Department of Mathematics

Level III FAAP-accredited undergraduate program
evaluated by PAASCU

Host of Ph.D. Mathematics program
in partnership with Ateneo de Manila University and CHED

Collaborating with Academics without Borders-Canada Project
for teaching statistics in K-12

CHED delivering institution for mathematics

Overview

The Department of Mathematics was established in 1962 with Fr. Michael Richartz, SVD, Ph.D. as the first department chair, and immediately offered the Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Master of Science in Mathematics programs to address the lack of college mathematics teachers in the region. Aside from these programs, the Department also provided service courses to students from the different colleges.

In 1990, the Department of Mathematics was renamed the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science following the introduction of the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science curriculum. With the development of wireless technology and in response to the needs of the IT industry, the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology program was also offered in 2000 and the Master of Science in Information Technology program in 2003.

In 2004, the Higher Education Development Project of the Commission on Higher Education identified the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science as a delivering Higher Education Institution for its scholarship grant for Master of Mathematics which aims to improve the quality of mathematics instruction in higher education institutions.

Due to the increasing number of students enrolled in Information and Computer Technology, the Computer Science section separated from the Department in 2010, which now reverted to the Department of Mathematics. The Department continues to offer relevant courses in foundational and applied areas of modern mathematics including graph theory, statistical modeling and probability, combinatorics, operations research, mathematics education, real analysis, and algebraic structures.

For more information, contact:

The Chair, Department of Mathematics
University of San Carlos
Room D311, SMED Building
Talamban Campus, Nasipit, Cebu City 6000
Philippines
Trunkline +63 32 230 0100 local 148 or 149
Email cmloquias@usc.edu.ph

Programs offered

Master of Science in Mathematics (M.S. Math.)
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics (B.S. Math.)

Career tracks

Our graduates work as software design engineers, professors and lecturers, space analysts, insurance analysts, finance and risk analysts, statisticians, programmers, consultants, researchers, search engine optimization specialists, and market analysts in private industries or governments both in the country and overseas including Canada, Australia, Germany, Japan, Taiwan, and the United States. Employers of our graduates include SavvySherpa, NEC, Gaisano Metro, N-Pax Cebu Corp., Advance World System, Union Bank, China Bank, Bank of the Philippine Islands, Banco de Oro, Department of Foreign Affairs, Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp., the Aboitiz Group of Companies, Social Security System, B-Meg Philippines, Insular Life, Nestle, and various colleges and universities.

Student life

The Mathematics Society (MathSoc) is the co-curricular, undergraduate students’ organization under the department.

Alumni engagement

While the Department has no formal alumni association, one of our alumni has started a scholarship fund for incoming B.S. Math. students for AY2018-2019. Students can apply for one full-tuition and two half-tuition scholarships through the Chia-Limonco Foundation, and another one full-tuition and two half-tuition scholarships through the Casey-Sia Scholarship.