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Mathematics Program


K10512 Shrum Science Centre, (604) 291-3331/3332 Tel, (604) 291-4947 Fax, www.math.sfu.ca

Advisor

Mrs. M. Fankboner BA (Occidental), MSc (S Fraser), K10511 Shrum Science Centre, 778.782 4849/3332

The department also maintains a committee of faculty advisors each year; their office hours are available through the Department of Mathematics general office. Students wishing to major in any of the programs sponsored by the Department of Mathematics should seek advice early in their academic careers about program planning from department faculty advisors.

Course descriptions and prerequisites are in the Mathematics and Mathematics and Computing (MACM) sections of the Undergraduate Courses section (page 216).

The Department of Mathematics offers a program of study within the Faculty of Arts leading to a bachelor of arts degree with a major or honors in mathematics. Students interested in a bachelor of science in mathematics should see page 201 in the Faculty of Science section. Requirements for the bachelor of arts in mathematics are set out below.

General Regulations

Students majoring or taking honors in mathematics for a BA must satisfy the requirements found in the Calendar entry for the Faculty of Arts. They must also satisfy general University cumulative grade point average and credit hour requirements. See "Mathematics". for entry level course requirements and department workshops.

Prerequisite Grade Requirement

To register in a course offered by the Department of Mathematics, a student must obtain either a grade of C- or better in each prerequisite course, or a special waiver from the department.

Major and Honors Programs

Lower Division Requirements

CMPT 101-4 Introduction to Computer Programming

CMPT 201-4 Data and Program Abstraction

MACM 101-3 Discrete Mathematics I

MACM 201-3 Discrete Mathematics II

MACM 202-4 Mathematical Modeling and Computation

MATH 151-3 Calculus I

MATH 152-3 Calculus II

MATH 232-3 Elementary Linear Algebra

MATH 242-3 Introduction to Analysis*

MATH 251-3 Calculus III

STAT 270-3 Introduction to Probability and Statistics

*to be completed either as part of the student's first 60 credit hours or as soon as possible after the student declares a major.

Note: With a grade of C or better in the relevant course, the following substitutions are permitted: CMPT 104 for CMPT 101, MATH 154 or 157 for MATH 151, MATH 155 or 158 for MATH 152. However, where possible, students should take MATH 151 and 152.

Upper Division Requirements

All students must take

one of

MATH 308-3 Linear Programming

MATH 343-3 Applied Discrete Mathematics

and one of

MATH 320-3 Advanced Calculus of one Variable

MATH 322-3 Complex Variables

and one of

MATH 332-3 Introduction to Applied Algebraic Systems

MATH 342-3 Elementary Number Theory

and one of

MATH 310-3 Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations

MACM 316-3 Numerical Analysis I

Students majoring in mathematics for a BA must obtain at least 30 credit hours in upper division mathematics (MATH), statistics (STAT*), actuarial mathematics (ACMA), or mathematics and computing science (MACM) courses, or PHYS 413.

Of the 30 credit hour minimum total requirement for the mathematics major, at least 15 must come from MATH courses. At least three of the courses used to satisfy the 30 credit hour requirement must be 400 division courses. Students may not use a directed studies, job practicum or honors essay course to fulfil the 400 division requirement.

Honors Program Specific Requirements

In addition to the major program requirements listed above, students taking a BA with honors in mathematics must take MATH 252 and obtain at least 18 additional credit hours in upper division mathematics (MATH), statistics (STAT*), actuarial mathematics (ACMA), or mathematics and computing science (MACM) courses, or PHYS 413. Of this minimum total of 48 upper division credit hours, at least 24 must come from MATH courses.

At least five of the courses used to satisfy the 48 credit hour requirement must be from the 400 division. Students may not use a directed studies, job practicum or honors essay course to fulfil the 400 division requirement.

*None of STAT 301, 302 and 403 may be counted toward the 30 credit hours requirement for a major, or towards the 48 credit hours requirement for honors, although they may be counted as upper division elective credits.

Note: Mathematics students taking a major or honors are advised to take an upper division statistics course and an upper division MACM or CMPT course.

Majors and Honors Program Electives

In all cases the student's overall program should include at least 65 credit hours in arts subjects. Course offered by the Department of Mathematics may be counted towards this requirement. Also, the Faculty of Arts breadth requirements must be met. Students taking a major must complete at least 45 upper division credit hours including the requirements for the major. Students taking honors must complete at least 60 upper division credit hours including the requirements for honors.

Minor Program

For requirements for a mathematics minor see "Department of Mathematics". in the Faculty of Science section.

Extended Minor Program

This program consists of the lower division requirements for a major and the upper division requirements for a minor. A student must have their program for the extended minor approved by the one of the department's advisors.



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