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Mathematics - Actuarial Science Emphasis, B.S.

Requirements

Total Program Credits: 120

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: 38 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
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: 28 Credits
 Complete the following:
  MATH 1210 Calculus I 5
  MATH 1220 Calculus II 5
  MATH 2210 Calculus III 3
  MATH 2270 Linear Algebra 3
  MATH 2280 Ordinary Differential Equations 3
  MATH 3300 Foundations of Abstract Algebra 3
  MATH 3310 Discrete Mathematics 3
  MATH 4210 Advanced Calculus I * 3
Elective Requirements: 23 Credits
  Complete 11 credits of upper division electives 11
  Complete 12 credits of upper or lower division electives 12
Emphasis Requirements: 28 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 3710 Applied Regression and Time Series 4
  MATH 3750 Financial Mathematics 3
  MATH 4710 Mathematical Statistics I 3
  MATH 4720 Mathematical Statistics II 3
  MATH 4750 Life Contingencies 3
Emphasis Elective Requirements: 3 Credits
 Complete one additional MATH course chosen from the following: 3
  MATH  3100 Foundations of Geometry (3.0)  
  MATH  3200 Foundations of Analysis (3.0)  
  MATH  3210 Complex Variables (3.0)  
  MATH  3400 Partial Differential Equations (3.0)  
  MATH  4000 Introduction to Probability (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:

* 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 intended to be a guide. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
MATH 1210 Calculus I 5
MATH 2040 or
STAT 2050
Principles of Statistics or
Introduction to Statistical Methods
4
ECON 2010 Microeconomics 3
ENGL 1010 Intro to Writing GE 3
  Semester total: 15
Notes: MATH 2040 or STAT 2050 replaces MATH 1050 as a GE course
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
MATH 1220 Calculus II 5
PHYS 2210/2215 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I (and lab) 5
ECON 2020 Macroeconomics 3
Humanities GE Humanities GE (PHIL 1250 recommended) 3
  Semester total: 16
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
MATH 2210 Calculus III 3
MATH 2270 Linear Algebra 3
FIN 3100 Principles of Finance 3
ENGL 2010 or ENGL 2020 Intermediate Writing GE (ENGL 2020 preferred) 3
Elective Elective (any course numbered 1000 or higher, DGM 2360 recommended) 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
MATH 2280 Ordinary Differential Equations 3
MATH 3710 Applied regression and Time Series 4
MATH 3750 Financial Mathematics 3
ACC 3000 Financial Managerial and Cost Accounting Concepts 3
GE American Institutions (choose from list) 3
  Semester total: 16
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
MATH 3310 Discrete Mathematics 3
MATH 4710 Mathematical Statistics I 3
MATH Elective Emphasis Elective (MATH course numbered 3100 or higher) 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 4720 Mathematical Statistics II 3
Biology GE Biology GE 3
HLTH 1100 or PES 1097 Personal Health or Fitness for Life GE 2
Elective Elective (any course numbered 1000 or higher) 3
Upper Division Elective Upper Division Elective (any course numbered 3000 or higher) 3
  Semester total: 14
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
MATH 4750 Life Contingencies 3
MATH 4210 Advanced Calculus I 3
Fine Arts GE Fine Arts GE 3
Additional Science GE Additional Science GE (Physical Science or Biology) 3
Upper Division Elective Upper Division Elective (any course numbered 3000 or higher) 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
MATH 3300 Foundations of Abstract Algebra 3
Social/Behavioral GE Social/Behavioral GE 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) 2
  Semester total: 14
  Degree total: 120

Department

Name:

Mathematics

Location:

LA 022k

Telephone:

801-863-8625

Email:

pattence@uvu.edu

Web Address:

uvu.edu/math

Chair:

Joseph Hwang

 
 

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 022
  • Telephone: 801-863-7419 
  • Email: brinkeco@uvu.edu

  • Administrative Support:
    Celena Patten
  • Office: LA 022
  • Telephone: 801-863-8650 
  • Email: pattence@uvu.edu


Program Coordinators:

 
 

Faculty

Kathryn Andrist(2001)

Professor

Department: Mathematics
Faculty



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

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Debanjan Bhattacharjee(2011)

Assistant 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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Gary Carlson(1984)

Professor

Department: Mathematics
Faculty



B.S., Mathematics, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology; M.S., Mathematics, Colorado State University.

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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)

Assistant 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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Carolyn Hamilton(1993)

Associate Professor

Department: Mathematics
Faculty



B.S., Mathematics, Brigham Young University; M.S., Mathematics, University of California.

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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, University of Georgia.

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Jong Hwang(1989)

Professor

Department: Mathematics
Department Chair, Department Chair



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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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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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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O.W. Franz Reinhard(2014)

Lecturer

Department: Mathematics
Faculty



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

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Machiel Van Frankenhuijsen(2003)

Associate 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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