*Graduate Program*

## Master of Science in Mathematics (MS MATH)

2-year program (regular) | 31 units

The MS Mathematics program aims to produce graduates who shall be demonstrating advanced mathematical mastery to pursue careers requiring mathematical skills and perspectives. It has three tracks: Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Mathematics Education. Students are expected to have the ability to apply abstraction, logic, precision and rigor to solve problems in mathematics and other related disciplines; demonstrate oral and written skills in communicating mathematical proofs and solutions; and develop cognitive-behavioral schemas on the utility of mathematics as motivation for teaching and advanced learning of mathematics.

Students of the MS Mathematics program may specialize and do research in pure mathematics, applied mathematics, and mathematics education. Specific areas of research include, but not limited to, Actuarial Science, Algebra, Analysis, Biomathematics, Coding Theory, Combinatorics, Cryptography, Data Science, Financial Mathematics, Geometry, Graph Theory, Mathematics Education, Numerical Analysis and Simulation, Partial Differential Equations, and Quantitative Management and Decision Science.

Graduates of the MS Mathematics program may pursue mathematics-related careers in academe, research, industry, business, civil society and government. They are prepared to conduct independent or collaborative research, to teach high school or undergraduate mathematics courses, and to pursue doctoral studies in theoretical or applied mathematics, mathematics education, or related field.

*Undergraduate Programs*

## Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics (BS AMAT)

4-year program | 131 units

The BS Applied Mathematics program is a four-year course that aims to produce graduates proficient in the use of mathematical principles and methods in modelling complex natural and social phenomena. Students of the program will be trained to apply these principles and methods to solve decision making problems by developing mathematical models and algorithms.

Students of the BS Applied Mathematics program may specialize, take elective courses, and do research in biomathematics, operations research, actuarial science, and mathematical finance. The program also accommodates emerging areas of applied mathematics via special topics and research colloquia.

BS Applied Mathematics graduates are prepared for a wide variety of career options in the academe, research institutions and the industry such as in logistics companies, insurance industry, electronics and computer manufacturers, pharmaceutical firms, banking, finance, and more.

## Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics (BS APHY)

4-year program | 143 units

Applied Physics is a category of physics where fundamental discoveries in physics drive the creation, invention, and innovation of practical devices and systems. It has produced technological breakthroughs with profound effects to the development of modern civilization. An example would be the application of the physics of semiconductors to the invention of the transistor and computers. In addition, applied physics is also the practice of applying physics, including its concepts and methodologies, to other sciences.

The BS Applied Physics program aims to provide sufficient background knowledge, perspectives, and training to enable students to explore the practical implications of physics and extend the boundaries of what we know about the Universe. Graduates of this four-year program learn how to apply the principles and methods of physics to solve practical problems or to extend our knowledge in physics and the other sciences.

BS Applied Physics students may do research in the foundations of quantum mechanics, condensed matter theory, statistical physics, cosmology and particle physics, materials physics and engineering, optics and instrumentation, physics education, and complex systems.

Graduates of the BS Applied Physics program are equipped to pursue advanced physics research, university physics teaching, graduate studies, and employment in physics-related jobs in academia, businesses, industry, or the government.

## Bachelor of Science in Mathematics (BS MATH)

4-year program | 131 units

The BS Mathematics program is a four-year course that seeks to develop and enhance students’ mathematical skills necessary in pursuing careers in the academe, research institutions and areas of work requiring analytical and critical thinking. It covers the breadth and depth of mathematics, from classical to contemporary, from the theoretical to the applied.

The Mathematics Division of the Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Physics (IMSP) offers major and elective courses covering advanced topics in algebra, analysis, geometry and combinatorics. Students of the BS Mathematics program may pursue specialized research in the areas of graph theory, coding theory and cryptography, and partial differential equations.

Graduates of the BS Mathematics program may pursue careers in business, economics, and banking that require strong analytical and problem-solving skills. They are also prepared for mathematics teaching in the university, graduate studies, and research.

## Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Science Teaching (BS MST)

4-year program | 140-142 units

The BS Mathematics and Science Teaching program is designed to produce versatile teachers who can teach all high school mathematics and science courses with proficiency, and who can perform action researches using current technology, strategies, and methods. A joint program of the Institute of Biological Sciences, Institute of Chemistry, and Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Physics. This curriculum is a strong version of the BS Education program as far as mathematics and science teaching is concerned. It comprises of 54 units of science and mathematics foundation (all content) courses and four areas of specialization that carry 13 to 16 units of major courses.

Students of the BS Mathematics and Science Teaching program may do researches in the area of curriculum and instructional design, development of new instructional materials, learning objects, manipulatives and assessment tools, analysis and evaluation of learning materials, innovative pedagogies, survey of student attitudes and performance.

The graduates of the BS Mathematics and Science Teaching program have the competencies to handle the science and the mathematics subjects at the junior high school level and the STEM strand of the Academic Track of the senior high school level of the Philippines’ K-12 enhanced basic education program.