Bachelor's degree, 3-year

Mathematical Sciences

About the programme of study

This programme is taught in Norwegian

Solving problems is the essence of mathematics: cracking new codes, tackling new challenges, and constantly finding something new to marvel at. Mathematics and statistics are fundamental and timeless subjects that are always relevant and always offer something more to learn.

Why choose this programme?

Since mathematics and statistics form part of the foundation for many fields, starting a Bachelor's programme with us is a good choice if you enjoy mathematics and relish a challenge. In addition to the Bachelor's programme, we have a one-year programme in mathematics.

Bachelor's programme

We offer a three-year Bachelor's programme in mathematics. This provides a thorough introduction to mathematical and statistical subjects, with an emphasis on understanding and gaining in-depth knowledge. You also learn how to apply mathematics in solving practical problems in other disciplines.

The programme offers two sub-disciplines: Mathematics and Statistics. You choose one of these after you have been admitted to the programme. During the first year, the two sub-disciplines share a great deal of common coursework for basic mathematics and probability theory. In subsequent years, the sub-disciplines increasingly diverge, but they all include numerical methods in the second year.

Fields of study


Flexibility and specialization are characteristics of this sub-discipline. Apart from common courses and compulsory courses in mathematical subjects, you can devote more than a year of the bachelor's programme to more mathematics, other sciences, social studies, languages, or aesthetic or technological subjects.

Combined with information science, mathematics provides a solid foundation in computing and communications technology. This is especially important if you think that cryptography, code theory, and information security sound exciting, and you would like to specialize in this area.


Statistics involves the study of how we can calculate the probability of phenomena, such as the inflow of water into hydroelectric power station reservoirs, the most important factor influencing demographic trends in a country, or whether there is a relationship between energy consumption and climate change. The use of computers to process complicated observations has provided strong new impetus for this discipline.

Combined with biology you get a wide-ranging multidisciplinary field, in which mathematical models are used to describe biological processes and phenomena at various levels, from the molecule and cell level to individual, population and ecosystem levels. In reality, biomathematics thus includes all biological disciplines as well as virtually all aspects of mathematics.

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Facts about the programme of study

Degree level: Bachelor's degree
Programme code: BMAT
Application code (SO): 194 862
Host faculty: Faculty of Information Technology, Mathematics and Electrical Engineering

Contact information:
Telephone: +47 73 59 42 01

Postal address:
Faculty of Information Technology, Mathematics and Electrical Engineering
Sem Sælands veg 5
7491 Trondheim

Alternative: LUR

If you are thinking of taking a Master's degree so that you can become a teacher, you should also consider the five-year Master's programme Teacher Education with a Master's Degree in the Sciences.

Alternative: Industrial Mathematics

Industrial Mathematics, which is offered as part of the engineering programme Applied Physics and Mathematics, may be an interesting alternative.