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Faculty of Science (2012/2013)
4.2 Joint Majors
4.2.1 Applied Mathematics and Computer Science Joint Major (B.Sc. Only)

The following courses are required

  1. Computer Science 1710, 2710, 2711, 2742, 2760, 3715, 3716, 3719, 3724, 3725, 3754, 4770, plus 6 further credit hours in Computer Science courses numbered 3000 or higher.

  2. Mathematics 1000, 1001, 2000, 2050, 2051, 2130, 2320, 3000, 3100, 3132, 3161, 3202, 3260, 4160, 4190, plus one of Mathematics 3210, 4131, 4132, 4162.

In addition, Statistics 2510 is highly recommended.

4.2.2 Applied Mathematics and Economics Joint Major (B.Sc. Only)
  1. Mathematics 1000, 1001, 2000, 2050, 2051, 2130, 3000, 3100, 3202, 3260, 4132, Statistics 2510.

  2. Either Mathematics 3132 and 4131 or 3161 and 4160.

  3. A computing course early in the program is required. Computer Science 1510 is highly recommended.

  4. Economics: 2010, 2020, 2550, 3000, 3001, 3010, 4550, 4551.

  5. Eighteen further credit hours chosen from among the various Economics courses in consultation with the Head of the Department or delegate, including at least 9 credit hours at the 4000 level.

4.2.3 Applied Mathematics and Physics Joint Major (B.Sc. Only)

Required course for this degree are:

  1. English 1080 and English 1110 (or equivalent).

  2. A computing course. Computer Science 1510 is recommended.

  3. Six credit hours in science other than Mathematics or Physics (if Computer Science is chosen then Computer Science 1510 may be counted as 3 of these hours).

  4. Mathematics 1000, 1001, 2000, 2050, 2051, 3000, 3001, 3132, 3202, 3260.

  5. At least one of Mathematics 2130 or Mathematics 2320.

  6. Physics 1050 (or 1020), 1051, 2053, 2055, 2750 (or 2056), 2820, 3220, 3400, 3500, 3750.

  7. Mathematics 3161 or Physics 3820.

  8. At least 15 additional credit hours chosen from Applied Mathematics and Physics courses numbered 3000 or above. At least 3 hours are required from Applied Mathematics and 6 hours are required from Physics.

  9. A writing course. Any one of Mathematics 2130, Physics 3900, Mathematics 419A/B, or Physics 490A/B is acceptable.

The last requirement does not have to be met independently of the other regulations. For example, it can be satisfied either by choosing Mathematics 2130 from clause 5. above or choosing Physics 3900 as a 3000+ elective in clause 8. above.

4.2.4 Computer Science and Economics Joint Major (B.Sc. Only)
  1. Computer Science Requirements

    Forty-two credit hours in Computer Science courses are required: 1710, 2710, 2711, 2742, 2760, 3715, 3716, 3719, 3724, 3725, 3731, 3753, 3754, and 4770.

  2. Economics requirements

    A total of 42 credit hours in Economics courses are required: 2010, 2020, 2550, 3000, 3001, 3010, and 6 credit hours from either 3550 and 3551, or 4550 and 4551 are obligatory.

    The remaining 18 credit hours shall be chosen from among the various Economics courses in consultation with the Head of the Department or delegate, and will include at least 9 credit hours in courses at the 4000 level.

  3. Additional Requirements: Mathematics 1000, 1001, 2000, 2050, 2320, and Statistics 2510.

4.2.5 Computer Science and Geography Joint Major (B.Sc. Only)
  1. Computer Science Requirements

    Thirty-nine credit hours in Computer Science courses are required: 1710, 2710, 2711, 2742, 2760, 3715, 3716, 3719, 3724, 3725, 3754, 4751, and 4770.

  2. Geography Requirements

    Thirty-nine credit hours in Geography courses are required: 1050, 2001, 2102, 2195, 2302, 2425, 3202, 3222, 3250, 3260, 4202, 4250, 4261.

  3. Additional Requirements: Mathematics 2000, 2050, and 2320.

4.2.6 Computer Science and Physics Joint Major
  1. Chemistry 1050 and 1051 (or Chemistry 1010, 1011, and 1031).

  2. Thirty-nine credit hours in Computer Science are required for the Joint Major: 1710, 2710, 2711, 2742, 2760, 3715, 3716, 3719, 3724, 3725, 3731, 3754, 4770.

