Mathematics embodies the spirit of the liberal arts. It is an art, a pure science, a language and an analytical tool for the natural and social sciences; it is a means of exploring philosophical questions and a beautiful edifice that is a tribute to human creativity.
The curriculum offered by the Department of Mathematics is planned with the following varied objectives:
- To offer students an introduction to mathematics as an important area of human thought.
- To prepare students for graduate study in pure or applied mathematics, and in such related fields as statistics and operations research.
- To serve the needs of students in fields that rely substantially on mathematics, such as the physical, biological, social and information sciences, engineering, and business administration.
- To provide liberal arts students with an introduction to the kinds of mathematical and quantitative thinking that are important in the contemporary world.
The Department of Mathematics offers the following degree programme options:
Bachelor Degree Programmes
Associate Degree Programmes
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Bachelor of Science – Mathematics
The Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics develops many useful career skills: attention to detail, comfort with numbers and computation, and a familiarity with standard mathematical models. It offers a solid base in both basic and advanced mathematics principles, preparing students to be innovative and imaginative in complex situations – ready for a world of challenges. Students also have an opportunity for further specialization in the discipline by taking courses such as Real and Numerical Analysis as well as Complex Variable Theory.
Graduation Requirements: Bachelor of Science – Mathematics
To be awarded the Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics, students must successfully complete 120 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.0 according to the following distribution:
Required courses in the major area of study 63 credits
Core curriculum courses 48 credits
Support courses 9 credits
Total Credits Required for Graduation 120 credits
Associate in Science – Mathematics
The Associate in Science degree in Mathematics is essentially the first two years of the bachelor’s degree programme in mathematics. As students progress through the programme, they develop rigorous, logical thinking and problem-solving skills; an appreciation of and familiarity with complex structures and algorithms, and the ability to learn technical, detailed, or abstract material.
To be awarded the Associate of Science degree in Mathematics, students must successfully complete the 60 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.0 according to the following distribution:
Required courses in the major area of study 33 credits
Core curriculum courses 24 credits
Support courses 3 credits
Total Credits Required for Graduation 60 credits
- Primary or secondary school teacher
Trainee in a range of occupations requiring strong mathematical and analytical skills such as:
- Data analyst – information technology sector
- Net developers – web-based industries
- Research engineer – technology industries
- Packaging design
- Reinsurance and risk analysts – insurance industry
- Credit analysts – banking industry
- Merger and acquisition operations – finance sector
- Power plant manager
- Technical liaison – engineer-manufacturing companies
M.Sc., B.Sc. Mathematics with a specialisation in Mathematics Education
Research Interests: Teachers conceptual knowledge, Visualisation in Linear Algebra, Smoothing the transition from Calculus to Real Analysis
PhD, M.Ed., B.Sc.
Research Interests: Applied mathematical theories, bio-statistical theories
Senior Lecturer – Mathematics, Discrete Mathematics
Research Interest: Using linear statistical hierarchical models to measure efficiency of secondary schools in Trinidad and Tobago
Senior Lecturer – Mathematics, Numerical Analysis
Research Interests: Fluid mechanics
Senior Lecturer – Mathematics, Differential Equations
MM, M Phil, B.Sc.
Research Interests: Oscillatory integrals and the Path integral approach to option pricing; Stochastic analysis on a path space; Economic dynamics
Senior Lecturer – Mathematics, Linear Algebra
Research Interests: Numerical analysis and fluid mechanics
Senior Lecturer – Mathematics
MBA, M.Sc. Dip. Ed, B.Sc.
Research Interests: Financial mathematics
Senior Lecturer- Mathematics, Algebra
Research Interests: Mathematics education
Senior Lecturer – Mathematics, Financial Mathematics
Research Interests: Factors affecting successful completion of statistics courses at COSTAATT