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 - Prerequisites
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The Mathematics Department generally enforces course prerequisites and faculty-specific academic rules (e.g. BSC and BA students may not repeat a failed course more than once with the exception of first-year calculus which may be repeated twice, nor may they repeat a passed course for higher standing). Students who do not satisfy prerequisites are allowed to register at the Student Service Centre (SSC) with warnings but may be removed from the course later.
A Cr or D standing in a Credit/D/Fail course is equivalent
to a passing grade in that course and so will be treated as such for prerequisite purposes. However, if a follow-up courses requires a high grade in the prerequisite course, e.g. MATH 320 requires 80% in MATH 220, a Cr or D will
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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