Mathematics (B.Sc.)

B.Sc. Major in Mathematics

Note: The UBC Okanagan campus also offers a B.A. Major in Mathematics, a B.Sc. Major in Mathematical Sciences, a B.Sc. Combined Major in Physics and Mathematics and a B.Sc. Major in Statistics.

Graduates of this program are prepared for direct entry into careers in actuarial science, government, or finance. Many graduates go on to graduate studies, professional secondary teaching programs, or other professional programs.

First Year Credits
MATH 100, 101 6
COSC 111, 121 6
CHEM 111 or CHEM 121; and CHEM 113 or CHEM 123 6
PHYS 111 or 112; and PHYS 102 or 122 6
Two of ENGL 112 or 114, 113, 150, 151, 153 6
Total Credits 30
Second Year
MATH 200, 220, 2211, 225 12
STAT 230 3
COSC 221 3
Electives2 6
Arts electives 6
Total Credits 30
Third and Fourth Years
MATH 307, 311, 319, 327 12
STAT 303 3
A student in this program may choose to specialize further by completing a concentration in Applied Mathematics, Data Science 3, Pure Mathematics, or Statistics 4 or may choose not to pursue a concentration. The student must choose upper-level electives as specified in one of the four options below.
General Program Upper-level Mathematics and Statistics electives. No more than 9 credits may be STAT courses. 15
Applied Mathematics Concentration3 Electives chosen from MATH 317, 323, 339, 340, 350, 303, 409, 433, 441, 442, 459, 461, or other approved electives in applied mathematics 15
Pure Mathematics Concentration3 Electives chosen from MATH 308, 312, 313, 328, 329, 330, 350, 408, 410, 411, 434, 443, 461, or other approved electives in pure mathematics 15
Data Science Concentration4 Electives chosen from: DATA 301, 311, 407, 410; MATH 409; STAT 401, 403, 449, or other approved electives in statistics, data science, or computer science 15
Statistics Concentration5 Electives chosen from: MATH 409, STAT 309, 310, 311, 336, 403, 405, 407, 410, 449, or other approved electives in statistics 15
Upper-level Science electives 6
Upper-level electives 9
Arts electives 6
Electives 9
Total Credits 60
Minimum credits for degree 120
1 MATH 221 may be taken in the second term of the first year.
2 Students wishing to complete a concentration in Statistics must take STAT 240 in their second year to ensure that they will have the required prerequisites.
3 Special Topics courses may be used for credit with the approval of the unit.
4 Data Science is anticipated to begin in 2017W.
5 The Statistics option is under review. For more information, contact the Statistics Undergraduate Program Advisor.

Mathematics Honours Program

Graduation Requirements

  • Completion of the course requirements for the B.Sc. Major in Mathematics (this may include any of the three concentrations);
  • A minimum 75% grade average in all courses in the program;
  • A minimum 85% grade average in all upper-level Mathematics and Statistics courses; and
  • Completion of 6 credits of MATH 448 (Directed Studies in Mathematics) and/or STAT 448 (Directed Studies in Statistics).

Minor in Mathematics

A student must successfully complete MATH 220 and 18 credits of MATH courses numbered 300 or above (excluding MATH 448).

Minor in Mathematics and Statistics

A student must successfully complete MATH 220 and 18 credits of MATH and STAT courses numbered 300 or above (excluding MATH 448 and STAT 448) of which at least 6 credits must be MATH courses and at least 6 credits must be STAT courses.

Page last updated: June 24, 2016

a place of mind, The University of British Columbia

Enrolment Services
University Centre, Room 322
3333 University Way, Kelowna BC, Canada V1V 1V7