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Mathematics and Statistics

Degree
  • Bachelor of Mathematics (B. Math.) (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Mathematics (B.Math.) (General)
Admission Requirements
Honours Program
First Year

The Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including a minimum of six 4U or M courses. The six 4U or M courses must include two prerequisite courses (Advanced Functions and Calculus and Vectors). Equivalent courses may be substituted between the old and new Ontario mathematics curriculum.

The overall admission cut-off average and/or the prerequisite course average may be considerably higher than the stated minimum requirements for admission to the combined B.Math/M.Sc in Mathematics, or Statistics.

Advanced Standing

For entry to an Honours program after the completion of 5.0 included credits, a student must have a major and core CGPA of 5.50 or higher, an overall CGPA of 4.50 or higher and the recommendation of the Honours department or committee. A student beginning the final 10.0 credits towards an Honours degree must present a major and core CGPA of 6.00 or higher, an overall CGPA of 5.00 or higher and the recommendation of the Honours department or committee. A student beginning the final 5.0 credits towards an Honours degree must present a major and core CGPA of 6.50 or higher and an overall CGPA of 5.00 or higher, as calculated for graduation. Advanced standing will be granted for studies undertaken elsewhere when these are recognized as the equivalent of subjects offered at Carleton University.

General Program
First Year

The Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including a minimum of six 4U or M courses. The six 4U or M courses must include two prerequisite courses (Advanced Functions and Calculus and Vectors). Equivalent courses may be substituted between the old and new Ontario mathematics curriculum.

Advanced Standing

For entry to a General program after the completion of 5.0 included credits, a student must have a major and core CGPA of 3.50 or higher and an overall CGPA of 3.50 or higher. A student beginning the final 5.0 credits towards a General degree must present a major and core CGPA of 4.00 or higher and an overall CGPA of 4.00 or higher, as calculated for graduation. Advanced standing will be granted for studies undertaken elsewhere when these are recognized as the equivalent of subjects offered at Carleton University.

B. Math. (Honours) Degree in Biostatistics

The Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, including a minimum of six 4U or M courses. The six 4U or M courses must include the four courses: Advanced Functions; Calculus and Vectors; Biology; Chemistry. Equivalent courses may be substituted between the old and new Ontario mathematics curriculum.

In addition, 4U or M in Physics is highly recommended.

Moreover, although it is not an admission requirement, at least one 4U course in either English or francais is recommended.

Entrance after first year and continuation at the end of first year in the program requires Honours standing in each of Mathematics & Statistics and in Biology.

Advanced Standing

Applicants for admission with advanced standing to the program will be evaluated on an individual basis. Successful applicants will have individual academic subjects, completed with grade of C- or higher, evaluated for academic standing, provided the academic work has been completed at another university or degree-granting college or in another degree program at Carleton University. Students must take a minimum of 1.0 credit of complementary studies at Carleton University.

Co-op Option (excluding Biostatistics)
Admission Requirements

1. Direct Admission to the First Year of the Co-op Option

Applicants must:

    1. meet the required overall admission cut-off average and prerequisite course average. These averages may be higher than the stated minimum requirements;
    2. be registered as a full-time student in the Bachelor of Mathematics Honours program;
    3. be eligible to work in Canada (for off-campus work placements).

Meeting the above requirements only establishes eligibility for admission to the program. The prevailing job market (and thus the availability of co-op placement) may limit enrolment in the co-op option.

2. Continuation Requirements and Eligibility for Placement in the First Work Term of the Co-op Option for all Previously Admitted Students and Admission to the Co-op Option after starting the program

To be eligible for placement in the first (regular) work term of the Co-op Option a student must meet the following requirements by the end of the term preceding the first job placement process.

After completion of 5.0 or more included credits (at least 2.0 in Mathematics/Statistics) at Carleton in any Honours program offered by the School of Mathematics and Statistics, students must:

    1. have a major CGPA of 8.00 or higher and an overall CGPA of 6.50 or higher;
    2. Students in the Honours Computer Mathematics program must have completed at least one of Computer Science COMP 2002 or COMP 2004 or COMP 2404 or COMP 2404 to be eligible for placement in the regular (i.e. not preliminary) co-op work term placement;
    3. have full-time status in each academic term immediately preceding a work term; and
    4. be eligible to work in Canada (for off-campus work placements).

In addition, students whose first language is not English who are admitted to Carleton based on CAEL, IELTS, TOEFL or MELAB assessments are also required to take the Spoken English Test for Co-op students and attain a minimum score of 5.0.

Meeting the above requirements only establishes eligibility for admission to the Co-op program. Enrolment in the Co-operative Option is limited.

Co-Op Option (Biostatistics)

1. Direct Admission to the First Year of the Co-op Option

Applicants must:
    1. meet the required overall admission cut-off average and prerequisite course average. These averages may be higher than the stated minimum requirements for the B.Math. degree;
    2. be registered as a full-time student in the program;
    3. be eligible for work in Canada (for off-campus work placements).

Meeting the above entrance requirements only establishes eligibility for admission to the program. Enrolment in the co-op option may be limited at the discretion of the School.

2. Continuation Requirements for Students Previously Admitted to the Co-op Option, and Admission to the Co-op Option after Beginning the Program

Students may also apply to the co-op option once they have arrived at the University at the beginning of second year, provided they:

    1. are registered as a full-time student in the program;
    2. have an overall CGPA of 8.00 or higher;
    3. have successfully completed all required first year courses before beginning the first work placement;
    4. are eligible to work in Canada (for off-campus work placements);
    5. have obtained permission of the Co-op Faculty Advisor.

Students must be eligible for third-year standing when they return for a study term after their first work placement.

In addition, students whose first language is not English who are admitted to Carleton based on TOEFL or CAEL assessments must take the Spoken English Test for Co-op students and attain a minimum score of 5.0 .

Meeting the above entrance requirements only establishes eligibility for admission to the program. Enrolment in the co-op option may be limited at the discretion of the School.

The Preliminary Work Term

Students who have been accepted into the Co-operative Option in first year may be given the opportunity to take part in a preliminary work term at the end of their first year. To be eligible for placement in this preliminary work term, at the end of their first term of study students must:

    1. have a major CGPA of 10.00 or higher, and an overall CGPA of 10.00 or higher;
    2. be registered as a full-time student in the Bachelor of Mathematics program;
    3. be eligible to work in Canada (for off-campus placements).
    4. students in Honours Computer Mathematics must have successfully completed at least one of Computer Science COMP 1002 or COMP 1005 or COMP 1402 or COMP 1405.
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