Mathematics & Mathematical Sciences

Mathematics Co-op opens you to a world of opportunities. Whether you are interested in research, education, academia, business or software, the Co-op program provides you with a perfect platform to explore your options. Our students have secured rewarding positions in applied mathematics, ranging from software engineering, data science and bioinformatics to business, actuarial science and finance. Co-op also provides you with opportunities to enhance your soft skills and build your professional network, making you a competitive candidate for today’s job market.

Application Deadlines

Apply in Year Application Deadline Date
2 Wednesday, March 8, 2023
3 Monday, October 3, 2022


We’ll run you through the application requirements, and then you’ll be prompted to create an account in SCOPE, the UBC Science Co-op Information System.

Application Requirements

  • Currently pursuing a Major in Mathematics, Major in Mathematical Sciences or one of combined majors with Mathematics (BA or BSc). Note: Students pursuing a major in unrelated discipline with a minor in Mathematics are not eligible.
  • Have at least 27 credits remaining of your graduation requirement at the time of application
  • Have a minimum average of around B- (68%)
  • In process or have taken the following courses (or equivalent ones): *
    • BSc Year 2 students: MATH 221, MATH 210 (or CPSC 210), STAT 200 (for Mathematical Sciences only).  
    • BSc Year 3 students: MATH 307, 340
    • BA students: MATH 221, CPSC 210, ECON 325, ECON 326, ECON 323 (optional)
  • Demonstrated excellent communications skills, leadership and maturity
  • Demonstrated interest in your chosen field
  • Be flexible and willing to accept a work placement outside the Lower Mainland
  • Math grades need to be above class average

*The following courses are highly recommended: CPSC 210, 213, 221, 304, 310, 313, STAT 305, 306, 344, 404.

Note: Completion of at least one technical project (academic/ personal/ Hackathon) is highly recommended.

Co-op Overview PDF

Work-Term Schedules

Schedule A for Math Students - Spring Application

Year Fall  Winter Summer
1 Study Term 1 Study Term 2 -
2 Study Term 3 Study Term 4 + Apply for Co-op -
3 Study Term 5 Work Term 1 Work Term 2
4 Study Term 6 Study Term 7 Work Term 3
5 Work Term 4 Study Term 8 -

Schedule B for Math Students - Fall Application 

Year Fall  Winter  Summer
2 Study Term 1 Study Term 2 -
3 Study Term 3 + Apply to Co-op Study Term 4 -
4 Work Term 1 Work Term 2 Work Term 3
5 Study Term 5 Study Term 6 Work Term 4
6 Study Term 7 Study Term 8 -

The above schedule is highly recommended by the Co-op Program in order for students to complete their program within the shortest time frame. Alternate scheduling might be available in consultation with your Co-op Coordinator.  

Sample Jobs and Companies:

  • Statistics Canada – Junior Mathematician and Statistician
  • AppNeta - Java Full-Stack Developer
  • SAP – Agile Developer, HANA & Analytics
  • George & Bell Consulting – Actuarial Analyst
  • Xtract Technologies – Machine Learning Engineer
  • UBC Electrical and Computer Engineering - Research Assistant
  • Ledcor – Project Coordinator
  • CPP Investments - Senior Intern Analyst
  • UBC Department of Medicine – Business Analyst
  • Deebee’s Organics – Data & Consumer Analyst
  • Huawei Canada – Artificial Intelligence Researcher

Admission Process:

  1. Applications are accepted via Scope by a specified deadline. *
  2. Applications are reviewed after the deadline and assessed based on the criteria above
  3. Shortlisted candidates are invited to intake interviews
  4. Official offers to join Science Co-op are announced (May for Year 2 Admission, January for Year 3 Admission)

*Note: Please ensure that you apply in the respective admission cycle based on your current year. Students in Year 2 that haven’t met year promotion criteria but are meeting co-op admission criteria for 3rd year are eligible to apply under Year 3 admission cycle.


We’ll run you through the application requirements, and then you’ll be prompted to create an account in SCOPE, the UBC Science Co-op Information System.

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