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.

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