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Tuition Fees:$342 /year
Applications Begin:10 January, 2020
Final Award:Bachelor of Science in Mathematics
Start Date:September 2020
Academic Unit:School of Physical and Mathematical Science
Campus:Legon campus
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020
Programme Overview

Mathematics is the body of knowledge justified by deductive reasoning about abstract structures, starting from axioms and definitions. As a Formal Science, Mathematics is not concerned with the validity of theories based on observations in the real world, but with the properties of formal systems based on definitions and rules.

In a broad sense, Mathematics goes beyond the study of numbers, counting and measuring to the study of number patterns, relationships and communicating concepts. The field is classified into Pure/Theoretical Mathematics and Applied Mathematics.

Pure Mathematics seeks to identify unexplained issues and resolve them while Applied Mathematics uses theories and techniques to address pertinent questions and solve practical problems. The traditional divisions of Mathematics include: Arithmetic which studies numbers, Algebra which studies structures, Geometry which studies space, Analysis which studies infinite processes (such as Calculus) and Probability Theory & Statistics which study random processes.

Mathematics continues to play a fundamental role in the transformation of today’s society. This is because Mathematics is central to any scientific discovery and invention. Without it, science and technology cannot stand. At present, Mathematics is being applied to address problems in such diverse fields as Banking & Finance, Environmental Modelling (resources, biodiversity, weather & climate), Information Security (coding, cryptography) and Engineering (fluid mechanics, optimising industrial processes).

Apart from developing new mathematics and creating models to resolve practical problems, mathematicians are also devising new methods of teaching and learning. This includes integrating several traditional divisions of mathematics into a course and offering experiences to the student that seek to help them acquire a functioning understanding of basic mathematical concepts upon which, increasingly abstract or complex concepts are built.

At the end of the programme, students are expected to;
• Develop a solid grounding in the underlying theories and principles of both Pure/ Theoretical and Applied Mathematics.
• Develop proficiency in analytical thinking, quantitative reasoning and problem- solving skills to resolve mathematical issues.
• Be able to access, disseminate and analyse mathematical information.
• Develop mastery in computational calculations using a range of scientific software and technology.
• Be able to engage meaningfully with mathrelated specialists such as economists, engineers and physicists to address challenges by applying mathematical competence.

Curriculum

Level 100 (First Year)

FIRST SEMESTER

Code Title Credits
MATH 121 Algebra and Trigonometry 3
MATH 123 Vectors and Geometry 3
Total 6
Electives (Select 6 credits)
PHYS 101 Practical Physics I 1
PHYS 143 Mechanics and Thermal Physics 3
CHEM 111 General Chemistry I 3
PSYC 101 Elements of Psychology 3
STAT 101 Introduction to Statistics 3
CSCD 101 Introduction to Computer Science I 3

 

 

SECOND SEMESTER

Code Title Credits
MATH 122 Calculus I 3
MATH 124 Mechanics 3
Total 6
Electives (Select 3-6 credits)
CHEM 112 General Chemistry II 3
CHEM 110 Practical Chemistry 1
PHYS 102 Practical Physics II 1
PHYS 144 Electricity and Magnetism 3
STAT 102 Elementary Probability 3
CSCD 102 Introduction to Computer Science II 3
PSYC 102 Psychology for Everyday Living 3

 

SINGLE MAJOR IN MATHEMATICS

LEVEL 200

 FIRST SEMESTER

Core

Code Title Credits
MATH 221 Algebra 3
MATH 223 Calculus II 3
STAT 221 Introductory Probability I 3
Total   9

*Note: Students to choose 1 UGRC course

 

LEVEL 200 

SECOND SEMESTER

Core

Code Title Credits
MATH 224 Introductory Abstract Algebra 3
Total   3
Electives(Select a minimum of 6 credits)
MATH 226 Introductory Computational Mathematics 3
MATH 222 Vector Mechanics 3
STAT 224 Introductory Probability II 3

 

In each semester, students may select 3 credits from another of their 200 level departments.

