DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS

Caraga State University
Ampayon, Butuan City

About the Department


Caraga State University (CSU), in its mission to produce competent and responsive human capital towards the sustainable development of Caraga Region and beyond, envisioned itself to become a globally-engaged University excelling in science, engineering, and the arts. (Source: CSU Board Res. No. 35-10, s.2017)

The University has six existing colleges, one of which includes the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS). One of the departments of CAS is the Mathematics Department which serves as the home department for the offering of the Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Program (BS Math). The program aims to prepare the student to take graduate studies either in Pure and Applied Mathematics, to teach Mathematics up to the junior undergraduate level and to take immediately Mathematics-oriented job in business, industry, or in the government sector.

The University has been awarded by the Commission on Higher Education as Center of Development in Mathematics effective October 2, 2009 to October 2, 2014. This award is retained effective January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2018. Moreover, through the continuous upgrade of resources of the University it is now one of the 20 SUCs in the country awarded with Level IV status.

Program Offering


Program Offering
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics

The Bachelor of Science in Mathematics program in Caraga State University consists two (2) majors, namely; Pure and Applied Mathematics. The program has the following well-defined objectives that are relevant to the development and implementation of its curriculum and instruction. Program objectives hone the students in terms of:

  • Formulating mathematical models based on real-life situations;
  • Analysing a mathematical statement and construct its proof/solution;
  • Constructing or investigating a conjecture and/or provide a proof;
  • Analysing data using appropriate mathematical and statistical techniques, and presenting results logically and orderly;
  • Effectively employing technology using computer programs and algorithms to obtain approximate solutions to mathematical problems;
  • Aligning the acquired mathematical knowledge to economic and social issues, challenges, and applications;
  • Making the best use of their creative potentials and become self-reliant; and
  • Recognizing the need to take measures in promoting cultural diversity.
The enumerated program objectives when attained shall produce a graduate of the BS Math Program with a blueprint that is mathematically and scientifically imbued. A human capital that is responsive to the needs of the region and beyond.

The present BS Math program adheres to CHED Memorandum Order No 48, Series of 2017 which is the PSG for the BS Math and BS Applied Math Programs. The curriculum exceeds the CHED Minimum requirements.

Important Milestones of the Program

  • In 2001, offering of BS Math was approved through BOT Res. No. 38-06, s.2001
  •  In 2005, BOT Res. No. 61-04, s.2005 was passed approving in principle the proposed revision of programs and unification and renumbering of courses
  • In 2009, BS Mathematics program of the university was granted Center of Development (COD) by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED)
  •  In 2010, the program was again revised in accordance to the provision of Republic Act No. 7722, known as the “Higher Education Act of 1994”
  • In 2016, the university was granted Center of Development in Mathematics by CHED
  • In 2018, the program was given Level III Accreditation Status by AACCUP

Carreer Opportunities for BS Math Graduates

What can you do with a BS Math Degree?

Graduates with well-grasped mathematical skills are in demand in all kinds of industries all around the country, and even abroad. Since studying math helps one to develop skills in logical thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making, graduates of the program will have access, but not limited, to the following job opportunities:

  • Careers in academia and research
  • Careers in accountancy and finance
  • Careers in banking
  • Actuarial careers
  • Statistician careers

Employability of the Graduates

Reports of the 2016 Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Graduates Tracer Study showed that the implementation of the BS Mathematics program remained responsive and relevant to the demand of the present times. Here are some highlights of the study:
  • 92% of the BS Mathematics graduates are currently employed, in which 58.33% of their jobs are related to the program they’ve finished
  • 79.17% of these employed graduates waited three (3) months before getting their first job after graduation and 20.83% of them took more than three (3) months to get their first job
  • 66.67% of the BS Math graduates consider the program to be very competitive in the job market.


A testimony of

Mr. Ken Joffaniel M. Gonzales

A BS Mathematics graduate of batch 2010 Now, an Assistant Professor in the University of the Philippines Manila

Faculty Profile


BREIX MICHAEL AGUA

Assistant Professor I | CAS Extension Coordinator

MS in Mathematics (CSU, 2016); BS in Mathematics (CSU, 2012); Specialization: Topology, Applied Statistics, Mathematics Education

JAKE A. ALBIA

Associate Professor I

PhD in Mathematics (ADMU, CAR) MS in Mathematics (MSU IIT, 2006) BS in Mathematics (MSU IIT, 2003) Specialization: Graph Theory

JAYROLD P. ARCEDE

Professor III

PhD in Mathematics (Sandwich Program : ADMU & NUS, 2010) MS in Mathematics (MSU IIT, 2004) BS in Mathematics (MSU IIT, 2001) Specialization: Mathematical Modeling

ERWIN N. ARLAN

Assistant Professor I

MS in Mathematics (MSU Main 2015) BS in Mathematics (MSU Main 2010) Specialization: Number Theory, Combinatorics

RACHEL C.BASANEZ-APDO

Instructor I

MS Mathematics (CSU, 2019) BS Mathematics (CSU, 2014) Specialization: Mathematical Modeling

