BSc. Mathematics

Introduction
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.
Philosophy
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) Year Degree Programme
The minimum qualifications for admission into this programme are as follows:
Five (5) credits in GCE/NECO/SSCE/NABTEB Ordinary Level examination passes, in not more than two (2) sittings; the subjects passed at credit level must include Mathematics, English Language, Physics/Chemistry/Biological Sciences and any other two science/social science subjects (Economics/Geography). The subjects for the UTME are: Use of English, Mathematics, any other science subject including Geography.
Three (3) years Programme
In addition to the credits passes specfied above, candidate must possess any of the following qualfications.
• Minimum of two (2) A-Level passes in GCE or HSC in Mathematics, Physics and/or Chemistry.
• Minimum of merit or lower credit passes in any of the following:
OND or HND in Statistics, or Computer science obtained from an institution recognized by the Senate of WDU.
• Recognized NCE passed at minimum level of merit or lower credits in Mathematics with Physics or Chemistry or Biology or Geography or Computer Sciences or Statistics

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