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Mathematics - New Students

Welcome to the Faculty of Science and Horticulture!

We're so excited you've decided to study Mathematics with us at KPU.  By enrolling in this program you are positioning yourself for a well-rounded education to support careers and graduate school opportunities in a variety of scientific fields.

University science courses are interesting, engaging and rewarding but have a heavy workload due to weekly mandatory labs.  As this is the case, we recommend the following course plan for your first year to keep your school-work-life balance and to ensure success in all of your courses. 

For information on NEXT STEPS including how to check your registration time,  registering for courses, paying your tuition and buying textbooks visit the Newly Accepted Students page.

Please note: Recommended course plans for all Mathematics concentrations assumes students are entering KPU with the following academic background:

(*) Please note: students planning to enroll in BIOL 1110 in their first semester of study are required to have a grade of ENGL 12 – B (or equivalent).

Please review the NEW STUDENTS (Biology) page [bottom of the page] for a list of ENGL 12 (B) equivalents: https://www.kpu.ca/biology-new-students or consult an Academic Advisor.

If you are missing prerequisite/registration requirements, please make an appointment to see an Academic Advisor by calling 604.599.2828 for "first year course planning and prerequisites “and be sure to state your intended major area of study.

RECOMMENDED COURSE PLANS:

BSc. Applications of Mathematics – Recommended First-Year Course Plans for 3-5 courses per semester  

Note: Italicized courses are program declaration requirements

3 COURSES:

Fall:       9 credits                                                               Spring:      10 credits                                                   Summer:  10-11 credits

MATH 1120 – Differential Calculus (3)                          MATH 1220 – Integral Calculus   (3)                          PHYS 1120 – Physics for Applied Sciences I (4)

 ENGL 1100 – Intro. University Writing (3)              BIOL 1110 – Intro. To Biology I    (4)* OR                 ENGL 1202 or 1204 - Literature / Genre (3)

 CPSC 1103 – Program Structure & Design I (3)         CHEM 1110 – The Structure of Matter (4)             ELECTIVE (3 or 4)*

                                                                                                      CPSC 1204 – Program Structure & Design II (3)   

*(please consult with an academic advisor and choose electives based on your projected Math concentration area)

                                                               

4 COURSES:

Fall:       13 credits                                                            Spring:                  13 credits                                            Summer:  6-7 credits

MATH 1120 – Differential Calculus (3)                     MATH 1220 – Integral Calculus   (3)                          ENGL 1202 or 1204 - Literature / Genre (3)

 ENGL 1100 – Intro. University Writing (3)              BIOL 1110 – Intro. To Biology I    (4) OR                   ELECTIVE (3 or 4)*

CHEM 1110 – The Structure of Matter (4)              CPSC 1204 – Program Structure & Design II (3)

CPSC 1103 – Program Structure & Design I (3)    MATH 2410 – Discrete Math (3) OR

PHYS 1120 – Physics for Applied Sciences I (4)     MATH 2232 – Linear Algebra (3)

                                                                                               

*(please consult with an academic advisor and choose electives  based on your projected Math concentration area)

 

5 COURSES:

Fall:       16-17 credits                                                      Spring:                  16 credits                                            Summer:  0 credits

MATH 1120 – Differential Calculus (3)                     MATH 1220 – Integral Calculus   (3)                         

 ENGL 1100 – Intro. University Writing (3)              BIOL 1110 – Intro. To Biology I    (4) OR                  

CHEM 1110 – The Structure of Matter (4)               CPSC 1204 – Program Structure & Design II (3

CPSC 1103 – Program Structure & Design I (3)      ENGL 1202 or 1204 - Literature / Genre (3)

PHYS 1120 – Physics for Applied Sciences I (4)     MATH 2410 – Discreet Math (3) OR

ELECTIVE (3 or 4)*                                                         MATH 2232 – Linear Algebra (3)   

                                                                                              

*(please consult with an academic advisor and choose electives  based on your projected Math concentration area)                                                                                             

Declaration Requirements:

  • In good academic standing with the University
  • Completion of a minimum of 24 credits of undergraduate coursework
  • Completion of MATH 1220 with a minimum grade of "C" or MATH 1230 with a minimum grade of "C+"