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.
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.
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.
Last Updated on Monday, 11 June 2012 10:19