Mathematical Sciences - Specialist (Science)

The Specialist Program in Mathematical Sciences is primarily directed toward students who hope to pursue graduate studies in, or related to mathematics.

Limited Enrolment — Enrolment in the Specialist program is limited to students with a minimum of 4.0 credits, including:

  1. MAT102H5 (minimum 65%);
  2. MAT137Y5 or MAT139H5 (minimum 60%) or MAT157Y5 or MAT159H5; and
  3. A minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA), to be determined annually.
  4. All students must complete 4.0 U of T credits before requesting this program. Courses with a grade of CR/NCR will not count as a part of the 4.0 credits required for program entry.

13.5 credits are required.

First Year:

  1. CSC108H5 and CSC148H5
  2. MAT102H5 and MAT240H5
  3. [( MAT137H5 or MAT157H5) and ( MAT139H5 or MAT159H5)] or MAT137Y5 or MAT157Y5

Second Year:

  1. CSC236H5
  2. MAT202H5 and MAT244H5 and MAT247H5 and MAT257Y5
  3. STA256H5 and ( STA258H5 or STA260H5)

Higher Years:

  1. MAT301H5 and ( MAT334H5 or MAT354H5) and MAT392H5
  2. MAT302H5 or MAT315H5
  3. 2.0 additional credit from MAT302H5 or MAT309H5 or MAT311H5 or MAT315H5 or MAT332H5 or ( MAT337H5 or MAT378H5) or MAT344H5
  4. 1.0 additional credits in MAT at the 400 level ( MAT401H5 is recommended)
  5. 1.0 additional credits at the 300/400 level in CSC or MAT/ STA, except MAT322H5
  6. 0.5 additional credits in MAT at the 300+level, except MAT322H5


  1. Mathematical Science Specialists are strongly encouraged to enroll in MAT157H5, MAT159H5, MAT257Y5, and MAT354H5.
  2. Students are strongly encouraged to familiarize themselves with the 100-level calculus pre-requisites to select the correct courses.
  3. Students may replace MAT257Y5 with [( MAT232H5 or MAT233H5) and MAT236H5), but if they do then MAT337H5 AND MAT405H5 are required as part of “Higher Years”.
  4. Students who do not feel ready for MAT257Y5 in their Second Year, may wish to take MAT232H5 that year, and then take MAT257Y5 in their Third Year.