The BCIS degree (Mathematics minor) is designed for students who wish to prepare for information technology careers requiring a mathematical background.
For information on Mathematics minors available in other programs, see
Entrance, academic performance, and all other requirements are the same as for the regular Bachelor of Computer Information Systems degree program, with one exception. In the lower-level diploma program, students intending to enter this degree will take two Math courses as a start to their minor, in place of the Business or Communications elective and the approved Arts or other approved elective normally taken in the CIS program.
Entry to the BCIS degree (Mathematics minor) may be granted when students have completed the lower-level requirements shown below.
Entry to the BCIS degree (Mathematics minor) will be limited by available space. Students should advise the CIS department head of their intentions while in their first year of study. For this option, students should apply to the CIS department in the last semester of their lower-level requirements.
Students may change from the BCIS degree (Mathematics minor) to the regular BCIS degree at any time, providing they meet the current CIS degree continuance requirements.
Lower-level requirements are the same as for the CIS diploma, with the exceptions that:
the Business/Communications elective is replaced by MATH 111
the approved Arts or other approved elective is replaced by MATH 112
Students are advised that upper-level Mathematics courses have prerequisites. Students should plan their lower-level course work carefully to ensure that they have these prerequisites in place.
Ethics and Other
Communications (formerly CIS 390)
CIS or COMP
7 courses numbered
300 or higher
CIS or COMP
1 course numbered
200 or higher
Probability and Statistics
Observational and Experimental Data
200-level Mathematics course, excluding MATH 205
15 credits from
courses numbered 308 or above
Note: MATH 225 is strongly recommended.
Students should consult the CIS degree program outline for information on when CIS upper-level courses are normally taken. Students should consult the Mathematics department and current timetables for information on when Mathematics courses are offered.