Bachelor of Science Major in Mathematics

The Department of Mathematics offers a Bachelor of Science degree with a Major in Mathematics. The principal aim of our program is to introduce several aspects of pure mathematics throughout the degree plus some aspects of applied mathematics.

The mathematics sequence in the mathematics major provides students with a strong foundation in mathematics and then gives students the flexibility to explore various aspects of the discipline, mainly in Algebra, analysis and statistics. The first year of the program is devoted to core courses that are needed by all mathematics and science graduates. Starting the second year, the proportion of the program that is core decreases, and the students will be exposed to a wider range of mathematics courses. A distinctive feature of the program is the final project (seminar) which provides the student with the opportunity to write a report and give presentations either within a team or individually.

There is also the flexibility within the mathematics major for a student to pursue a minor in a related field of study, namely Computer Information Systems, Physics, Chemistry or Biology. The way the program is built, can prepare students for jobs in teaching math and science, or industry, as well as, preparing students for graduate study in mathematics

The program is undertaken full time over a period of four years with either one or two summer sessions, with a 129 credits required for graduation, in which 49 are math courses, 29 are general science courses, 24 are required minor courses, and 34 are university required courses.

Program Learning Outcomes

Knowledge and understanding:

Students will be able to develop knowledge and understanding of:

  1. Correct use of Mathematical language reasoning and logical thinking and Mathematical thinking.
  2. Mathematical proofs.
  3. Methods of Numerical computations.
  4. Application of Math in other fields.
  5. Basic Knowledge of probability and statistic and data analysis.

Skills:

Students will have the opportunity to develop the following skills during the course:

  1. To be able to present Mathematical arguments with accuracy in an adequate short time.
  2. To be able to construct logical proofs and algorithms.
  3. To be able to use software such as SPSS, Mathlab, Mathematica,…etc.
  4. To be able to use and select the appropriate statistical methods.
  5. To be able to transfer the knowledge to other courses and to real life problems.

Attitudes:

Students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the value of logical thinking with respect to Mathematical problems.
  2. To appreciate the contributions of Mathematics to other fields.
  3. To appropriate the use of mathematical and statistical software.
  4. To be able to work independently and within a team with confidence.
  5. To be able to transfer the knowledge and skills to other courses and to real life problems.

Career Opportunities

If you like numbers then the only way to do it is to major in Mathematics.   The possibilities of your career is endless we list some:

  • research, bioinformatics, engineering, marketing, economics and finance
  • Math teacher/ Math Tutor
  • Actuary
  • Underwriter for insurance companies and Banks
  • computer science, scientific software engineer
  • Accountant
  • Hospital Administrator

 

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