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 121, 123; or CHEM 111, 113 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, 327 9
STAT 303 3
Upper-level Mathematics and Statistics electives 18
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.

Applied Mathematics Concentration

First and Second Years Credits
As listed under B.Sc. Major in Mathematics
Total Credits 60
Third and Fourth Years
MATH 307, 311, 327 9
STAT 303 3
18 credits from: MATH 317, 319, 323, 340, 350, 409, 441, 442, or other approved electives in applied mathematics 18
Upper-level Science electives 6
Upper-level electives 9
Arts electives 6
Electives 9
Total Credits 60
Minimum credits for degree 120

Pure Mathematics Concentration

First and Second Years Credits
As listed under B.Sc. Major in Mathematics
Total Credits 60
Third and Fourth Years
MATH 307, 311, 327 9
STAT 303 3
18 credits from: MATH 308, 312, 313, 323, 328, 329, 330, 350, 408, 410, 411, 434, 443, or other approved electives in pure mathematics 18
Upper-level Science electives 6
Upper-level electives 9
Arts electives 6
Electives 9
Total Credits 60
Minimum credits for degree 120

Statistics Concentration

First and Second Years Credits
As listed under B.Sc. Major in Mathematics1
Total Credits 60
Third and Fourth Years
MATH 307, 311, 327 9
STAT 303 3
18 credits from: MATH 319, 409; STAT 309, 310, 336, 405, 449, or other approved electives in Statistics 18
Upper-level Science electives 6
Upper-level electives 9
Arts electives 6
Electives 9
Total Credits 60
Minimum credits for degree 120
1 Students wishing to complete a concentration in Statistics must take STAT 240 in their second year.

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.

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