WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$1,635 /year
Applications Begin:July 2020
Final Award:Bachelor of Science in Mathematics (General)
Start Date:September 2020
Academic Unit:School of Mathematical Sciences
Campus:Main Campus
Application Deadline:
Programme Overview

Students taking Mathematics as a major subject can either choose to major in Mathematics alone or in Mathematics and Computer Science courses, depending on their performances in the second year. The duration of this course is four years.

Under this programme Mathematics can be studied as major, regular or minor subject in each of the third and fourth years. Students taking Mathematics and Computer Science can either major in Pure Mathematics and Computer Science, Applied Mathematics and Computer Science or Statistics and Computer Science in their third year of study.

Under this programme a student may pursue an area leading to the following degree awards
a. Bachelor of science in Mathematics
b. Bachelor of science in Mathematics and computer science
c. Bachelor of science (General)



– Communication Skills
– Development Studies and Social Ethics
– Mathematics for Sciences

Core Units
– Discrete Mathematics
– Calculus I
– Calculus II
– Probability and Statistics I

Core Units(for all mathematics students)

– Calculus III
– Linear Algebra I
– Vector Analysis
– Introduction to Computer Systems

Core Units(for all double mathematics students)
– Algebraic Structures
– Probability and Statistics II
– Computer Organization

The other units under this heading “core” to students who are following the branch of Mathematics under which the units fall. Otherwise they will be  elective to students following other branches of Mathematics.

Pure Mathematics
– Number Theory

Applied Mathematics
– Classical Mechanics

– Probability and Statistics

Computer Sciences
– Introduction to Computer Programming

Core Units(for all Mathematics students)
– Ordinary Differential Equations I
– Complex Analysis I
– Linear Algebra II

Core Units(for all majors in Mathematics and in Mathematics and computer science)(elective units for Mathematics regulars and minors)
– Calculus IV
– Real Analysis

Pure Mathematics
Core Units (for majors and regulars in pure Mathematics)
– Group Theory IV
– Ring Theory

Elective unit
– Real Analysis II

Applied Mathematics
Core Units(for majors and regulars in applied Mathematics)

SMA 2320 Analytical Applied Mathematics I

SMA 2321 Numerical Analysis I

Core unit (for majors in Applied Mathematics)
– Fluid Mechanics I

Elective Unit
– Ordinary Differential Equations II

Core Units(for Majors and Regulars in Statistics)
– Theory of Estimation
– Tests of Hypotheses

Core Unit(for Majors in Statistics)
– Probability and Statistics IV

Elective unit
– Operations Research I

Computer Sciences
Core Units
– Object Oriented Programming I
– Data Structures and Algorithms
– Scientific Computing
– Systems Development

Elective Units
– Multimedia Systems
– Artificial Intelligence

University unit
– Entrepreneurship Skills

Core unit(for all Mathematics students)
– Partial Differential Equations I


Core Units
– Topology I
– Field Theory
– Functional Analysis

Elective Units
– Topology II
– Measure and Integration
– Complex Analysis II
– Group Theory II
– Linear Algebra III
– Algebraic Number Theory
– Algebraic Geometry
– Galois Theory
– Algebraic Coding Theory
– Non-Communicative Rings
– Fourier Series
– Project in Pure Mathematics

Applied Mathematics

Core Units(for Major and Regulars in Applied Mathematics)
– Differential Geometry
– Numeric Analysis II

Core unit(for Majors in Applied Mathematics)
– Fluid Mechanics II

Elective Units
– Complex Analysis II
– Analytical Applied Mathematics II
– Partial Differential Equations II
– Fluid Mechanics III
– Theory of Relativity
– Analytical Mechanics
– Continuum Mechanics
– Project in Applied Mathematics(2 units)

Core unit(for Majors and Regulars in Statistics)
– Design and Analysis of Experiments

Core Units(for Majors in Statistics)
– Time Series Analysis
– Design and Analysis of Sample Surveys
– Regression Modelling

Elective Units
– Quality Control Methods
– Non-Parametric Methods
– Measure and Probability
– Stochastic Processes
– Multivariate Methods
– Project in Statistics(2units)
– Operations Research II
–  Operations Research III

Core unit
– Database Systems

Elective Units
– Object Oriented Programming II
– Operating Systems I
– Internet Application Programming
– Operating Systems II
– Systems Programming
– Computer Networks
– Knowledge-Based Systems
– Selected Topics in Computer Science
– Advanced Programming
– Information Processing and Programming
– Computer Systems Project(2 units)

Admission Requirements

A student aspiring to study Mathematics must satisfy the minimum University requirements and Faculty of Science regulations.
A student must have passed Mathematics in the K.C.S.E at a minimum grade of B-. In addition, a student must have passed in two subjects from one of the following combinations: Chemistry, Physics, or Physical Science, Biological Science

Application Process
Application Fees for Kenyan and East Africa Community Students: $14
Application Fees for International Students: $45

How to Apply
Application Requirements for qualified students:
– A dully filled registration form – to be obtained from the offices/website upon payment of non-refundable fee.
– Two passport size photos.
– Copies of relevant certificates

Application Procedure
Applications for the courses are on official application forms.
1. click to download JKUAT IT Department application form. or obtain a hand-copy from the office.
2. Pay a non-refundable application fee as follows:
– Certificates: Kshs500
– Diplomas: 1000
– Degrees: Kshs1,500
– Masters: 1,500

Bank Account Numbers:
– Standard Chartered Bank Account number 0108023434900
– Barclays Bank Account Number 0775001216
– Co-operative Bank of Kenya Account Number 01129098952900
– National Bank Account Number 0100359580600
– Equity Bank Account Number 0090291251426

3. Proceed on with filling the application form, ensuring all mandatory fields are filled, attach photocopies of required certificates and submit when done.
– You will be required to present certified copies of the relevant certificates, Result slips, National Identity Card, Birth Certificate for verifications when reporting.
– IT Department will call or send an SMS to request successful candidates to pick An official admission letter.
Career Opportunities

Career opportunities for this programme include:
– Accountancy & Professional Service.
– The Actuarial Profession.
– Banking – Investment Banking.
– Banking – Retail Banking.
– Computing & IT.
– Engineering Sciences.
– General Management.
– Operational research.

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Tuition Fees for Kenyan and East Africa Community Students: $1,635
Tuition Fees for International Students: $1,962

Tuition Fees for Kenyan Students = Kshs180,000
Tuition Fees for International Students = Kshs216,000
**EAC (East African Community) Students pay the same amount as Kenyan students. Countries in the East African Community include; Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda.
NOTE: The tuition fees charged, may vary from programme to programme and from time to time, with foreign students paying 20% more that the Kenyan students.:

Relevant Contact

Prof. George Orwa
Dean School of Mathematical Sciences
Admissions Office
Responsible for Admission Enquiries