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Faculty of Science and Technology

Department of Computer Science, Mathematics & Physics


Mathematics Major

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About the Programme

The Mathematics Major is a degree in which you may combine your study of Mathematics with another subject as Major or Minor. At the end of it, you will have a breadth and depth of knowledge in Mathematics that will serve you well in disciplines and professions that use Mathematics.

We also offer the following Mathematics Minor and Mathematics Double Major:  
Full details of the Programme Structure including pre-requisites, co-requisites and anti-requisites for all CMP disciplines are listed on pages 188-282 of the FST Undergraduate Handbook. 

Mathematics queries should be directed via email or telephone to  Dr. Peter Chami, Mathematics Coordinator. 

What Will I Study?

You will
  • appreciate the usefulness, power and beauty of mathematics.
  • enjoy mathematics and develop patience and persistence when solving problems.
  • become confident in using mathematics to analyse and solve problems both in abstract and in real-life situations.
  • develop a critical appreciation of the use of information and communication technology in mathematics.


Our Discipline does research in several areas of Mathematics and Statistics, e.g., biostatistics and estimation theory, or aperiodic tilings and fractal & discrete geometry.

Career Opportunities

Typical careers include:
  • Actuary
  • Biomathematician
  • Data scientist
  • Investment banking analyst
  • Modelling engineer
  • Operations research analyst
  • Process engineer
  • School math teacher
  • Software developer

More information about mathematical careers can, e.g., be found on the website “Thinking of a Career in Applied Mathematics?” maintained by the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM).

Why Study in Barbados

Our degree is internationally recognized with our graduates going on to do postgraduate work at universities worldwide. We offer a quality learning environment with small class sizes taught by full-time international faculty in an unbeatable, safe tropical setting.

We welcome local, international and regional students.

At a Glance

  • Degree Level: Undergraduate
  • Qualification: BSc
  • Duration: Full Time 3 Years and Part Time Minimum 5 years


Programme Details

You will need 93 credits approved by the Faculty of Science and Technology.

For the Mathematics Major, 10 mathematics courses (i.e., 30 credits) at Level II/III are required together with the 5 introductory mathematics courses at Level I.

Broadly speaking, in the Mathematics Major the emphasis lies on Mathematical Analysis (Calculus/Real & Complex Analysis) and Modern Algebra (Linear and Abstract Algebra). E.g., you will do these courses:

  • MATH2321: Real Analysis 1 and MATH3550: Real Analysis 2
  • MATH2310: Abstract Algebra 1 and MATH3543: Abstract Algebra 2
  • MATH2315: Linear Algebra 1 and MATH3545: Linear Algebra 2
  • MATH3555: Complex Analysis or MATH3560: Metric Spaces

For the full list of courses avaliable please see Complete Course List - Mathematics


We offer low tuition fees and several scholarships and financial aid are available. Choose a payment plan that fits your education budget.  

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Applications are accepted from November to February. However, expressions of interest are accepted ALL year.  
Visit the Admissions website to view Entry Requirements and to Apply Now ».

Our Discipline does research in several areas of Mathematics and Statistics, e.g., biostatistics and estimation theory, or aperiodic tilings and fractal & discrete geometry.

Department of Computer Science, Mathematics & Physics
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