Mathematics and Statistics (BSc, BA)

Choosing First Year Courses

Establishing the best first year schedule helps you set the foundation for a successful Acadia experience. To help with this, your department has recommended the courses you should register for in your first year. To make the process even easier for you, many departments will pre-register you for your required courses. Most programs allow you to choose and self-register for at least one elective in your first year. Academic advising is available at any stage should you need it.

First Year at a Glance

Required Courses

MATH 1013 and 1010L
Introductory Calculus 1, with Lab
MATH 1023 and 1020L
Introductory Calculus 2, with Lab
MATH 1313
MATH 1333
Linear Algebra
*APSC 1413&1410L OR COMP 1113&1110L
Introductory Programming, with Lab


15h Electives
Courses of your choice, totalling 15 credit hours

Important Notes

You will already be registered for your required courses, but you must select and register for your electives.

You should register for COMP 1113 instead of APSC 1413 if you wish to take additional computer science courses in the future. 

Although we recommend that you take a programming course in first year, it may be taken in a later year.

Double Majors: 

BSc Mathematics and Statistics with Business: you should also take Busi 1013, Busi 1703, Econ 1013, and Econ 1023 in your first year.

BSc Mathematics and Statistics with Computer Science: you should take both Comp 1113 and Comp 1123. (Note that the alternative course Apsc 1413 cannot be used as credit towards the Math and Stats with Computer Science double major.)