Why Mathematics?

A rare opportunity to study mathematics at Canada’s leading faith-based university.

Why Mathematics?

A rare opportunity to study mathematics at Canada’s leading faith-based university.

If you love numbers and want to deepen your understanding of God’s creation through the beauty of numbers, then our mathematics department is the place for you.

Mathematics is the language and enabler of science and technology, providing us with the necessary tools for analyzing economic trends, forecasting weather, doing research in the social sciences and other disciplines, and making informed business decisions.

As a student of mathematics, you will explore the many disciplines of pure and applied mathematics—logic, number theory, calculus, algebra, topology, analysis, modelling, and numeric methods. A degree in mathematics can lead you to many different careers options, including elementary teacher, scientific researcher, civil engineer, statistician, software developer, and economist.

With senior faculty teaching at all level and small class sizes, we ensure that our students have access to the best education offered by the top teachers and researchers. Throughout the program, our students have opportunities to work on research with their professors. Our Liberal Arts and Sciences core offers an unsurpassed breadth of education to equip graduates to be leaders in their chosen professions or to continue their education in graduate school.

OUR MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES DEPARTMENT OFFERS:

  • A major in Mathematics, Computing Science, or Mathematics with Computing Science
  • A concentration or minor in the above, as well as Physics
  • An Engineering transfer program

ALUMNI PERSPECTIVE:

“My research involves developing methods for computing solutions to equations that arise in areas such as medical imaging, economics, and meteorology. Because of Trinity Western’s small class sizes, and professors who went out of their way to train and challenge me, I developed a solid mathematical base and strong problem-solving skills that have been a huge asset in my research.”

BRITTANY FROESE, 2007


SAMPLE COURSES

MATH 310 • Probability and Statistics

A study of the fundamental principles of mathematical statistics. Probability distributions and densities, expectation and moment-generating functions, functions of random variable, sampling distributions, estimation, hypothesis testing, regression and correlation, analysis of variance, and nonparametric tests.

MATH 330 • Numerical Analysis

Covers numerical techniques for solving problems in applied mathematics, including error analysis, roots of equations, interpolation, numerical differentiation and integration, ordinary differential equations, matrix methods and selected topics from among: eigenvalues, approximation theory, nonlinear systems, boundary-value problems, and numerical solution of partial differential equations.


AFTER GRADUATION

TWU graduates from our Mathematics program are well prepared for a variety of quantitative vocations. Our graduates have gone on to careers in finance, economics, accounting, and actu-arial science, as well as other professions involving data science and statistics. Other career op-portunities await in the technology sector such as coding and software development, or in the education sector in both teaching and administration. Our students are well placed to enter top graduate programs including research-based graduate degrees in a variety of mathematical and computational disciplines.

Degrees

Bachelor of Science (BSc)
Minor
Concentration

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Financial Aid

Investing in your future may require some help along the way. We offer merit and need-based awards to help offset the cost of tuition. Planning early is key and we are here to help get you started.

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Admission Requirements

The admissions process at TWU is designed to be simple and convenient. Once we receive your application and transcripts, you will be contacted by your admissions counsellor within two weeks on your admittance.

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Our campus is beautiful. Bordered by farmland and within sight of mountains, yet within 10 minutes of Langley City Centre, it provides the perfect environment for staying active while focusing on your studies.

Careers in Mathematics
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Graduates in mathematics have rewarding careers in teaching, industry, business, research and actual science. There are numerous opportunities for mathematics teachers in elementary and secondary grade school and at the college and university level. Many leading research companies recruit mathematics majors for their superior problem-solving and analytical skills.

A few more relevant careers for Mathematics graduates from TWU include:

  • Academics
  • Math teachers
  • Researchers
  • Computer scientists
  • Engineers
  • Statisticians
  • Economists
  • Financial analysts

Faculty Profiles

Donald Ariel, Ph.D.

Professor of Computing Science and Mathematics

John Byl, Ph.D.

Emeritus Professor of Mathematics

Sam Pimentel, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Arnold E. Sikkema, Ph.D.

Chair of Mathematical Sciences
Coordinator of Physics
Coordinator of Pre-Engineering
Professor of Physics

Richard Sutcliffe, M.Sc.

Professor of Mathematics and Computing Science