**MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS**

*“Mathematics
compares the most diverse phenomena and discovers the secret analogies that unite
them.” *— **Joseph Fourier**

What is mathematics?
Anyone who has taken a science or business course knows one answer: mathematics is a
language. In any discipline in which *quantity* plays a role (such as chemistry,
economics, sociology, or engineering) mathematics is used to both communicate and reason.
To make oneself understood in any such discipline, and even to comprehend our
technological society, one must be able to “speak” mathematics.

Mathematics has also been called a science, the science of reason. Perhaps less familiar is the idea of mathematics as art. Mathematicians often speak of patterns and structure of their discipline as “beautiful” or “subtle”, and even calculus itself has been said to be “... like the full-rigged sailing ship, a classic expression of Western genius.”

UCFV mathematics courses cover the range from pre-college algebraic manipulation skills, through the basic calculus, linear algebra, complex variables and differential equations required to understand physics and engineering, the discrete mathematics required for computer science, to the axiomatic development of algebraic systems and analysis in degree-level mathematics courses.

UCFV statistics courses deal with the mathematical deductions of probability, experimental design, sample surveys, the analysis of real world data, and the application of simple probability models to predicting and forecasting. Courses cover the range from introductory material for students with Grade 11 math to the generalized linear models and survival analysis used in modern biomedical literature.

UCFV offers majors, extended minors, and minors in both Mathematics and Math/Statistics as part of its Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science programs. For details, students are encouraged to contact the Mathematics and Statistics department, Faculty of Arts advisor, or Faculty of Science & Technology advisor. Mathematics and Statistics courses taken to satisfy extended minor/minor requirements will be counted as Arts subjects.

Students cannot combine Mathematics with Mathematics (Statistics option) to form a Bachelor of Arts with two extended minors.

Students are encouraged to check the prerequisites for second-year and upper-level courses before enrolling in first-year math courses.

This section specifies the major, extended minor and minor discipline requirements only. Please refer to additional Bachelor of Arts requirements.

**Mathematics Extended Minor
Requirements**

**Lower-level
requirements: 31–32 credits**

- Mathematics 111
- Mathematics 112
- Mathematics 211
- Mathematics 212
- Mathematics 214
- Mathematics 221
- one additional Mathematics course at the 100- or 200-level (excluding Mathematics 103, 105, 107, 108, 109 and 110) or one of Computing Science 150 or 160.
- two science courses other than Mathematics.

**Upper-level
requirements: 15 credits**

Fifteen credits from math courses numbered 308 or above.

**Mathematics Minor
Requirements**

**Lower-level
requirements: 14–16 credits**

- Mathematics 111 or 113 or 115
- Mathematics 112 or 114 or 116
- Mathematics 221 or 152
- one additional mathematics course at the 100- or 200- level (excluding Mathematics 103, 105, 107, 108, 109 and 110).

**Upper-level
requirements: 15 credits**

Fifteen credits from math courses numbered 308 or above.

**Mathematics (Statistics
option)
Extended Minor Requirements**

**Lower-level
requirements: 34–35 credits**

- Mathematics 111 or 113 or 115
- Mathematics 112 or 114 or 116
- Mathematics 211
- Mathematics 212
- Mathematics 214
- Mathematics 221
- Mathematics 270
- Mathematics 280
- Computer Science 150 or 160
- Computer Science 155 or Mathematics 235 or Physics 484

**Upper-level
requirements: 18 credits**

- Mathematics 302
- fifteen credits from: Mathematics
308 or 360; 330, 350, 390, 402, 420, 450, 451, 460, 470.
**Mathematics (Statistics option)**

Minor Requirements**Lower-level requirements: 18–19 credits**- Mathematics 111 or 113 or 115
- Mathematics 112 or 114 or 116
- Mathematics 211
- Mathematics 221 or 152
- Mathematics 270

**Upper-level requirements: 18 credits**- Mathematics 302
- fifteen credits from: MATH 308 or MATH 360; MATH 330, 350, 390, 402, 420, 450, 451, 460, 470.

**Faculty**Greg Schlitt, BSc (UBC), MSc (SFU),` PhD (McMaster), Department Head

Velma Alford, BA, Ed. Cert. (Manitoba)

Jane Cannon, BA (Mundelein), MSTM (Santa Clara)

David Chu, BSc, MSc (Concordia), PhD (McGill)

Barry Garner, MA (Oxon), MSc, PhD (Nottingham)

Carollyne Guidera, BSc, MSc (SFU)

Susan Milner, BA, BSc (Bishops), MSc (McMaster)

Linda Riva, BMath, MMath (Waterloo)

Joseph Yu, BSc (Fudan), Dip. CS, MSc, PhD (SFU)