Prior to registration, Level I students must review the admission requirements of the Level II programs they are considering. Courses must be selected carefully to meet the admission requirements for entry to Level II of a speciﬁc program. For details of the various admission requirements see Faculty of Science program descriptions in this section of the Calendar. Students are also encouraged to review the McMaster Academic Planner (MAP) at www.mapsci.ca. Additionally, in late June and early July, Academic Advisors from the Ofﬁce of the Associate Dean of Science (Academic) are readily available to provide Level I students with academic advice and registration assistance. To maximize the selection of Level II programs from the disciplines of Mathematics and Statistics, students should complete the courses recommended below.

Program Notes

MATH 1A03 and 1AA3 or MATH 1LS3 and 1LT3 may be used as substitutions for MATH 1X03 and 1XX3 for consideration to Level II Mathematics and Statistics programs for students from other Level I programs. Students seeking admission to an Honours Mathematics & Statistics program should note that MATH 1A03 and 1AA3 were designed for Chemical & Physical Science Gateway students and MATH 1LS3 and 1LT3 were developed for Life Sciences or Earth & Environmental Sciences Gateway students. MATH 1A03 and 1AA3 prepare students for a wide variety of upper year math courses. MATH 1LS3 and 1LT3 prepare students for many (but not all) upper year mathematics courses. As a result, students who take MATH 1LS3 and 1LT3 are permitted to enroll in upper year courses, but some self-study of first year calculus topics (such as series and additional integration topics) may be required.

With the exception of COMPSCI 1TA3, students may substitute a Level I Computer Science course for the 3 units required from the Faculty of Science.

Completion of COMPSCI 1MD3 or MATH 1MP3 is required for admission to the Honours Mathematics and Computer Science program.

Completion of ECON 1B03 and 1BB3 is required by the end of Level II for the Honours Actuarial and Financial Mathematics program. Completion in Level I is recommended.

WHMIS 1A00, a one-hour mandatory on-line Introduction to Health and Safety course, is a co-requisite to Level 1 courses with a lab component and must be completed prior to the ﬁrst lab.

BIOSAFE 1BS0, a mandatory on-line introduction to bio-safety lab training, is a co-requisite to BIOLOGY 1A03 and must be completed prior to the ﬁrst lab.