Mathematics HONOURS

Think of the Honours program in mathematics as a more intensive major. If you are drawn to the beauty and power of mathematics, this competitive entry program will help you learn mathematics at a deeper level.

As an Honours student, you take more courses at the advanced level, including a research-based course. In this course, you are guided by a faculty supervisor as you conduct independent research, write an Honours thesis and present an oral defense.

Courses and requirements

The Honours program in mathematics is available to selected students in the Bachelor of Science. Courses in the discipline are one component of the requirements you need to graduate with Honours. Consult the Academic Calendar for the year you are accepted into the Honours program for a complete list of requirements.

Courses & Requirements
Check the academic calendar to find the courses you need to take and the requirements you must fulfill to complete your program.
Academic Calendar

Apply to the Honours program

Usually, students apply to the Honours program at the end of their second year.

Eligible students are evaluated for acceptance into the program according to a number of criteria. Before you apply, you must meet general selection criteria for Honours disciplines in the Bachelor of Science.

Not all students who meet the minimum criteria will be accepted into the program. Acceptance is based on academic performance, GPA, course experience and the availability of a suitable supervisor.

Because the Honours program is an intensive course of study, involving a significant amount of one-on-one interaction with a faculty supervisor and access to departmental resources, a limited number of students are accepted into the program. Decisions made by the department regarding acceptance to this program are not subject to appeal.

Meet with the Honours Advisor to discuss requirements, course planning, program expectations and potential supervisors.

Honours advising

Consult the Honours Advisor for more information on the selection process and what to expect in the Honours program.

Chris Ramsey, Honours Advisor