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Faculty of Science and Technology

Department of Computer Science, Mathematics & Physics



Mathematics Minor

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About the Programme

If you are studying a subject different from Mathematics as your Major, you may add the Mathematics Minor to your degree. At the end of it, you will have a gained some knowledge in and an appreciation of Mathematics that will serve you well in disciplines and professions that use Mathematics.

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.
  • recognize that mathematics permeates the world around us.
  • understand and be able to use the language, symbols and notation of mathematics.
  • 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
  • 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.
In order to add the Mathematics Minor to your chosen Major, you must do the following 10 courses (5 of them, i.e., 15 credits, at Level II):

  • MATH1141: Introductory Linear Algebra & Analytical Geometry
  • MATH1152: Sets and Number Systems
  • MATH1190: Calculus A
  • MATH1195: Calculus B
  • MATH1235: Python Programming & Mathematical Software
  • MATH2304: Multivariable Calculus
  • MATH2305: Differential Equations
  • MATH2310: Abstract Algebra 1
  • MATH2315: Linear Algebra 1
  • MATH2321: Real Analysis 1

For the full list of courses avaliable please view 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.  
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Department of Computer Science, Mathematics & Physics
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