If you are having trouble registering for a Math Course, or the
information here need to be updated, please contact
math@math.ubc.ca or call 6048222666. 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

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)

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)


All BSC degrees in Mathematics require at least 3 credits of firstyear 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)

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.
Advising role  Name  Office  Phone  Email* 
    __@math.ubc.ca 
1^{st} year Advisor  Margaret Ness  MATH 121  8226430  ness 
2^{nd} year NonMath  Dr. Philip Loewen  MATH 121  8222771  loew 
3^{rd} year NonMath  Dr. Philip Loewen  MATH 121  8222771  loew 
4^{th}5^{th} year NonMath  Dr. Philip Loewen  MATH 121  8222771  loew 
2^{nd} year Honours (or combined honours)  Dr. Greg Martin  MATH 212  8224371  gerg 
3^{rd} year Honours (or combined honours)  Dr. Dong Li  MATX 1205  8273039  dli 
4^{th} year Honours (or combined honours)  Dr. Dong Li  MATX 1205  8273039  dli 
2^{nd} year Majors/Minors  Dr. TaiPeng Tsai  MATH 109  8222591  ttsai 
3^{rd} year Majors/Minors  Dr. Albert Chau  MATH 239  8222450  chau 
4^{th} year Majors/Minors  Dr. Albert Chau  MATH 239  8222450  chau 
Transfer of Credits & AP Exemptions Advisors  Dr. Lior Silberman  MATH 229B  8273031  lior 
Dual Degree Math/Ed (Education Advisor)  Dr. Richard Anstee  MATX 1114  8226105  anstee 
Adjudication of graduating students  Dr. Kai Behrend  MATX 1213  8221719  behrend 
Adjudication of graduating students  Dr. Jim Bryan  MATH 226  8274515  jbryan 
Actuarial Advisor  Dr. Colin Macdonald  LSK 303C  8226871  cbm 
Coop Liaison  Dr. Brian Wetton  MATX 1107  8225784  wetton 
Putnam Advisor  Dr. Greg Martin  MATH 212  8224371  gerg 
Chief Advisor  Dr. Albert Chau  MATH 239  8222450  chau 
Undergraduate Chair  Prof. Mark Mac Lean  MATH 113  8273038  ugradchair 
*To complete the email address, please add @math.ubc.ca after the user name.
