Mathematics and Statistics (BSc, BA)

Choosing to study mathematics and statistics at Acadia offers you the opportunity to master complex reasoning skills as well as advanced data collection and analysis methods. With such skills you will be able to influence major decisions in a wide range of sectors, from politics to green energy solutions.

Acadia’s Mathematics and Statistics degree gives you the critical tools to understand and solve problems in science, business, and humanities. We offer courses that allow you to build a foundational understanding of all areas of mathematics and statistics. You will be taught to use analytical methods, combined with data collection and interpretation to model the real world. Outside the classroom, you will participate in mathematical contests, national conferences, and summer research while enjoying social events hosted by the department’s student society. Our mathematical modelling and statistical consulting centres support student and faculty research in such diverse areas as security, energy, health, and natural resources.

Be Inspired

The Mathematics and Statistics program at Acadia combines the high calibre of teaching and personal attention available in small classes with diverse course offerings and research opportunities that are comparable to larger institutions. You are encouraged to gain specialized experience through teaching assistantships, consulting/reading courses, research positions and co-op placements which prepare you for interesting careers and graduate studies. The flexibility of the program means that many of our students pursue double majors in areas such as physics, music, French and business. The department also offers a five-year BEd/BSc degree for math teachers, and is offering a new stream in Actuarial Science.

Future Careers

  • Actuary
  • Cryptanalyst
  • Data analyst
  • Doctor
  • Educator
  • Financial analyst
  • Health scientist
  • Mathematical Modeller
  • Programmer
  • Statistician

First Year at a Glance

Semester One

MATH 1013
Introductory Calculus 1
MATH 1313
Your choice
Your choice
Your choice

Semester Two

MATH 1023
Introductory Calculus 2
MATH 1333
Linear Algebra
Your choice
Your choice
Your choice

Choice of electives will depend on career interest.

Mathematics & Statistics

Co-op Available: Yes

Honours: Thesis-based, with research

Get Involved:
Acadia Math Society
Statistical Society of Canada
Canadian Mathematical Society
Women in Science and Engineering (WISE)


Mathematics and Statistics
Huggins Science Hall, Room 130
12 University Avenue
Wolfville, Nova Scotia, B4P 2R6