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Chair: Jeffrey Morgan
Neal R. Amundson (Cullen Distinguished Professor Emeritus), J. F. Giles Auchmuty, Robert Azencott, David P. Blecher, Dennison Brown (Emeritus), Richard Byrd (Emeritus), Suncica Canic, Howard Cook (Emeritus), Henry P. Decell, Jr., Garret J. Etgen, Siemion Fajtlowicz, Michael J. Field, William E. Fitzgibbon, III, Marc Garbey, Roland Glowinski, Jutta Hausen (Emeritus), Jiwen He, Ronald Hoppe, Shanyu Ji, Gordon Johnson, Johnny A. Johnson, Klaus Kaiser, Edward Kao, Yuri Kuznetsov, Andrew Lelek (Emeritus), Jeffrey Morgan, Matthew Nicol, Matthew Joseph O'Malley, Tsorng-Whay Pan, Vern Paulsen, Min Ru, James Stepp (Emeritus), Clifton T. Whyburn (Emeritus), James Younglove (Emeritus)
Edward J. Dean, John T. Hardy, Kresimir Josic, Demetrio Labate, Emmanouil Papadakis, Charles Peters, Richard Sanders, Ilya Timofeyev, Andrei S. Török, Charles T. Tucker, David H. Wagner, Philip William Walker
Bernhard Bodmann, Alexandre Caboussat, Cleopatra Christoforou, Giovanna Guidoboni, Mark Tomforde
Mathematics is the science dealing with data, measurement, and scientific observations; with inference, deduction and proof; and with the development of analytical models of biological, chemical, physical, and social systems.
The Department of Mathematics offers the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) and the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degrees.
Students intending to pursue graduate studies in Mathematics or who intend to pursue scientific or engineering careers or careers in financial mathematics are encouraged to choose the B.S. option.
Students may also choose a B.S. in environmental science with an option in environmental modeling.
Students considering a major in mathematics should have a strong mathematics background and excellent analytical skills.
Mathematics majors find employment in many different areas: biomedical research, financial institutions, actuarial firms, government agencies, and various groups related to the military. In industry, mathematicians are often important members of multidisciplinary teams working on complex projects and are part of operations and logistics groups.
Department research and teaching interests include applied mathematics, differential geometry, operator algebras and operator theory, nonlinear partial differential equations, partial differential equations, ordinary differential equations, dynamical systems, machine intelligence, scientific computation, bifurcation theory, symmetry, numerical analysis, complex analysis, computational fluid dynamics, and more
The department offers two degree programs in mathematics, the Bachelor of Arts degree and the Bachelor of Science degree. The department offers an option in Mathematical Finance under the Bachelor of Science degree. The requirements for a major in mathematics are described below.
Mathematics majors are expected to exhibit progress toward a degree. Students with less than a 2.50 cumulative grade point average in mathematics courses taken at the University of Houston will be advised to discontinue as mathematics majors.
An official degree plan should be completed during the second semester of the sophomore year or the first semester of the junior year.
Transfer students or University of Houston students who petition to become Mathematics majors must have credit for at least 6 hours of Mathematics courses that apply to a UH degree in Mathematics and must have a GPA of at least 2.5 in all Mathematics courses that apply to a UH degree in Mathematics.
Students majoring in Mathematics must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 in all courses that apply to a degree in Mathematics at the University of Houston.
Catalog Publish Date: August 21, 2009
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