# Information for all first year students in Science

There are Mathematics or Statistics requirements for all students in Faculty Of Science programs. These are explained in this pdf document.

**Undergraduate
Programs of Study**

**Mathematics**

An
Honours B.Sc. degree is normally required for students wishing to
do graduate work.

1.
The Honours in Mathematics (4 years)

Provides a rigorous training in the discipline.

2.
The Combined Honours Program (4 years)

For students who wish to combine two fields
of study.

Students interested in taking honours in mathematics
and another subject as a combined programme
should consult the Mathematics Honours advisor. Combined programmes
in areas such as
Mathematics and Statistics, Mathematics and Computer Science,

Mathematics and Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry
and Mathematics and Economics are common,
but combined programmes with Mathematics and any subject in the Faculty

of Science, Faculty of Arts and Social Science,
and Faculty of Computer Science can be

arranged. These programmes must satisfy University
Regulations, but are designed to

satisfy the interests and needs of the student.

3. The Honours Co-op Education Program (4.5
years)

Links an Honours degree with industrial experience.
Students in this program have to complete
three work terms. Visit the Science
Co-op website for further information.

4.
The Advanced Major in Mathematics (4 years)

This will provides a broad coverage of the discipline
but is slightly less demanding than the Honours
programs.

5.
The Advanced Majors Co-op Education Program (4.5 years)

Visit the Science
Co-op website for further information.

6.
The Advanced Double Major (4 years)

Allows a student to specialize in two subjects
at a slightly less intense level than does
the Combined Honours Program.

7. A Concentration in Mathematics (3 years)

Provides a student with a basic background in mathematics
or statistics. Certificate programs
are also available for students who wish to upgrade a 15-credit degree
to a 20- credit Advanced Major or Honours
degree.

__Certificate
Programs__

Special
Certificates are also awarded to students who complete a certain set
of mathematics and statistics courses as part
of a 20-credit degree program. If interested, please
ask for a handout sheet.

1.
Certificate in Actuarial and Financial Mathematics.

This program addresses many of the learning objectives
and fundamental mathematical and statistical
skills required for an actuarial career. It also prepares student
for employment in general financial institutions
were modeling, quantitative risk analysis, asset management, life
contingencies and insurance assessment, and other complex financial
calculations are required.

2.
Certificate in Applied and Computational Mathematics.

This program is concerned with the development
of the core mathematical and computational
skills required in science, government and industry. Areas of application
include everything from mathematical modeling
to operations research to cryptography to software
development.

**Statistics**

The Statistics Division is the largest group of Statisticians in
Maritime Canada, and the only one which offers a full range of undergraduate
and graduate programs.

Through the five different undergraduate degree programs offered by
the Division of statistics, students are provided with the flexibility
and experience necessary to meet their individual academic goals.

1.
The Honours in Statistics (4 years)

Will provide students with a comprehensive
knowledge of both theoretical and applied

statistics and will enable students to move easily
into challenging employment or

graduate work in statistics.

2.
The Combined Honours Program (4 years)

Allows students to study Statistics and another
scientific discipline at an advanced level.

3.
The Advanced Major in Statistics (4 years)

Provides a broad coverage of the discipline but
is slightly less demanding than the

Honours program.

4.
The Advanced Double Major (4 years)

Allows a student to specialize in two subjects
at a slightly less intense level than does
the Combined Honours Program.

5.
The Major in Statistics (3 years)

Provides a student with a basic background in statistics.

6. The Advanced Majors Co-op Education Program
(4.5 years)

Visit the Science
Co-op website for further information.

**Contact Information**

**Mathematics Director: ** Dr. Robert Milson (902)
494 - 6366 milson@mathstat.dal.ca

**Statistics Director:**
Dr. Bruce Smith (902) 494 - 2257 bsmith@mathstat.dal.ca