Table I – Degree Requirements
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* The minimum coop work term course units for the Chartered Accountancy and Teaching plans are 2.0.
** Students in Mathematical Studies plans are permitted up to 4.0 units of failed or excluded courses.
***This requirement may be waived at the discretion of the student’s academic advisor.
Requirements 
FourYear Honours Plans 
Double Degree Plans 

Coop 
Regular 
Coop 
Regular 
Minimum course units (excluding courses with the subject COOP, PD, and WKRPT) 
20.0 
20.0 
26.0 
26.0

Minimum COOP course units 
2.5* 
0 
2.0 
0 
Minimum PD course units

2.5 
0 
2.5 
0 
Minimum WKRPT course units

4 
0

4 
0

Minimum nonmath units 
5.0 
5.0 
12.0 
12.0 
Minimum Cumulative Average (CAV) 
60% 
60%

60% 
60%

Minimum Major Average (MAV)
 All AMATH (including Mathematics Physics), PMATH, and STAT plans
 Mathematical Finance
 All other plans

65%
70%
60%

65%
70%
60% 
60%

60%

Maximum failed or excluded course units (excluding courses with the subject COOP, PD, and WKRPT)

2.0** 
2.0** 
2.0**

2.0**

Maximum unusable course attempts

5.0 
5.0

5.0 
5.0

Maximum allowed units of course attempts (excluding courses with the subject COOP, PD, and WKRPT)*** 
25

25 
31

31 
Minimum number of fulltime terms 
8 
7 
9 
9

English Writing Skills 
All degree candidates must satisfy an English Writing Skills Requirement. See below. 
The terms used in Table I are explained below:
Term 
Term Description 
Calculus 
Any of the following courses: MATH 116, 117, 127, 137, 147. 
Calculus 2 
Any of the following courses: MATH 118, 119, 128, 138, 148.

Course Attempt 
Any course enrolment for which a student is assigned a final grade, including a grade of WD (Withdrew after the drop deadline, no credit granted). Transfer credits from other institutions are also considered to be course attempts. 
Cumulative Average 
See 'Averages for Math students' in Faculty Policies. 
Excluded Course 
A course taken between fall 2004 and spring 2013 either with a grade below 50, or that a student has voluntarily excluded.

Fulltime Term 
A term in which a student is enrolled in at least 1.5 courseattempt units.

Linear Algebra 1 
Any of the following courses: MATH 106, 114, 115, 136, 146. 
Major Average 
See 'Major averages for Math students' in Faculty Policies. 
Math Courses 
Courses with one of these prefixes: ACTSC, AMATH, CO, CS, MATBUS, MATH, PMATH, and STAT. Any course that is crosslisted with a course having one of these prefixes is also considered a math course, regardless of the label under which it is taken. The following courses, with content very similar to courses offered in the Mathematics Faculty, are also considered to be math courses: ECE 222, 354, 428; SE 212/112, 240, 382, 463, 464, 465. Every math course is worth 0.5 units. 
Nonmath courses 
Courses with the prefix COMM and MTHEL, and those courses offered by other faculties (excluding courses crosslisted with math courses and courses listed above as math courses). COOP, PD, and WKRPT courses do not count as math or nonmath courses. 
Unit 
The credit value associated with any course. All courses offered in the Faculty of Mathematics have a value of 0.5 units. 
Unusable Course Attempt 
Any course attempt for which a student is not assigned a passing final grade. These include, but are not limited to, failures, WDs, and CLCs but excluding COOP, PD and WKRPTs (see Grading System for descriptions).

