Mathematics and Statistics

Faculty: Faculty of Science
Degree(s): Bachelor of Science
Campus: Fredericton

The mysteries of number theory and the geometry of curved spaces: these are areas with important applications in data security, computer design and cosmology. For ages, through research both pure and applied, mathematicians have made invisible and unsung contributions to advancements in science and technology, and the importance of mathematical training is increasingly recognized by employers and governments around the world.

The Mathematics program is available as a major, double major or honours option as part of a four-year Bachelor of Science degree.  There are also Minor degrees, including a Minor in Financial Math and a Minor in Computational Studies.

Why Mathematics at UNB?

In numerous rankings of careers, a significant portion of the top careers are math-intensive, and a degree in Mathematics provides excellent training.  For instance, CareerCast annually ranks 200 careers according to environment, income, outlook, and stress, and Mathematician, Actuary, Statistician, Data Scientist, Information Security Analyst, and Computer Systems Analyst regularly rank in the top ten.

Two Options

Mathematics:

The mathematics major degree is designed to prepare you with a career in industry, government or education. Mathematics students are urged to obtain some expertise in an area of application such as the physical sciences, computer science, engineering or business.

Statistics: 

The statistics major degree is designed to prepare you with a career in industry or government as well as to provide a background for graduate study. Statistics students are urged to obtain some expertise in an area of applications such as the physical sciences, forestry, or computer science.

Hands-on learning

  • There are summer employment opportunities (e.g. NSERCs Undergraduate Student Research Awards) for upper-year students
  • The Faculty of Science has a Co-op degree program

Skills you will acquire:

  • Creating coherent, logical arguments, and identifying/rectifying illogical ones
  • Manipulating intricate ideas and following sophisticated reasoning
  • The ability to relate abstract ideas to real-world situations
  • Confronting difficult, unsolved problems with precision, attention to detail, and confidence
  • Creating mathematical models of real-world problems, identifying key issues, assumptions, and limitations

More info

For more information, visit the Mathematics and Statistics page on the Faculty of Science's website

Admission Requirements

For admission requirements, select "Science" in our admission requirements tool.

Sample Courses

  • MATH 3373: Introduction to Game Theory
  • MATH 4563: Mathematical Biology
  • MATH 4483: Introduction to General Relativity
  • MATH 3093: Elementary Number Theory

Careers

  • Actuary
  • Data/Information Scientist
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Logistician
  • Risk Analyst
  • Quantitative Researcher
  • Computer Programmer
  • Mathematician
  • Data Analyst
  • Industrial Designer
  • Computer Systems Analyst