The faculty gives special importance to research activity. The salient research areas in the Departments include Numerical Analysis, Algebra, Special Functions, Group Theory, Differential Geometry, Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations, Operator Theory, Integral Equations, Optimization, Functional Analysis, Approximation Theory, Topology and Combinatorics. Most of the faculty members render important services for many well-known scientific organizations and associations, and they participate in the review of many of the research projects and papers presented in conferences or published in scientific journals.
- B.Sc. in Mathematics & Its Applications
The objective of the BSs. programs in mathematics & its applications is to prepare the students for career opportunities in educational institutions, industry, government organizations and other areas involving applications of mathematics.
The program also prepares the students for graduate studies in mathematics and other research organizations using mathematical tools. The programs are broad-based and cover main streams of mathematics, namely; pure mathematics, applied mathematics, numerical analysis, and statistics. The curricula are designed to strengthen both conceptual and computational talent of the students and as such the graduates will have a solid background to pursue higher educational programs as well as take up assignments in industry and other related practical fields.
The B.Sc program consists of 146 credits (11 courses), 12 credits (4 courses) of which are from an outside area (i.e., non-mathematical courses).
- M.Sc. in Mathematics and Statistics
The faculty offers graduate programs leading to the degrees of Master of Science. The diversity of graduate courses offered in the Department gives the student an opportunity to specialize in one of the several fields of pure mathematics ( Algebra, Analysis, Geometry and Combinatorics), applied mathematics (Numerical Analysis and Optimization) and statistics ( ……). The program also requires a successful completion of a thesis.
- Ph.D. in Mathematics
The Ph.D. program is intended for students with superior mathematical ability and emphasizes the development of creative scholarship and breadth and depth in background knowledge. A doctoral student must take certain advanced courses, pass a qualifying examination, complete a "Major Topic" and write a dissertation that constitutes an original and significant contribution to the discipline. The dissertation is subject to external refereeing and must be defended publicly. The MS and Ph.D. programs have been carefully integrated so that the master's degree leads naturally and efficiently into doctoral studies.
To be admitted to the Ph.D. program, a student must normally have successfully completed a Master's degree program in Mathematics. The program must be equivalent to the Master's program that is offered by the departments. Deficiency courses can not be used to fulfill the degree requirements. Only full-time students are admitted to the program.
Once admitted into the Ph.D. program, the Ph.D. student should select a supervisor to direct the graduate work. The choice of the supervisor and the research area is very important and critical to the Ph.D. student and care must be exercised in the selection.