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Mathematics (B.Sc.)

B.Sc. Major in Mathematics

Note: The UBC Okanagan campus also offers a B.A. Major in Mathematics, and a B.Sc. Combined Major in Physics and Mathematics.

Graduates of this program are prepared for direct entry into careers in actuarial science, government, or finance. Many graduates go on to graduate studies, professional secondary teaching programs, or other professional programs.


First Year Credits
MATH 100, 101 6
6 credits from the following courses: BIOL 116 or 117, 122 or 125, 131, 133; CHEM 111 or 121, 113 or 123; EESC 111, 121; PHYS 111 or 112, 121 or 122 6
COSC 1111, 1212 6
DATA 101 3
ENGL 109, or two of 1123, 113, 1143, 150, 151, 153, 154, 155, 156, or CORH 203 6
Electives4 3
Total Credits 30


Second Year  
MATH 200, 220, 2215, 222, 225 15
STAT 203, 205 6
Electives4 9
Total Credits 30


Third and Fourth Years  
DATA  310 3
MATH 311, 319, 327, 350 12
STAT 303 3
A student in this program may choose to specialize further by completing a concentration in Applied Mathematics, Pure Mathematics, or Mathematical Finance, or may choose to remain in the General Program. Students must choose upper-level electives as specified in one of the four options below.  
General Program Upper-level Mathematics and Statistics electives. No more than 6 credits may be DATA/STAT courses. 12
Applied Mathematics Concentration Electives chosen from MATH 307, 317, 323, 339, 340, 409, 441, 442, 459, 461, 462 or other approved electives in applied mathematics 12
Pure Mathematics Concentration Electives chosen from MATH 308, 312, 313, 328, 330, 408, 410, 429, 443, 461, or other approved electives in pure mathematics 12
Mathematical Finance Concentration Electives chosen from STAT 324, DATA 315, and MATH 409, and one of MATH 303, 328, 461; STAT 400, 406; DATA 405 or other approved electives in data science, mathematics, or statistics 12
Upper-level Science electives 6
Upper-level electives 6
Electives4 18
Total Credits 60
Minimum credits for degree 120

1COSC 111 may be replaced by COSC 122 and 123.

2COSC 111 and 121 may be taken in 2nd year.

3Credit will only be granted for one of ENGL 112 or 114.

4Students must complete at least 12 credits of non-science designated courses. Students are strongly encouraged to take 3 credits of an Indigenous content course to partially fulfill this requirement. Students entering the B.Sc. in 2024 and later will have to successfully complete an Indigenous content course.

5Students are strongly encouraged to take MATH 221 in the second term of the 1st year.

Mathematics Honours Program

Graduation Requirements

  • Completion of the course requirements for the B.Sc. Major in Mathematics (this may include any of the three concentrations);
  • A minimum 75% grade average in all courses in the program;
  • A minimum 85% grade average in all upper-level Mathematics and Statistics courses; and
  • Completion of 6 credits of MATH 448 (Directed Studies in Mathematics) and/or STAT 448 (Directed Studies in Statistics).

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