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Declaring minors

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A minor can be a great way for students to explore their interests and diversify their studies. Pursuing a minor as part of your degree will provide you with additional knowledge or skills.  As long as you meet the requirements, you can choose minors that complement your major – or choose minors that are very different.

Please review the information below that outlines the admission requirements and relevant program advisor to contact if you are interested in declaring a minor within the Faculty of Mathematics.

For students from other faculties, you may visit plans for students outside of Math. If you are a Math student hoping to pursue a minor outside of the Faculty of Math, there is a comprehensive list of minors at Waterloo in the Undergraduate Calendar.

If you have further questions, please contact the relevant academic advisor.

For the requirements below, the major average (MAV) refers to all of your math faculty courses (MATH, ACTSC, CO, CS, STAT, AMATH, PMATH). Cumulative average (CAV) refers to all courses taken (math and non-math). Some plans will include a Special Major Average (SMAV) which is an average calculated from a specific set of courses. 
 

Minors Admission requirements Method of declaring minor
Advisors are available via email.
  • Completion of all 1st year core math/CS courses: MATH 135, 136, 137, 138, CS 115/135, 116/136
  • It is recommended that you complete AMATH 250 or AMATH 251 before declaring a minor in Applied Math
Sue Ann Campbell is available via email
  • Recommended completion of one of MATH 239 or CO 250
Peter Nelson is available via email
  • Completion of all 1st year core math/CS courses: MATH 135, 136, 137, 138, CS 115/135, 116/136
  • 60% CAV and MAV
  • Please note the three of seven course rules at the bottom of the degree requirements in the undergraduate calendar.

Advisors are available at the following email addresses (please only email ONE advisor): Martin Pei and Sara O'Donnell.

Advisors are also available for virtual appointments.

 

Advisors are available via email. Virtual advising is available for Waterloo students between 2:00 pm and 3:30 pm by booking a spot in the queue and using Microsoft Teams to speak with an advisor.

Note: If you are not a registered student, please use email. 

Advisors are available via email. Virtual advising is available for Waterloo students between 2:00 pm and 3:30 pm by booking a spot in the queue and using Microsoft Teams to speak with an advisor.

Note: If you are not a registered student, please use email. 

  • No restrictions on students declaring a Pure Math minor
Ross Willard is available via email.
  • No additional requirements for a Statistics minor but, students must have declared a major
Advisors are available via email.