# Mathematics, Bachelor of Science

1 year at RDC - 3 years at most universities

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**One Year University Transfer Program:**

For the most current university program and transfer information, see the Planning Guides in Academic Advising.

Red Deer College offers the first year of studies toward BSc Specialization in Actuarial Sciences, Mathematics, Computational Science, Mathematics & Economics, and Mathematics & Finance; BSc Specialization or Honors in Statistics.

The courses offered in this program can be transferred to most universities.

**Related Link:** Admission requirements for specific programs will often refer to Alberta Grade 12 course groups. Visit the Admissions page for detailed group descriptions.

1. Minimum average of 60% and no mark below 50% in:

- ELA 30-1
- Mathematics 30-1
- Mathematics 31
- One of Biology 30, Chemistry 30, Physics 30, Computing Science (CSE) Advanced Level - Career and Technology Studies (CTS) (5 credits)
- 30-level subject from Group A or C (science recommended)

**OR**

2. Mature Student:

You must be 19 years of age or older, out of school for at least one full year before the program starts, and have a minimum average of 60% and no mark lower than 50% in the following courses or their equivalents:

- ELA 30-1
- Mathematics 30-1
- Mathematics 31
- One of Biology 30, Chemistry 30, Physics 30, Computing Science (CSE) Advanced Level - Career and Technology Studies (CTS) (5 credits)

**Note:** At least one other 30-level science subject will be required for science options.

**Note:** In addition to the program admission requirements applicants, whose first language is not English, must demonstrate English language proficiency.

You must pass 20 term university transfer courses or a minimum of 60 credit hours, and achieve a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 to receive a Diploma in University Transfer Studies.

Apply for Bachelor of Science Math or Statistics or Math and Economics

Please note these credits are U of A credits.

**Suggested Pattern Year 1 Mathematics, Computational Science (Mathematics) & Specialization or Honors in Statistics**

**ENGL 219/ENGL 220**(6 credits)**MATH 203/MATH 204/MATH 221**(9 credits)- 5 Options (15 credits)

**Suggested Pattern Year 1 Mathematics and Finance**

**ECON 201/ECON 202**(6 credits)**ENGL 219/ENGL 220**(6 credits)**MATH 203/MATH 204**(9 credits)**STAT 251**(3 credits)- 2 Option (6 credits)

**Suggested Pattern Year 1 Mathematics and Economics**

**ECON 201/ECON 202**(6 credits)**STAT 251**(3 credits)**MATH 203, MATH 204, MATH 221**(9 credits)**ENGL 219/220**(6 credits)- 2 Option (6 credits)

## CMPT 201

This course provides an overview of computing science concepts for students with little or no programming background. Topics include: representation of data; machine architecture; operating system concepts; properties of algorithms and computational; problems; syntax of a high level procedural programming language; basic data types and control structures. Student do introductory programming for a portion of the course. Intended for students with no computing experience.

## ECON 201

Scarcity and choice. Methods used in economic science. Specialization; markets; and exchange. Supply and demand. Roles of consumers; firms and resource owners in competitive and monopolistic markets. International trade. Government intervention. Emphasis is on Canadian problems; issues; policies; and institutions. Credit will not be granted for both ECON 100 and ECON 201. Note: It is recommended that you have grade 12 level Math or equivalent as background.

## ECON 202

Defining and measuring aggregate economic variables. National income and monetary theory. Government monetary and fiscal policies. Unemployment and inflation . Exchange rates and balance of payment. Emphasis in on the Canadian economy. Prerequisite: ECON 201 Note: Credit will not be granted for both ECON 101 and 202. Note: It is recommended that you have grade 12 level Math or equivalent as background.

## ENGL 219

The focus is on formal preparation for university level essay writing and the skills related to critical reading; interpretation; and argument. Prerequisite: ELA 30-1 or English 095 NOTE: Credit will not be granted for both ENGL 219 and ENGL 210.

## ENGL 220

The course explores a range of literary genres while continuing to focus on deepening the required structural and critical skills related to thinking and writing about literature. Pre-requisite: Engl 219 NOTE: Credit will not be granted for both ENGL 220 and 210.

## MATH 203

Review of analytical geometry; differentiation and intergration of simple functions; and applications. Prerequisite: Math 30-1 and 31 or the equivalent. Note: Not recommended if you have less than 70% in Math 31.

## MATH 204

Differentiation and integration of trigonometric; exponential; and logarithmic functions. Indeterminate forms and improper integrals. Techniques of integration. Applications. Prerequisite: MATH 202 or 203 or equivalent. Note: You cannot have credit in both MATH 204 and MATH 213.

## MATH 221

Solving linear systems of equations; matrix algegra; determinants; vectors; lines and planes; subspaces of n-space; and applications. Introduction to linear transformations; eigenvalues and eigenvectors. Prerequisite: Math 30-1

## STAT 251

Data collection and presentation; descriptive statistics. Probability distributions; sampling distributions and the central limit theorem. Point estimation and hypothesis testing. Correlation and regression analysis. Goodness-of- fit and contingency table. Prerequisite: Math 30-1 or Math 30-2 Note: This course may not be taken for credit if credit has already been obtained in any of STAT 241; PSYC 309; SOCI 311; or BUS 306.

## MATH 202

Review of analytical geometry; differentiation and integration of simple functions; and applications. Prerequisite: Math 30-1 Note: You should take MATH 203 if you have at least 70% in Math 31.

## MATH 203

Review of analytical geometry; differentiation and intergration of simple functions; and applications. Prerequisite: Math 30-1 and 31 or the equivalent. Note: Not recommended if you have less than 70% in Math 31.

## MATH 204

Differentiation and integration of trigonometric; exponential; and logarithmic functions. Indeterminate forms and improper integrals. Techniques of integration. Applications. Prerequisite: MATH 202 or 203 or equivalent. Note: You cannot have credit in both MATH 204 and MATH 213.

## MATH 221

Solving linear systems of equations; matrix algegra; determinants; vectors; lines and planes; subspaces of n-space; and applications. Introduction to linear transformations; eigenvalues and eigenvectors. Prerequisite: Math 30-1