DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS, PHYSICS & CHEMISTRY
- Ramilison Ramilison – PhD,MSc, BSc,
- Sipho Sibanda – MSc, Med, BSc
- Talent Ndlovu – MSc, BScH
- Lorraine Mabhena – MSc, BScH
- Isabel Linda Moyo – MSc, BScH
- Witness Moyo – MSc, BScH
- Kagelo Ragwena – PhD, MSc, BA
- Tolbert B. Moyo – MSc, BScH
- Constatine Ndava Mupondo – MSc, BScH
Down through the centuries, science revolutionised the way of life from the primitive hunters and gatherers to the highly industrialised and technological societies of today. These technological advances have been made possible by conscientious study of science.
Not only does modern science seek to equip humanity with more and better tools to make good life even better, but also realises that people need to understand the basic principles from which these technological innovations are derived, and to use them appropriately. If new and old inventions are used without some basic understanding of the principles on which they function, the experience can be frustrating, and may even be catastrophic.
The department firmly believes that the coherence of the principles of science and mathematics, the logical consistencies thereof, the power and versatility of these, point to the One who is omnipotent, omniscient, the only true and wise God, the Creator of the universe. Science is defined as “the attempt by man to explain nature.” Studied in the true spirit of “thirsting for true knowledge,” science and mathematics point the scholar to the source of wisdom, power and indeed the beginning of all knowledge. It believes that the human race is entrusted with the responsibility of taking care of the environment and the resources thereof. Therefore as true stewards, we advocate sustainable development in the use of our natural resources, conscious that they must benefit future generations after we are gone.
The department of Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry has the objective of producing highly competent scientists and mathematicians to serve on local, regional and global constituencies in such areas as education, commerce, agriculture and industry. This is done in the spirit as commissioned to Solusi University by the Seventh-day Adventist Church, and by the provisions of the Service Charter granted by the government of the republic of Zimbabwe.
Other objectives are providing an academic programme of sufficient rigour that the graduates of the programme can favourably compete with other graduates from other institution of higher learning on the job market and be able to pursue higher degree studies at any other university of their choice, without suffering any prejudice.
Students intending to pursue the BSc programme who have a diploma from a recognised technical college and have acquired the required competencies in clothing production and pattern cutting may apply for credit by examination in the related courses as approved by the department.
Prospective students from countries that require O-levels for university entry are required to complete the Pre-University Programme during the first year (32) credits at Solusi University (see the section for Pre-University Programme in this Bulletin).
To be eligible for graduation students must have successfully completed the following requirements:
|BSc Mathematics Honours Total Credits||124|
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE MATHEMATICS HONOURS REQUIREMENTS
CORE COURSES CONT…
ELECTIVES- MAJOR IN MATHEMATICS (Select any 2 courses)
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES
ORIE 100: ORIENTATION (0 Credits)
WOED 121-122: WORK EDUCATION (0 Credits)
HLED 115: Healthier Living (2 Credits)
HIST 276: Selected Themes in Zimbabwean History (2 Credits)
RELB 180: Studies in the Gospels (3 Credits)
RELH 360: Seventh-day Adventist Heritage (2 Credits)
RELT 215: Philosophy of Christian Education (2 Credits) RELT 355: Religion & Ethics in Modern Society (3 Credits)