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The Department of Mathematics offers opportunities for study leading to doctoral, master's, and bachelor's degrees. For information on the Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics, see Arts Mathematics. For information on advanced degrees, see graduate Mathematics.
Students should note that the first digit in the number of a course is intended to convey the level of mathematical maturity at which the course is conducted rather than the year in which it must be taken.
Detailed information is available from the Mathematics Department or Cooperative Education.
The Department offers a large selection of courses in various areas of pure and applied mathematics and requiring various levels of mathematical sophistication. The student is advised to consult a Mathematics advisor during the second year or when considering a Major in Mathematics in order to design a coherent program of study suitable to the student's interests and abilities.
First Year  

Communication Requirement^{1}  6 
MATH 100 or 102 or 104 (or 120 or 180 or 184)^{2,3}  3 
MATH 101 or 103 or 105 (or 121)^{3}  3 
PHYS 100level^{4}  3 
CPSC 110 (or 103 and 107)^{5}  4 
Electives^{6}  11 
Total Credits  30 
Second Year  
MATH 200 (or 226)^{7}  3 
MATH 220^{7}  3 
MATH 221 (or 223), 215^{8}  6 
CPSC 210 or MATH 210 ^{3,9}  3 
Electives^{6}  15 
Total Credits  30 
Third and Fourth Years  
MATH courses numbered 300 or higher^{10}  24 
MATH, STAT, or CPSC courses numbered 300 or higher  6 
Electives^{6}  30 
Total Credits  60 
Total Credits for Degree  120 
^{1} A total of 6 credits of coursework is required to meet the Communication Requirement. For a full list of acceptable courses see Communication Requirement.  
^{2} See UBCSFUUVICUNBC Calculus Examination Certificate. Also, MATH 110 may substitute for any of the specified courses by decreasing the electives in any year by 3 credits.  
^{3} A 4credit course may substitute for a 3credit course to satisfy a specified requirement by decreasing the electives in any year by 1 credit.  
^{4} Chosen from 100level PHYS courses, excluding PHYS 100. Students who do not have B.C. High School Physics 12 (or equivalent) must take PHYS 100 before taking other 100level PHYS courses. Qualified students are encouraged to take PHYS 107.  
^{5} A 6credit combination of two courses may substitute for a 4credit course to satisfy the specified requirement by decreasing the electives in any year by 2 credits.  
^{6} Students are permitted to move elective credits between years. Elective credits together with required courses must fulfill the Faculty of Science’s: a) Foundational Requirement; b) Laboratory Science Requirement; c) Science Breadth Requirement; d) Science and Arts Requirements; e) Upperlevel Requirement; f) General Degree Requirements. 

^{7} Students obtaining 68% or higher in MATH 226 may replace MATH 220 with 3 credits of electives. In order to be promoted to third year, students must complete one of MATH 220, 226.  
^{8} MATH 215 may be deferred until third year.  
^{9} MATH 210 may not be offered every year.  
^{10} STAT 302 can substitute for MATH 302. 
The Department makes the following recommendations:
The Major in Mathematical Sciences is offered with Departments of Computer Science and Statistics.
First Year  