  3. Physics 1050 (or 1020) and 1051 plus at least 30 additional credit hours in Physics including 2053, 2055, 2750 (or 2056), 2820, 3220, 3400, 3500, 3550, 3750, 3900.

    1. Mathematics 1000 and 1001.

    2. Mathematics 2000, 2050, 2320, 3260, and Statistics 2510

    3. Physics 3810 or Mathematics 3202.

4.2.7 Computer Science and Pure Mathematics Joint Major (B.Sc. Only)

In addition to Mathematics 1000, 1001, and Computer Science 1710, the following courses numbered 2000 or higher are required:

  1. Computer Science 2710, 2711, 2742, 2760, 3715, 3716, 3719, 3724, 3725, 3754, 4770.

  2. Six additional credit hours in Computer Science courses numbered 3000 or higher.

  3. Mathematics 2000, 2050, 2051, 2130, 2320, 3000, 3202, 3260, 3320, 3340, and Statistics 2510.

  4. Nine additional credit hours in courses numbered 3000 or higher offered by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

4.2.8 Computer Science and Statistics Joint Major (B.Sc. Only)

In addition to Mathematics 1000, 1001, and Computer Science 1710, the following courses numbered 2000 or higher are required:

  1. Computer Science 2710, 2711, 2742, 2760, 3715, 3716, 3719, 3724, 3725, 3754, 4734, 4770.

  2. Statistics 2510 and 2560.

  3. Mathematics 2000, 2050, 2051, 2320, 3340, Statistics 3410, 3411, 3520, 3521, 3540, 4590.

  4. nine further credit hours in Statistics courses numbered 3000 or higher including at least a 3 credit hour course numbered 4000 or higher excluding Statistics 4581.

4.2.9 Earth Sciences and Physics Joint Major

This program was formerly in the Earth Sciences section of the calendar as a General B.Sc. Degree in Geophysics. The following courses will be required:

  1. English 1080 and 1110 (or equivalent), Mathematics 1000 and 1001, Earth Sciences 1000 and 1002, Chemistry 1010 and 1011 (or equivalent), Physics 1050 (or 1020) and 1051.

  2. Earth Sciences 2030, 2401, 2502, 2702, 2905, 3170, 3172, 3420, 3905; plus a 3 credit hour course in Earth Sciences 4100 series.

  3. at least 30 credit hours in Physics courses at the 2000 level or higher, including Physics 2055, 2056 or 2750, 2820, 3220, 3500.

  4. Mathematics 2000, 2050 and 3202.

  5. Other courses to complete at least a minimum requirement of 120 credit hours in courses for the General Degree.

Any change in the program of study must have the prior approval of the Heads of the two Departments concerned.

4.2.10 Economics and Pure Mathematics Joint Major (B.Sc. Only)
  1. Mathematics 1000, 1001, 2000, 2050, 2130, 2320, 3000, 3100, 3202, 3260, 3320, Statistics 2510 and one 4000 level Mathematics course.

  2. A computing course early in the program is required. Computer Science 1510 is highly recommended.

  3. Economics: 2010, 2020, 2550, 3000, 3001, 3010, and 6 credit hours from either 3550 and 3551, or 4550 and 4551.

  4. Eighteen further credit hours chosen from among the various Economics courses in consultation with the Head of the Department or delegate, including at least 9 credit hours at the 4000 level.

4.2.11 Economics and Statistics Joint Major (B.Sc. Only)
  1. Mathematics 1000, 1001, 2000, 2050, 2051, Statistics 2510, 2560, 3410, 3411, 3520, 3540, 4590.

  2. Six further credit hours in Statistics courses numbered 3000 or higher, at least 3 credit hours of which must be numbered 4000 or higher, excluding Statistics 3521 and 4581.

  3. Economics: 2010, 2020, 2550, 3000, 3001, 3010, 4550, 4551.

  4. Eighteen further credit hours chosen from among the various Economics courses in consultation with the Head of the Department or delegate, including at least 9 credit hours at the 4000 level.

