 Program Length4 Years
 CredentialBachelor Degree
 Location OfferedNanaimo
The Mathematics (BSc) Program
Mathematics is the language of quantitative systems and is of fundamental importance to any person who wishes to become scientifically literate. Program graduates will be confident mathematical thinkers who are comfortable with abstraction and skilled at constructing quantitative models framing complex problems.
The program's mission is to expose students to the vast landscape of advanced mathematical concepts and applications that lie beyond first year introductory calculus. The program aims to develop not only problem solving skills, but also critical thinking and writing skills. Program graduates will have broad exposure to both pure and applied mathematics (including statistics), and thus be suitably prepared to enter the job market immediately or to continue study at the graduate level.
Mathematics graduates find employment in virtually any field in which quantitative comfort and reasoning is required: computing, finance (including banking and insurance), government, actuarial science, teaching and research. Postgraduate opportunities likewise exist in mathematics and related disciplines: engineering, business, economics, finance, computer science and law.
The Minor in Mathematics offers a wide variety of mathematics and statistics courses for students in degree programs such as science, engineering, commerce, education and the humanities. The Minor in Mathematics combines with Minors or Majors in Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, and Computer Science.
Requirements for a Major
Students must fulfill all the Institutional B.Sc. degree requirements, including Degree English Requirements and courses listed below:
Years 1 and 2 
Credits 

Select either: 
6 
MATH 123  (Logic and Foundations) 
3 
CSCI 160  (Computer Science I) 
4 
CSCI 161  (Computer Science II) 
4 
MATH 221  (Calculus III) 
3 
MATH 254*  (Statistics I) 
3 
MATH 241  (Linear Algebra) 
3 
MATH 223  (Discrete and Combinatorial Mathematics) 
3 
MATH 222  (Calculus IV) or, 
3 
*Program students interested in advanced courses in statistics (MATH 325, 326, or 421) are recommended to also take MATH 255.
Years 3 and 4 
Credits 

MATH 330  (Introduction to Abstract Algebra) 
3 
MATH 335  (Numerical Analysis I) 
3 
MATH 371  (Introductory Real Analysis) 
3 
MATH 372  (Introductory Complex Variables) 
3 
Minimum of 18 additional credits of courses numbered 300 or above, at least 6 credits of which must be courses numbered 400 or above, selected from the following*: 
18 
* A limited number of these courses will be offered each year. Course offerings will vary according to student demand and area of specialization of teaching faculty.
Recommended Electives
A number of courses in other disciplines naturally complement the study of mathematics, particularly those that apply mathematical techniques directly or those that emphasize logic, sound reasoning, and clear communication. These include, among others, CSCI 260 and 322; ENGL 115, 203, 204, and 208; PHIL 100, 251 and 252; PHYS 216. Program students may wish to consider these courses when selecting electives.
Requirements for a Minor
Students must fulfill all Institutional B.Sc. Degree Requirements, including Degree English Requirements and courses listed below.
Years 1 and 2 
Credits 

Select either: 
6 
MATH 123  (Logic and Foundations) 
3 
MATH 221  (Calculus III) 
3 
MATH 211  (Fundamentals of Statistics I) 
3 
MATH 241  (Linear Algebra) 
3 
Select at least one of the following: 
3 
Years 3 and 4 
Credits 

Minimum of 18 credits of Mathematics courses numbered 300 or above.* 
18 
* Check individual course prerequisites.
Note: Students may not obtain credit for MATH 151 or MATH 152 as part of a B.Sc. degree.
Domestic Fees  International Fees
Domestic Fees
When applying to the program, applicants will be charged a nonrefundable application fee.
When applying to graduate, students will be charged a nonrefundable graduation and alumni fee.
Some courses have additional fees to pay for extraordinary class–related expenses.
Fees for One Year 
Amount 

Tuition (30 credits x $156.80 per credit) 
4,704.00 
Student Activity fee (4% of tuition) 
188.16 
Student Services fee (30 credits x $6.93 per credit) 
207.90 
VIU Students' Union fee (8 months x $20.73 per month) 
165.84 
Health and Dental Plan fee ($275.00 per year) 
275.00 
Approximate cost for books and supplies for one year (Note: Books and supply costs vary depending on course load and course type.) 
1,500.00 
Total 
7,040.90 
* The above table is based on ten 3credit courses taken over two semesters. For programs that require 4credit courses, students should adjust the fee totals accordingly.
The Health and Dental Plan fee is in effect only for fulltime students at the Nanaimo Campus.
Science and Technology courses with a compulsory lab have a lab fee of $22.52 per course.
All fees are subject to change without prior notice.
International Fees
When applying to the program, applicants will be charged a nonrefundable application fee.
When applying to graduate, students will be charged a nonrefundable graduation and alumni fee.
Some courses have additional fees to pay for extraordinary class–related expenses.
Fees for One Year 
Amount 

Tuition (2 semesters x $8340.00 per semester) 
16,680.00 
Ancillary Fee (2 semesters x $381.6 per semester) 
763.20 
VIU Students' Union fee (8 months x $20.73 per month) 
165.84 
Health and Dental Plan fee ($275.00 per year) 
275.00 
Approximate cost for books and supplies for one year (Note: Books and supply costs vary depending on course load and course type.) 
1,500.00 
Total 
19,384.04 
The above table is based on 15 credits or less per semester. Additional fees of $695.00 per credit will be applied if taking more than 15 credits per semester.
The Health and Dental Plan fee is in effect only for fulltime students at the Nanaimo Campus.
Science and Technology courses with a compulsory lab have a lab fee of $22.52 per course.
All fees are subject to change without prior notice.
UpdatedProgram Start Date  Accepting Applications  Campus  

Sep 7, 2021 
Oct 1, 2020 to Mar 31, 2021

Nanaimo


Anticipated intake for someone applying today
Sep 7, 2021
Application Fee
$41.72
Testing Required
No
Admissions Assistant
Name: Amelia MaherAhmed Comments

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