The B.Sc. degree programmes in Mathematical Sciences are designed to provide students with the basic foundation, broad and sound mathematical knowledge and practical skills as demonstrated in well packaged courses oriented towards national development.


  • To instill in students a sense of enthusiasm for Mathematical Sciences, an appreciation of its application in different areas and to involve them in an intellectually stimulating and satisfying experience of learning and studying.
  • To provide students with a broad and balanced foundation in knowledge and practical skills in Mathematical Sciences to solve emerging challenges in private and public sectors.
  • To develop in students the ability to apply their knowledge and skills to the solution of theoretical and practical problems in Mathematical Sciences.
  • To develop in students, through an education in Mathematical Sciences, a range of transferable skills of value in mathematical related and non-mathematical related employment.
  • To provide students with sufficient knowledge and skills base from which they can proceed to further studies in specialized areas of Mathematical science or multi-disciplinary areas involving Mathematical Sciences.
  • To generate in students an appreciation of the importance of Mathematical Science in an industrial, economic, environmental and social context.
  • The B.Sc. degree programmes in the Department of Mathematical Sciences is four(4) years(100-400 Levels) for UTME candidates, while that of Direct Entry(DE) is three(3) years(200-400 Levels).

UTME candidates who wish to enroll for courses leading to a degree in mathematics must satisfy the university and Faculty of Natural Sciences requirements for admission. Indeed such candidates must   normally posses the senior Secondary School certificate or its equivalent, with credit in at least five (5) subjects, which must include English Language, Mathematic, Physics and Chemistry or Biology.

Candidates who wish to enter by direct entry must in addition to the above requirements have good passes in Mathematics and any other science subject at the G.C.E. Advanced Level or its equivalent. Such candidate if admitted may be exempted from the appropriate courses.

To be eligible for the award of a B.Sc. degree in Mathematics, candidate must satisfactorily complete the minimum number of unit prescribed for the degree. The candidate must in addition complete successfully all the compulsory courses as well as the special and general electives for the degree as prescribed. The same course cannot be counted twice (e.g. from repeat or resit) in the computation of the minimum number of units.

A candidate willnormally spend a period of four academic sessions in order to fulfill the above requirements.