Students pursuing a Bachelor of Computer Science (BCS) or Bachelor of Mathematics (BMath) degree may enrol in up to three academic plans, subject to the limitations below. These rules also apply to the set of plans that appear on a student’s diploma and convocation program, and they apply to the student’s transcript as well, with the exception that notes may be added to the transcript to reflect successful completion of plans beyond the third one.
The rules in this section do not apply to students seeking a Bachelor of Computing and Financial Management (BCFM), Bachelor of Science (BSc), or Bachelor of Software Engineering (BSE) degree.
Eligible Plan Categories (in plan-sequencing priority order – top highest, bottom lowest)
- “Stand-alone” Math Faculty Honours plans
- Math Faculty Joint Honours plans
- BCS Joint can be combined with a BMath Joint Honours
- Non-Math Joint Honours plans
- BCS Joint and BMath Joint plans can be combined with a non-Math Joint Honours (acceptable non-Math Joint Honours plans are listed in the non-Math faculty section of the Calendar)
- Math Faculty minors or options
- Non-Math minors or options
Plans will be listed on a student’s diploma in the above order.
A BCS or BMath student’s plan must include one of the following:
- A stand-alone Math Faculty Honours plan, or
- Two Math Faculty Joint Honours plans, or
- A Joint BCS plan and a non-Math Joint Honours plan (acceptable non-Math Joint Honours plans are listed in the non-Math faculty section of the Calendar)
More plans may be added subject to the other restrictions of this section. The plan listed first on a graduating student’s diploma will dictate the student’s degree: if the first plan is a BCS plan, then the student will graduate with a BCS. If the first plan is a BMath plan, then the student will graduate with a BMath.
Math Faculty Joint Honours Plans
Joint honours academic plans both offered by the Math Faculty, in conjunction with the common degree requirements in Table I, require a total of 40 courses (20 units): the ten mathematics courses in the Faculty core (outlined in Table II) plus the joint requirements of the two departments/school for a minimum of 26 mathematics courses, and at least ten non-math courses (five units). Joint requirements for each department/school can be found in the corresponding department/school description.
Restrictions on Multiple-Plan Combinations
- A stand-alone BCS plan cannot be combined with any BMath plan (including Joint Honours plans).
- A stand-alone BMath Joint Honours plan cannot be combined with any non-Math Joint Honours plan.
- The BMath (Data Science) and BCS (Data Science) plans cannot be combined with any other Faculty of Mathematics Honours or Joint Honours plan.
- With the exception of Mathematical Finance, which can be combined with another Actuarial Science and/or Pure Mathematics plan, no student may enrol in or graduate from two plans from the same group in the following list:
All plans offered by Actuarial Science
All plans offered by Applied Mathematics
All plans offered by Combinatorics and Optimization (including all Mathematical Optimization plans)
All plans offered by Computational Mathematics
All plans offered by Computer Science
All plans offered by Pure Mathematics
All plans offered by Statistics
All Math/Business plans other than Mathematical Economics
Specific Invalid Multiple-Plan Combinations
||Cannot be Combined With
|Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)/BCS or BBA/BMath with Double Degree plans
||Any plan similar to one appearing on the student's Wilfrid Laurier University's academic record transcript
|BCS/Business Option or BMath (Computer Science)/Business Option
|A minor or option in Economics, Human Resources Management, or Management Studies
|BCS/Bioinformatics Option or BMath (CS) Bioinformatics
|Any plan offered by the Biology Department
|Applied Mathematics/Biology Option
||Any plan offered by the Biology Department
|Applied Mathematics/Earth Sciences Option
|Any plan offered by the Earth and Environmental Sciences Department
|Applied Mathematics/Economics Option
|Any plan offered by the Economics Department
|Applied Mathematics/Physics Option
|Any plan offered by the Physics Department
|Any other plan offered by the Economics Department
|Computing Technology Option
|Computer Science Minor or Information Technology Management
|Any other plan offered by the Physics Department
|Mathematical Studies (with or without a Business Specialization)
|Any other stand-alone or Math Joint plan
|Mathematical Studies/Business Specialization
|A Management Studies Option or Minor
|Scientific Computation/Applied Mathematics
|Any plan offered by Computational Mathematics