*Note: Students to choose 1 UGRC course

 

LEVEL 300

FIRST SEMESTER

Core

Code Title Credits
MATH 351 Linear Algebra 3
MATH 353 Analysis I 3
MATH 355 Calculus of Several Variables 3
*MATH 350 Differential Equations I 3
Total                                                                                                              9-12                  
Electives (Select 3-9 credits)
MATH 361 Classical Mechanics 3
MATH 359 Discrete Mathematics 3
MATH 357 Computational Mathematics I 3
STAT 331 Probability distributions 3

 

SECOND SEMESTER

Core

Code Title Credits
MATH 354 Abstract Algebra I 3
MATH 356 Analysis II 3
*MATH 350 Differential Equations I 3
Total   9
Electives (Select 6-9 credits)
MATH 366 Electromagnetic Theory I 3
MATH 362 Analytical Mechanics 3
MATH 364 Introductory concepts of Financial Mathematics 3
MATH 358 Computational Mathematics II 3
MATH 368  Introductory Number Theory  3
STAT  332 Multivariate distributions 3

* Please note MATH 350 may be taken in either first or second semester.

 

LEVEL 400

FIRST SEMESTER

Core

Code Title Credits
MATH 400 Project 3
MATH 441 Advanced Calculus 3
*MATH 440 Abstract Algebra II 3
MATH 447 Complex Analysis 3
Total   12
Electives (Select a minimum of 3 credits)
MATH 443 Differential Geometry 3
MATH 445 Introduction to  Functional Analysis 3
MATH 449  Electromagnetic theory II 3
MATH 451  Introduction to Algebraic Field Theory 3
MATH 453 Introduction to Quantum Mechanics 3

 

SECOND SEMESTER

Core

Code Title Credits
MATH 400 Project 3
MATH 438 Topology 3
*MATH 450 Differential equations II 3
Total   6-9
Electives (Select  a minimum of 12 credits)
MATH 442   Integration theory and measure 3
MATH 444 Calculus on Manifolds 3
MATH 446 Module Theory 3
MATH 448 Special Relativity 3
MATH 452  Introduction to Lie Groups and Lie Algebras 3
Admission Requirements

For Ghanaian Students:

Core: Credit passes in English, Core Mathematics, Integrated Science & Social Studies
Electives: Credit passes in any three of Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Elective Mathematics, with at least a B2 in Elective Mathematics


For International Students:

West Africa WASSCE:

Core: Credit passes in English, Core Mathematics and a Science subject
Electives: Credit passes in Further Mathematics and any other two subjects

American High School:

American High School Grade 12
An applicant for admission to a degree programme in the University of Ghana must have and a Final Grade Point of at least 3.0

Cambridge ‘A’ and ‘O’ Levels:

Any Three (3) ‘A’ Level subjects

International Baccalaureate:

Three (3) HL subjects comprising:
At least Grade 4 in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics
In addition, they must have at least Grade 4 in English Language/Literature (SL), Mathematics (SL) and at least C in a Science subject at the IGCSE or equivalent.

Application Process
Application Fees for Ghanaian students: $34
Application Fees for International students: $105

1. GHANAIAN APPLICANTS
University of Ghana online application E-VOUCHERS can be obtained by Ghanaian applicants for GH¢200.00 at the following banks: Ecobank, Republic Bank, Agricultural Development Bank, Ghana Commercial Bank, Zenith Bank, Universal Merchant Bank, Consolidated Bank Ghana (CBG), Prudential Bank and Fidelity Bank. Ghanaian applicants in the following categories are expected to apply using the E-VOUCHER:

WASSSCE/SSSCE Applicants and Ghanaians with Foreign Background
WASSCE/SSSCE applicants and Ghanaians who apply with foreign qualifications from schools which write the International Baccalaureate (IB) and the IGCSE such as Alpha Beta, Faith Montessori International School, Ghana International School, New Nation International School, SOS – Hermann GMEINER International College and Tema International School etc., should do the following:

At any of the Banks listed above, applicants will be required to indicate their names, mobile phone numbers and e-mail addresses on the bank voucher before they are served. Those without e-mail addresses will however not be disadvantaged. A confirmation of their Pin will be sent to their mobile phones. After purchasing the e-voucher, applicants should CAREFULLY follow the instructions given. After the application has been submitted on-line, the e-voucher should be kept in a safe place as it may be required by applicants when accessing their admission status at a later date.

