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.
UPEI's Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Mathematics provides students with a solid foundation in both pure and applied mathematics. Our program prepares students for graduate studies and professional programs; students interested in graduate studies in mathematics should consider the Bachelor of Science with honours in Mathematics.
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Note: Current UPEI students should refer to Student Planning in myUPEI and the UPEI Academic Calendar governing their entry year, and speak to an academic advisor about course requirements. The course structure presented for this program is a recommended, unofficial progression for prospective students.
Note: As per Academic Regulation 1h, all undergraduate degree programs require successful completion of IKE-1040 (new for students beginning or returning after re-application in Fall 2022); one of UPEI-1010, UPEI-1020, or UPEI-1030, and a Writing Intensive Course.
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:
|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|
|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.
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 year. To 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.
The Honours in Mathematics program requires a total of 126 semester hours of credit, as described below:
|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
|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)
|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|
The Major in Mathematics requires a total of 120 semester hours of credit, as described below:
|The Common Core||23|
|MATH 2910 - Multivariable and Vector Calculus||4|
MATH 2620 - Linear Algebra II
|MATH 2720 - Mathematical Reasoning||3|
At least one of: MCS 2010 - MAPLE Technology Lab or MCS 2020 - Matlab Technology Lab
|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
Five electives in the Mathematical and Computational Sciences (at the 2000 level or higher with at least two at the 3000 level or higher)
|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|
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|
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 who successfully complete all the requirements of the program will have the notation entered on their transcripts and on the graduation parchment.
Students accepted into the program complete at least three paid work terms of normally 14 weeks duration, and three professional development courses. Credits earned through completion of work terms are counted as general electives.
The Co-op option is available to full-time students in any MCS Major or Honours program. Applications to the Co-op Education Program are normally made after completion of the first year of study. MCS students must complete 126 semester hours of credit in order to graduate with the Co-op designation.
Visit the Co-operative Education Program website for more information.
High School Graduates
- 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
Please note: Successful completion of Grade 12 Chemistry (or equivalent) is required as a prerequisite for permission to register in CHEM-1110.
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