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Mathematics - Actuarial Science Emphasis, B.S.

Requirements

Total Program Credits: 120365体育官方网址

Matriculation Requirements:
  1. Completion of MATH 1210 and MATH 1220 (or equivalent) with an overall GPA of 2.5 or better
  2. Student must meet with the Math Department advisor and declare an intent to major in Mathematics
General Education Requirements: 39 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Academic Writing 3
or ENGH 1005 Literacies and Composition Across Context (5.0)  
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing Academic Writing and Research          3
  MATH 1210 Calculus I 5
Complete one of the following: 3
  HIST 2700 US History to 1877 (3.0)
and HIST 2710 US History since 1877 (3.0)
  HIST 1700 American Civilization (3.0)
  HIST 1740 US Economic History (3.0)
  POLS 1000 American Heritage (3.0)
  POLS 1100 American National Government (3.0)
Complete the following:
  PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
  HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness  (2.0)
or PES 1097 Fitness for Life 2
Distribution Courses:
  Biology 3
  PHYS 2210 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I 4
  PHYS 2215 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I Lab 1
  PHYS 2220 Physics for Scientists and Engineers II (4.0) (Required for Mathematics and Applied Mathematics Emphasis)  
and PHYS 2225 Physics for Scientists and Engineers II Lab (1.0)  (Required for Mathematics and Applied Mathematics Emphasis)  
or One other Biology or Physical Science Distribution (Required for Actuarial Science Emphasis) 3
  Humanities Distribution 3
  Fine Arts Distribution 3
  Social/Behavioral Science 3
Discipline Core Requirements: 31 Credits
 Complete the following:
  CS 1400 Fundamentals of Programming 3
  STAT 2050 Introduction to Statistical Methods 4
  STAT 2060 Introduction to Statistical Computing 1
  MATH 1220 Calculus II 5
  MATH 2210 Calculus III 3
  MATH 2270 Linear Algebra 3
  MATH 2280 Ordinary Differential Equations 3
  MATH 3250 Introduction to Advanced Calculus 3
  MATH 3300 Foundations of Abstract Algebra 3
  MATH 4210 Advanced Calculus I * 3
Elective Requirements: 20 Credits
  Complete 11 credits of upper division electives 11
  Complete 9 credits of upper or lower division electives 9
Emphasis Requirements: 27 Credits
  ECON 2010 Microeconomics 3
  ECON 2020 Macroeconomics 3
  ACC 2010 Financial Accounting (3.0)
and ACC 2020 Managerial Accounting (3.0)
or ACC 3000 Financial Managerial and Cost Accounting Concepts 3
  FIN 3100 Principles of Finance 3
  MATH 3750 Financial Mathematics 3
  MATH 4750 Life Contingencies 3
  STAT 4000 Applied Regression and Time Series 3
  STAT 4710 Mathematical Statistics-Probability and Statistics 3
  STAT 4720 Mathematical Statistics: Statistical Inference 3
Emphasis Elective Requirements: 3 Credits
Complete 3 credits chosen from the following: 3
  MATH 3210 Complex Variables (3.0)  
  MATH 3320 Graph Theory and its Applications (3.0)  
  MATH 3400 Partial Differential Equations (3.0)  
  MATH 3640 Introduction to Optimization (3.0)  
  MATH 4100 Differential Geometry of Curves and Surfaces (3.0)  
  MATH 4220 Advanced Calculus II (3.0)  
  MATH 4310 Introduction to Modern Algebra I (3.0)  
  MATH 4320 Introduction to Modern Algebra II (3.0)**  
  MATH 4330 Theory of Linear Algebra  (3.0)  
  MATH 4340 Introduction to Number Theory (3.0)  
  MATH 4510 Foundations of Topology (3.0)  
  MATH 4610 Introduction to Numerical Analysis I (3.0)  
  MATH 4620 Introduction to Numerical Analysis II (3.0)**  
  MATH  490R Topics in Mathematics (2.0)  

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 120 semester credits with at least 40 credit hours in upper-division courses.
  2. Overall grade point average of 2.0 (C) or above, a minimum GPA of 2.4 in all MATH courses listed above, with no grade lower than a "C" in all listed PHYS and MATH courses (substitutions may be granted for some elective courses).
  3. Residency hours-- minimum of 30 credit hours through course attendance at UVU, with at least 10 hours earned in the last 45 hours.
  4. Completion of general education and specified departmental requirements.
  5. Complete an exit survey administered by the Mathematics Department Advisor.
  6. Successful completion of at least one Global/Intercultural course.

Footnotes:

365体育官方网址* Students planning to do graduate work in mathematics should take both of the year-long sequences MATH 4210, 4220, and MATH 4310, 4320, and acquire a reading knowledge of at least one foreign language chosen from French, German, or Russian.

** Requires completion of a prerequisite course, which fulfills elective requirements.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track.

