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# Statistics, B.S.

## Requirements

Total Program Credits: 120

 Matriculation Requirements: Completion of MATH 1210 and MATH 1220 (or equivalent) with an overall GPA of 2.0 or better Student must meet with the math department advisor and declare an intent to major in statistics. General Education Requirements: 37 Credits ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3 ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing--Humanities/Social Sciences 3 or ENGL 2020 Intermediate Writing--Science and Technology (3.0) MATH 1050 College Algebra (recommended for Business, Education, Science, and Health Professions majors) 4 or MATH 1055 College Algebra with Preliminaries  (5.0) 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 or PES 1097 Fitness for Life (2.0) Distribution Courses: Biology 3 PHYS 2210 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I (co-requisite lab required) (4.0) 4 One other Biology or Physical Science Distribution 3 Humanities Distribution 3 Fine Arts Distribution 3 Social/Behavioral Science 3 Discipline Core Requirements: 55 Credits Complete the following: PHYS 2215 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I Lab 1 MATH 1210 Calculus I 5 MATH 1220 Calculus II 5 MATH 2210 Calculus III 3 MATH 2270 Linear Algebra 3 STAT 2050 Introduction to Statistical Methods 4 STAT 2060 Introduction to Statistical Computing 1 STAT 4000 Applied Regression and Time Series 3 STAT 4100 Design of Experiment 3 STAT 4400 Multivariate Analysis 3 STAT 4710 Mathematical Statistics I 3 STAT 4720 Mathematical Statistics II 3 Complete three of the following: 9 STAT 4200 Survey Sampling (3.0) STAT 4300 Stochastic Processes (3.0) STAT 4500 Nonparametric Statistics (3.0) STAT 4600 Statistical Process Control (3.0) Complete 9 hours of upper level MATH or STAT courses 9 Elective Requirements: 28 Credits Complete 9 credits of upper division electives 9 Complete 19 credits of upper or lower division electives 19

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 GE and specified departmental requirements.
5. Successful completion of at least one Global/Intercultural course.

## 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 STAT 2050 Intro to Statistical Methods 4 Humanities GE Humanities GE (PHIL 1250 recommended) 3 ENGL 1010 Intro to Writing GE 3 Semester total: 15 Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours MATH 1220 Calculus II 5 PHYS 2210/2215 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I (and lab) 5 STAT 2060 Intro to Statistical Computing 1 Electives Electives (to replace MATH 1050 or MATH 1055 in GE) 4 Elective Elective (any course numbered 1000 or higher) 1 Semester total: 16 Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours MATH 2210 Calculus III 3 ENGL 2010 or ENGL 2020 Intermediate Writing (ENGL 2020 preferred) 3 PHIL 205G Ethics and Values GE and GI requirement 3 Elective Elective (any course numbered 1000 or higher) 3 Elective Elective (any course numbered 1000 or higher) 3 Semester total: 15 Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours MATH 2270 Linear Algebra 3 History GE American Institutions (Choose from list) 3 Biology GE Biology GE 3 Elective Elective (MATH 2280 recommended) 3 Upper Division Elective Upper Division Elective (any course numbered 3000 or higher) 3 Semester total: 15 Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours STAT 4710 Mathematical Statistics I 3 MATH/STAT Elective *see notes below 3 MATH/STAT Elective *see notes below 3 Fine Arts GE Fine Arts GE 3 Elective Elective (any course numbered 1000 or higher) 3 Semester total: 15 Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours STAT 4000 Applied Regression and Time Series 3 STAT 4720 Mathematical Statistics II 3 MATH/STAT Elective *see notes below 3 Social/Behavioral GE Social/Behavioral GE 3 HLTH 1100 or PES 1097 Personal Health or Fitness for Life GE 2 Semester total: 14 Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours STAT 4100 Design of Experiment 3 MATH/STAT Elective *see notes below 3 MATH/STAT Elective *see notes below 3 Additional Science GE Additional Science GE (Physical Science or Biology) 3 Elective Elective (any course numbered 1000 or higher) 3 Semester total: 15 Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours STAT 4400 Multivariate Analysis 3 MATH/STAT 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) 3 Elective Elective (any course numbered 1000 or higher) 3 Semester total: 15 Notes: *MATH/STAT Electives. Must complete at least three of STAT 4200, STAT 4300, STAT 4500, STAT 4600. Other credits must be any MATH credit numbered 3100 or higher. Degree total: 120

## Department

 Name: Mathematics Location: LA 109 Telephone: 801-863-8650 Email: Web Address: Chair:

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

• Advisor: Colin Brinkerhoff
• Office: LA 121e
• Telephone: 801-863-7419
• Email:
• Advisor: Emily Platt
• Office: LA 109h
• Telephone: 801-863-6429
• Email:
• Administrative Support: Celena Patten
• Office: LA 109
• Telephone: 801-863-8650
• Email:

Program Coordinators:

• Mathematics Education: Christine Walker
• Office: LA 121k
• Telephone: 801-863-8634
• Email:
• Statistics: Erik Heiny
• Office: LA 109k
• Telephone: 801-863-6281
• Email:
• Actuary: Kathy Andrist
• Office: LA 109e
• Telephone: 801-863-6309
• Email:

## 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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### David Brandt(1992)

#### Associate Professor

Department: Mathematics
Faculty

B.S., Electrical Engineering, B.S., Mathematics, University of Missouri; M.S., Mathematics, University of Illinois.

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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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### Reinhard Franz(2014)

#### Lecturer

Department: Mathematics
Faculty

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

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### Jia He(2015)

#### Assistant Professor

Department: Mathematics
Faculty

B.S., Mathematics & Applied Mathematics, Beijing Normal University; M.S., Applied Mathematics, Nankai University; Ph.D., Mathematics Education, Michigan State University.

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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)

#### Lecturer

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
Department Chair, 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., Candidate, 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.A., Mathematics, University of Colorado; M.A., Mathematics, University of Maryland; Ph.D., Mathematics, New Mexico State University.

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### Bob Palais(2011)

#### Assistant Professor

Department: Mathematics
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.S., Ph.D., Mathematics, Duke 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., Combinatorics and Numerical Analysis, Dalian University of Science and Technology, China; Ph.D., Graph Theory (Combinatorics), Arizona State University.

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