Department of Mathematics & Computer Science


Welcome to the Department of Mathematics & Computer Science

Our computer science, mathematics and statistics faculty and instructors are top of the line, with credentials to rival other universities in and outside of Canada.

We offer Bachelor of Science undergraduate degrees in Applied Statistics, Computer Science and Mathematics. Both Master's and Doctoral levels of study are also available. Department faculty are currently working with students studying at each of these levels, many of whom are graduate students from around the world. Learn more about our majors and minors.

Undergraduate students may have opportunities to do research projects with our faculty, using modern facilities, for hands-on experience. Several department faculty have independent research programmes supported by agencies such as NSERC and IBM Canada, and at times, there may be a collaboration with other disciplines.

During this unique time in the world, the University of Lethbridge may be a bit restrictive for personal visits, so please take the time to "meet" our faculty and instructors via the buttons directly below.  We think you'll see the Department of Mathematics & Computer Science offers a wide range of topics in each of our disciplines, and we're confident you will find something to appeal to your intellectual interests.

Department Highlights

Barb Hodgson

Barb Hodgson, administrative assistant, Department of Mathematics & Computer Science

"I came west intending to stay maybe two years, but that has blossomed into 45. That means I’ve spent two-thirds of my life in Alberta, mostly at the University of Lethbridge."

Barb Hodgson joined the University of Lethbridge in 1981 when she was offered a part-time job with the Alumni Association. In 1988, the Faculty of Arts & Science struck gold when she accepted a position with the Department of Political Science. In 2010, Barb moved on to the Department of Mathematics & Computer Science, where she continued to excel.

Barb will be retiring shortly, and while she will most certainly be missed, we can't wait to hear all about her adventures.

"I'm moving on to other wonderful opportunities, the primary one is sleeping in! I plan to do volunteer work, some travel, some genealogy research and maybe find a sugar daddy. But I will definitely look back on my time at the University of Lethbridge with deep gratitude and appreciation, and I hope I have left a small legacy of a job well done."

Dr. Habiba Kadiri

PUBlic Professor Series | Dr. Habiba Kadiri

Resilience in Mathematics

Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 7-9 p.m.

"Math-anxiety" forms at an early age and often follows us into adulthood. Math isn't going anywhere. We use it to varied degrees throughout our lives. So how do we cope with the associated anxiety?

Solving a mathematical problem is a hurdle one encounters starting in elementary school. Attached to this is a unique educational issue known as “math-anxiety.” Resilience and persistence are essential skills in research, particularly in mathematics where problems can remain open for generations: the Riemann Hypothesis is a star conjecture that has been fascinating and challenging mathematicians and amateurs for over 160 years. It is a life-long endeavour for a female professional mathematician such as Kadiri to tackle problems, both mathematical and societal, and find resources to overcome them.

Graduate Certificate in Bioinformatics

The University of Lethbridge’s new Graduate Certificate in Bioinformatics combines excellence in teaching with cutting-edge research. 

Instructors:  Drs. Athanasios Zovoilis and Angeliki Pantazi 

Learn more about the Graduate Certificate in Bioinformatics, including the courses, learning outcomes and career pathways.

Students should have an academic background in either life sciences (biological sciences, biochemistry, neuroscience, genetics, microbiology, biotechnology, or a related field), or mathematics, computer sciences, or engineering (or a related field).

Co-op gave Skylar Nikkel a solid foundation for the future

Skylar Nikkel (Sky) is a fifth-year applied statistics student with a minor in computer science and a geography concentration. Combining her enthusiasm for research and keenness for a challenge, Sky has completed three agriculture and research-related …

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Q&A with Shining Graduate Mahfooz Abdul Azeez

Mahfooz Azeez (BSc Co-op '22) tells us about his experience as an international student at the University of Lethbridge. Mahfooz came to Canada from Kerala, South India, and made the most of …

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Q&A with Shining Graduate David Awosoga

After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Statistics, David Awosoga (BSc '22) is off to the University of Waterloo to pursue a Master's Degree in Data Science in the Fall.

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Career Bridge: Centre for Work-Integrated Learning and Career Development

Career Bridge


Put Your Knowledge to Work 

Whether you’re looking for a more in-depth learning experience by assisting with research projects on campus or by testing your knowledge in a real-life work setting, we can help! The University of Lethbridge is proud to offer you an exceptional opportunity to explore professional development through academic programs and services designed to give you a competitive edge in a fast-changing world.

You have a bright future — experience it via Career Bridge at uLethbridge!

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