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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 and does not relate to registration issues, 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
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.
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 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.
|1st year Advisor||Margaret Ness||MATH 121||822-6430||ness|
|2nd year Non-Math||Dr. Young-Heon Kim||MATH 216||822-6324||yhkim|
|3rd year Non-Math||Dr. Young-Heon Kim||MATH 216||822-6324||yhkim|
|4th-5th year Non-Math||Dr. Young-Heon Kim||MATH 216||822-6324||yhkim|
|2nd year Honours (or combined honours)||Dr. Josh Zahl||MATH 117||822-0683||jzahl|
|3rd year Honours (or combined honours)||Dr. Dragos Ghioca||MATX 1223||822-5908||dghioca|
|4th year Honours (or combined honours)||Dr. Dragos Ghioca||MATX 1223||822-5908||dghioca|
|2nd year Majors/Minors||Dr. Tai-Peng Tsai||MATH 109||822-2591||ttsai|
|3rd year Majors/Minors||Dr. Albert Chau||MATH 239||822-2450||chau|
|4th year Majors/Minors||Dr. Albert Chau||MATH 239||822-2450||chau|
|Transfer of Credits & AP Exemptions Advisors||Dr. Kalle Karu||MATH 213||822-4787||karu||more info|
|Dual Degree Math/Ed (Education Advisor)||Dr. Julia Gordon||MATH 217 ||822-0569
|Adjudication of graduating students||Dr. Kai Behrend||MATX 1213||822-1719||behrend|
|Adjudication of graduating students||Dr. Jim Bryan||MATH 226||827-4515||jbryan|
|Actuarial Advisor||Dr. Colin Macdonald||LSK 303C||822-6871||cbm|
|Co-op Liaison||Dr. Neil Balmforth||MATH 229C||827-3034||njb|
|Putnam Advisor||Dr. Dragos Ghioca||MATX 1223||822-5908||dghioca|
|Chief Advisor||Dr. Albert Chau||MATH 239||822-2450||chau|
|Undergraduate Chair||Prof. Mark Mac Lean||MATX 1209||827-3038||ugradchair|
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