ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

The Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Physics offers four undergraduate programs: BS Applied Mathematics, BS Applied Physics, BS Mathematics and BS Mathematics and Science Teaching, a joint program with the Institute of Biological Sciences and the Institute of Chemistry.

The institute also offers a graduate program MS in Mathematics.

Aside from the academic programs being administered, the institute also provides various courses in mathematics, applied mathematics, physics, applied physics, RGEP (MST Domain) for the students of other units in the university.

Undergraduate Programs

Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics

This four-year curriculum provides an updated training in applied mathematics. It offers two options to the student, namely, Operations Research and Actuarial Science. Both require 145 units, 22 units of which are specialized courses in each of the two options.

Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics

The degree program allows the students to choose a specialization in the following fields: (1) Instrumentation Physics, (2) Computer Hardware Physics, and (3) Agricultural Physics. The training of a student who chooses any of these specialization fields is further enhanced by joining any of the following research laboratories of the Physics Division, namely: (a) Computer Hardware and Instrumentation Physics (CHIP), (b) Materials Physics (MATPHY), and (c) Computational Physics (COMP).

The laboratories are composed of faculty members and students of the Division. The research thrusts of the laboratories include new developments that revolve around (a) the construction of sophisticated low-cost instruments and computer hardware systems (microcontrollers, internet-ready processors, wireless technology, portable computing devices, and robotics) that cater to the needs of the environment, research and industry; (b) the fabrication and characterization of advanced materials (nanomaterials, conducting polymers, superconductors, and other novel materials), and (c) development of new ideas, methods and techniques through modeling, simulation, and theoretical computation involving biophysics, astrophysics, complex systems, condensed matter physics and other areas of computational physics .

The core courses are classified into two categories: pure physics and applied physics. The curriculum provides the students with the fundamental physics concepts and principles, and tools needed to solve practical problems. The student acquires this knowledge through a series of courses in pure physics covering mechanics, heat and thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism, modern and quantum physics, statistical and thermal physics, structure of matter and mathematical physics. These courses are complemented by applied physics courses and electives that enhance the training of the student in his chosen specialization field and research area.

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics

The Bachelor of Science in Mathematics program is a four-year curriculum designed for students who wish to study mathematics as a science. The curriculum aims to equip students with broad knowledge and training in pure mathematics and prepare them for research and teaching mathematics at the colllege and high school level.

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Science Teaching

This curricular program is an improved version of the BS Education program as far as science and mathematics teaching is concerned. Having 27 to 39 units of major courses (all content courses) and 3 minor areas that carry 12 to 24 units each, the BS MST program is designed to yield versatile teachers who can teach with proficiency all high school mathematics and science course.

The BS MST program offers an integrated curriculum that is highly focused on mathematics, biology, chemistry and physics. The 16 units of MST courses, which are lacking in the BSED curriculum, will produce graduates who can teach and do action research using current technology, strategies and methods. In addition, the program will produce competent teachers who deal more on the development of higher-order thinking skills among students.

Graduate Program

Master of Science in Mathematics

The program involves course work and the conduct and presentation of a research thesis. The program consist of 31 units, broken down as follows: 15 units core courses, 9 units cognate courses, 1 unit graduate seminar and 6 units thesis.

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