students and Graduate students are not covered but may purchase the Plan.


 

2018-19 Compulsory Ancillary Fees for 1st Year Full-Time Students (Orillia) Code Amount
1st Year Students Orientation FeeSORIO20.00
LUSU and LU Services Total 817.22
Total 837.22
2018-19 Compulsory Ancillary Fees for Part-Time Undergraduate Students (Orillia)CodeAmount (1.0FCE)Amount (0.5FCE)
Student Athletic SocietySATHO18.439.22
Computer Enhancement (Technology) FeeSCOMO5.002.50
Health Services Support FeeSHEAO12.116.06
LUSU Capital FundSBLDO9.454.73
LUSU Fee (includes CFS & Referenda listed below)SLUSO30.3515.17
CFS (Canadian Federation of Students) Fee 3.351.67
Referenda 1.400.70
Total 75.3437.67
    
2018-19 Compulsory Ancillary Fees for Part-Time Undergraduate Students in Distance Education Courses Only (Orillia)CodeAmount (1.0FCE)Amount (0.5FCE)
LUSU Fee, CFS Fee & ReferendaSLUSO30.3515.17
Total 30.3515.17