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 BA Mathematics Majors/Honours Programs

The Mathematics Department offers a large selection of courses in various areas of pure and applied mathematics which require various levels of mathematical sophistical. The Department offers Bachelor of Arts (BA) majors and honours programs in mathematics and in mathematics combined with another subject, such as economics, English, linguistics, music, or philosophy.

Students wishing to enter a BA majors or honours program in mathematics or in mathematics combined with another subject need to apply for admission. The application form for admission is found here. [ Application_for_BA_Mathematics_Majors.pdf ]. Students are asked to include an unofficial copy of their UBC transcript with their application form; this may be downloaded from the SSC.

Note that students wishing to apply for programs that combine mathematics and economics need to apply through the Vancouver School of Economics. [ ]

Completed applications may be submitted by email to or in hard copy at the Mathematics Office in Room 121 of the Mathematics Building.

The deadline for applications is May 20th at 5 p.m.

Admission Requirements:

Students applying for admission need to complete at least 27 credits by the end of 2018W and also meet the following requirements:

  1. 6 credits of first-year calculus equivalent to MATH 104 and 105;
  2. 3 credits that satisfy the Writing Component of the Research and Writing Requirement;
  3. One of MATH 200, 217, or 226;
  4. One of MATH 221 or 223;
  5. MATH 220 (students who complete MATH 226 are exempt from MATH 220);
  6. 3 credits of the Computing Requirement chosen from CPSC 110 or CPSC 103+107, or MATH 210. Note that students who have only completed CPSC 103 will be considered.

Selection is based on the average standing in all credits of post-secondary work attempted, with the exception that 12 credits of courses other than MATH courses may be excluded from the calculation. This average is calculated on at least 27 credits, including those courses listed in items 1 to 6 above.

Full details of the admission requirements can be found in the UBC Calendar [,197,282,93 ]

Students who have questions about mathematics programs should consult one of the Mathematics Department advisors, as listed on our advising webpage [ ]