Mathematics (BSc.)

Programme Overview

The programme consists of a total of thirty-six (36) advanced credits.  This programme will provide, in Level I, a foundation for further study; in Level II a broad based training in core mathematical subjects; and in Level III; the opportunity to pursue advanced courses in specialised areas of pure and applied mathematics. Students who graduate with a major in mathematics will be proficient in the uses of mathematics, especially with calculus, algebra and differential equations. They will also expose to some courses in statistics and higher level mathematical reasoning involving the rigors of mathematical proofs.    

Programme Objectives

 The B.Sc. Major in Mathematics aims to:
1.    Equip students with knowledge of the axiomatic nature of mathematics, and  enable them to work creatively within this framework; 
2.    Provide students with  a thorough knowledge of fundamental mathematical facts, and solve  problems which can be analysed mathematically;
3.    Enable students  to work  either independently or as part of a team; 
4.    Adequately prepare students to pursue further education and research.



Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements
In order to do the BSc Mathematics major Degree, candidates must satisfy the requirements for entrance to the Faculty of Science and Technology they must:

1.    Satisfy the University requirements for Normal Matriculation.
2.    Have obtained passes at CSEC Secondary Education General Proficiency level (or     equivalent) in Mathematics and two subjects at CAPE (both comprising Units 1 & 2) or at     GCE A-level (or equivalent) one of which must be an approved science subject.

1.    Satisfy the University requirements for Lower level Matriculation. 
2.    Have obtained passes at CSEC Secondary Education General Proficiency level with     grades I, II, or since 1998 grade III (or equivalent) in Mathematics and two approved science subjects.

Programme Structure

This programme consists of 36 Advanced (Level II/ level III) credits.  Level I covers  basic courses in Mathematics which provide the foundation for the Level II and III courses. In Level II, 18 credits cover the central areas of pure mathematics, differential equations and probability. In Level III, the compulsory courses explore mathematical analysis. 

The course requirements and structure are as tabulated below:

Level  I  
MATH1141 – Introductory Linear Algebra & Analytic Geometry
MATH1142 – Calculus I    
MATH1151 – Calculus II
MATH1152 – Introduction to Formal Mathematics

Level  II  
MATH2401 – Elements of Mathematical Analysis
MATH2410 – A First Course in Linear Algebra
MATH2404 – Introduction to Probability Theory    
MATH2411 – Introduction to Abstract Algebra
MATH2403 – Multivariable Calculus
MATH2420 – Ordinary Differential Equations

Level  III  
MATH3155 – Complex Variables
MATH3412 – Advanced Linear Algebra    
MATH3402 – A course on Metric Spaces & Topology

Plus any two (2) Level 3 courses from the following electives:
MATH3414 -Selected Topics in Operations Research
MATH3421 - Partial Differential Equations
MATH3422 - Mathematical Modelling
MATH3424 - Numerical Methods
MATH3423 – Research Project
STAT3001 - Regression Analysis
MATH3403 - Some Topics in Functional Analyses
MATH3401 - Introduction to the Theory of Integration
MATH3411 - Advanced Abstract Algebra
MATH3404 - Introduction to Differential Geometry with Maple
STAT3002 - Time Series


Careers after Graduation

High level positions in the commercial sector, including banking and the broader financial services industry, and the public sector, including education.