The Department offers degree programme in
i) Pure and Applied Mathematics,
ii) Industrial Mathematics, and
iii) Computer Science
Each of these courses runs for a minimum period of four (4) years for those students admitted into a four (4) year programme and three (3) years for those admitted into a three (3) year programme.
Generally defined, Mathematics is that branch of science which is concerned with numbers, quantities and space. In operation, it is essentially abstract. However, in its ramifications as a discipline, it forms the basis for the study of other academic disciplines in pure, applied and social sciences. The programmes in the department are designed with the above in view. The Computer Science degree option is designed with strong mathematical backing. Ability to understand and interpret the empirical data is ensured by introducing suitable causes in statistics in all programmes of the department.
Aims and Objectives
The syllabus for the department is intended to provide a unified view of modern mathematics and computer science. The emphases are not only on the theories involved, but also on the creative ideas of imagination and intuition. The products of this programme are therefore expected to be equipped with the skill essential in solving mathematical and computational needs in the scientific, industrial, educational and business establishments. The department also offers support services to other departments in and outside the college of Pure and Applied Sciences if and when need arises. It is expected that in no distance future, these services will be extended to the scientific and business establishments outside the University environment.
Four (4) Years Degree Programme
The minimum quali=cation for admission is as follows:
Five (5) credit passes in SSCE/GCE/NECO/NABTEB at not more than two sittings. The subjects passed at credit level must include the following:
English language, Mathematics, Physics, and any other science or social science subjects (Economics/Geography). The subjects for the UTME are: Use of English, Mathematics, and Physics. The other subject may be taken from Science or Social Science subject (Economics/Geography).
Three (3) Year Degree Programme:
In addition to the credit passes specified above, the minimum requirement includes the following:
• Two A/Level passes in Mathematics and any Science or Economics.
• A/Level passes in Pure Mathematics and Applied Mathematics taken as separate subjects will be counted as two subjects.
• A minimum of merit or lower credit passes (Obtained from a recognized institution) in OND/HND and NCE in Computer Science, Mathematics or Statistics or Physics