The Department of Mathematics was established in 2007 under Faculty of Education. The Department started offering undergraduate degree program in Mathematics education since 2007, and applied Mathematics since 2009. To date, the Department has produced a lot of competent mathematicians, a great many of whom are currently serving in various higher learning institutions in the country and other institutions. Currently, the academic staff profile of the department encompasses 27 mathematicians whose academic level ranges from senior lecturers to assistant professors.

Currently, the department of Mathematics is running undergraduate program in the regular program.  Moreover, the department is on the way to launch master’s degree program in Differential Equations. Mathematics graduates work in both the teaching and non-teaching professions and contribute significantly to the socio-economic development of the country.

Mission

The mission of the department is to produce competent graduates for the development of the nation.

Vision

To be one of the academic excellency of Samara University.

Objectives

General Objective

The general objective of this program is to train qualified, adaptable, motivated, and responsible Mathematicians who will contribute to the scientific and technological development of Ethiopia.

Specific Objectives

The specific objectives of the program are to:

  • Provide an in-depth understanding of the fundamental principles and techniques of Mathematics.
  • Develop mathematical concepts and definitions, and to extend and generalize them to new situations.
  • Progress Mathematical thinking, reasoning and an appreciation of Mathematics as a primary language of science.
  • Make students understand the connections between mathematics and other disciplines, and being able to recognize mathematical ideas embedded in other contexts.
  • Develop the fundamental concepts of mathematical modeling and how to apply mathematics to real-world situations.
  • Increase basic computer and programming skills and applying them to simulation and visualization of mathematical models.

Graduate Profile

A graduate of this program will be able to:

  • Develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to pursue further studies in mathematics and related fields of study.
  • Acquire adequate mathematical knowledge and skill to formulate efficient utilization of resources in industries and financial institutions.
  • Appreciate the international dimension of mathematics and its multicultural and historical perspectives.
  • Set up mathematical models, formulate algorithm and implement them by using computational methods to real life problems.
  • Assist and participate in conducting scientific research.
  • Demonstrate environmental, social, cultural and political awareness.
  • Act in an ethical manner, recognize and be guided by social, professional and ethical issues involved in his/her career in particular and in the community in general.
  • Exercise the power to self-expression, develop abstract, logical and critical thinking, the ability to reflect critically upon their work, the work of others, and justify the degree of accuracy of their results where appropriate.
  • Develop a critical appreciation of the use of information and communication technology in mathematics.
  • Create job opportunities by applying the acquired knowledge and skills.
  • Work in education sectors, other government sectors and nongovernment organizations.
  • Competent enough to be hired in job opportunities created by government.
  • Support institutions in managing and securing data.
  • Interpret ICT out puts and support institutions to meet their goals in an efficient manner.
  • Set up mathematical models, formulate algorithms and implement them by using appropriate methods.
  • Create job opportunities by applying the acquired knowledge and skills.
  • Assist and participate in conducting scientific research.

Admission Requirement

Admission to the program shall be based on completion of the preparatory secondary education and obtaining the necessary pass mark in Ethiopian Higher Education Entrance Certificate Examination and the equivalence established by the Ministry/Higher Education Relevance and Quality Ethiopian Higher Education Entrance Certificate Examination Assurance Agency for foreign students.

For second year and above, and other applicants holding diploma (regular advanced), evening, distance (if any) and summer programs, admission will be provided if an applicant meets the minimum requirements set by each universities.

Medium of Instruction

The medium of instruction for the B.Sc. degree program in Mathematics is English.

Degree Nomenclature

English:   Degree of  Bachelor of Science in Mathematics 

Amharic: የሳይንስ ባችለር ዲግሪ በሒሳብ