Communication Requirement^{1}  6 
CPSC 110 (or 103 and 107)^{2}  4 
CPSC 121  4 
DSCI 100  3 
MATH 100 or 102 or 104 (or 120 or 180 or 184)^{3,4}  3 
MATH 101 or 103 or 105 (or 121)^{4}  3 
PHYS 100level^{5}  3 
Electives^{6}  4 
Total Credits  30 
Second Year  
CPSC 210, 213, 221  12 
MATH 200 (or 226^{7}), 221 (or 223)  6 
MATH 220^{7}  3 
MATH/STAT 302  3 
STAT 200, 201  6 
Total Credits  30 
Third and Fourth Years  
Three courses from CPSC 302, 303, 320, 340, 402, 406, 420, 421  9 
Three courses from MATH 215, 303^{8}, 307, 340  9 
STAT 305, 306  6 
Two additional courses from CPSC 302, 303, 320, 340, 402, 406, 420, 421, MATH 215, 303^{8}, 307, 340, STAT 404, 406, 443  6 
Electives^{6}  30 
Total Credits  60 
Total Credits for Degree  120 
^{1} A total of 6 credits of coursework is required to meet the Communication Requirement. For a full list of acceptable courses see Communication Requirement.  
^{2} While CPSC 110 is the recommended route for students pursuing a specialization in Computer Science, CPSC 103, 107 may be taken in its place by decreasing the electives in any year by 2 credits.  
^{3} See UBCSFUUVICUNBC Calculus Examination Certificate. Also, MATH 110 may substitute for any of the specified courses by decreasing the electives in any year by 3 credits.  
^{4} A 4credit course may substitute for a 3credit course to satisfy a specified requirement by decreasing the electives in any year by 1 credit.  
^{5} Chosen from 100level PHYS courses, excluding PHYS 100. Students who do not have B.C. High School Physics 12 (or equivalent) must take PHYS 100 before taking other 100level PHYS courses. Qualified students are encouraged to take PHYS 107.  
^{6} Students are permitted to move elective credits between years. Elective credits together with required courses must fulfill the Faculty of Science’s: a) Foundational Requirement; b) Laboratory Science Requirement; c) Science Breadth Requirement; d) Science and Arts Requirements; e) Upperlevel Requirement; f) General Degree Requirements. 

^{7} Students obtaining 68% or higher in MATH 226 may replace MATH 220 with 3 credits of electives. In order to be promoted to third year, students must complete one of MATH 220, 226.  
^{8} MATH 418 may be substituted for MATH 303. 
Students interested in the Combined Major must be accepted to the specialization by the Department of Mathematics and the Vancouver School of Economics. To enter the specialization, students apply to be admitted as a major in mathematics for second year by using the online process administered by the Faculty of Science and enrol in the courses for the Combined Major for second year. Near the end of second year, continuing students will need to finish the application by contacting the Vancouver School of Economics in the Faculty of Arts to apply for the Combined Major for third year.
First Year  

Communication requirement^{1}  6 
ECON 101, 102^{2}  6 
MATH 104 (or one of 100, 102, 120, 180, 184)^{3,4}  3 
MATH 105 (or one of 101, 103, 121)^{4}  3 
PHYS 100level^{5}  3 
CPSC 110 (or 103 and 107^{6}  4 
Electives^{7}  5 
Total Credits  30 
Second Year  
ECON 200 or 300level^{8}  6 
MATH 200 (or 226^{9}), 215, 220^{9}, 221 (or 223)  12 
CPSC 210 or MATH 210^{4,10}  3 
Electives^{7}  9 
Total Credits  30 
Third and Fourth Years  
ECON 301, 302, 325^{11}, 326, 490  15 
ECON courses numbered 300 or higher  3 
MATH courses numbered 300 or higher^{12}  18 
Science courses numbered 300 or higher  12 
Electives^{7}  12 
Total Credits  60 
Total Credits for Degree  120 
^{1} A total of 6 credits of coursework is required to meet the Communication Requirement. For a full list of acceptable courses see Communication Requirement.  
^{2} This requirement can also be satisfied by taking ECON 307 and 3 additional credits of economics numbered 300 or above.  
^{3} See UBCSFUUVICUNBC Calculus Examination Certificate. Also, MATH 110 may substitute for any of the specified courses by decreasing the electives in any year by 3 credits.  
^{4} A 4credit course may substitute for a 3credit course to satisfy a specified requirement by decreasing the electives in any year by 1 credit.  
^{5} Chosen from 100level PHYS courses, excluding PHYS 100. Students who do not have B.C. High School Physics 12 (or equivalent) must take PHYS 100 before taking other 100level PHYS courses. Qualified students are encouraged to take PHYS 107.  
^{6} A 6credit combination of two courses may substitute for a 4credit course to satisfy the specified requirement by decreasing the elective in any year by 2 credits.  
^{7} Students are permitted to move elective credits between years. Elective credits together with required courses must fulfill the Faculty of Science’s: a) Foundational Requirement; b) Laboratory Science Requirement; c) Science Breadth Requirement; d) Science and Arts Requirements; e) Upperlevel Requirement; f) General Degree Requirements. 

