Programs in Mathematics

The following descriptions indicate minimum program requirements. Courses bearing the "MATH" and the "STAT" abbreviations are considered as being in different subjects. The number of credit units of "STAT" courses that may be included in a Mathematics major is limited. Please consult the following information for details.

Related programs

A program in Applied Mathematics has been designed to provide undergraduate students the opportunity to study Mathematics with an emphasis on the utility of the subject toward the quantitative study of a discipline other than Mathematics. Interested students should consult the Applied Mathematics program.

The Departments of Mathematics and Statistics, and Physics and Engineering Physics have developed an interdisciplinary program in Mathematical Physics. Interested students, particularly students interested in applied mathematics and theoretical physics, should consult the Mathematical Physics program.

Important Notes

Students who have not taken all of the required courses in their second year are encouraged to discuss alternate routes with the Head of the Department.

Students intending to enter the third or fourth year of a program leading to the Honours degree are required to consult with the Head of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics or designate for approval of an acceptable program.

In exceptional circumstances a student may be prepared to take a graduate mathematics or statistics course in the final year. Students wishing approval to take such a course and to count it towards the Honours requirements must consult with the department's Undergraduate Committee. All course substitutions in a student’s program require approval by the Undergraduate Student Office, College of Arts and Science.

Students who complete an introductory course in statistical methodology that is essentially equivalent to STAT 242 may use such a course to satisfy the prerequisite requirements provided by STAT 242. However, such students will be required to add an additional approved 3 credit-unit course in statistics, mathematics or an area of application to their programs.

Junior MATH course credits

Up to 15 credit units may be obtained from the first-year offerings in mathematics depending on the courses taken and the order in which they are taken. For detailed information on which courses may be taken for credit please see the Academic Information and Policies section.

Major Average

The major average in Mathematics programs includes the grades earned in:

  • All MATH and STAT courses approved for inclusion in the Major Requirement C4

Residency Requirements in the Major

To receive a degree in Mathematics, students must complete at least two-thirds of the following coursework (to the nearest highest multiple of 3 credit units) from the University of Saskatchewan.

  • Minimum requirements in Major Requirement C4.

See Residency for additional details.