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Mathematical studies

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The Mathematical Studies plan is meant for students whose mathematical interests are broadly based. Its high degree of flexibility makes it suitable for those who wish to design a course of study that suits their individual tastes. Under this plan, there is ample scope for students to obtain a minor in an area of mathematics or a minor from another faculty. With judicious course selections, graduates of Mathematical Studies can confidently pursue careers in business, teaching, or public service. The requirements below are from the 2019/20 Undergraduate Calendar. For requirements prior to September 2019, please refer to the Undergraduate Calendar that you are following. In terms of courses:

All of

Mathematical Studies - Business Specialization

All of

Two of (Mathematics requirements): CS 200, CS 338, CS 430, CS 432, STAT 340

Seven additional math courses (3.5 units)


  1. A minimum 10 math 3XX/4XX courses are required for Mathematical Studies - Business Specialization.
  2. STAT 371 or STAT 373 may be used in place of STAT 321 or STAT 331.

All of (Business requirements)

Three additional courses chosen from LS 271/PACS 202, LS 319 / PACS 323, any AFM, BUS, COMM, ECON, HRM, MSCI, STV course.

Four additional free-choice electives (2.0 units)

The following are short lists of possible Mathematical Studies courses

Second-year non-specialist math courses:


Third-year non-specialist math courses:


Fourth-year non-specialist math courses:



  1. None of these courses requires any of MATH 235, MATH 237, MATH 239, or STAT 230, STAT 231 as a prerequisite. If you have passed any of these courses, there are more math courses accessible to you.
  2. Despite the lack of prerequisites, some of these courses are considered to be quite challenging.
  3. Note that any course cross-listed with a math course (i.e. BIOL 382 with AMATH 382) is considered a math course, not a non-math course.

Degree requirements

Course requirements

  1. A minimum of eight full-time terms for co-op and at least seven full-time terms for regular students.
  2. A maximum of eight courses (4.0 units) failed or voluntarily excluded prior to fall 2013.

Average requirements

  1. A cumulative average (CAV) of at least 60%.
  2. A major average (MAV) of at least 60%.
  3. Averages include all courses passed or failed, however, prior to fall 2013 averages did not include failed or voluntarily excluded courses.

Co-op requirements

  1. A minimum of five successful work terms.
  2. A minimum of four credited work reports.
  3. A minimum of five successfully completed Professional Development (PD) courses including PD 1 and PD 11.

Any questions or concerns should be directed to a Mathematical Studies academic advisor.