4.2.12 Economics (Co-operative) and Statistics Joint Major (B.Sc. Only)

The Joint Major in Economics (Co-operative) and Statistics Option is available to full-time Economics and Statistics majors (B. Sc.) only. The program is available under the Economics Co-operative Education Option (ECEO)

The ECEO provides an excellent mutual opportunity for students and employers. Qualified students will obtain rewarding employment experience in fields related to Economics for several months of continuous duration. Students will learn valuable practical skills in an employment situation during their course of study. Furthermore, paid employment will help to defray the cost of their education. The timing of the Work Terms and the structure of the ECEO generally are such that employers stand to gain from the acquired employable skills of economists and statisticians in training. The objectives of the Work Term component of the ECEO are embodied in the Work Term descriptions below. The descriptions serve to guide the student and the employer toward achieving these objectives.

  1. Admission Requirements

    1. Admission is competitive and selective. Therefore, prospective students are encouraged to consider an alternate degree program in the event that they are not accepted into the Joint Co-operative program.

    2. Applicants should note that it is possible to enter Term 1 only in the Fall semester commencing in September of each academic year. Application forms are available in the Department of Economics and the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. The deadline for applications for admission to Term 1 is March 1.

    3. The primary criterion used in reaching decisions on applications for admission is overall academic achievement. Students with weak overall academic records are unlikely to be admitted.

    4. To be eligible for admission to Term 1 an applicant must have successfully completed a minimum of 30 credit hours with an overall average of at least 65% as follows: All applicants must have completed Economics 2010 and 2020; at least 6 credit hours in English; Mathematics 1000 and 1001; and 12 credit hours chosen from courses in the Faculties of Arts or Science.

      It is recommended that students complete English 1110. Critical Reading and Writing II (Context, Substance, Style) as one of these English courses.

    5. Students may apply for admission to Advanced Standing.

    6. Transfer students from other universities will be placed in that term of the program judged to be appropriate considering equivalent credits, as determined by the Departments.

  2. Program of Study

    1. Promotion from each of Terms 1 through 6 requires a passing grade in all specified required courses and an overall average of at least 60% in all courses including electives. A student who fails a required course or fails to maintain an overall average of 60% will not be promoted to the next term and will be required to withdraw from the program. The student in question may apply for readmission in a subsequent year after passing the specified required course(s) previously failed, or re-establishing the 60% average.

    2. In addition to the 30 credit hours required for admission, students are required to complete the six academic terms in the ECEO program for a total of 120 credit hours. Students must complete three Work Terms which follow Academic Terms 2, 4, and 5.

    3. Courses shall normally be taken in academic terms or "blocks" in the sequenced course load and order set out in the Academic Course Program - Economics (Co-operative) and Statistics Joint Major (B.Sc. Only) Table. Unspecified credits may be used to fulfill elective requirements only.

    4. UNIVERSITY REGULATIONS - General Academic Regulations (Undergraduate) - Classification of Students notwithstanding, students do not require special permission to register for courses while on work terms if the courses are in addition to the prescribed program.

  3. Work Term Placement

    See Regulations in Economics for the Major in Economics (Co-operative), in the Faculty of Arts section of the Calendar.

  4. Registration and Evaluation of Performance

    See Regulations in Economics for the Major in Economics (Co-operative), in the Faculty of Arts section of the Calendar.

Academic Course Program - Economics (Co-operative) and Statistics Joint Major (B.Sc. Only) Table

Notes:

  1. Another 1000-level Computer Science course may be substituted for Computer Science 1700 with the Heads' approvals.

  2. Elective courses should be chosen with reference to the Regulations for the General Degree of Bachelor of Science, since courses specified for admission to and completion of the program only partially satisfy these regulations. In particular note that in addition to the 78 credit hours (26 courses) in Science subjects required, at least 3 credit hours in a Science subject other than Mathematics/Statistics, Economics and Computer Science must be completed.

  • Term 1 (Fall)
  • Economics 3000
  • Economics 3550
  • Statistics 2510
  • Mathematics 2000
  • Computer Science 1700
  • Term 3 (Fall)
  • Economics 4550
  • Mathematics 2051
  • Statistics 3410
  • Three further credit hours in Statistics courses
  • Three credit hours in elective courses [see Note 2]
  • Term 5 (Fall)
  • Statistics 3520
  • Statistics 4590
  • Six further credit hours in Economics courses
  • Three further credit hours in Statistics courses
  • Work Term III (Winter)
  • Economics 499W
  • Work Term I (Spring)
  • Economics 299W
  • Work Term II (Spring)
  • Economics 399W
  • Term 6 (Spring)
  • Three further credit hours in Economics courses
  • Three credit hours in Science courses [see Note 2]
  • Nine credit hours in elective courses [see Note 2]