Mathematics (B.Sc.)

B.Sc. Major in Mathematics

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

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
6 credits from the following courses: BIOL 116 or 117, 122 or 125, 131, 133; CHEM 111 or 121, 113 or 123; EESC 111, 121; PHYS 111 or 112, 121 or 122 6
COSC 1111, 1212 6
DATA 101 or STAT 1213 3
ENGL 109, or two of 112, 113, 114, 150, 151, 153, 154, 155, or 156 6
Electives 3
Total Credits 30

Second Year  
MATH 200, 220, 2214, 225 12
STAT 2303 3
COSC 221 3
Non-Science electives 6
Electives 6
Total Credits 30

Third and Fourth Years  
MATH 307, 311, 319, 327, 350 15
STAT 303 3
A student in this program may choose to specialize further by completing a concentration in Applied Mathematics, Data Science, or Pure Mathematics, 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 6 credits may be DATA/STAT courses. 12
Applied Mathematics Concentration Electives chosen from MATH 303, 317, 323, 339, 340, 409, 441, 442, 459, 461, 462 or other approved electives in applied mathematics 12
Data Science Concentration Electives chosen from: DATA 301, 311, 407, 410, 421; STAT 401, 403, 406, 449, or other approved electives in statistics, data science, or computer science 12
Pure Mathematics Concentration Electives chosen from MATH 308, 312, 313, 328, 330, 408, 410, 429, 443, 461, or other approved electives in pure mathematics 12
Upper-level Science electives 6
Upper-level electives 6
Science elective 3
Non-Science electives 6
Electives 9
Total Credits 60
Minimum credits for degree 120

1COSC 111 may be replaced by COSC 122 and 123.

2COSC 111 and 121 may be taken in 2nd year

3Pre-reqs for STAT 230 are DATA 101 or COSC 221. Therefore, students who take STAT 121 instead of DATA 101 in first year will need to take COSC 221 before enrolling in STAT 230.

4MATH 221 may be taken in the second term of the 1st 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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