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 Undergraduate Advising

If you are having trouble registering for a Math Course, or the information here need to be updated, please contact or call 604-822-2666. Do Not Contact an Academic Advisor for help with Registration Issues. They are to be contacted for Academic Advising only.

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 - Degree requirements

  1. For Majors or Honours students, the new CPSC courses [CPSC 110 and CPSC 210] or [CPSC 110 and MATH 210] or the old CPSC courses [CPSC 111 and CPSC 211] or [CPSC 111 and MATH 210]. The old CPSC courses CPSC 111 and CPSC 211 are not offered after 2010W. For minors, there is no computing requirement. Also, some combined programs do not have a computing requirement.
    (ID 71)
  2. Many Math programs used to require CPSC 111 and one of CPSC 211 or MATH 210. The CPSC courses changed numbers to CPSC 110 and 210 in 2009/2010, but this change was not immediately reflected in most of the Math program descriptions in the UBC Calendar. The new requirement, which should be reflected in newer versions of the UBC Calendar, is "one of CPSC 110, 111 and one of CPSC 210, 211, MATH 210".
    (ID 75)
  3. Eligible MATH courses can be found at the Writing and research requirement web page. They may not appear yet but should soon. Note that the requirement only applies to student who started in 2009/2010 or later. Additional information.
    (ID 73)
  4. All BSC degrees in Mathematics require at least 3 credits of first-year Physics. Students who have not taken Physics 12 in high school must take 6 credits. A BA degree in Mathematics does not have this requirement. See the individual program listings for details (Science, Arts).
    (ID 45)
  5. Whenever a program's requirements change, students are allowed to satisfy the original requirements or the new ones; see these UBC regulations. Students may not pick and choose from different versions of program requirements; they must satisfy one complete set of requirements.
    (ID 44)
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Disclaimer: In all cases of inconsistencies between this FAQ and the UBC Calendar, the UBC Calendar supersedes the material here.

Advisor Contact Information

Advising roleNameOfficePhoneEmail*
1st year AdvisorMargaret NessMATH 121822-6430ness
2nd year Non-MathDr. Young-Heon KimMATH 216822-6324yhkim
3rd year Non-MathDr. Young-Heon KimMATH 216822-6324yhkim
4th-5th year Non-MathDr. Young-Heon KimMATH 216822-6324yhkim
2nd year Honours (or combined honours)Dr. Josh ZahlMATH 117822-0683jzahl
3rd year Honours (or combined honours)Dr. Dragos GhiocaMATX 1223822-5908dghioca
4th year Honours (or combined honours)Dr. Dragos GhiocaMATX 1223822-5908dghioca
2nd year Majors/MinorsDr. Tai-Peng TsaiMATH 109822-2591ttsai
3rd year Majors/MinorsDr. Albert ChauMATH 239822-2450chau
4th year Majors/MinorsDr. Albert ChauMATH 239822-2450chau
Transfer of Credits & AP Exemptions AdvisorsDr. Kalle KaruMATH 213822-4787karumore info
Dual Degree Math/Ed (Education Advisor)Dr. Julia GordonMATH 217 822-0569 gor
Adjudication of graduating studentsDr. Kai BehrendMATX 1213822-1719behrend
Adjudication of graduating studentsDr. Jim BryanMATH 226827-4515jbryan
Actuarial AdvisorDr. Colin MacdonaldLSK 303C822-6871cbm
Co-op LiaisonDr. Neil BalmforthMATH 229C827-3034njb
Putnam AdvisorDr. Dragos GhiocaMATX 1223822-5908dghioca
Chief AdvisorDr. Albert ChauMATH 239822-2450chau
Undergraduate ChairProf. Mark Mac LeanMATX 1209827-3038ugradchair

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