Minor in Mathematics
Why Minor in Math?
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
- 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 26 hours in mathematics courses consisting of MATH 1950, 1960, 1970, and four mathematics courses at the 2000 (excluding MATH 2200), 3000, or 4000 level; STAT 3800 may also be included. For majors that require 20-23 math credit hours, 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
- Information Science and Technology majors
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.