^{8} ECON 320 cannot be used to fulfill these requirements.  
^{9} Students obtaining 68% in MATH 226 may replace MATH 220 with 3 credits of electives. In order to be promoted to third year, students must complete one of MATH 220, 226.  
^{10} MATH 210 may not be offered every year.  
^{11} STAT 200 can substitute for ECON 325.  
^{12} Suitable electives include MATH 302, 303, 320, 321, 402, 403, 418, 419, 443. MATH 320 would be valuable for graduate study in economics. STAT 302 can substitute for MATH 302. 
Students admitted to this specialization must satisfy the admission and continuation requirements for majors students in both the Department of Mathematics and the Department of Computer Science.
First Year  

Communication Requirement^{1}  6 
CPSC 110 (or 103 and 107)^{2}  4 
CPSC 121^{3}  4 
MATH 100 or 102 or 104 (or 120 or 180 or 184)^{4,5}  3 
MATH 101 or 103 or 105 (or 121)^{5}  3 
PHYS 100level^{6}  3 
Electives^{7}  7 
Total Credits  30 
Second Year  
CPSC 210^{3}  4 
CPSC 213, 221  8 
MATH 200 (or 226^{8})  3 
MATH 220^{8}  3 
MATH 221 (or 223), 215^{9}  6 
Electives^{7,10}  6 
Total Credits  30 
Third and Fourth Years  
CPSC 310, 313, 320  10 
CPSC 302 or 303  3 
One of CPSC 402, 406, 420, 421, 440^{11}  3 
CPSC courses numbered 300 or higher^{12}  3 
CPSC courses numbered 400 or higher^{12}  3 
MATH courses numbered 300 or higher^{13}  21 
Electives^{7,10}  17 
Total Credits  60 
Total Credits for Degree  120 
^{1} A total of 6 credits of coursework is required to meet the Communication Requirement. For a full list of acceptable courses see Communication Requirement.  
^{2} While CPSC 110 is the recommended route for students pursuing a specialization in Computer Science, CPSC 103, 107 may be taken in its place by decreasing the electives in any year by 2 credits.  
^{3} Students pursuing a Coop option are advised to add CPSC 210 to their course selections in first year.  
^{4} See UBCSFUUVICUNBC Calculus Examination Certificate. Also, MATH 110 may substitute for any of the specified courses by decreasing the electives in any year by 3 credits.  
^{5} A 4credit course may substitute for a 3credit course to satisfy a specified requirement by decreasing the electives in any year by 1 credit.  
^{6} Chosen from 100level PHYS courses, excluding PHYS 100. Students who do not have B.C. High School Physics 12 (or its equivalent) must take PHYS 100 before taking other 100level PHYS courses. Qualified students are encouraged to take PHYS 107.  
^{7} Students are permitted to move electives credits between years. Elective credits together with required courses must fulfill the Faculty of Science’s: a) Foundational Requirement; b) Laboratory Science Requirement; c) Science Breadth Requirement; d) Science and Arts Requirements; e) Upperlevel Requirement; f) General Degree Requirements. 

^{8} Students obtaining 68% or higher in MATH 226 may replace MATH 220 with 3 credits of electives. In order to be promoted to third year, students must complete one of MATH 220, 226.  
^{9} MATH 215 may be deferred until third year.  
^{10} STAT 200 is recommended.  
^{11} Students electing to take CPSC 440 should note that it has CPSC 340 as prerequisite.  
^{12} Credits gained from undergraduate StudentDirected Seminars (CPSC 490) cannot be used to fulfill this requirement.  
^{13} STAT 302 can be substituted for MATH 302. 
The Dual Degree program in Mathematics and Education offers qualified students the opportunity to earn a B.Sc. degree in Mathematics (Major) and a B.Ed. degree in Secondary Education, in five winter sessions with some academic requirements in Term 1 of the Summer sessions. After completing all the requirements, students are normally eligible for a British Columbia Professional Teaching Certificate. Admission to the Dual Degree program requires application in the fall of second year and successful completion of a teaching practicum at the end of second year. See the Dual Degree Program in Science and Education for more information on admission and continuation requirements.
First Year (Winter)  

