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The Minor in Mathematics

The minor in mathematics is open to all students. (Exception: Students who major in Statistics cannot minor in Mathematics.) Students with majors in the sciences, engineering, business, and the social sciences are particularly encouraged to pursue the math minor.

The minor does not need to be declared. A student wishing to receive a minor in mathematics should fulfill the course requirements described below. The student should inform his/her academic advisor when these requirements have been met so that receipt of the math minor can be included on the student's academic transcript.

To receive the minor in mathematics, the following course requirements (27 credit hours minimum) must be met:

1. Required Courses (21 credit hours)

Either

  • MAC 2311 — Calculus I (4)
  • MAC 2312 — Calculus II (4)
  • MAC 2313 — Calculus III (4)

Or

  • MAC 2281 — Engineering Calculus I (4)
  • MAC 2282 — Engineering Calculus II (4)
  • MAC 2283 — Engineering Calculus III (4)

Also, the following:

  • MGF 3301 — Bridge to Abstract Mathematics (3)
  • MAS 3105 — Linear Algebra (3)
  • MAS 3156 — Vector Calculus (3)

2. Elective Courses (6 credit hours minimum)

Any two (2) courses from the following list:

  • COP 4313 — Symbolic Computations in Mathematics (3)
  • MAA 4211 — Intermediate Analysis I (3)
  • MAA 4212 — Intermediate Analysis II (3)
  • MAA 4402 — Complex Variables (3)
  • MAD 4203 — Introduction to Combinatorics (3)
  • MAD 4301 — Introduction to Graph Theory (3)
  • MAD 4471 — Introduction to Cryptography and Coding Theory (3)
  • MAD 4401 — Numerical Analysis I (3)
  • MAD 4402 — Numerical Analysis II (3)
  • MAD 4504 — Theory of Computation (3)
  • MAP 2302 — Differential Equations (3)
  • MAP 4202 — Optimization (3)
  • MAP 4341 — Introduction to Partial Differential Equations (3)
  • MAS 4301 — Elementary Abstract Algebra (3)
  • MAS 4302 — Elementary Abstract Algebra II (3)
  • MHF 4406 — History of Modern Mathematics (3)
  • MTG 4214 — Modern Geometry (3)
  • MTG 4254 — Differential Geometry (3)
  • MTG 4302 — Introduction to Topology (3)
  • STA 4442 — Introduction to Probability (3)

Notes:

  1. MAT 4930 (Selected Topics in Mathematics), or 5000-level mathematics courses, may be taken as electives, with the prior approval of the Department Chair.
  2. All courses that are to be counted toward the math minor must be taught by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.
  3. The information on this page is kept as up-to-date and accurate as possible, but for the final word on degree requirements, please consult the appropriate undergraduate course catalog.