Location: Chase Building
6316 Coburg Road
P.O. Box 15000
Halifax, NS
B3H 4R2
Telephone: (902) 494-2572
Fax: (902) 494-5130

The Mathematics division offers a full range of programs aimed at students of diverse interests and levels. This includes honours, major, minor and joint degree programs. We work closely with students to choose a program that is the right fit for their interests and goals. Mathematics is a creative activity with its own intrinsic value and beauty. Mathematics also provides a solid foundation for every scientific field. A degree in mathematics can prepare students for a career in academia, industry, management, information technology, banking, teaching, and other areas.

General Interest Courses

We offer a number of courses for students not majoring in Mathematics:

  • MATH 1000.03/MATH 1010.03: These core calculus courses are the starting point for any degree program in the sciences.
  • MATH 1030.03/MATH 2040.03 : These courses serve as introductions to matrix theory, linear equations and linear algebra, topics of importance in many fields.
  • MATH 1060.03: This course serves as an introduction to the basic ideas of statistics, through examples drawn from a wide variety of disciplines.
  • MATH 1215.03: This course emphasizes the application of calculus to the life sciences.
  • MATH 2110.03: This course is concerned with the foundations of mathematics, including logic, set theory, and proof techniques.
  • MATH 2300.03: Topics from science and technology are used to motivate and illustrate basic mathematical tools of linear algebra and calculus. Mathematical software such as Matlab and Maple is also introduced.

Six credit hours of Mathematics or Statistics are required for a BSc degree. The following courses may not be used to satisfy this requirement: MATH 1001.03, MATH 1002.03, MATH 1003.03, MATH 1115.03, MATH 1315.03.

Degree Programs

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers the following degree programs in Mathematics :

  • BSc (120 credit hour) Honours (Concentrated)*
  • BSc (120 credit hour) Combined Honours*
  • BSc (120 credit hour) Major*
  • BSc or BA (120 credit hour) Double Major*
  • BSc (90 credit hour) Minor in Mathematics
  • Minor in Mathematics (added to a 120 credit hour degree)

* May be combined with Minor programs from other disciplines

Departmental requirements for each degree program can be seen by following the links in the menu to the right.

In addition to departmental requirements, students must satisfy the requirements outlined in the Academic Regulations and the College of Arts and Science Degree Requirements sections.

A BSc degree is the choice of most students in Mathematics; however, a BA degree option is also available for each of the programs listed below. The Departmental requirements for each BA degree program are the same as those of the corresponding BSc degree program; however, students are advised that some of the general College of Arts and Science requirements differ for the BA and BSc degrees. Minors and certificates that can be combined with a BSc degree can also be combined with a BA degree.

A student is governed by the academic regulations in place at the time of initial enrolment, as long as the degree is completed within the time permitted (10 years). Subsequent changes in regulations shall apply only if the student so elects. Students applying the old academic regulations should consult the calendar of the appropriate year.

Students should plan their programs of study carefully and are strongly encouraged to do so in consultation with a Mathematics undergraduate academic advisor. Students who participated in the Integrated Science Program in their first year should consult the Undergraduate Calendar for first year course equivalencies.

Students in any Mathematics program are strongly encouraged to include CSCI 1105.03 and CSCI 1110.03 in their programs.