4.9.1 Program Information
4.9.1 Program Information
Mathematics provides the language, reasoning and analytic tools that many other disciplines use to investigate their areas. These include all the physical sciences, computer and engineering sciences, social sciences, and the biological and health sciences. A wide range of business, industrial, and government programs rely on mathematics to provide insight and analysis. Students may specialize in mathematics alone or in combinations with physics, computer science, economics, or statistics.
NOTE: Students entering either the Faculty of Arts or Science, and intending to take courses from the department, are strongly advised to speak to a Science Academic Advisor or a faculty advisor in the department concerning an appropriate choice of mathematics courses. They may also consult the Department of Mathematics website at umanitoba.ca/science/mathematics.
Honours Requirements
To enter the Honours program in Mathematics, a student must have completed at least 24 credit hours with a minimum DGPA of 3.00, and also obtained a minimum grade of “B” in either MATH 1232 or MATH 1690, or a minimum grade of "A" in MATH 1700.
To continue in the Mathematics Honours program, students must maintain a minimum DGPA of 3.00, and complete a minimum of 9 credit hours during each Fall and Winter Term.
To graduate with the B. Sc. Honours degree, a student must achieve a minimum 3.00 DGPA and achieve a minimum grade of “C” on all courses that make up the 120 credit hours of the degree.
List of Year 2 Mathematics electives (of which two are required for the core requirements): MATH 2030, MATH 2040, MATH 2070, MATH 2160, MATH 2170.
Students are encouraged to discuss potential electives with a departmental advisor.
Double Honours: A student may elect Honours in Mathematics and one other field, subject to the approval of both departments. The Mathematics prescription for a Double Honours program is as indicated in the table below.
Four Year Major Requirements
To enter the four year Major in Mathematics, a student must have a “C+” in either MATH 1232 or MATH 1690 or a minimum grade of "B" in MATH 1700, and have satisfied all Faculty requirements for entry to the program.
To continue in the Mathematics Major degree program students must maintain a minimum DGPA of 2.00.
To graduate with the B. Sc. Major degree, a student must achieve a minimum DGPA of 2.00, and a minimum grade of “C” in each of the Major Program Specific courses (see below).
Major Program Specific Courses
MATH 1220, MATH 1230, MATH 1232, MATH 1240, MATH 2020, MATH 2030, MATH 2080, MATH 2090, MATH 2150, MATH 2160, MATH 2180, MATH 3320, MATH 3340, MATH 3360, MATH 3390, MATH 3440, MATH 3460, and the 6 credit hours of Year 2 Mathematics Electives: MATH 2040, MATH 2070, MATH 2170. A student may substitute any 3000/4000 level MATH course for either of these two electives.
Other electives can be chosen.
Four Year Major in Applied Mathematics with Option (Computer Science, Economics, Statistics)
These programs provide a sound general knowledge of applied mathematics together with a significant number of courses in the option area. Courses in the Computer Science option provide training in aspects of computer science which are most useful to the practicing mathematician. Courses in the Computer Sciences, Economics, and Statistics options are fundamental to each area and provide a strong, mathematical basis for further study.
To enter the four year Major in Applied Mathematics with one of the above three options, a student must have a “C+” in either MATH 1232 or MATH 1690 or a minimum grade of "B" in MATH 1700, and have satisfied all faculty requirements for entry to the program.
To continue in the Applied Mathematics Major degree programs, students must maintain a minimum DGPA of 2.00.
To graduate with the B. Sc. Major degree, a student must achieve a minimum DGPA of 2.00, and a minimum grade of “C” in each of the Major Program Specific courses (see below).
Applied Mathematics Major Program Specific Courses
MATH 1220, MATH 1230, MATH 1232, MATH 1240, MATH 2070, MATH 2080, MATH 2090, MATH 2150, MATH 2160, MATH 2180, MATH 3340, MATH 3420, MATH 3440, MATH 3460, MATH 3470, and MATH 3610.
It is recommended that students take all 12 credit hours of 1000 level mathematics courses in their initial 30 credit hours; however, students should take at least MATH 1230, MATH 1232 and MATH 1220. See the individual charts below for additional requirements for each option.
Options List: MATH 2030, MATH 2040, MATH 2170, or any 3000/4000 level MATH course.
Honours and Major Co-operative Options
A co-operative education option is available for both Major and Honours students. Students should refer to Section 3.5 of this chapter for further information on the Co-op programs.
Honours Co-op
The course, grade requirements and minimum DGPA requirement for entry and continuation in the Co-operative Option are the same as that for regular Honours program.
Students will need to have completed MATH 2020, MATH 2080, MATH 2090, MATH 2150 and MATH 2180 (or their equivalents as approved by the department of Mathematics) before entrance into the Co-op Program. Students who plan on, or are required to, take MATH 3470 and MATH 3472 are recommended to take these in the Fall and Winter (respectively) of Year 3 (similarly with MATH 3320 and MATH 3322).
Major Co-op
The course and minimum grade requirements for entry and continuation in the Co-operative Option are the same as those required for the regular Major program. However, the entry and continuation DGPA requirement is set at a minimum of 2.5.
Students will need to have completed MATH 2020, MATH 2080, MATH 2090, MATH 2150 and MATH 2180 (or their equivalents as approved by the department of Mathematics) before entrance into the Co-op Program. Students who plan on, or are required to, take MATH 3470 and MATH 3472 are recommended to take these in the Fall and Winter (respectively) of Year 3 (similarly with MATH 3320 and MATH 3322).
Three Year General
As prescribed with all other faculty regulations in Section 3.2, students in this program must select 18 credit hours of 2000, 3000, and (or) 4000 level courses from each of two Science areas. To satisfy the requirement in the area of Mathematics, students must select a minimum of 18 credit hours of 2000, 3000, and (or) 4000 level Mathematics courses (subject to the Faculty requirement that of the 36 credit hours in the two advanced level Science areas, at least 6 credit hours must be at the 3000/4000 level).
See a Science Academic Advisor or a Faculty Advisor in the department for information regarding entry to or completion of any of the programs outlined.