Bachelor of Science in Mathematics

The heart of the program consists of fundamental courses in the main areas of mathematics (numerical analysis, algebra, analysis), together with a variety of specialized, elective courses. It is complemented by supportive courses from other departments, in addition to the University general education requirements. Opportunities for internship and research are given, preparing students for the job market and for higher studies. With a pedagogy emphasizing students’ learning outcomes and encouraging the use of technology, students are aided in developing quantitative skills and an ability to think clearly and critically about complex problems, while communicating results with precision.

Program Objectives

  • Offer a breadth of courses which will allow each student to develop quantitative skills, an ability to think clearly, to be proficient in the use of technology, and to have excellent problem solving skills.
  • Foster within each student an aesthetic appreciation for the logical foundation of mathematics.
  • Emphasize problem solving strategies in all courses in order to develop each student's capacity for independent use of the contents of the course.
  • Foster the development of each student's communication skills.
  • Foster the development of each student's learning skills and help them synthesize knowledge in order to move to higher levels of independent learning.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of important concepts and results representing the breadth of mathematical sciences.
  • Solve mathematical problems in rigorous, logically deductive, and critical way ranging from formal proofs to computational approaches.
  • Employ technology to assist in solving and investigating mathematical problems and presenting corresponding results.
  • Formulate real-life and interdisciplinary problems mathematically.
  • Structure mathematical arguments in a clear well-organized and logical way.
  • Communicate mathematical ideas effectively through presentations and reports.
  • Work efficiently in groups on mathematical projects.
  • Search mathematical literature in order to acquire new knowledge and attempt new projects to motivate long-life learning.
  • Prepare a job portfolio demonstrating various professional career competences (ethics, technology, communication, group work, critical thinking, and self-learning).

Degree Requirements

Required Credit Hours : minimum 120 hours

General Education (Req. CH:39)

Cluster 1: Values to Live By - Islam (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
ISLM100Islamic Culture3.000

Cluster 1: Values to Live By - Ethics (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
FOED102Professional Ethics in Education3.000
PHI121Fundamentals of Environmental Ethics3.000
PHI122International Ethics3.000
PHI226Human Rights Theory3.000
PHIL120Principles of Professional Ethics3.000

Cluster 2: Skills for Life - English Communication Skills (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
ESPU102Introduction to Academic English For Science3.000

Cluster 2: Skills for Life - Information Literacy (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
GEIL101Information Literacy3.000

Cluster 2: Skills for Life - Thinking Skills (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
HSS110Scientific Research Skills3.000
CSBP112Introduction To Programming3.000
PSY105Creative & Innovative Thinking Skills3.000
PHI180Critical Thinking  13.000
1 : IBLC - Inquiry based learning courses must be taken within first 30 credit hours

Cluster 3: The Human Community - Emirates Society (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
HSS105Emirates Studies3.000

Cluster 3: The Human Community - Humanities/Fine Arts (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
ARCH340History and Theory of Architecture3.000
HIS133Introduction to Art History3.000
HSR120Introduction to Heritage & Culture3.000
HSR130Introduction to Language & Communication3.000
LIT150Introduction to Literature3.000
LNG100Introduction to Linguistics3.000
LNG110Language, Society & Culture3.000
MSC200Introduction to Mass Media3.000
MSC240World and Arab Media3.000
PHI101Introduction to Philosophy3.000
PHI270Philosophy of Education3.000
PHI271History and Philosophy of Science3.000
TRS200Introduction to Translation3.000

Cluster 3: The Human Community - Social and Behavioral Sciences (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
PSY313Educational Psychology  23.000
2 : Also counts towards the Major

Cluster 3: The Human Community - The Global Experience (N/A)

Credit Hours
AGRB360Global Agri-food Trade3.000
ARCH346Contemporary World Architecture3.000
BIOE240Principles of Environmental Science3.000
GEO200World Regional Geography3.000
HIS120Arab & Islamic Civilization3.000
HIS121World History: Origins to 15003.000
HIS125Contemporary Civilization3.000
PSG250Principles of International Relations 3.000

Cluster 4: The Natural World - Mathematics (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
MATH105Calculus I  33.000
3 : Also counts towards the Major

Cluster 4: The Natural World - Natural Sciences (6.00 hours)

Credit Hours
PHYS105General Physics I3.000
PHYS110General Physics II  43.000
4 : Also counts towards the Major

Cluster 5: Capstone Experience (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
MATH495Research Project  53.000
5 : Also counts towards the Major


Mathematics Major (Req. CH:75)

Required Courses (36.00 hours)

Credit Hours
MATH110Calculus II3.000
MATH140Linear Algebra I3.000
MATH210Calculus III3.000
MATH215Introduction to Analysis3.000
MATH275Ordinary Differential Equations3.000
MATH310Real Analysis3.000
MATH315Complex Analysis I3.000
MATH320Numerical Analysis I3.000
MATH340Abstract Algebra 13.000
MATH205Set Theory and Logic3.000
MATH246Number Theory3.000
MATH372Partial Differential Equations3.000

Supporting Required Courses Non-Mathematics (15.00 hours)

Credit Hours
ENG310Writing for Research3.000
CSBP112Introduction To Programming3.000
STAT230Principles of Probability3.000

Supporting Elective Courses Non-Mathematics (12.00 hours)

Credit Hours
ARB100Styles of Literary Expression3.000
ARB110Introduction to Syntax & Morphology3.000
ENG250English Grammar & Usage3.000
CSBP119Algorithms and Problem Solving3.000
CSBP219Object Oriented Programming3.000
STAT210Probability and Statistics3.000
STAT340Mathematical Statistics3.000
PHYS235Waves and Optics3.000
PHYS262Classical Mechanics3.000

Mathematics Elective Courses (12.00 hours)

Credit Hours
MATH260Foundation of Geometry3.000
MATH321Linear Programming3.000
MATH341Linear Algebra II3.000
MATH342Graph Theory3.000
MATH344Introduction to Cryptography and Coding Theory3.000
MATH374Dynamical Systems and Applications3.000
MATH391Financial Mathematics3.000
MATH413Complex Analysis II3.000
MATH422Numerical Analysis II3.000
MATH462Introduction to Topology3.000
MATH471Control Theory & Applications3.000
MATH470Mathematical Modeling3.000
MATH312Advanced Calculus3.000
MATH443Abstract Algebra 23.000

Free Electives (6.00 hours)

Credit Hours