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and Italicized.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
MATH 1210 Calculus I 5
Fine Arts GE Fine Arts GE 3
STAT 2050 Intro to Statistical Methods 4
ENGL 1010 or ENGH 1005 Intro to Writing GE or Literacies and Composition Across Contexts 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
MATH 1220 Calculus II 5
PHYS 2210 and PHYS 2215 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I (and lab) 5
ECON 2010 Microeconomics 3
STAT 2060 Intro to Statistical Computing 1
HLTH 1100 or PES 1097 Personal Health and Wellness or Fitness for Life GE 2
  Semester total: 16
Note: Must complete MATH 1210 and MATH 1220 with a 2.5 GPA.
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
MATH 2210 Calculus III 3
MATH 2270 Linear Algebra 3
ECON 2020 Macroeconomics 3
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing GE 3
Social/Behavioral GE Social/Behavioral GE 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
MATH 2280 Ordinary Differential Equations 3
STAT 4000 Applied regression and Time Series 3
MATH 3250 Introduction to Advanced Calculus 3
ACC 3000 Financial Managerial and Cost Accounting Concepts (recommended) 3
History GE American Institutions (choose from list) 3
  Semester total: 15
Note: ACC 2010 and 2020 can be taken in place of ACC 3000.
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
MATH 3750 Financial Mathematics 3
CS 1400 Fundamentals of Programming 3
FIN 3100 Principles of Finance 3
PHIL 205G Ethics and Values GE, and GI requirement 3
Elective Elective (any course numbered 1000 or higher) 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
MATH 3300 Foundations of Abstract Algebra 3
Biology GE Biology GE 3
Additional Science GE Additional Science GE (Physical Science or Biology) 3
MATH 4750 Life Contingencies 3
Upper Division Elective **Upper Division Elective (any course numbered 3000 or higher) 3
  Semester total: 15
Note: MATH 4750 is only offered Spring odd years.
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
STAT 4710 Mathematical Statistics-Probability and Statistics 3
MATH 4210 Advanced Calculus I 3
Elective Elective (any course numbered 1000 or higher) 3
Humanities GE Humanities GE  3
Upper Division Elective **Upper Division Elective (any course numbered 3000 or higher) 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
STAT 4720 Mathematical Statistics: Statistical Inference 3
MATH Elective *see notes below 3
Upper Division Elective **Upper Division Elective (any course numbered 3000 or higher) 3
Upper Division Elective **Upper Division Elective (any course numbered 3000 or higher) 2
Elective Elective (any course numbered 1000 or higher) 3
  Semester total: 14
  Degree total: 120
Notes: *MATH Electives must be taken from MATH 3210, MATH 3320, MATH 3400, MATH 3640, MATH 4100, MATH 4220, MATH 4250, MATH 4310, MATH 4320, MATH 4330, MATH 4340, MATH 4510, MATH 4610, MATH 4620, MATH 481R, MATH 489R, MATH 490R.
Notes: **Elective courses may NOT include MATH 3100, MATH 3200, MATH 3010, MATH 3030, MATH 4030, or MATH 4040.

Department

Name:

Mathematics

Location:

LA 109

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Mission Statement

The Utah Valley University Mathematics Department’s primary purpose is to educate students in mathematics, mathematics education, and statistics. The department prepares students for both graduate degrees and productive careers by fostering a rigorous development of cognitive skills, helping them to analyze logical inferences, reason critically, and apply mathematical ideas to solve real world problems. The department’s other functions include service which supports the mission of the University, and the development of scholarly work to both advance research and facilitate student engagement in current areas of interest.

 
 

Mathematics


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Faculty

Mark Abramson(2017)

Associate Professor

Department: Mathematics
Faculty



B.S., Computational Mathematics, Brigham Young University; M.A., Computational/Applied Mathematics Rice University; M.S. Aeronautics/Astronautics, University of Washington; Ph.D., Computational/Applied Mathematics, Rice University.

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Kathryn Andrist(2001)

Professor

Department: Mathematics
Faculty



B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Mathematics, Brigham Young University.

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Debanjan Bhattacharjee(2011)

Associate Professor

Department: Mathematics
Faculty



B.S., M.S., Statistics, University of Calcutta, Ph.D., Statistics, University of Connecticut.

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Colin Brinkerhoff(2018)

Lecturer

Department: Mathematics
Faculty



BS, Mathematics, Brigham Young University - Provo; MS, Mathematics, Brigham Young University

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Fazhe Chang(2019)

Assistant Professor

Department: Mathematics
Faculty



MS, Mathematics, Florida State University, PhD, Mathematics, Florida Atlantic Univeresity,

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Don Faurot(2002)

Associate Professor

Department: Mathematics
Faculty



B.S., Engineering, UCLA; M.S., Mathematics, California State University-Northridge; Ph.D., Mathematics, University of Oregon.

