Honours Applied Mathematics (B. Sc.)

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) - Honours Applied Mathematics(63 Credits)

    Offered by:Mathematics and Statistics
    Degree:Bachelor of Science

Program Requirement:

Applied Mathematics is a very broad field and students are encouraged to choose a coherent program of complementary courses. Most students specialize in "continuous" or "discrete" applied mathematics, but there are many sensible combinations of courses, and the following informal guidelines should be discussed with the student's adviser. Also, aside from seeking to develop a sound basis in Applied Mathematics, one of the objectives of the program is to kindle the students' interest in possible areas of application. To develop an appreciation of the diversity of Applied Mathematics, students are advised to develop some depth (e.g., by completing a minor) in a field related to Applied Mathematics such as Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Economics, Engineering, Management, Physics, Physiology, and Psychology.

Students may complete this program with a minimum of 60 credits or a maximum of 63 credits depending if they are exempt from MATH 222.



    Program Prerequisites

    The minimum requirement for entry into the Honours program is that the student has completed with high standing the following courses below or their equivalents:


    • MATH 133 Linear Algebra and Geometry 3 Credits
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    • MATH 150 Calculus A 4 Credits
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    • MATH 151 Calculus B 4 Credits
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    In particular, MATH 150/151 and MATH 140/222 are considered equivalent.

    Students who have not completed an equivalent of MATH 222 on entering the program must consult an academic adviser and take MATH 222 as a required course in the first semester, increasing the total number of program credits from 60 to 63. Students who have successfully completed MATH 150/151 are not required to take MATH 222.

    Note: COMP 202—or an equivalent introduction to computer programming course—is a program prerequisite. U0 students may take COMP 202 as a Freshman Science course; new U1 students should take it as an elective in their first semester.

    Students who transfer to Honours in Applied Mathematics from other programs will have credits for previous courses assigned, as appropriate, by the Department.

    To be awarded the Honours degree, the student must have, at time of graduation, a CGPA of at least 3.00 in the required and complementary Mathematics courses of the program, as well as an overall CGPA of at least 3.00.


    Required Courses

    (39-42 credits)

    * Students with limited programming experience should take COMP 202 or COMP 204 or COMP 208 or equivalent before COMP 250.
    ** Students select either MATH 251 or MATH 247, but not both.
    *** Students who have successfully completed MATH 150/151 or an equivalent of MATH 222 on entering the program are not required to take MATH 222.


    • COMP 250 Intro to Computer Science 3 Credits*
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    • COMP 252 Honours Algorithms&Data Struct 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
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    • MATH 222 Calculus 3 3 Credits***
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    • MATH 235 Algebra 1 3 Credits
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    • MATH 247 Honours Applied Linear Algebra 3 Credits**
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    • MATH 251 Honours Algebra 2 3 Credits**
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    • MATH 255 Honours Analysis 2 3 Credits
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    • MATH 325 Honours ODE's 3 Credits
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    • MATH 350 Honours Discrete Mathematics 3 Credits
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    • MATH 356 Honours Probability 3 Credits
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    • MATH 357 Honours Statistics 3 Credits
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    • MATH 358 Honours Advanced Calculus 3 Credits
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    • MATH 376 Honours Nonlinear Dynamics 3 Credits
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    • MATH 470 Honours Research Project 3 Credits
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    • MATH 475 Honours PDE's 3 Credits
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    Complementary Courses (21 credits)

    3 credits selected from:


    • MATH 242 Analysis 1 3 Credits
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    • MATH 254 Honours Analysis 1 3 Credits+
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    + It is strongly recommended that students take MATH 254.

    Advising Notes:
    Students interested in continuous applied mathematics are urged to choose these as part of their Complementary Courses: MATH 454, MATH 455 and MATH 478, and are advised to choose additional courses from MATH 387, MATH 397, MATH 555, MATH 560, MATH 574, MATH 578, MATH 579, MATH 580, MATH 581.

    Students interested in discrete applied mathematics are advised to choose from these as part of their Complementary Courses: COMP 362, COMP 490, MATH 456, MATH 457, MATH 407, MATH 517, MATH 547, MATH 550, MATH 552, MATH 560.


    3 credits selected from:


    • MATH 249 Honours Complex Variables 3 Credits
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    • MATH 466 Honours Complex Analysis 3 Credits
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    at least 3 credits selected from:


    • MATH 387 Honours Numerical Analysis 3 Credits
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    • MATH 397 Hons Matrix Numerical Analysis 3 Credits
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    0-6 credits from the following courses for which no Honours equivalent exists.


    • MATH 204 Principles of Statistics 2 3 Credits
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    • MATH 208 Intro to Statistical Computing 3 Credits
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    • MATH 308 Fundls of Statistical Learning 3 Credits
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    • MATH 329 Theory of Interest 3 Credits
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    • MATH 338 History & Philosophy of Math 3 Credits
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    • MATH 407 Dynamic Programming 3 Credits
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    • MATH 430 Mathematical Finance 3 Credits
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    • MATH 478 Comput. Meth. in Applied Math 3 Credits
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    and the remainder of credits selected from:


    • COMP 362 Honours Algorithm Design 3 Credits
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    • MATH 352 Problem Seminar 1 Credits
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    • MATH 377 Honours Number Theory 3 Credits
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    • MATH 398 Honours Euclidean Geometry 3 Credits
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    • MATH 454 Honours Analysis 3 3 Credits++
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    • MATH 455 Honours Analysis 4 3 Credits
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    • MATH 456 Honours Algebra 3 3 Credits
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    • MATH 457 Honours Algebra 4 3 Credits
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    • MATH 458 Honours Differential Geometry 3 Credits
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    • MATH 462 Hon. Math for Machine Learning 3 Credits
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    • MATH 480 Honours Independent Study 3 Credits
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    • MATH 488 Honours Set Theory 3 Credits
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    ++ Not open to students who have taken MATH 354.

    All MATH 500-level courses.

    Other courses with the permission of the Department.


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