DIPLOMA/HND TO DEGREE APPLICANTS
After buying the e-voucher, Diploma/HND to Degree applicants are expected to scan and attach the following documents to their online application forms:

Diploma/HND transcripts
Where applicable, certified copies of ‘O’ and ‘A’ Level certificates/result slips
The pay-in-slips together with applicants’ certificates/result slips should be scanned and attached to the application form before submission online. The certificates/results slips should be scanned into one PDF or WORD document and attached to the application form.

2. INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AND GHANAIANS APPLYING FROM ABROAD
International applicants and Ghanaians applying from abroad should NOT buy the e-voucher. They should use the following this link to access the online application form for completion and submission.

Online Application for International & Ghanaians Abroad Undergraduate applicants

All applicants are expected to pay to the University a non-refundable application processing fee of US$110.00.This fee can be paid directly or wire transferred into the University of Ghana ECOBANK Account.

Details of the Account are:

Account Name: University of Ghana Foreign Students Fees
Account Number: 2441000716652
Bank Details: Ecobank Ghana Limited, Legon Branch
Swift: ECOCGHAC

or International Transfer through Ecobank (2441000716652 or 1441000716647

or Payment with Credit Card on the GT payment platform.

The pay-in-slips together with applicants’ certificates/result slips should be scanned and attached to the application form before submission online. The certificates/ results slips should be scanned into one PDF or Word document and attached to the application form.

Note that no application will be processed without proof of payment of the fee.

Career Opportunities

The B.Sc Mathematics programme gives students a wide range of career options in diverse fields. They include among others;
• Accounting
• Actuarial Science
• Banking & Finance
• Computer Systems
• Engineering
• Insurance
• Information and Communications Technology
• Operations Research
• Software Engineering
• Statistics
• Data Science

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Tuition Fees for Ghanaian students: $342
Tuition Fees for International students: $4,945

Lecturers

John Boiquaye (BSc, MPhil (Ghana))
Assistant Lecturer
jboiquaye@ug.edu.gh

Peace C.N. Ogbogbo (BSc (Imo State), MSc, MPhil (Ibadan))
Lecturer
cpnogbogbo@ug.edu.gh

A. Asare-Tuah (BA, MPhil (Ghana))
Assistant Lecturer
aasare-tuah@ug.edu.gh

B.V. Normenyo (BSc, MPhil (Ghana))
Lecturer
vbnormenyo@ug.edu.gh

Benoit Florent, Sehba (BSC (Douala), PHD (Glascow))
Senior Lecturer (Head of Department)
bfsehba@ug.edu.gh

Dr. Joseph K. Ansong, BSc (UCC), MSc (The Netherlands), PhD (Canada)
Lecturer
jkansong@ug.edu.gh

E. Djabang (BSc (UCC), MPhil (Ghana))
Assistant Lecturer
edjabang@ug.edu.gh

E.K.A.Schwinger (BA (Ghana) MSc (Bergen))
Lecturer
ekaschwinger@ug.edu.gh

Frederick L Amoah-Darko Jnr (BA, MPhil (Ghana))
Assistant Lecturer
famoah-darko@ug.edu.gh

Lilian F Kyei (BA, MPhil (Ghana))
Assistant Lecturer
lfkyei@ug.edu.gh

Margaret L. McIntyre (BSc, PhD ( Latrobe))
Senior Lecturer
mlmci@ug.edu.gh

P. Acquaah (BA, MPhil (Ghana))
Lecturer
pacquaah@ug.edu.gh

Prince K. Osei (BSc, MPhil, PhD (Ghana))
LECTURER
pkosei@ug.edu.gh

R. A. Twum BSc (Ghana)MS PhD (Howard)
Lecturer
ratwum@gmail.com

T. Katsekpor (BA, MPhil (Ghana))
Lecturer
tkatsekpor@ug.edu.gh

Relevant Contact

 
Department of Mathematics
Responsible for admission inquiries
Dr
Benoit Florent, Sehba
Head of Department