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Math and Physics Department

Brief History

Rector Fr. Silvestre Sancho, O.P. created the Mathematics and Physics Department in 1938 to attend to the math and physics requirements of the College of Science. The degree B.S. Mathematics and Physics was introduced in 1952 and eventually split into B.S. Mathematics and B.S. Physics in 1968. The B.S. Physics program died a natural death. In response to the changing needs of the time, two new courses were introduced: B.S. Math Major in Actuarial Science in 1978 and B.S. Math Major in Computer Science in 1984. The B.S. Math Major in Computer Science was later changed to B.S. Computer Science. The latter merged with the newly formed Department of Information and Computer Studies. The B.S. Applied Physics program was offered in 2002.

Department Objectives

  1. To prepare the mathematically inclined students for a career in insurance, investment, banking, government, research and the academe.
  2. To expose the students to the applications of physics and provide training for a career in applied physics.
  3. To develop in students analytical and logical thinking and a good mathematical aptitude.
  4. To instill in the students the value of accuracy, patience, perseverance and honesty.


The B.S. Applied Mathematics major in Actuarial Science is a program offered by Department of Mathematics and Physics under the College of Science. The program has a pool of:

  • Highly qualified master’s and doctoral holder faculty members
  • Recognized associates and fellow of the Actuarial Society of the Philippines (ASP) and the Life Management Insurance group (LMI) who hold prestigious actuarial positions in established financial institutions.

To continually keep the program abreast with important international changes and trends in the actuarial profession, the Department has established strong linkage with its outstanding alumni who actively participate in the program curriculum revision. Coordinating students researches are actuarial practitioners in pre-need firms, insurance companies and banking institutions.

Mission-Vision of the Department

MV Math and Physics

Program Intended Learning Outcomes (PILO)


PILO Physics



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