Faculty of Science : Department of Mathematics and Statistics
The General Program emphasizes breadth of education and requires concentration in two different fields. For more details on a BSc degree in a General Program combining Mathematics or Statistics with another field in Science (or with Geography or Psychology), see General Program. For more details on a BA degree in a General Program combining Mathematics or Statistics with a field in Humanities or Social Sciences, see BA in Mathematics or Statistics or BA in Mathematics or Statistics, respectively.
Students may also complete a Minor in Mathematics, Statistics, or Data Science.
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Any student who has been awarded a UBCSFUUVICUNBC Calculus Examination Certificate can receive credit for MATH 100 with the letter grade corresponding to the examination score.

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The prerequisite for MATH 100 is a minimum grade of 73% in either Principles of Mathematics 12 or Precalculus 12; or a minimum grade of C+ in MATH 120; or a PASS on the MATH 100 pretest. The pretest will be given in the first week of classes each term.

Note: MATH 498 is highly recommended.
Note: STAT 261 is recommended.
The selected courses must include at least 9.0 units numbered 200 or higher that do not form part of the requirements of the Honours or Major or General or Option Program. Any course disqualified from the Minor Program by overlap with the requirements of the Honours or Major or General or Option Program may be replaced by another MATH or STAT course at the same level or higher. See Faculty of Science Minor Program regulations. Only one Minor may be declared on any degree program.
Students are recommended to have a minimum grade of 73% or higher in STAT 123, CSC 110, CSC 115 and one of MATH 100, 102, or 109.
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Electives chosen from the following: AHVS 310C, BIOL 330, CSC 475, 498, ECE 403, 435, 485, ECON 365, 366, 468, ES 344, GEOG 322, 328, 418, HINF 201, SENG 474, STAT 353, 354, 355, 359, 453, 454, 455, 456, 457, 458, 459, 460, 464, 465, 466.

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Students interested in cell and molecular biology should take BIOL 225, 230, 360, at least three of BIOL 309, 361, 362, 401A, 435, 436, 439; and BIOL 326, 432, 458, 459, 465, 467, 490F are also relevant. Students interested in physiology and medicine should take BIOL 225, 230, 365, at least three of BIOL 309, 360, 367, 432, 435, 436, 447; and BIOL 362, 366, 404, 401A, 409B, 439, 448, 467, 490E, 490F, 490H are also relevant. Students interested in ecology and evolution should take BIOL 215 and select courses from BIOL 319, 329, 335, 345, 346, 370, 418, 435, 438, 446, 457, 461, 462, 468, 490B, 490D, 490G, 490J

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For students enrolled in this program, the prerequisite of BIOL 184 for BIOL 215 and BIOL 225 for BIOL 230 may be waived even if it is recommended by the department of Biology.

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BIOC 300A or 300B may be used to fulfill the Biochemistry requirement and may be prerequisites for recommended courses.

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Recommended upper level electives: MATH 442, 446, 452, 492, 498, STAT 355, 450, 453, 454, 456, 457, 458, 459, 498.

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MATH 211 can be replaced by MATH 110.

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Recommended courses include  CSC 360, 421, 425, 429, 445, 449, 462, SENG 360, 401. 460, STAT 354, 453, 454, 455, 456, 457, 458, 459

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Recommended electives include  CSC 360, 421, 425, 429, 445, 449, 462, SENG 360, 401. 460, STAT 354, 453, 454, 455, 456, 457, 458, 459.

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This is a single degree program leading to a BSc in Financial Mathematics and Economics. Only a Major program is offered. Students are required to take a selected combination of courses from the Department of Mathematics and Statistics and the Department of Economics. Students may complete this program in either the Faculty of Science or the Faculty of Social Sciences. Those choosing a Science degree should consult the Faculty of Science Requirements Common to All Bachelor’s Degrees; those choosing a Social Science degree should consult the Faculty of Social Sciences degree requirements, (see Requirements Common to All Bachelor’s Degrees).
MATH 248 or elective3,4

ECON 457 or elective3, 4


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Satisfaction of the AWR (Academic Writing Requirement) is a prerequisite for ECON 225. ECON 225 is a prerequisite for ECON 313 and a corequisite for ECON 365. Students satisfy the ECON 225 course requirement if they have passed ENGR 240.

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Students must complete MATH 248 or ECON 457. MATH 248 should be taken in Second Year, while ECON 457 should be taken in Fourth year.

See Cooperative Education Programs for the Faculty of Science.
Each work term is recorded on the student’s academic record and transcript. The granting of Work Term Credit By Challenge is permitted and is governed by the Coop regulations. Students must pass four work terms in order to complete their Coop degree requirements, and satisfy the course requirements of their specific degree program.
The Mathematics Work Experience program is intended for students who are enrolled in, or have completed, at least 3 units of 300 or 400level courses in Mathematics or Statistics in any Major or Honours degree program in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, or in any combined degree program. Students participating in the Work Experience program must pass two Coop work experience terms, that is, a total of eight months of fulltime, disciplinerelated work under the supervision of the Mathematics Coop Program. These work experience terms are subject to the General Regulations: Undergraduate Coop, with the exception that work term credit by challenge is not permitted. Students passing the required two work experience terms will receive a designation of Work Experience on their academic record and transcript.