Communication Requirement^{1,2}  6 
CPSC 110 (or 103 and 107)^{3}  4 
MATH 100 or 102 or 104 (or 120 or 180 or 184)^{4,5}  3 
MATH 101 or 103 or 105 (or 121)^{5}  3 
PHYS 100level^{6}  3 
Electives^{3,4,5,7,8}  11 
Total Credits^{8}  30 
Second Year (Winter)  
MATH 200 (or 226)^{9}  3 
MATH 220^{9}  3 
MATH 221 (or 223), 215^{10}  6 
CPSC 210 or MATH 210^{5,11}  3 
Electives^{3,4,5,7,8}  15 
Total Credits^{1,5}  30 
Second Year (Summer)  
EDUC 319^{12}  1 
Total Credits  1 
Third Year (Winter)  
EDST 401  3 
LLED 360  3 
MATH courses numbered 300 or higher^{13}  15 
Electives^{3,4,5,7,8}  9 
Total Credits  30 
Third Year (Summer)  
EDUC 399^{12}  1 
Total Credits  1 
Fourth Year (Winter)  
EDCP 342  3 
EPSE 308  4 
EDCP 343  3 
MATH 414  3 
MATH courses numbered 300 or higher^{13}  3 
MATH, STAT, or CPSC courses numbered 300 or higher  6 
Electives^{3,4,5,7,8}  9 
Total Credits  31 
Fourth Year (Summer)  
LLED 361  3 
EPSE 317  3 
EDST 403  1 
EDST 404  1 
EDUC 430  1 
EDUC 440  3 
Electives^{3,4,5,7,8,14}  3 
Total Credits  15 
Fifth Year (Winter)^{15}  
EDUC 315  2 
EDUC 421  12 
EDUC 450  3 
EDUC 451  3 
EPSE 310  3 
MATH courses numbered 300 or higher^{13}  3 
Electives^{3,4,5,7,8}  3 
Total Credits  29 
Fifth Year (Summer)  
EDUC 452^{16}  3 
Total Credits  3 
Total Credits for Dual Degree  170 
^{1} A total of 6 credits of coursework is required to meet the Communication Requirement. For a full list of acceptable courses see Communication Requirement.  
^{2} The Faculty of Education does not accept SCIE 113 or APSC 176 to meet their English requirement, but they do accept ASTU 100, ASTU 150, WRDS 150 to be equivalent to ENGL 112. However students are required to take a minimum of 3 credits of literature coursework from ENGL 100, 110, 111, 120, 121. Some of the acceptable courses are not available for students enrolled in the Faculty of Science but might have already been taken by students that transferred to the Faculty of Science.  
^{3} A 6credit combination of two courses may substitute for a 4credit course to satisfy a specified requirement by decreasing the electives in any year by 2 credits.  
^{4} See UBCSFUUVICUNBC Calculus Examination Certificate. Also, MATH 110 may substitute for any of the specified courses by decreasing the electives in any year by 3 credits.  
^{5} A 4credit course may substitute for a 3credit course to satisfy a specified requirement by decreasing the electives in any year by 1 credit.  
^{6} Chosen from 100level PHYS courses, excluding PHYS 100. Students without Physics 12 must take PHYS 100 before taking other 100level PHYS courses. Qualified students are encouraged to take PHYS 107.  
^{7} Students are permitted to move elective credits between years. Elective credits together with required courses must fulfill the Faculty of Science’s: a) Foundational Requirement; b) Laboratory Science Requirement; c) Science Breadth Requirement; d) Science and Arts Requirements; e) Upperlevel Requirement; f) General Degree Requirements. 

