Mathematics - BSc

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Program Overview

In today’s world, mathematics plays an important role in climate research, data science, cryptography, and artificial intelligence. AUC’s mathematics major prepares students for advanced study in mathematics and other fields, as well as enables them to work in related areas in industry and teaching. Students study a variety of topics, including calculus, discrete mathematics, probability, statistics, differential equations, optimization, linear and abstract algebra, real and complex analysis, number theory, formal logic, and graph theory.

Graduates of the mathematics program will be able to:

  • Apply their knowledge in the modern industry or teaching, or secure acceptance in high-quality graduate programs in mathematics and other fields such as the field of quantitative/mathematical finance, mathematical computing, statistics, and actuarial science

  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing

  • Work effectively in teams

  • Exhibit ethical and professional behavior

  • Formulate and analyze mathematical and statistical problems, precisely define the key terms, and draw clear and reasonable conclusions

  • Use mathematical and statistical techniques to solve well-defined problems and present their mathematical work, both in oral and written format, to various audiences (students, mathematicians, and non-mathematicians)

  • Read, understand and construct correct mathematical and statistical proofs and use the library and electronic databases to locate information on mathematical problems

  • Explain the importance of mathematics and its techniques to solve real-life problems and provide the limitations of such techniques and the validity of the results

  • Propose new mathematical and statistical questions and suggest possible software packages and/or computer programming to find solutions to these questions

  • Continue to acquire mathematical and statistical knowledge and skills appropriate to professional activities and demonstrate the highest standards of ethical issues in mathematics

As an option within the bachelor's degree in mathematics, students may choose to study statistics and data analysis.

Students intending to double-major in mathematics together with another program from the School of Sciences and Engineering will be allowed to transfer and double-count credits earned in approved courses from their program toward requirements for a major in mathematics. This will normally allow them to complete the two programs by adding between nine and 30 credits to the total required by their “other” major, depending on what this other major is and on how many general electives a particular student is required to take.

For double-major actuarial science/mathematics, consult with Zeinab Amin: zeinabha@aucegypt.edu

Any question may be addressed to Michel Hébert (mhebert@aucegypt.edu) or the department Chair, Ali Hadi (ahadi@aucegypt.edu).

This program is suitable for students who are interested in the following:

  • Abstract thinking
  • Critical thinking
  • Problem-solving
  • Rigorous proofs
  • Analytical thinking
  • Quantitative reasoning

 

Graduates of the program have gone on to become:

  • Mathematicians
  • Statisticians
  • Economists
  • Data scientists
  • Computer scientists
  • Theoretical physicists
  • Financial analysts
  • Professors
  • Teachers
  • Researchers

Professor and Chair of the Department of Mathematics and Actuarial Science Wafik Lotfallah holds a PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Lotfallah has been published in top international journals and refereed for various journals and conferences in the fields of mathematics and construction engineering. 

Our alumni have worked for the top companies in the field, including Google and Emaar Misr.

Assistant professor, Isabel Muller, gives a short brief about AUC’s mathematics undergraduate program

 

For double-major actuarial science/mathematics, consult with Zeinab Amin: zeinabha@aucegypt.edu or

Noha Youssef: nayoussef@aucegypt.edu

For other double-majors, you may write to Michel Hébert mhebert@aucegypt.edu or

Daoud Siniora daoud.siniora@aucegypt.edu.

Any other inquiries may be addressed to the Department Chair, Wafik Lotfallh lotfallah@aucegypt.edu

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