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Mathematics, Applications of: Bachelor of Science Minor


The study of mathematics requires a high degree of technical skill in specific areas, but, often more importantly, also demonstrates a well developed sense of logical reasoning which can be applied to many different areas. The BSc Minor in Applications of Mathematics allows a student the option of completing a Bachelor of Science degree in another subject area and still demonstrating the depth of their abstract reasoning and numerical skills by adding on a designation in mathematics.

Admission Requirements

Students pursuing a Bachelor of Science Minor in Mathematics must be admitted to the Faculty of Science & Horticulture.

Declaration Requirements

Students pursuing this minor must declare their intention prior to graduation.

Curricular Requirements

General Requirements

All students must meet the following minimum requirements for a Bachelor of Science at KPU:

  • 120 credits from a minimum of 40 courses (at least 3 credits each) at the 1100 level or higher. 
  • 45 credits from a minimum of 15 courses at the 3000 level or higher, including 9 credits at the 4000 level.
  • 18 credits of breadth electives including:
    • at least 12 credits from courses that are offered outside the Faculty of Science & Horticulture; and
    • up to 6 credits from fields of science not prescribed in the Major requirements; and
    • 3 credits from a course at the 3000 level or higher.
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • At least 50% of all courses for the BSc, and at least 66% of upper-level courses for the BSc, must be completed at KPU.

Note: The following courses with considerable content overlap may only be counted once towards degree completion:

  • BIOL 1112 or BIOL 1210
  • ENGL 1100 or ENGL 1104
  • ENVI 1106 or CHEM 1110
  • ENVI 1206 or CHEM 1154 or CHEM 1210
  • ENVI 1206 or CHEM 1154 or CHEM 1210
  • CHEM 2310 or CHEM 2311 or CHEM 3310
  • MATH 1120 or MATH 1130 or MATH 1140
  • MATH 1152 or MATH 2721
  • MATH 1220 or MATH 1230 or MATH 1240
  • MATH 2321 or MATH 2821
  • MATH 2335 or MATH 2341 or BUQU 1230
  • PHYS 1101 or PHYS 1120
  • PHYS 1102 or PHYS 1220

Applications of Mathematics Minor

In order to complete the Minor program, students must complete the following requirements:

Year 1 and 2
One of:
  MATH 1120 Differential Calculus 3 credits
  MATH 1130 Calculus for Life Sciences I  3 credits
  MATH 1140 Calculus I (Business Applications)  3 credits
And one of:
  MATH 1220 Integral Calculus 3 credits
  MATH 1230 Calculus for Life Sciences II 3 credits
And one of:
  MATH 2315 Probability and Statistics 3 credits
  MATH 2335 Statistics for Life Sciences 3 credits
  MATH 2341 Introduction to Statistics for Business 4 credits
And all of:
  MATH 2232 Linear Algebra 3 credits
  MATH 2321 Multivariate Calculus (Calculus III) 3 credits
Year 3 and 4
  15 credits of courses chosen from List A (see below). 15 credits

List A - Selected Mathematics Courses

  MATH 3120 Introduction to Applied Mathematics 3 credits
  MATH 3140 Mathematical Computing 3 credits
  MATH 3150 The Structure of Mathematics 3 credits
  MATH 3160 Group Theory 3 credits
  MATH 3170 Complex Variables 3 credits
  MATH 3250 Geometry 3 credits
  MATH 3315 Inferential Statistics 3 credits
  MATH 3322 Vector Calculus (Calculus IV) 3 credits
  MATH 3421 Ordinary Differential Equations 3 credits
  MATH 3431 Partial Differential Equations 3 credits
  MATH 3450 History of Mathematics 3 credits
  MATH 4150 Number Theory 3 credits
  MATH 4190 Introduction to Point-Set Topology 3 credits
  MATH 4210 Biomathematics 3 credits
  MATH 4220 Numerical Methods 3 credits
  MATH 4240 Mathematical Modelling 3 credits
  MATH 4250 Special Topics in Mathematics 3 credits
  MATH 4350 Senior Project 3 credits

Credential Awarded

Upon successful completion of the minor as part of a Bachelor of Science program, transcripts will indicate a Minor in Applications of Mathematics.

At a Glance

Faculty of Science and Horticulture


Program Type:

  • Undergraduate

Credential Granted:

  • Baccalaureate Degree

Offered At:

  • KPU Richmond  Richmond
  • KPU Surrey  Surrey

Start Date(s):

  • Fall Intake (September)  September
  • Spring Intake (January)  January
  • Summer Intake (May)  May

Intake Type:

  • Open Intake  Open intake


  • Full-time  Full-time
  • Part-time  Part-time

Minimum Credits Required:

  • 30

Instructional Cycle:

  • Semester-based

Curriculum Effective Date:

  • 01-Sep-2014

How to Declare:

Applying to KPU:

Last Updated: 8-Mar-2017

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