Why choose Statistics at Dalhousie?

It doesn't matter if you want to design computer games, study the safety of nuclear power plants, or conduct political polls: scientists of all kinds work with numbers to measure and explore the world.

"People, regardless of what science they work in," says Assistant Professor Joanna Mills Flemming, "want students who have quantitative skills to do analysis."

That's where statistics comes in. Statistics is the science of structuring, explaining and processing data into something knowable. Pulling knowledge from data helps us plan for the future and improve our quality of life.

The Statistics program is the largest group of statisticians in the Maritimes and the only program that offers a full range of undergraduate and graduate programs. Our undergraduate courses are also approved by the accreditation committee of the Statistics Society of Canada, so that our graduates can receive an Associate Statistician designation.

Statistics makes a great undergraduate degree you can apply to many future professions and an essential component for anyone in the sciences or social sciences.

Program Details

Bachelor of Science (BSc) or Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Program Options

  • (20 credit) Major/Double Major (4 years)
  • BSc (20-credit) Honours/Combined Honours (4 years)
  • Co-op option available for 20-credit programs
  • BSc (15 credit) with Minor in Statistics (3 years)
  • Minor in Statistics (3 credits)

We offer certificate programs in Actuarial and Financial Mathematics and Applied and Computational Mathematics.


High School courses:

  • English
  • Pre-Calculus or Calculus
  • 3 additional university preparatory courses 

See Admissions Requirements for more information

Program Dates

Application deadlines for 2017/18

  • March 1 - Deadline for scholarship consideration for fall semester
  • April 1 - International students (except USA)
  • June 1 - All Canadian and American applications

Other important program dates

Class Size

  • First year classes have approximately 150 students.
  • Upper level classes average 10-20 students.

Tuition Fees

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Residence & Housing

Whether you're applying to one of our residence halls or you’re looking for help with an off-campus apartment search, Dalhousie’s Residence and Housing services can help.   

Housing options

  • Living in residence
  • Dorm-style traditional residences
  • Apartment-style, non-traditional
  • Off-campus housing