The Frequently Asked Questions below covers a wide range of common questions on a diverse set of topics. If your question is not in this FAQ, contact the appropriate individual on the Advisor Contact Information list below based on the nature of your inquiry.
The department holds an annual Mathematics Information Session in March and maintains a page of material and links that are discussed at the session.
Frequently Asked Questions - Declaring a specialization
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If you are a BSc student, declaration of a Math Major specialization is handled by the Faculty of Science's common application process. Contact Science Advising for details. If you are a BA student, you may declare this specialization online using the SSC (Student Service Centre).
BSC students must declare their specialization when registering for their second year. BA students make the declaration when registering for third year. Students may, when online declaration is permitted, declare their specialization for a given session as early as their registration date for that session and change it until the end of the add/drop period for the first term of the session. BSc students cannot declare specializations online.
For information on how to declare specific specializations, see Declaring a specialization
The Calendar has general rules for BSC Minors
. For this declaration the Faculty of Science has paper forms that require the signature of an authorized Departmental advisor
. For non-BSc Math Minor declarations, you should first contact the faculty to determine whether the minor is permitted and the requirements, and then contact the Mathematics Department for any necessary approval.(ID 26)
Students who do not meet the requirements of a given program may be removed from that program and be required to switch to another one. The Combined Major in Sciences (CMS, formerly General Sciences Program) can often be used by BSc students.
Students require special permission to declare a Double Major. Rules for BSC Double Majors (Faculty of Science) are described in the Calendar under Degree Requirements in the sections on Graduation Requirements
and Program Requirements
. For this declaration, the Faculty of Science has paper forms that require the signature of an authorized advisor.(ID 18)
Disclaimer: In all cases of inconsistencies between this FAQ and the UBC Calendar, the UBC Calendar supersedes the material here.
|Undergraduate Chair||Dr. Rajiv Gupta||MATX 1104||822-5645||gupta|
|Chief Advisor||Dr. Brian Wetton||MATX 1107||822-5784||wetton|
|Transfer of Credits & AP Exemptions Advisors||Dr. Albert Chau||MATH 239||822-2450||chau|
|1st year Advisor||Margaret Ness||MATH 121||822-6430||ness|
|2nd year Non-Math||Dr. Ian Frigaard||MATX 1116||822-3043||frigaard|
|3rd year Non-Math||Dr. Anthony Peirce||MATH 108||822-2104||peirce|
|4th-5th year Non-Math||Dr. Neil Balmforth||MATH 229C||827-3034||njb|
|2nd year Honours (or combined honours)||Dr. Ed Perkins||MATX 1207||822-6670||perkins|
|3rd year Honours (or combined honours)||Dr. Ozgur Yilmaz||MATX 1113||822-5963||oyilmaz|
|4th year Honours (or combined honours)||Dr. George Bluman||MATX 1112||822-3044||bluman|
|2nd year Majors/Minors||Dr. Alexandra Pettet||MATH 229F||822-3629||alexandra|
|3rd year Majors/Minors||Dr. Kalle Karu||MATH 213||822-4787||karu|
|4th year Majors/Minors||Dr. George Bluman||MATX 1112||822-3044||bluman|
|Dual Degree Math/Ed (Education Advisor)||Dr. George Bluman||MATX 1112||822-3044||bluman|
|Adjudication of graduating students||Dr. Kai Behrend||MATX 1213||822-1719||behrend|
|Adjudication of graduating students||Dr. Jim Bryan||MATX 226||822-4515||jbryan|
|Actuarial Advisor||Dr. Joel Friedman||MATH 210||822-2413||jf|
|Co-op Liaison||Dr. Albert Chau||MATH 239||822-2450||chau|
|Putnam Advisor||Dr. Greg Martin||MATH 212||822-4371||gerg|
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