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More than calculus and algebra

Honours student Abdullah Al-Shaghay likes the variety of topics he studies in the mathematics program. He works in groups to develop new solutions to classic problems.

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Learn to think clearly

Mathematics professor Jeannette Janssen says mathematics trains you to think logically and problem solve creatively: skills you can take into any walk of life.

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Meet you at the Resource Centre

Statistics and Mathematics share a work hub where you can get support, tutoring, meet other students and make lifelong friendships.

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Why mathematics is like music

Alumnus Sageev Oore teaches computer science and is a professional pianist. Math and music are similar, he says, in that practice builds up knowledge and students learn a lot by imitation.

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Program Snapshot

Top 8 reasons to study Mathematics at Dalhousie

  1. Regional leader: We are the strongest mathematics program in the Maritimes, with close research ties to universities across the region.
  2. Job prospects: Banking, insurance, computer programming and many other hungry job markets seek out our graduates.
  3. Discrete Mathematics: We have close working relationships with theoretical computer science researchers.
  4. Combined programs: Many students from Physics, Computer Science and Economics double major in Mathematics.
  5. Well-rounded approach: Our pure and applied math streams are balanced and strong.
  6. Resource Centre: Find support, tutorials and a community of friends in this busy student hub.
  7. Multi-stream approach: 1st year students can choose from arts, health sciences, or honours calculus courses.
  8. Certificates: Actuarial and Financial or Applied and Computational Mathematics Certificates prepare you for future careers.

What will I learn?

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Learn to problem solve, think logically and apply your knowledge to any field. From pure and applied to financial and computational math, we offer a well-rounded education in mathematics.

What can I do... ?

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Whatever you want to become, mathematics will be useful for you. Our grads are employed in health sciences, insurance, banking, pharmaceuticals or, like alumnus Dr. Sageev Oore, computer science.