Build powerful skills in problem solving, clear thinking and communication. Maths is an important part of the information and technological age, used for analysis, forecasting and modelling.
Mathematics may be studied as a major in the Bachelor of Science and many related double degrees or as part of computing, nanotechnology and engineering courses.
Studying statistics can help you prepare for a career in science and health science disciplines, such as environmental science, genetics, biology and many more.
Our statistics program was the first to obtain accreditation from the Statistical Society of Australia Inc (SSAI). La Trobe designs its courses with your future career in mind and partners with a range of professional organisations for accreditation and registration. Refer to the detail for each course below to see what professional registration and membership options exist.
The current shortage of graduates at the national and international level means graduates are highly sought after in the roles of medical statistician, financial analyst, applied mathematician, meteorologist, mathematics teacher and sports statistician.
Become a mathematics teacher by combining the required minimum of mathematics in a Bachelor of Science degree with a Diploma of Education, or by doing a major in mathematics in the Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Science Education double degree.
We also offer single subject study. Visit our short courses page to find out more.
"The best thing about this course is its flexibility; I easily changed my major from physics to maths."
Your study experience
Alternative pathways include TAFE; transferring from another degree or campus at La Trobe; transferring from another university where you are enrolled in a related degree, provided you meet the entry requirements; or enrol in a degree through our special mature age entry scheme or via single subject enrolment. See undergraduate pathways or information for international students.
As a La Trobe student, you can broaden your horizons by studying overseas with one of our global exchange partners. We have partnerships with more than 100 universities in over 30 countries throughout Asia, Europe and North and South America.