Program Overview
Admission Requirements
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This area of study is offered in Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Arts Community Studies (BACS)

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General Requirements for High School Graduates

  • See CBU’s English Language Requirements here.
  • English 12 (academic or advanced)
  • Math 12 (academic or advanced, pre-cal recommended)
  • 4 additional grade 12 academic or advanced level courses

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Transfer Student Requirements

  • In order to transfer to CBU you must be in good academic standing at your current/previous institution.
  • You must meet the general admissions requirements (or the post-secondary equivalent) for the program, found under the Canadian or International tabs of this tool.
  • To see if your institution is an articulation partner, please view our articulation agreements page.
  • Please email us if you have specific questions about admission requirements and transferring to CBU:
In order to register for courses, you must accept your offer and confirm your seat at CBU. For detailed steps on how to do this, please reference your acceptance letter in your future Student Account

Calculate A Future For Success

With the world facing so many complex problems, the knowledge mathematics students acquire at CBU can be used to find success in a variety of fields, both scientific and artistic. These are the kind of skills you’ll gain at CBU. From our modern facilities, to our accessible, experienced faculty, you’ll find peace and tranquillity along our world-famous shores.

As a language of logic used by scientists and philosophers alike, the valuable skills developed in a math degree can take you anywhere. You just have to follow the numbers. From graphic design, to environmental engineering, astrophysics and business, you’ll learn sophisticated mathematical models for use in the real world.

By creating and discovering new mathematical objects and structures, students come to Cape Breton University from across the world to understand and answer meaningful mathematical questions.

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Why study at CBU?

From programming and graphic design to environmental engineering, astro physics and business, many of the world’s problems are solved using sophisticated mathematical models. So, with a rich history of innovation and exploration, it’s no surprise Cape Breton University attracts the world’s top math talent to our thriving campus. CBU welcomes a diverse student body who come to our island for more than the world-class education and relaxed lifestyle. They come to find success for their future.

Whether you’re studying to be a math teacher, lawyer or banker, here, faculty make all the difference. That’s because our friendly and accomplished professors offer CBU students a unique, competitive edge for what comes next. Students are introduced to both pure and applied mathematics with a focus on graph theory, analysis, ordinary and partial differential equations, computer programming, statistics and numerical analysis.

Enriching courses contribute to a vital field of study that makes this program at Cape Breton University a solid foundation for your short and long-term future.

What skills will I gain from this program?

  • Argument and logic skills
  • Computer math skills
  • Problem solving & analytical skills
  • Risk assessment skills

Possible Career Paths

  • Mathematician
  • Engineering research
  • Quantitative analysis and banking
  • Lawyer
  • Mathematics teacher


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