The Department of Mathematics 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 three broad fields: Mathematics, 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.
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 department has at the moment 10 faculty members and the list will be expanded soon. The department has also some competent adjunct faculty members from reputed public universities. At the moment the department does not have any undergraduate and graduate programs. However, it has plan to initiate undergraduate programs: B.Sc. (Hons) in Mathematics and also B.Sc. (Hons) in Physics. Gradually, the MPS department will start M.S. programs in the fields of Applied Mathematics and Physics. The department currently supports the engineering departments and pharmacy department of our university by providing courses on Mathematics and Physical Sciences (Physics and Chemistry). At the moment, the department is housed on the third floor of the main building of the university.