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Computational mathematics


Math is all around us, from landing that perfect snowboard jump to designing the next best-selling app. It’s about discovering this place we live in through algorithms, calculations and logical reasoning. The computational mathematics program at Grenfell Campus, Memorial University is a four-year bachelor of science degree. Students strengthen their logical reasoning skills and gain technical knowledge in diverse areas, including:

  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • Physics
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Psychology
  • Business
  • Computer science

Why study computational mathematics at Grenfell?

Computational mathematics is about solving real world problems with numbers. It’s about learning to think critically and developing analytical skills that will prepare you for countless opportunities. Computational mathematics is the language of the future. You’ll gain the skills you need to navigate the numbers and prepare for the evolution of many industries.

In Grenfell's computational mathematics program, you‘ll take courses such as:

  • Differential equations
  • Numerical analysis
  • Applied graph theory
  • Statistics
  • Vector calculus
  • Logical reasoning
  • Algorithms and complexity​

View a complete list of computational mathematics courses

It's personal

Our faculty is passionate about mathematics. Their research includes game theory, recreational mathematics, cryptography, model theory, combinatorial designs, error correcting codes and dynamic systems. And you may even have the chance to work with them as a student researcher. Meet our computational mathematics program faculty and staff.

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Information for first-year students

Students are required to write the Math Placement Test (MPT) before taking the following courses at Grenfell:

  • Math 1000
  • Math 1090
  • Math 1050
  • Math 1051

Students who completed Calculus 3208 in high school may be able to receive credit for math 1000 by writing a Calculus Placement Test (CPT). You don't need to complete the MPT if you have a credit for Math 1000. For more information review our Q&A for first year students.

As a Grenfell student, you can participate in the National Student Exchange (NSE) Program, where you pay Grenfell tuition rates while studying in another NSE member university in Canada or the United States.


You must meet to the general admission requirements for Memorial University and declare computational mathematics as your major to be admitted to the program.

Students can apply for admission directly from high school. Or, if you have attended another post-secondary institution, you can apply for advanced standing. We recommend that you meet with an academic advisor to discuss transfer credits and course selection.

Career opportunities

Graduates of Grenfell's computational mathematics degree program find career opportunities in a variety of industries, such as:

  • Software development
  • Market/risk analysis
  • Aerospace and aviation
  • Telecommunications
  • Biotechnology
  • Entrepreneurial ventures
  • Accountant
  • Demography
  • Epidemiology
  • Forensic science
  • Meteorology
  • Financial advising

Graduates also do very well on law and business entrance exams. View a comparison of entrance exam performances of math majors to other majors. 

Learn about other programs in Grenfell's School of Science and the Environment.

Office of Student Recruitment

Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland
20 University Drive, Corner Brook, NL
A2H 5G4, Canada

Phone: (709) 637-6269