The Department of Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS) at East West University is the very new department of the university and started its journey on 14 May 2017. The MPS department presently emphasizes the teaching and research in the following four broad fields: Mathematics, Statistics, Physics and Chemistry.
Mathematics is one of the oldest and most fundamental sciences and a demanding major worldwide. But even those who love the challenge of math need to make a living after they graduate. Mathematicians need to have good reasoning ability in order to identify, analyze, and apply basic logical principles to technical problems. This skill can be used in a large number of professional situations so those with a degree in mathematics are in demand for a great variety of occupations.
Statistics uses numerical evidence to draw valid conclusions. The field of statistics is the science of learning from data. Statistical knowledge helps you use the proper methods to collect the data, employ the correct analyses, and effectively present the results. Statistics is a crucial process behind how we make discoveries in science, make decisions based on data, and make predictions. Statistics allows you to understand a subject much more deeply. Statistics plays an important role in a great number of different fields, some of which you might not have expected. Here is a list of fields that use statistics: Business, Mathematics, Economics, Accounting, Banking, Management and Administration, Astronomy, Natural and Social Sciences and many more.
Physics is a science that is fundamental to all sciences and uses mathematics as its language. Because of the role that science plays in our technological society, it is necessary that students be trained in the sciences, with physics playing a core role. The Discipline of Physics seeks to provide the necessary physics experiences via formal coursework, laboratory training, and research to give students the requisite skills of well-educated liberal arts major. The program articulates the mission of the University through emphasis on physics and related scientific areas.
Chemistry is everywhere in the world around us! It’s in the food you eat, clothes we wear, water we drink, medicines, air, cleaners, etc. Chemistry sometimes is called the “central science” because it connects other sciences to each others, such as biology, physics, geology and environmental science. Chemistry helps us to understand the world around us. Chemistry helps us to understand current events, including news about petroleum, product recalls, pollution, the environment and technological advances.
The MPS department has, at the moment, 21 faculty members and the list will be expanded soon. The department has also some competent adjunct faculty members from reputed public universities. Currently, the MPS department offers undergraduate and graduate programs in Applied Statistics. Starting the undergraduate program B.Sc. (Hons) in Mathematics is under process and also the department is planning to initiate some other undergraduate programs like, B.Sc. (Hons) in Physics, and B.Sc. (Hons) in Chemistry. Gradually, the MPS department will start M.S. programs in these basic sciences. The department currently supports the engineering programs and pharmacy program of our university by providing courses on Mathematics, Statistics and Physical Sciences (Physics and Chemistry). Presently, the department is housed on the second floor of the main building of the university.