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Vivienne Faurot(2009)

Associate Professor

Department: Mathematics
Faculty



B.A., Mathematics, University of California; M.S., Mathematics, California Polytechnic State University; Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction, University of Oregon.

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David Fearnley(2000)

Professor

Department: Mathematics
Faculty



B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Mathematics, University of Oxford.

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Lawrence Fearnley(2018)

Visiting Scholar Lecturer

Department: Mathematics
Faculty



Ph.D., University of Utah London University.

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Reinhard Franz(2014)

Associate Professor

Department: Mathematics
Faculty



B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Mathematics, Universitat Bielefeld.

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Erik Heiny(2008)

Associate Professor

Department: Mathematics
Faculty



B.S., Mathematics and Statistics, Colorado State University; M.S., Statistics, Michigan State University; Ph.D., Applied Statistics, University of Northern Colorado.

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Jennifer Hooper(2014)

Assistant Professor

Department: Mathematics
Faculty



B.A., Secondary Mathematics, Brigham Young University; M.A., Pure Mathematics, University of Utah; M.S., Mathematics University of Oregon; Ph.D., Mathematics Education, University of Georgia.

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Jong Hwang(1989)

Professor

Department: Mathematics
Faculty



B.S., Math Education, Brigham Young University, Hawaii; M.A., Mathematics, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Philosophy of Education, Mokpo National University, Korea.

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Mohammad Islam(2016)

Assistant Professor

Department: Mathematics
Faculty



B.S., M.S., Statistics, Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh; M.A., Statistics, Ball State University; Ph.D., Statistics, Bowling Green University.

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Xiao Ji(2008)

Associate Professor

Department: Mathematics
Faculty



B.A., Mathematics, Hubei Education University; M.S., Statistics, Stephen F. Austin State University; Ph.D., Mathematics, Texas Tech University.

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Brian Knaeble(2016)

Assistant Professor

Department: Mathematics
Faculty



B.S., M.S., Mathematics, M.Stat., Ph.D., University of Utah.

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KC Lee(2014)

Lecturer

Department: Mathematics
Faculty



B.S., M.S., Statistics, Brigham Young University.

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Scott Lewis(1999)

Professor

Department: Mathematics
Faculty



B.S., M.S., Mathematics, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Mathematics, Montana State University.

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Ya Li(1990)

Professor

Department: Mathematics
Faculty



B.S., Mathematics, University of Science and Technology of China; Ph.D., Mathematics, University of Utah.

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Jun (Michael) Ling(2002)

Professor

Department: Mathematics
Faculty



B.S., Mathematics, Jiangsu University, China; M.A., Mathematics, Ph.D., Mathematics, State University of New York at Buffalo; Ph.D., Pure Mathematics, Zhegiang University.

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Christine Merrin(1992)

Professor

Department: Mathematics
Faculty



B.S., Mathematics, University of Maryland; M.S., Ph.D., Mathematics, New Mexico State University.

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Stephen Merrin(1996)

Professor

Department: Mathematics
Faculty



B.S., Mathematics, University of Colorado; M.A., Mathematics, University of Maryland; Ph.D., Mathematics, New Mexico State University.

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Wiktor Mogilski(2019)

Assistant Professor

Department: Mathematics
Faculty



BS, Mathematics, University of Texas at Brownsville, MS, Mathematics, University of Texas at Brownsville, PhD, Mathematics, University of Wisconsin-Mlwaukee,

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Bob Palais(2011)

Associate Professor

Department: Mathematics
Department Chair, Faculty



B.S., Mathematics, Harvard University; M.S., Ph.D., Mathematics, University of California.

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Alan Parry(2016)

Assistant Professor

Department: Mathematics
Faculty



B.S., M.S., Mathematics, Utah State University; M.A., Ph.D., Mathematics, Duke University.

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Skyler Simmons(2018)

Assistant Professor

Department: Mathematics
Faculty



B.S., Mathematics, M.S., Mathematics, Ph.D., Mathematics, Brigham Young University - Provo.

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Joe Simons(2018)

Lectuer

Department: Mathematics
Faculty



B.S., M.S., Mathematics, Brigham Young University.

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Machiel Van Frankenhuijsen(2003)

Professor

Department: Mathematics
Faculty



Ph.D., Mathematics, Katholieke Universiteit Nijmegen.

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Violeta Vasilevska(2010)

Associate Professor

Department: Mathematics
Faculty



B.S., M.S., Mathematics, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University; Ph.D., Mathematics, The University of Tennessee.

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Christine Walker(1992)

Professor

Department: Mathematics
Faculty



A.S., Mathematics, Ricks College; B.A., M.A., Mathematics Education, Brigham Young University; Ed.D., Curriculum and Instruction, Utah State University.

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Yingxian Zhu(2002)

Associate Professor

Department: Mathematics
Faculty



B.S., Mathematics, Anhui University, China; M.S., Mathematics, Dalian University of Science and Technology, China; Ph.D., Mathematics (Graph Theory), Arizona State University.

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