^{8} Students who earn more than 30 credits in first year may reduce the number of unrestricted electives taken in later years.  
^{9} Students obtaining 68% or higher in MATH 226 may replace MATH 220 with 3 credits of electives. In order to be promoted to third year, students must complete one of MATH 220, 226.  
^{10} MATH 215 may be deferred until third year.  
^{11} MATH 210 may not be offered every year.  
^{12} EDUC 319 and EDUC 399 are oneweek and twoweek teaching practica respectively during the month of May in Year 2 and Year 3. Successful completion of EDUC 319 and EDUC 399 are normally required to continue the B.Ed. program.  
^{13} Must fulfill Faculty of Education breadth requirements (MATH 308, 309, 312, 313, 446 recommended).  
^{14} EDCP 441 is a recommended elective in Fourth Year (Summer).  
^{15} Note that in fifth year, only Term 1 is available for noneducation courses because Term 2 includes education courses that preclude time for other courses.  
^{16} Note that Education may schedule EDUC 452 to Fifth Year Winter in order to meet the May convocation deadline. 
Students planning to take a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Mathematics, or in Mathematics combined with another subject, should note the following:
First Year  

Communication Requirement^{1}  6 
MATH 120 (or 100 or 102 or 104 or 180 or 184)^{2,3}  4 
MATH 121 (or 101 or 103 or 105)^{3}  4 
PHYS 106 (or 107 or 117 or 101 or 131)^{4}  3 
CPSC 110 (or 103 and 107)^{5}  4 
Electives^{6}  12 
Total Credits^{7}  33 
Second Year  
MATH 223 (or 221)  3 
MATH 226 (or 200) ^{8}  3 
MATH 227 (or 317)  3 
MATH 215^{9}  3 
CPSC 210 or MATH 210^{3,10}  4 
Electives^{6}  17 
Total Credits^{7}  33 
Third and Fourth Years  
MATH 300, 320, 321, 322, 323  15 
15 credits from MATH 400406, 412, 418428, 433440, 443, 449, 450  15 
MATH courses numbered 300 or higher^{11}  9 
Electives^{6}  27 
Total Credits^{7}  66 
Total Credits for Degree  132 
^{1} A total of 6 credits of coursework is required to meet the Communication Requirement. For a full list of acceptable courses see Communication Requirement.  
^{2} See UBCSFUUVICUNBC Calculus Examination Certificate. Also, MATH 110 may substitute for any of the specified courses by decreasing the electives in any year by 2 credits.  
^{3} If any 3credit MATH course is taken in place of a 4credit course, the missing credit must be made up as electives.  
^{4} Students who do not have B.C. High School Physics 12 (or its equivalent) must take PHYS 100 in addition to any PHYS course(s) taken to satisfy the Science Breadth Requirement.  
^{5} A 6credit combination of two courses may substitute for a 4credit course to satisfy the specified requirement by decreasing the electives in any year by 2 credits.  
^{6} Students are permitted to move extra electives credits between years. Elective credits together with required courses must fulfill the Faculty of Science’s: a) Foundational Requirement; b) Laboratory Science Requirement; c) Science Breadth Requirement; d) Science and Arts Requirements; e) Upperlevel Requirement; f) General Degree Requirements. 

^{7} Honours students must comply with the Faculty of Science's honours requirements.  
^{8} Students who take MATH 200 or who obtain less than 68% in MATH 226 must take MATH 220 and obtain 80% or higher in order to take the required course MATH 320.  
^{9} MATH 215 may be deferred until third year.  
^{10} MATH 210 may not be offered every year.  
^{11} STAT 302 can substitute for MATH 302. 
See Chemistry.
See Computer Science.
See Physics.
See Statistics.
First Year  

Same as Mathematics Honours.  
Second Year  
Same as Mathematics Honours.  
Third and Fourth Years  
MATH 320, 321  6 
9 credits from MATH 300, 301, 316, 322, 323, 331  9 
12 credits from MATH 400406, 412, 418428, 433440, 443, 449, 450  12 
Electives^{1}  39 
Total Credits^{2}  66 
Total Credits for Degree  132 
^{1} Including courses as specified by the other department, but not exceeding 30 credits in third and fourth year.  
^{2} Honours students must comply with the Faculty of Science's honours requirements. 