Mathematics is the science of structure, order and relation. It deals with logical quantitative reasoning. Statistics is the science and art of data collection and analysis. It deals with estimation, hypothesis testing and decision making. At StFX, you may undertake studies that focus on either or both fields.
With small class sizes and a personal environment that maximizes individual attention, as a StFX Mathematics and Statistics student, you will be well educated for further success in graduate studies, education programs and industry.
Typical first year course schedules include an introduction to differential and integral calculus, which provides you with an understanding of and appreciation for the mathematics of change. The calculus courses are taken in combination with courses from the sciences and the arts.
Job opportunities include work in education, insurance, banking, finance, pharmaceutical companies, market research, and academia. Recent employers of StFX Mathematics and Statistics graduates include Statistics Canada, Canada Revenue Agency, banks, insurance companies, Shell, Nortel, IBM, Sobeys, Atlantic Lottery Corporation, and primary and secondary schools.
Several degree choices are offered within the program, and you may major in Mathematics or Statistics in either Arts or Science, depending on your interests and career objectives.
There is also a B.Sc. Advanced Major in Mathematics and Business degree. The program offers considerable flexibility in how your Mathematics and Statistics courses are complemented, leading to a B.Sc. or B.A. degree.
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