KAREN B. BURDEOS

Assistant Professor I | Director, MSCRC

MS Statistics (UPLB, 2014) BS Mathematics (CSU, 2011) Specialization: Statistics, Environmental Statistics, Educational Statistics

EDILBERTO C. CUARESMA

Assistant Professor I

PhD in Mathematics (ADMU, CAR) MS in Mathematics (CSU, 2014) BS in Mathematics (MSU Main, 2007) Specialization: Graph Theory

ABIGAEL J. DANGATE

Instructor III

MS Mathematics (CSU, 2016) BS Mathematics (MSU Main, 2004) Specialization: Copula

JOB H. DOMINGO

Associate Professor IV

PhD in Mathematics (MSU IIT, 2013 ) MS in Mathematics (DLSU, 1997) BS in Mathematics (MSU Main, 1990) Specialization: Linear Programming

GENEVIEVE B. ENGALAN

Instructor I

MS Mathematics (CSU, ongoing) BS Mathematics (CSU, 2016) Diploma in Mechanical Engineering Technology (MSU-IIT, 2012) Specialization: Linear Programming

FERNANDO T. HERRERA

Professor I

PhD in Mathematical Sciences (MUST, 2007 ) MST in Mathematics (MUST, 2003) BS in Civil Engineering (MSU Main, 1992) Specialization: Math Education

MIRALUNA L. HERRERA

Professor VI

PhD in Mathematics (MSU IIT, 2005) MS in Mathematics (MUST, 2000) BSEd Mathematics (MSU Main) Specialization: Combinatorics, Math Education

MARY JOY D. LATAYADA

Associate Professor II

PhD in Mathematics (MSU IIT, 2019) MS in Statistics (MSU IIT, 2014) BS in Mathematics (MSU Main, 2000) Specialization: Combinatorics

MERLIZA F. LIBAO

Associate Professor I

PhD in Math Sci - Applied Mathematics (USTP, 2018) MS in Mathematics (UP Baguio, 2008 ) BS in Electrical Engineering (DMMSU, 1998) Specialization: Dynamical System

JUNAR T. LINGO

Instructor I

MS in Mathematics (CSU, 2019) BS in Mathematics Major in Applied Statistics (CSU,2013) Specialization: Mathematical modeling, Statistics

ANGELA FEL PADECIO

Assistant Professor III

PhD in Statistics (UPLB, ongoing) MS in Statistics (MSU IIT, 2013) BS in Mathematics (MSU IIT, 2011) Specialization: Statistics

JAY MICHAEL R.MACALALAG

Assistant Professor II

PhD in Mathematics (ADMU, 2019) MS in Mathematics (CSU, 2013) BS in Mathematics (CSU, 2010) Specialization: Math Modeling, Topology

MILBURN O. MACALOS

Instructor I

MS Mathematics (CSU, ongoing) BS Mathematics (CSU, 2015) Specialization: Copula

CHERYL Q. MENTUDA

Assistant Professor I

MS in Mathematics (MSU Main 2015) BS in Mathematics (MSU Main 2010) Specialization: Topology

MARILOU T. NEPA

Assistant Professor III

PhD in Mathematics (MSU-IIT, ongoing) MS in Mathematics (CSU, 2016) BS in Mathematics (MSU Main, 2000) Specialization: Copula

FELIX R. OCAREZ

Associate Professor V

PhD in Educational Management and Supervision (CSU, 2013) MS in Mathematics (MSU IIT, 2002) BS in Mathematics (MSU Main, 1989) Specialization: Graph Theory, Mathematics Education

KAYE Y. PAJARON

Instructor I

MS Mathematics (CSU, on-going) BS Mathematics (MSU-IIT, 2016) Specialization: Graph Theory

ESAMEL M. PALUGA

Professor VI | College Dean

PhD in Mathematics (MSU IIT, 2005) MS in Mathematics (MSU IIT, 1997) BS in Mathematics (MSU Main, 1993) Specialization: Graph Theory

ROLANDO N. PALUGA

Professor V | VP for Academic Affairs

PhD in Mathematics (MSU IIT, 2002) MS in Mathematics (MSU IIT, 1996) BS in Mathematics (MSU IIT, 1987) Specialization: Graph Theory, Topology

AIRISH P. PELEMENIANO

Instructor III

MS Mathematics (CSU, 2016) BS Mathematics (CSU, 2010) Specialization: Topology, Graph Theory

SHEILA RAE E. PERMANES

Instructor III

MS Mathematics (CSU, 2016) BS Mathematics (CSU, 2011) Specialization: Topology

JERIEL S. RENDEZA

Instructor I

MS Mathematics (CSU, 2019) BS Mathematics (MSU-Main, 2014) Specialization: Mathematical Modelling

JAN NINO G. TINIO

Instructor II

MS Statistics (MSU-IIT, 2016) BS Statistics (MSU-IIT, 2014) Specialization: Statistics, Time Series Modelling, Bayesian Analysis

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