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Degree programmes in the Mathematical Sciences


BSc Math​ematical Sciences
BSc Computer Science

BSc in Mathematical Sciences

This programme has four focal areas and allo​​​​ws students to choose from a range of fields in the mathematical sciences, including Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Abstract Mathematics and Operations Research.
Focal areas:
  • Depending on the focal area you choose, it will be one of the above in combination with subjects from the mathematical sciences OR subjects from other disciplines such as: Biochemistry, Chemistry,  Economics, General Linguistics, Genetics, Music Technology, Physics.
Specific admission requirements:
  • Mathematics 6 AND Physical Sciences 4 (if you take Physics or Chemistry)

BSc in Computer Science

The BSc in Computer Science will equip you with extensive knowledge of Computer Science, including programming, computer systems, databases, networks, operating systems and concurrent programming.
Focal areas:
  • General Computer Science (with choice of majors in Applied Mathematics, Economics, General Linguistics, Mathematical Statistics, Mathematics, Operations Research or Statistics)
  • Computer Systems
  • Data Science (with choice of majors in Computer Science, Data Engineering, Mathematical Statistics and Statistics)
  • Computer Science with Genetics
  • Computer Science with Geographical Information Technology
Specific admission requirements:
  • Afrikaans or English (Home Language or First Additional Language) 4 and Mathematics 6
  • Any other school subject from the designated subject list for university admission 4


  • If you wish to take Chemistry of Physics as a university subject: Physical Sciences 4​


Talk to us

  • Talk to us if you have any questions about career opportunities in the natural sciences, as well as student life at Stellenbosch University.
  • (021) 808-3931

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