The Bachelor’s degree course in Mathematics teaches the fundamentals that enable students to deal with mathematical structures and which are used to describe processes in science and technology. Content from pure mathematics (e.g. analysis and discrete mathematics) plays just as important a role as topics from applied mathematics (e.g. numerics and statistics). The compulsory subjects include all the essential components of a modern mathematics degree course according to international standards. The curriculum subsequently offers qualitative, varying specialization options.In total, the training program comprises eleven compulsory modules, which teach the basic techniques of mathematical work. In addition, elective modules are offered, which can be selected according to individual interests and inclinations. Lectures are accompanied by exercises in which the acquired knowledge is deepened. Seminars provide an insight into the independent preparation and presentation of mathematical content.The first year of study in Salzburg has the following content:

Winter semesterSummer semester
Introduction to the Studies of Mathematics*Analysis IIa*
Foundations of Mathematics*Analysis IIa Exercise
Analysis I*Analysis IIb*
Analysis I ExerciseAnalysis IIb Exercise
Discrete MathematicsNumber Theory*
Discrete Mathematics ExerciseNumber Theory Exercise
Introduction to the ProgrammingLinear Algebra I
Introduction to the Programming ExerciseLinear Algebra I Exercise

*Courses of the introductory and orientation phase

This course refreshes math skills from school and prepares participants for university mathematics.
Information and Appointment


Faculty:DAS Digital and Analytical Sciences
Form of Study:Bachelor’s degree program
Study Code:033 621
Duration of study:6 Semester
ECTS Points Required:180 ECTS-Points
Typ:Full time study
Academic Degree:Bachelor of Science (BSc)
Prerequisites:General higher education entrance qualification or university entrance qualification examination


The Bachelor’s degree program in Mathematics serves to provide relevant scientific professional training and qualification for professional activities that require the application of scientific knowledge and methods. It offers

  • an introduction to the core areas and thought structures of mathematics,
  • a basic education geared to the needs of different professional fields of graduates,
  • an introduction to dealing with tasks that may arise in professional practice,
  • preparation for the Master’s degree program in Mathematics at the University of Salzburg or another relevant Master’s degree program.

In addition to the subject-specific content, the Bachelor’s degree program in Mathematics is intended to impart the ability to selectively obtain information on given problems, to critically examine them, to independently acquire the necessary knowledge and to use it constructively to solve the given problems. Furthermore, an understanding of scientific questions and working methods, logical reasoning and precise linguistic expression should be promoted.



Rapid technological development is constantly opening up new career opportunities for mathematicians. In addition to the specialist knowledge of graduates, the general abilities of mathematicians to analyze, model and solve problems are particularly valued. Career opportunities can be found particularly in business and industry, for example in

  • Development departments of larger companies (process optimization),
  • engineering offices (use of numerical methods, computer simulation),
  • insurance companies and banks (statistics/probability theory, risk management),
  • consulting and controlling,
  • Software development (development and implementation of algorithms)

in the public sector, for example in the

  • IT sector
  • statistics

and in education and research

  • Teaching activities,
  • publishing houses,
  • research departments in industry, etc.