FirstYear English Writing Skills Requirement
All students in the Faculty of Mathematics must satisfy the following Writing Skills Requirement before enrolling in their 2A term:
 A grade of 60 or better on the Waterloo English Language Proficiency Exam (ELPE), or
 Successfully complete the study program offered by the University of Waterloo Writing Centre or
 Complete one of the following courses with a grade of at least 60%:
ENGL 109 Introduction to Academic Writing
ENGL/ESL 129R Written Academic English
ENGL 140R The Use of English 1
ESL 101R Oral Communications for Academic Purposes
ESL 102R Error Correction in Academic Writing
SPCOM 100 Interpersonal Communication
SPCOM 111 Leadership, Communication, and Collaboration
SPCOM 223 Public Speaking
Notes
 Transfer credit for any of the above courses does not satisfy this requirement; the courses must be taken at the University of Waterloo.
 Students will not be permitted to enrol in their 2A term until they have completed the Writing Skills Requirement. They will only be allowed to proceed after successful completion of the requirement.
 A completed English Proficiency milestone on a student's academic record will indicate successful completion of this requirement.
 Students in the Software Engineering program must satisfy this requirement as set down by the Faculty of Engineering.
 Students in the Computing and Financial Management program must satisfy this requirement as set down by the Faculty of Arts.
 Students who have written and failed ELPE should enrol in the Writing
Centre or enrol in one of the above courses rather than attempt ELPE again.
NoCredit/Overlap Courses
Before enrolling in a course, students should check the Faculty of Mathematics NoCredit List and Course Overlap List, to determine whether or not the course will count towards their degree. See 'Other Course Rules' in Faculty Policies for further details.
Table II – Faculty Core Courses
Some plans do not require all the courses in Table II. Please check your particular plan requirements to see if Table 2 applies.
One of
MATH 106 Applied Linear Algebra 1
MATH 136 Linear Algebra 1 for Honours Mathematics
MATH 146 Linear Algebra 1 (Advanced Level)
One of
MATH 127 Calculus 1 for the Sciences
MATH 137 Calculus 1 for Honours Mathematics
MATH 147 Calculus 1 (Advanced Level)
One of
MATH 128 Calculus 2 for the Sciences
MATH 138 Calculus 2 for Honours Mathematics
MATH 148 Calculus 2 (Advanced Level)
One of
MATH 135 Algebra for Honours Mathematics
MATH 145 Algebra (Advanced Level)
One of
MATH 235 Linear Algebra 2 for Honours Mathematics
MATH 245 Linear Algebra 2 (Advanced Level)
One of
STAT 230 Probability
STAT 240 Probability (Advanced Level)
One of
STAT 231 Statistics
STAT 241 Statistics (Advanced Level)
One of
CS 115 Introduction to Computer Science 1
CS 135 Designing Functional Programs
CS 145 Designing Functional Programs (Advanced Level)
One of
CS 116 Introduction to Computer Science 2
CS 136 Elementary Algorithm Design and Data Abstraction
CS 146 Elementary Algorithm Design and Data Abstraction (Advanced Level)
One of
MATH 237 Calculus 3 for Honours Mathematics
MATH 247 Calculus 3 (Advanced Level)
MATH 239 Introduction to Combinatorics
MATH 249 Introduction to Combinatorics (Advanced Level)
Note
CS majors normally start in CS 135. Students with strong aptitude may take CS 145 followed by CS 146. Students starting with CS 115 who wish access to CS major courses must take CS 136 after CS 116.
Responsibility For Meeting Degree Requirements
Students are responsible for being aware of all regulations pertaining to their academic plans. This responsibility includes submitting a completed Intention to Graduate form to the Registrar's Office during their last academic study term.
Incompatibility of Fulltime Study with Fulltime Employment
Students who by choice or necessity work on nonacademic activities more than 10 hours per week should, where possible, structure their course/work load so that they can attend fully to their academic obligations. The Standings and Promotions (S&P) Committee will not grant petitions based on time pressure resulting from employment.
Honours Fallback Provision
Students who satisfy all of the following conditions may elect to graduate with a threeyear BMath General Regular degree:
 Minimum of 15.0 total units passed
 Minimum of 5.0 nonmath units passed
 Maximum of 25.0 units of course attempts
 Maximum of 4.0 units failed or excluded
 Minimum 8.0 math units including the following courses passed
One of
CS 115 Introduction to Computer Science 1
CS 135 Designing Functional Programs
CS 145 Designing Functional Programs (Advanced Level)
One of
CS 116 Introduction to Computer Science 2
CS 136 Elementary Algorithm Design and Data Abstraction
CS 146 Elementary Algorithm Design and Data Abstraction (Advanced Level)
One of
MATH 106 Applied Linear Algebra 1
MATH 136 Linear Algebra 1 for Honours Mathematics
MATH 146 Linear Algebra 1 (Advanced Level)
One of
MATH 127 Calculus 1 for the Sciences
MATH 137 Calculus 1 for Honours Mathematics
MATH 147 Calculus 1 (Advanced Level)
One of
MATH 128 Calculus 2 for the Sciences
MATH 138 Calculus 2 for Honours Mathematics
MATH 148 Calculus 2 (Advanced Level)
One of
MATH 135 Algebra for Honours Mathematics
MATH 145 Algebra (Advanced Level)
One of
MATH 225 Applied Linear Algebra 2
MATH 235 Linear Algebra 2 for Honours Mathematics
MATH 245 Linear Algebra 2 (Advanced Level)
One of
STAT 220 Probability (NonSpecialist Level)
STAT 230 Probability
STAT 240 Probability (Advanced Level)
One of
STAT 221 Statistics (NonSpecialist Level)
STAT 231 Statistics
STAT 241 Statistics (Advanced Level)
One of
MATH 207 Calculus 3 (NonSpecialist Level)
MATH 237 Calculus 3 for Honours Mathematics
MATH 247 Calculus 3 (Advanced Level)
MATH 229 Introduction to Combinatorics (NonSpecialist Level)
MATH 239 Introduction to Combinatorics
MATH 249 Introduction to Combinatorics (Advanced Level)
Note
Students are not normally awarded an Honours BMath degree if they already hold a General BMath degree. Petitions for exceptions to this rule will normally only be considered after an absence from the Faculty of several terms.