Comprehensive Examination
0.0 Credit

The Comprehensive Examination assesses the student's broad knowledge in foundational topics of Mathematical and Statistical Modelling at the Honours undergraduate level. To demonstrate adequate knowledge of these topics, the candidate will be required to take and pass the comprehensive examination in the spring term of the first year of registration in the program. The student must pass the comprehensive examination to continue in the program. The Comprehensive Exam Committee (CEC) consists of at least five faculty members involved in the program, including at least three from the Department of Mathematics.

The examination is assessed on a pass/fail basis. In the case of a failing grade, the student, at the discretion of the CEC, may be allowed to take the examination once more, for a total of two attempts. The examination may be repeated no later than 6 months from the date of the first attempt. In the event the second attempt results in a failing grade, the Graduate Program Coordinator will recommend to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies that the student be required to withdraw from the program.