Jan 18, 2021  
2007-2009 Catalog 
2007-2009 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mathematics (MTH)

402 William R. Murchie Science Building
(810) 762-3244
FAX: (810)766-6880

Chair: Dr. Ricardo Alfaro

Principal Secretary: Pat Klein

Professors Ricardo Alfaro, Steven C. Althoen, Robert A. Bix, Harry D’Souza, Kenneth Schilling; Associate Professors Lixing Han, Kristina Hansen, Mehrdad Simkani, Kirk Weller; Assistant Professor Shu-Yi Tu

Mathematics is both a science and an art. While most people are aware of the value of mathematical computation, those who study mathematics also get to see the beauty of mathematics as an art that reveals truth through logical reasoning. The roots of mathematics lie in ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece and the Orient. Much of modern mathematics derives from seventeenth century physics. Today’s mathematical discoveries and important new applications have extended the reach of mathematics beyond the physical sciences to every area of human endeavor.

The study of mathematics is an excellent way to prepare for a broad range of careers in such fields as business, government, industry, law, medicine, politics and teaching. You will find mathematics majors are employed as actuaries, animators, benefits administrators, climate analysts, college professors, cryptologists, epidemiologists, forensic analysts, market researchers, pollsters, programmers, scientists, statisticians and teachers.

Department Mission and Program Assessment

The mission of the UM-Flint Mathematics Department is to share its knowledge and appreciation of mathematics within and outside the University, to participate in the creation and dissemination of mathematical ideas, and to do its part in making UM-Flint a vital learning institution committed to serving the needs of its students. The Department participates in the University-wide effort to assess its academic programs. Information on assessment plans, including goals, methods and outcomes is available at http://www.umflint.edu/assessment/.

Programs in Mathematics

Seven concentration programs are offered: the General Program in Mathematics (Bachelor of Arts) , the General Program in Mathematics (Bachelor of Science) , the Honors Program in Mathematics (Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science) , the Program in Actuarial Mathematics (Bachelor of Science) , and the Teacher’s Certificate Program (Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science) . A Minor in Mathematics  and a Teacher’s Certificate Minor  are also available.