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StFX restructures the Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science into two distinct departments and educational pathways

June 24th, 2019

Welcome changes are coming to the StFX Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science. In the 2018-19 academic year, the Computer Science group, and the Mathematics and Statistics group requested that two new departments be created from the existing Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science Department

As of July 1, 2019, the current department will reform into two separate departments—the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, and the Department of Computer Science, offering students two distinct educational pathways. 

The new, separate departments will also provide students with a distinct academic home, fostering academic engagement and pride.

The Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science was unique in StFX’s Faculty of Science in that it housed two related, but different fields of study. The two fields co-existed within a single department, but offered separate honours, advanced majors, majors and minors, along with a research-based MSc program in computer science. 

It’s expected that the two programs will benefit from enhanced visibility both within and outside the university as separate departments. 

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