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Enrolment information for 1B term

You will select your courses on Quest during course selection week.

You will need to select all five of your courses for your 1B term during course selection week using Quest (except for double degree and Computing and Financial Management (CFM) students, who are block enrolled). Your course selection should include:

If you are unsure about your elective courses check with your academic advisor.


Your 1A course enrolment Your 1B course selection
Mathematics (MATH) 135 or MATH 145 MATH 136 or MATH 146
MATH 137 or MATH 147 MATH 138 or MATH 148
Computer Science (CS) 115 CS 116
CS 135 CS 136
CS 145 CS 146
One communication course

One communication course. CPA students enrol in SPCOM 111. If you are unsure about your communication course check with your academic advisor.

One non-math elective One non-math elective of your choice or one elective as specified by your plan. If you are unsure about your elective courses check with your academic advisor.

Be sure to check prerequisites for courses to ensure that you are eligible to take the course. Sometimes things go wrong; maybe you fail MATH 135 or get a 52 in MATH 137. When they do your course selection above should change.

For more information, please contact the Mathematics Undergraduate Office, in Mathematics & Computing Building (MC) room 4022 or at 519-888-4567, ext. 33905.

Core course sequencing and prerequisites


 The normal progression in algebra courses is MATH 135 to 136 to 235. At each step a 60% is required to move you to the next course. Regrettably not every student achieves 60% or more in their algebra course. When this happens there are several alternatives that a math student can take. If you are student who does not need MATH 239 (i.e. you are not a CS or CO student) then provided you have a grade of 50% or more you can take MATH 106 instead of MATH 136. With a 70% in MATH 106 you will be able to get into MATH 235. If you are a student who does need MATH 239, then regrettably you will have to take MATH 135 until you achieve a grade of at least 60%. If you have further questions, please contact an advisor.


 In the case of calculus, I define two streams, specialist and non-specialist. The specialist stream is the courses MATH 137 followed by 138 and 237. The non-specialist stream includes MATH 127 followed by 128 and 207. To travel along the specialist stream a 60% is required in each course. To travel along the non-specialist stream a 50% is required. Often a student will "drop down" from the specialist to non-specialist courses. This occurs when a student achieves a passing grade less than 60% in a specialist course. At such a time a student can progress into the non specialist course. An example is a switch from MATH 137 with a grade of 50% to MATH 128. Similarly a student can drop from 138 to 207. In addition to "dropping down" a student can also "jump up" from a non specialist to a specialist course. To do this they need at least 70%. An example is a student who goes from MATH 128 to MATH 237. In such a case a 70% is required in MATH 128.

Computer Science

 For CS majors the normal stream is CS 135, 136 and then second year CS courses. An alternative stream is CS 115 to CS 116. For the CS major stream a 60% is required to move from 135 to 136. For the alternative stream a pass is sufficient to move from 115 to 116. If a student in CS 135 achieves a passing grade less than 60%, then they should take CS 116. With a grade of at least 60% in CS 116 the student can move into CS 136 if needed.