Why Math & Stats at Acadia?

So, you've decided that mathematics and statistics are high on your list of possible areas of concentration at university. The question now is, what does Acadia's Department of Mathematics and Statistics have to offer you?

  • Excellent faculty-student ratio (roughly one faculty member for every five mathematics majors), allows for small class sizes and individual counselling and assistance to an extent that is completely unknown at most Canadian universities. 
  • Each student is assigned a faculty advisor from the department who will help the student choose courses and programs and act as a gude and support person for the student.
  • A full range of programs: not just the B.Sc. or B.A. in mathematics (with possible concentrations in pure mathematics, applied mathematics, and statistics), but combined programs with Computer Science, Economics and Business and the opportunity to Double Major with almost any other program.  Check the links under Current Students for more information.
  • Excellent computing opportunities, including dedicated labs using the latest in mathematical and other software.
  • The Math & Stats Help Unit (MASH), located in the basement of Huggins Science Hall and staffed by senior students, offers assistance especially to first-year students. 
  • Departmental study facilities give students an alternative to residence or library study. In addition, student offices are available for a limited number of senior students. The mathematics lounge offers a place to sit and chat, eat lunch, or read the newspaper. 
  • The Rothberger Mathematics Library, housed in the department, gives students ready access to a wide collection of books and journals, in addition to the resources at the Vaughan Memorial Library
  • An active student-run Math & Stats Club, weekly meetings for enthusiasts of contest problems, and student and faculty seminars round out the picture of a top-quality educational experience.