Overview

Mathematics is the study of quantity, structure and space. While mathematics is important in understanding and influencing the physical world around us, mathematics can also be curiosity-driven and enjoyed without the requirement of a particular application.

The Bachelor of Science with a major in Mathematics provides students with a solid foundation in both pure and applied mathematics, preparing them for graduate studies and professional programs. Students interested in graduate studies in mathematics should consider the Bachelor of Science with honours in Mathematics.

Course Structure

Common Core

All degree programs in the School of Mathematical and Computational Sciences are built on a common core of courses that should be completed in the first two years of study. This common core consists of the following courses:

 

Course Course name Credits
MATH 1910 Single Variable Calculus I 4
MATH 1920 Single Variable Calculus II 4
MATH 2610 Linear Algebra I 3
STAT 1910 Intro to Probability and Statistics 3
CS 1910 Computer Science I 3
CS 1920 Computer Science II 3

One of:
UPEI 1010
UPEI 1020
UPEI 1030


Writing Studies
Inquiry Studies
University Studies

3
Total Semester Hours of Credit   23

Common Breadth Requirement

Students must take at least 15 semester hours of credit beyond the core course requirement in courses outside the School of Mathematical and Computational Sciences, and of these 15 semester hours of credit at least 6 must be from outside the Faculty of Science.

Common Advanced Courses

Students in all degree programs in the School of Mathematical and Computational Sciences must complete MCS 4210 Professional Communication and Practice (writing-intensive) and MCS 3050 Tutoring in Mathematical and Computational Sciences. 

Acceptance to an Honours program

 

Students in the Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science programs have an Honours option. Permission of the School of Mathematical and Computational Sciences is required for admission to an Honours program. Students must normally have a minimum average of 70% in all previous courses. Normally, the School expects an average of 75% in all previous Mathematical and Computational Sciences courses. Admission is contingent upon the student finding a project advisor and acceptance by the School of the topic for the Honours project. Students interested in doing Honours are strongly encouraged to consult with the Associate Dean of the School of Mathematical and Computational Sciences as soon as possible, and no later than January 31 of the student’s third yearTo receive the Honours designation, in addition to successful completion of the Honours project, normally students must maintain an average of at least 75% in all courses in the School of Mathematical and Computational Sciences.

 

Requirements for Honours in Mathematics

 

The Honours in Mathematics program requires a total of 126 semester hours of credit, as described below:

 

  Credits
The Common Core 23
MATH 2910  Multivariable and Vector Calculus              4
MATH 2620   Linear Algebra II 3
MATH 2720   Mathematical Reasoning  3

At least one of: MCS 2010 - MAPLE Technology Lab OR MCS 2020 - Matlab Technology Lab

 

 

1
MATH 2420  Combinatorics I 3
MATH 3510   Real Analysis  3
MATH 3610  Group Theory 3
MATH 3010  Differential Equations 3
STAT 2910  Probability and Mathematical Statistics I 3
MATH 3310  Complex Variables 3
MCS 4900     Honours Project 6

Four electives in the Mathematical and Computational Sciences (at the 2000 level or higher, with at least two at the 4000 level or higher)

12
MCS 3050  Tutoring in Mathematical and Computational Sciences 1
MCS 4210  Professional Communication and Practice             3
Additional general electives 52
Total Semester Hours of Credit    126

 

Requirements for a Major in Mathematics

 

The Major in Mathematics requires a total of 120 semester hours of credit, as described below:

 

  Credits
The Common Core 23
MATH 2910 - Multivariable and Vector Calculus 4

MATH 2620 - Linear Algebra II 

 

 

3
MATH 2720 - Mathematical Reasoning  3

At least one of:  MCS 2010 - MAPLE Technology Lab or  MCS 2020  - Matlab Technology Lab

1
MATH 2420 - Combinatorics I   3
MATH 3510 - Real Analysis       3
MATH 3610 - Group Theory     3

At least one of : MATH 3010 - Differential Equations, STAT 2910 - Probability and Mathematical Statistics I or  MATH 3310 - Complex Variables

3

Five electives in the Mathematical and Computational Sciences (at the 2000 level or higher with at least two at the 3000 level or higher)

15
MCS 3050 - Tutoring in Mathematical and Computational Sciences    1
MCS 4210 - Professional Communication and Practice 3
Additional general electives                         55
Total Semester Hours of Credit       120

 

Requirements for a Minor in Mathematics

 

Students may obtain a Minor in Mathematics by completing at least 24 semester hours of credit in Mathematics defined as follows:

 

Math 1910-1920 - Single Variable Calculus I & II 8
Math 2610 - Linear Algebra I 3
Math 2910 - Multivariable and Vector Calculus 4
plus 3 semester hours of credit in Mathematics at the 3000 level or higher, and an additional 6 semester hours of credit of Mathematics at the 2000 level or above 9
Total Semester Hours of Credit 24

 

Co-operative Education
Combining classroom studies with practical work experience

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The UPEI Co-op Program is an integrated approach to university education which enables students to alternate academic terms on campus with work terms in suitable employment. The success of such programs is founded on the principle that students are able to apply theoretical knowledge from course studies in the workplace and return to the classroom with practical workplace experience. 

Students accepted into the program, complete at least three 14-week paid work terms and three professional development courses.

The Co-op option is available to full-time students in any Mathematical and Computational Sciences Major or Honours program. Applications to the Co-op Education Program are normally made after completion of the first year of study.

Mathematical and Computational Sciences students must complete 126 semester hours of credit in order to graduate with the Co-op designation; students who successfully complete all the requirements of the program will have the notation entered on their transcripts and on the graduation parchment.

Visit the Co-operative Education Program website for more information.

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Admissions Criteria
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High School Graduates

Canadian High School Equivalency Chart

  • Grade 12 Academic English
  • Grade 12 Academic Mathematics
  • Two Grade 12 Academic Science subjects (acceptable subjects: Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Computer Science, Oceanography, Animal Science, Environmental Science)
  • One additional Grade 12 Academic course

Some introductory Science courses at UPEI have high school prerequisites (Biology 1310 - at least academic grade 11 Biology; Chemistry 1110 - at least academic grade 12 Chemistry)

Please refer to the UPEI Academic Calendar for complete admissions information.

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Faculty of Science Programs Tuition

UPEI's undergraduate tuition is the second-lowest in the Atlantic region, and we offer more than $5 million in scholarships and awards. 

Tuition

$6,270 per year, based on 30 credit hours ($627 per 3 credit course).
International students pay $7,320 per year in addition to full-time student tuition.

For a complete breakdown of part-time or full-time study as a student in the Faculty of Science, visit our Tuition and Fees page.

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Including Guaranteed Entrance Scholarships and Academic Excellence Awards, these awards recognize the academic achievements of all students who meet the eligibility criteria while studying towards their first undergraduate degree.

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