Mathematics | Mount Allison


Mathematics is the foundation of most modern quantitative and qualitative studies. It has many faces, from practical uses of its statistical tools to theoretical studies of abstract relationships.


Mathematics is the foundation of most modern quantitative and qualitative studies. It has many faces, from practical uses of its statistical tools to theoretical studies of abstract relationships.

Mathematics, said to be the Queen of Sciences, has been around since humans first began using numbers. The permanence and universality of mathematics throughout the ages is a consequence of its very nature.

At a Glance

Degree options
Bachelor of Arts (BA), major or honours
Bachelor of Science (BSc), major or honours


At Mount Allison, the Mathematics program aims to provide an appreciation of the historical, theoretical, and applied nature of mathematics.

All courses in the curriculum offer a blend of theory and practical applications. The program includes lectures supplemented by weekly labs where you can gain hands-on experience.

Introductory courses* may introduce students to the applications to which calculus may be applied or the practical uses of statistics.

Upper-year courses deal with topics ranging from geometry to game theory.

You will be introduced to mathematical concepts such as:

  • the practical uses of statistical tools
  • theoretical studies of abstract relationships
  • the applications of calculus
  • the use of number theory in modern cryptography

Many of the courses offered include a substantial computational component and students are encouraged to use the mathematical software tools available.

You are also encouraged to conduct independent summer research projects or to contribute to faculty research projects as a research assistant.

*A Math Assessment Test may be used for a variety of courses to determine your present mathematics ability.

The Mathematics and Computer Science department emphasizes hands-on learning with ample opportunity to put theory into practice


Degree options

At Mount Allison, there are different degree options in Mathematics depending on your interests and career goals. 

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Mathematics

As a Bachelor of Arts student with a major in Mathematics, you'll combine your mathematics courses with complementary courses in other disciplines.

A BA honours Mathematics is also available.

Bachelor Science (BSc) in Mathematics

As a Bachelor of Science student with a major in Mathematics, you'll combine your mathematics courses with courses in computer science, chemistry, physics, and other science courses.

A BSc honours Mathematics is also available.

Mathematics +

Some complimentary majors can be combined with Mathematics to create a unique degree. These include:

Minor in Mathematics

A minor in Mathematics consists of a selection of core and elective mathematics courses and can be combined with any degree.

Not sure about the difference between a major, a minor, an honours, and a certificate? 

The Dunn Building, home to the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Matthew Betti
Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Computer Science

» Mount Allison mathematics professor part of National COVID-19 Modelling Task Force


Whether you're entering the job market or continuing your education, your Mount Allison degree will stand out.

Mount Allison has been recognized by Maclean's as the top primarily undergraduate university in Canada more times than any other university.

With experiential learning and career development opportunities available in every degree, you'll also graduate with hands-on learning and on-the-job experience.

Our graduates also boast extraordinarily high acceptance rates to top graduate programs and professional schools such as law and medicine.

Popular career paths for Mathematics graduates include:

  • market research/data analyst
  • quality assurance analyst
  • inventory strategist
  • actuary/accountant
  • budget analyst
  • business solutions specialist
  • risk management analyst
  • statistician/statistical analyst
  • efficiency expert
  • insurance broker
  • appraiser
  • astronaut

Alumni Spotlight

The Honourable Justice Wyman W. Webb ('78)
Bachelor of Science, Mathematics
Judge, The Federal Court of Appeal

"Mathematics is a good background for law because of the logic involved."


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I adored my time at Mount Allison. In particular, the Math/CS department is as good as any and has made my 4 years in Sackville some of the best of my life. The professors in the department are very friendly, accessible and fun to chat with! I would recommend the study of math to anyone who enjoys to think analytically and enjoys solving problems. Contrary to mainstream thought, it isn't about crunching numbers and solving equations. Rather, math is about explaining complex ideas in a simpler fashion and understanding relationships.

Honours Mathematics, minors in Commerce and Economics
Moncton, NB
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Within a week of my first mathematics class at Mount Allison, I knew that I was in the right place. The small department allows students to engage with professors not only as students, but as colleagues, often working as teaching assistants, doing research, and attending events and conferences. The faculty and staff in the department are outstanding educators who are passionate, engaging, and supportive, going out of their way to help you succeed.

Honours Mathematics and Physics
Moncton, NB


Math Help Centre

The Math Help Centre offers a free drop-in service for students who need help in mathematics. The services are available for any student who wishes to improve their mathematical skills. The Math Help Centre is primarily directed to those in first-year mathematics courses, but students in any course who want help in math-related topics are welcome.



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Admission Requirements

Our admissions decisions are based on your academic record, leadership skills, a high level of commitment, and the potential for personal growth. The drop down menu below will help you find information on what pre-requisites are recommended for either a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science.

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