Minor in Math
Minor in Mathematics
There are several reasons you might want to minor in math.
First, if you are interested or talented in math, the minor is an opportunity to explore your interests and talents, while also pursuing a major of interest.
Second, the math minor allows you to add breadth and marketability to your academic resume. The skills you'll gain from a math minor are ones that will certainly come in handy when applying for jobs:
- Adept at solving quantitative problems
- Ability to understand both concrete and abstract problems
- Proficient in communicating mathematical ideas
- Detail-oriented
- Ability to make critical observations
- Accurately organize, analyze, and interpret data
- Extract important information and patterns
- Assess and solve complex problems
- Able to work independently and on a team
Undergraduate Math Minor
An undergraduate minor in mathematics may be obtained by successful completion of 19-20 hours in mathematics courses. For programs that require 14-20 credit hours of Math, it is possible to obtain a math minor relatively easily with very few additional courses.
Specific information about minoring in math with these majors can be found in the catalog:
- Computer Science Majors
- Engineering Majors
- Secondary Education Majors with Math 7-12 Endorsement
- Bioinformatics Majors in the College of IS&T
There are three Tracks available for the Mathematics minor. Any student may complete any track.
Requirements
All coursework must be completed with a grade of C- or better. Students transferring in credit for the Mathematics minor must complete one Upper Division MATH or STAT course in residency to be awarded the minor.
Traditional Track
Code | Title | Credits |
---|---|---|
MATH 1950 | Calculus I | 5 |
MATH 1960 | Calculus II | 5 |
MATH 2030 or MATH 2230 |
Discrete Mathematics (or CSCI 2030 Math Foundations of CS) or Introduction to Abstract Math |
3 |
One 3000-4000 level MATH or STAT course ^{1} | 3 | |
One additional MATH or STAT course 1970 or above | 3-4 | |
Total Credits | 19-20 | |
^{1}STAT 3000 does not count toward the math minor. |
Cybersecurity Track
Code | Title | Credits |
---|---|---|
MATH 1950 | Calculus I | 5 |
MATH 2050 | Applied Linear Algebra | 3 |
MATH 2230 | Introduction to Abstract Math | 3 |
MATH/CSCI 4560 | Number Theory and Cryptography | 3 |
One additional MATH or STAT course 1960 or above^{1} | 3-5 | |
Total Credits | 17-19 | |
^{1}STAT 3000 does not count toward the math minor. |
Applied Mathematics Track
Code | Title | Credits |
---|---|---|
MATH 1950 or MATH 1940 | Calculus I or Calculus for Biomedicine | 5 |
MATH/CSCI 3100 | Applied Combinatorics | 3 |
MATH 2030 | Discrete Mathematics | 3 |
Select two Mathematics courses from the following: | 6 | |
MATH 3640 | Modern Geometry | |
MATH/CSCI 4010 | Intro to Theory of Recursive Functions | |
MATH 4030 | Modern Algebra | |
MATH/CSCI 4150 | Graph Theory and Applications | |
MATH/CSCI 4560 | Number Theory and Cryptography | |
MATH 4760 | Topics in Applied Mathematics | |
MATH 4970 | Seminar in Applied Mathematics | |
Total Credits | 17 |
Graduate Math Minor
A graduate math minor in mathematics may be obtained by the successful completion of 9 hours of graduate mathematics courses, with at least a B average. At least six of the nine graduate credit hours must be from courses ending in zero.
Specific details about the requirements for obtaining a graduate minor in mathematics can be found in the graduate catalog.