The Department of Mathematics & Statistics
Educational Objectives

Consistent with the mission of the Department of Mathematics & Statistics, the educational objectives of our programs are the following:

B.S. in Mathematics Program
The main objectives of the program of the Bachelor of Science in Mathematics are:

  1. To prepare students for successful professional careers in mathematics or other related areas.
  2. To equip students with skills relevant to the practice of mathematics, among which are independent and critical thinking and problem solving techniques.
  3. To build up the students’ oral and written mathematical communication skills which enable them to present their ideas efficiently.
  4. To equip students with academic and analytical skills needed to pursue higher education in mathematics or other related disciplines.
  5. To promote collaborative work among students to help them function effectively in a professional workplace or in a graduate program.

B.S. in Actuarial Science Program
Graduates of the Bachelors Degree in Actuarial Science will be able to:

  1. Practice as professional risk analysts who provide solutions for financial and business problems involving uncertain future events.
  2. Sit for some of the professional actuarial exams of the Society of Actuaries (SOA), Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) or Institute of Actuaries (IoA) as partial fulfillment of the requirement of actuarial designations such as ASA  (Associate in the SOA), ACAS  (Associate in the CAS) or FIA ( Fellow of IoA).
  3. Secure themselves acceptance in graduate level education in Actuarial Science or related field.
  4. Exhibit compliance with the code of professional and ethical conduct promulgated by the above mentioned international actuarial societies.

M.S. in Mathematics Program
The main objectives of the program of the Master of Science in Mathematics are:

  1. To prepare students for successful professional careers in mathematics or other related areas.
  2. To equip students with skills relevant to the practice of advanced mathematics, among which are independent and critical thinking and problem solving techniques.
  3. To build up the students’ oral and written mathematical communication skills which enable them to present their ideas efficiently.
  4. To equip students with academic and analytical skills needed to pursue Ph.D. programs in mathematics or other related disciplines.
  5. To promote collaborative work among students to help them function effectively in a professional workplace or in a graduate program.

M.S. in Financial Mathematics Program
The main objectives of the program of the Master of Science in Financial Mathematics are:

  1. To prepare students for successful professional careers in Financial Mathematics or other related areas.
  2. To equip students with skills relevant to the practice of advanced Financial Mathematics, among which are independent and critical thinking and problem solving techniques.
  3. To build up the students’ oral and written Financial Mathematical communication skills which enable them to present their ideas efficiently.
  4. To equip students with academic and analytical skills needed to pursue Ph.D. programs in Financial Mathematics or other related disciplines.
  5. To promote collaborative work among students to help them function effectively in a professional workplace or in a graduate program.