- Degree Requirements Common to All BMath Programs
- First-Year English Writing Skills Requirement
- No-Credit/Overlap Courses
- Required Faculty Core Courses - Honours Programs
- Responsibility for Meeting Degree Requirements
- Honour Fallback Provision

The degree requirements described below apply only to students whose initial registration as BMath degree candidates was Fall/94 or later.

The terms used in Table I are explained below.Four-Year Honours Three-Year General Requirements Programs Programs

Minimum total half credits 40 30

Minimum math half-credits 20 - 28 16

Minimum non-math half-credits ten ten

Minimum Cumulative Average (CAV) 60% 60%

Minimum Major Average (MAV) 65% not applicable

Maximum total failures allowed four half-credits eight half-credits

Maximum course attempts allowed 50 half-credits 40 half-credits

Minimum number of complete terms four none

Minimum number of full-time terms eight, including the four none complete terms required above

English Writing Skills All BMath degree candidates must satisfy an English Writing Skills Requirement. See below.

*Math half-credit* - A course with one of these prefixes: ACTSC (Actuarial Science), AM (Applied Mathematics), C&O (Combinatorics and Optimizations), CS (Computer Science), MATH (non-departmental Faculty courses), PMATH (Pure Mathematics), and STAT (Statistics).

*Non-math half-credit* - Courses with the prefix MTHEL and those courses offered by other faculties.

*Major Average* - See sections 2 and 4 in "Faculty Policies".

*Cumulative Average* - See sections 1 and 3 in "Faculty Policies".

*Course Attempt* - Any course registration not formally cancelled with the Registrar's Office.

*Complete Term* - A term in which a student successfully completes at least five half-credits, at least two of which must be math, with no failures that term.

*Full-time Term* - A term in which a student is enrolled in at least three half-credit courses.

Any student in the Faculty of Mathematics must satisfy the following Writing Skills Requirement before enrolling in Year 2:

- A grade of 80% or better in OAC+ English 1

OR - A grade of 60% or better on the UW English Language Proficiency Exam (ELPE).

**Notes**

- Students who arrange a special sitting of the ELPE outside the scheduled dates will be assessed an administrative charge.
- The entry ARTS 000 with a Credit (CR) grade on a student's grade report will indicate successful completion of this requirement.

There are some restrictions on course selection for obtaining credit toward a BMath degree. Before enrolling in a course, students should check the Faculty of Mathematics "No-Credit List" and "Course Overlap List" in the most recent "Math Students' Handbook" to determine whether or not the course will count towards their BMath degree. This handbook is published each September and is available from the Math Undergraduate Office. See section 13.4 in "Faculty Policies" for further details.

MATH 135 (or MATH 145) Algebra MATH 136 (or MATH 146) Linear Algebra 1 MATH 235 (or MATH 245) Linear Algebra 2 MATH 137 (or MATH 147) Calculus 1 MATH 138 (or MATH 148) Calculus 2 MATH 237 (or MATH 247) Calculus 3 STAT 230 (or STAT 240) Probability STAT 231 (or STAT 241) Statistics CS 134 Principles of Computer Science One of CS 130 Concepts of Computer Programming CS 230 Introduction to Computers and Computer Systems CS 246 Software Abstraction and Specification

- The MATH and STAT core courses are offered at two levels: Advanced and Honours. The Advanced courses are more challenging than the Honours courses. The Advanced course numbers are listed in brackets in Table II above.
- Most students will take CS 130 in their 1A term, followed by CS 134 in their 1B term. However, students with extensive programming experience will take CS 134 in their 1A term followed by CS 246 or CS 230 in their 1B term.
- The three algebra and three calculus courses are normally taken in sequence in the 1A, 1B, and 2A terms. The two STAT courses are normally taken in the 2A and 2B terms.

Students are responsible for being aware of all regulations pertaining to their programs of study. When all requirements for a particular BMath degree have been met, it is each student's responsibility to submit a completed RIntention to GraduateS form to the Registrar's Office.

Students who satisfy all the conditions below, but do not satisfy the cumulative major average requirement and/or the complete term requirement for an Honours degree, will be eligible for a three-year BMath General degree:

- all course requirements for a specific Honours program;
- cumulative average (CAV) at least 60%;
- failed half-credits at most six;
- half-credit course attempts at most 50.

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