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Graduation & Beyond

Mathematics BSc Graduates standing with their professor at convocation.

If you’re at the end of your undergraduate program, you’re nearing a milestone. Earning your degree is an important first step in launching a career path. Mathematical training has given you skills that are highly transferable to any career — including analytical thinking, attention to detail, problem solving and more. Check out what could be next on your path.

Road to Graduation

Did you know that you must apply to graduate? Find out about eligibility, fees, applications, and what happens during the convocation ceremony. If you’re enrolled in your final course, term or year of study, visit the Convocation Office for details, checklists and FAQs,

Workforce or Alternate Careers

Some students search for work immediately after graduation. There’s a growing need for quantitative skills in private sector, industry, and government. While advanced roles require additional academic preparation, mathematics graduates land entry-level positions of all kinds. Check out just a few roles and sectors where the demand for mathematical skill is high.

An undergraduate degree may also be the foundation to pursue professional certifications such as the Financial Risk Manager Certification (FRM). Some of our graduates have also used their BSc degree to pursue further training in a related profession, such as accountancy, computer science or teaching.  

“During my Mathematics program, I chose many options in Computer Science. After graduation, I was hired as a Data Analyst at Bank of America in New York City, where I interpreted data in order to identify patterns and collected relevant data for continuous research. Later, I moved into business support management. Now, I’m working in the bank’s database security space, which applies both my technology and business background.”

Arianne Pinedo, BSc ‘14, Applied Mathematics

Pathway to Postgraduate Studies

With an Honours BSc degree in hand, you might also consider pursuing your master’s degree or even a PhD in mathematics or related field. Graduates with master’s degrees may qualify for more advanced quantitative roles in the workforce. Those with PhDs may go on to pursue postdoctoral research positions or professorial positions.

In the Department of Mathematics, graduate students work 1:1 with a supervising faculty member to conduct specialized research. Currently, students choose from one of three areas: discrete mathematics and networks, biomathematics and fluids, or financial mathematics. Explore Graduate Studies in Mathematics at Ryerson.

Fionn Mc Inerney

"I earned both my bachelor and master’s degrees in mathematics at Ryerson. I went on to earn a PhD in Computer Science in France and stayed there to work as a postdoctoral researcher at various universities. I’m now in Saarbrücken, Germany as a postdoctoral researcher at the CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security.”

Fionn Mc Inerney
BSc ’13 (Math and Its Applications)
MSc ’15 (Applied Mathematics)

Alumni Career Advising

Did you know? Alumni can continue to access career services at the Ryerson Career Centre for up to five year after completing their program.