The study of mathematics and statistics can lead to a variety of exciting professional careers.
Why choose Mathematics at Dalhousie?
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 classes teach you how to think. That's what mathematicians do. We learn to think by solving problems. Math majors practice problem solving constantly and you learn how to make airtight arguments and look for every possible loophole in an argument.
Because our program is small, professors end up knowing most of their students, graduate students interact with honours students and this community atmosphere often leads to chances to work on special projects.
Mathematics graduates are in demand in many professions, from banking and cryptography to management and teaching. 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.
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. 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 is a great undergraduate degree that you can apply to many future professions and an essential component for anyone in the sciences or social sciences.