2006-2007 University of Guelph Undergraduate Calendar

X. Degree Programs

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Mathematics (MATH)

Department of Mathematics and Statistics, College of Physical and Engineering Science

Mathematics and Statistics have become crucial components in the understanding and exploration of more and more disciplines. Persons with a strong background in mathematical sciences have access to a broad range of rewarding opportunities. Within the B.A. program, the Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers areas of concentration, majors and minors, both in Mathematics and Statistics. The Mathematics programs are designed to provide considerable flexibility for students to pursue their own interests, whether they be in the concepts of "pure" mathematics or techniques and applications. As a result, these programs open up opportunities for careers in many sectors such as business, education, government, industry, or medicine.

Area of Concentration (General Program)

A minimum of 5.00 Mathematics credits is required, including:

  1. 4.00 credits in Mathematics, including at least 1.00 from courses at the 3000 level or above

  2. 1.00 additional credits from Mathematics, Statistics and/or Computing Science

Honours Programs

Students without 4U Advanced Function and Calculus or OAC Calculus should consult with the departmental advisor. Students without 4U Geometry and Discrete Mathematics or OAC Algebra and Geometry should take MATH*2150 and then MATH*2160.

Core Requirements for Honours

MATH*1200 [0.50] Calculus I
MATH*1210 [0.50] Calculus II
MATH*2000 [0.50] Set Theory
MATH*2160 [0.50] Linear Algebra I
MATH*2200 [0.50] Advanced Calculus I
Note: For both a major and a minor, it is strongly recommended that PHIL*2110 be included as an elective and be taken as early as possible.

Major (Honours Program)

A minimum of 8.00 credits is required, including:

  1. the Mathematics core requirements

  2. MATH*2210

  3. MATH*3200

  4. STAT*2040

  5. 0.50 credits in Statistics

  6. 0.50 credits in Computing Science (from CIS*1500 or higher)

  7. 3.00 additional credits in Mathematics from courses at the 2000 level or above, including 1.00 at the 3000 level and 1.00 at the 4000 level

Minor (Honours Program)

A total of 5.00 credits is required to complete the Minor including:

2.50 credits from (MATH*1080 or MATH*1200), (MATH*1210 or MATH*2080), MATH*2000, (MATH*2150 or MATH*2160), MATH*2200

0.50 STAT credits at the 2000 level or above

2.00 additional Mathematics credits at the 2000 level or above, including 1.50 credits at the 3000 or 4000 level