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Academic Plans and Requirements

Degree Requirements for all Math students

Degree Requirements for all Math students
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Table I – Degree Requirements

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* The minimum co-op 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 Four-Year Honours Plans Double Degree Plans
 
Co-op Regular Co-op 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 non-math 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

In addition, a minimum special major average (SMAV) may apply. Please see the more comprehensive table of major averages.



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 full-time terms 8 7 9 9
Communication Skills All degree candidates must satisfy a Communication 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.
Full-time Term A term in which a student is enrolled in at least 1.5 course-attempt 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 cross-listed with a course having one of these prefixes is also considered a math course, regardless of the label under which it is taken. Every math course is worth 0.5 units.
Non-math courses Courses with the prefix COMM and MTHEL, and those courses offered by other faculties (excluding courses cross-listed with math courses and courses listed above as math courses). COOP, PD, and WKRPT courses do not count as math or non-math 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).

Communication Skills Requirement

Since strong communication skills are essential to academic, professional, and personal success, the Faculty places a particular emphasis on their development. With the exception of students in Computing and Financial Management (CFM) and Software Engineering (SE), all students must successfully complete two communications courses:

  • Students in Math/Chartered Professional Accountancy (CPA) must take SPCOM 111 (usually taken in term 1B) and AFM 211.
  • Students in any Actuarial Science or Statistics plan must take one course chosen from List I (below), and MTHEL 300. Students are expected to enrol in one of the courses in List I in their first term of study in the Faculty of Mathematics. A grade of at least 60 is a prerequisite for enrolling in term 2A, and a grade of at least 70 is a prerequisite for MTHEL 300. MTHEL 300 is expected to be completed before enrolling in term 4A.
  • Students in the Business Administration and Computer Science Double Degree plan or the Business Administration and Mathematics Double Degree plan must take one course chosen from List I (below), and BUS 362W. BUS 362W is expected to be completed before enrolling in term 4A. Students must complete a course from List I with a mark of at least 60 prior to enrolling in term 2A.
  • Students in all other plans must take one course chosen from List I, and one course chosen from List II.  Students are expected to enrol in one of the courses in List I in their first term of study in the Faculty of Mathematics, and must complete a course from List I with a mark of at least 60 prior to enrolling in term 2A. Students are encouraged to complete the second course by the end of term 2A.

List I: First Course

The first course must be chosen from one of the following:

EMLS 101R Oral Communication for Academic Purposes
EMLS 102R Correction in Academic Writing
EMLS/ENGL 129R Written Academic English
ENGL 109 Introduction to Academic Writing
SPCOM 100 Interpersonal Communication
SPCOM 223 Public Speaking

This course must be completed with a mark of at least 60% prior to enrolling in a 2A term. Except for some students in the Double Degree plans, students are expected to enrol in one of these courses in their first term of study in the Faculty of Mathematics.

List II: Second Course

Any other course listed in the First Course list
EMLS 103R Phonetics for Effective English Pronunciation
EMLS 104R Reading and Listening for Academic Purposes
EMLS 110R Critical Expression in Canadian Academic Contexts
ENGL 101A Introduction to Literary Studies
ENGL 101B Introduction to Rhetorical Studies
ENGL 108D Digital Lives
ENGL 119 Communications in Mathematics and Computer Science
ENGL 251A Criticism 1
SPCOM 225 Interviewing
SPCOM 227 Leadership
SPCOM 228 Public Communication

Notes:

  1. MTHEL 300 may be used as the second communications course by students who are no longer enrolled in a Actuarial Science or Statistics plan.
  2. Students enrolled in CFM must satisfy the English Language Proficiency Requirement (ELPR) as set down by the Faculty of Arts.
  3. Students enrolled in SE must satisfy the English Language Proficiency Exam requirement (ELPE) as set down by the Faculty of Engineering.
  4. Transfer credits may be used to satisfy the Communication Skills requirement.
  5. Students who do not complete the first course prior to their 2A term will be restricted to enrolling in a course from the first list and two math courses until the first course requirement is met.

No-Credit/Overlap Courses

Before enrolling in a course, students should check the Faculty of Mathematics No-Credit 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 Full-time Study with Full-time Employment

Students who by choice or necessity work on non-academic 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 three-year BMath General Regular degree:

  1. Minimum of 15.0 total units passed
  2. Minimum of 5.0 non-math units passed
  3. Maximum of 5.0 units of unusable course attempts
  4. Maximum of 4.0 units failed or excluded
  5. 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 (Non-Specialist Level)
STAT 230 Probability
STAT 240 Probability (Advanced Level)

One of

STAT 221 Statistics (Non-Specialist Level)
STAT 231 Statistics
STAT 241 Statistics (Advanced Level)

One of

MATH 207 Calculus 3 (Non-Specialist Level)
MATH 237 Calculus 3 for Honours Mathematics
MATH 247 Calculus 3 (Advanced Level)
MATH 229 Introduction to Combinatorics (Non-Specialist Level)
MATH 239 Introduction to Combinatorics
MATH 249 Introduction to Combinatorics (Advanced Level)

Notes

  1. 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 be considered only after an absence from the Faculty of several terms.
  2. Students choosing the Honours Fallback Provision may not combine this choice with any option, minor, or specialization.


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