Computational Mathematics

Have you always been fascinated by computers and the complex mathematical algorithms governing their processes? Do you want to turn your passion for mathematics into a career creating real-world applications and tangible technologies? Majoring in the Specialized Honours BSc in Computational Mathematics will expose you to the core principles of how computers are used to solve and run everyday things as the internet, various common technologies and the application of scientific theory to practice. You will further be able to focus your studies and choose between specialization in Applied and Industrial Mathematics or Financial Mathematics.

Career Options in Computational Mathematics

Below is a sample list of some future choices to explore following studies in Computational Mathematics. This list is not exhaustive but it provides a solid idea of what fellow graduates have gone on to do and what potential careers a Computational Math degree can offer. Some options are more directly associated with specific areas of Computational Math than others.

  • Banking Software Engineer
  • Broker
  • Business Advisor
  • Business Analyst
  • Computer Engineer
  • Computer Programmer
  • Computer Modelling Specialist
  • Commodities Trader
  • Corporate Strategist
  • Entrepreneur
  • Engineer
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Crimes Investigator
  • Financial Lawyer
  • Financial Policy Advisor
  • Geneticist
  • Hardware Designer
  • Hedge Fund Manager
  • Insurance Product Developer
  • International Security Analyst
  • Investment Banker
  • Mathematician
  • Market Researcher
  • Media Correspondent
  • Medical Researcher
  • Operations Manager
  • Payroll Manager
  • Pension Fund Manager
  • Professor
  • Project Manager
  • Researcher
  • Risk Analyst
  • Software Developer
  • Statistician
  • System Operations Researcher
  • Website Developer

It is important to remember that some of these career choices may require additional education or preparation in the form of graduate studies, experiential education or professional formative courses and exams. For a more in-depth description of some of the careers mentioned above visit Career Cruising (login information can be found on the home page of the Career Centre's online system) or the National Occupational Classification website.