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2021-2022 Catalog 
2021-2022 Catalog

Mathematics (MTH)

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

Mathematics and Applied Sciences Department Chair:  Cameron McCleman
Mathematics Professional Advisor: Taylor Ryan

Administrative Support Staff
196 Murchie Science Building
Public Relations & Advising:  Carly Byrne 
Personnel & Course Scheduling:  Patricia Slackta
Budget & Finances:  Mary Poletti

Professors Ricardo Alfaro, Lixing Han, Kenneth Schilling, Mehrdad Simkani, Shu-Yi Tu; Associate Professors Daniel Coffield, Cameron McLeman, Laura McLeman, Howard Thompson
Professors Emeriti Robert Bix, Harry D’Souza, Renate McLaughlin; Associate Professor Emerita Kristina Hansen

Mathematics is both a science and an art. While most people are aware of the value of mathematical computations, 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.

Mission and Assessment
The mission of the UM-Flint Mathematics program 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 Program 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.