Why study MATHEMATICS at Dal?

More than solving equations

Studying mathematics provides a solid base for every scientific field. It's not just the numeracy you learn here that's applicable to so many intellectual pursuits. Our courses teach you how to think and solve problems. You’ll learn how to make airtight arguments and look for every possible loophole.

Degree overview

Undergraduate Degree: Bachelor of Science (BSc) or Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Department: Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Campus: Studley Campus, Halifax
Program Length: 4 years
Program Start: September & January

What will I learn?

Studying mathematics is more than working with numbers, you’ll learn how to think critically and solve problems. The Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers a well-rounded set of courses that will be of use to any student, whether they major in mathematics, economics, oceanography or physics.

Our mathematics program is small, meaning you’ll have smaller class sizes and more opportunities for one-on-one learning. You’ll learn from our award-winning faculty and jump into project work with other students.

Sample courses:

  • Methods for Ordinary Differential Equations
  • Theory of Numbers
  • Classical Game Theory

We offer certificates in actuarial and financial mathematics as well as one in applied and computational mathematics – both useful if you want to apply your mathematical skills professionally after graduation. Students also have the opportunity to complete work terms through the co-op education program.

Visit the Academic Calendar to view degree options and course details.

Careers and future study

Studying Mathematics at Dalhousie prepares you for four main mathematical career paths: Applied and Computational, Pure, Actuarial and Financial and Mathematics Education. However, mathematicians find careers in diverse fields. After graduation you may find yourself in any of the following future career paths:

  • teacher
  • actuarial scientist
  • computer engineer
  • cryptographer
  • operations researcher

Graduates often go on to pursue a Master of Science (MSc) in Mathematics because it offers the opportunity to complete an in-depth research project in their field of interest. However, an undergraduate degree in math also puts you in a good position if you want to pursue graduate studies in another scientific field.

Admission requirements

Undergraduate admission requirements vary based on your previous education and your intended program of study at Dalhousie. Learn about our admissions requirements, book a campus tour, or connect with an advisor if you have questions about your eligibility for admission.

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