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# Internal Transfer Requirements

*The internal transfer requirements on this page are designed to give students an indication of what is required to join our programs. Satisfying them does not guarantee admission as requirements may change slightly each term.*

Please view your program of interest below. If you satisfy the requirements, follow the instructions on "How to Apply" at the bottom of the page. If unsure of your eligibility, please discuss with the undergraduate advisor.

### Mathematics Major or Applied Mathematics Major

*Course requirements for Mathematics and Applied Mathematics programs are shown here.*

There are two possible options for admission: standard admission or early admission. You must satisfy one of these two categories shown below.

**Standard Admission Requirements
**

To declare a Mathematics or Applied Mathematics major program through the standard admission category, students must satisfy __all of__ the items below.

- Students complete all the required lower division courses with an average of C = 2.00 GPA;
- Students achieve at least a C- grade in MATH 242 and MACM 201;
- Students must not achieve lower than the required grade in any of the program courses;
- Students have at least 2 repeats remaining; and
- Students are on good academic standing. If they have taken upper division courses, both their

cumulative and program upper division GPA must be at least 2.0.

**Early Admission Requirements**

If students achieve strong grades in first attempts of lower division program requirements taken at SFU, they may be eligible for admission before completing all lower division requirements. To be eligible for this category, students must satisfy __items 3 - 5 of the standard admission requirements__ above as well as the requirements below.

Students must achieve a C = 2.0 GPA average in the lower division requirements taken to date. If MACM 201 or MATH 242 have been taken, minimum C- grades are required in each. Students must also achieve __one of__ the following:

- Students achieve a B grade or better in any 3 required lower division MATH*/MACM courses; or
- Students achieve a grade of A or A+ in any required lower division MATH* course.

* MATH 154/155/157/158 can be counted toward program requirements (if the grades are high enough). However, they are excluded for the purpose of early admission assessment.

**Requirements for Non-Science Students **

If students are not currently in the Faculty of Science, they must satisfy the Faculty of Science internal transfer requirements as well as the Department of Mathematics internal transfer requirements.

### Mathematics and Computing Science (MACM) Joint Major

*Course requirements for the Mathematics and Computing Science joint program are shown here.*

There are two possible options for admission: standard admission or early admission. You must satisfy one of these two categories shown below.

**Standard Admission Requirements
**

To declare the Mathematics and Computing Science (MACM) joint major program, students must satisfy __all of__** **the items below.

- Students complete all the required lower division courses with an average of C = 2.00 GPA;
- Students achieve at least a C- grade in MATH 242 and MACM 201;
- Students must not achieve lower than the required grade in any of the program courses;
- Students have at least 2 repeats remaining; and
- Students are on good academic standing. If they have taken upper division courses, both their

cumulative and program upper division GPA must be at least 2.0.

**Early Admission Requirements**

If students achieve strong grades in first attempts of lower division program requirements taken at SFU, they may be eligible for admission before completing all lower division requirements. To be eligible for this category, students must satisfy __items 3 - 5 of the standard admission requirements__ above as well as the requirements below.

Students must achieve a C = 2.0 GPA average in the lower division requirements taken to date. If MACM 201 or MATH 242 have been taken, minimum C- grades are required in each. Students must also achieve __one of__ the following:

- Students achieve a B grade or better in any 3 required lower division MATH*/MACM courses and in any 2 required lower division CMPT** courses; or
- Students achieve a grade of A or A+ in any required lower division MATH* course and a grade of A or A+ in any required lower division CMPT course**.

* MATH 154/155/157/158 can be counted toward program requirements (if the grades are high enough). However, they are excluded for the purpose of early admission assessment.

**CMPT 125/127 are considered 1 course for the purpose of early admission assessment.

**Requirements for Non-Science Students **

If students are not currently in the Faculty of Science, they must satisfy the Faculty of Science internal transfer requirements as well as the Department of Mathematics internal transfer requirements.

### Operations Research Major

*Course requirements for the Operations Research program are shown here.*

There are two possible options for admission: standard admission or early admission. You must satisfy one of these two categories shown below.

**Standard Admission Requirements
**

To declare an Operations Research major program through the standard admission category, students must satisfy __all of __the items below.

- Students complete all the required lower division courses with an average of C = 2.00 GPA;
- Students achieve at least a C- grade in MATH 208W and MACM 201;
- Students must not achieve lower than the required grade in any of the program courses;
- Students have at least 2 repeats remaining; and
- Students are on good academic standing. If they have taken upper division courses, both their

cumulative and program upper division GPA must be at least 2.0.

**Early Admission Requirements**

If students achieve strong grades in first attempts of lower division program requirements taken at SFU, they may be eligible for admission before completing all lower division requirements. To be eligible for this category, students must satisfy __items 3 - 5 of the standard admission requirements__ above as well as the requirements below.

Students must achieve a C = 2.0 GPA average in the lower division requirements taken to date. If MACM 201 or MATH 208W have been taken, minimum C- grades are required in each. Students must also achieve __one of__ the following:

- Students achieve a B grade or better in any 3 required lower division MATH*/MACM courses; or
- Students achieve a grade of A or A+ in any required lower division MATH* course.

* MATH 154/155/157/158 can be counted toward program requirements (if the grades are high enough). However, they are excluded for the purpose of early admission assessment.

**Requirements for Non-Science Students **

If students are not currently in the Faculty of Science, they must satisfy the Faculty of Science internal transfer requirements as well as the Department of Mathematics internal transfer requirements.

### Mathematics Minor

*Course requirements for the Mathematics minor program are shown here.*

**Standard Admission Requirements
**

To declare a Mathematics minor program through the standard admission category, students must satisfy __all of __the items below.

- Students complete all the required lower division courses with an average of C = 2.00 GPA;
- Students must not achieve lower than a C- grade in any of the program courses;
- Students must be on good academic standing. If they have taken upper division courses, their

MATH/MACM upper division GPA must be at least 2.0.

**Early Admission Requirements**

If students achieve good grades in first attempts of lower division program requirements taken at SFU, they may be eligible for admission before completing all lower division requirements. To be eligible for this category, students must satisfy __items 2 and 3 of the standard admission requirements__ above as well as the requirements below.

Students must achieve a C = 2.0 GPA average in the lower division requirements taken to date. Students must also achieve __one of__ the following:

- Students achieve a C+ grade or better in any 2 required lower division MATH/MACM courses; or
- Students achieve a B+ grade or better in any required lower division MATH/MACM course.

### Honours Programs

*Course requirements for the honours programs are shown here.*

To join an honours program, students must be eligible to join the corresponding major program and must also satisfy the reqiurements below:

- Students finish lower division program requirements with a 3.0 program and cumulative GPA.
- If students have taken upper division courses, both the upper division program and cumulative GPAs must also be 3.0.

## How to apply

Students should visit the undergraduate advisor during **drop-in advising** (with their student ID cards) to request a program transfer. Alternatively, students can email __math_advice@sfu.ca__ to request a program transfer. Emails must be sent from SFU accounts and include the following:

- Full legal name
- Student number
- Computing ID
- Program you want to declare (join)

- Program you want to discontinue (remove)

Complete applications normally require 2 - 4 weeks to assess and process. Updates are sent by email.