Math Minor

The Department of Mathematics offers a math minor option in which students will take foundational coursework in calculus, linear algebra, and proof writing.  The rest of the minor can be created by each student to complement any major or field of interest.  Mathematical methods are used today in numerous career fields including (but not limited to) medicine, law, design, engineering, finance, accounting, economics, architecture, and computer programming.

How to Declare a Math Minor?


Students should review the minor requirements and the math minor restrictions. To declare students should have,
  1. Finished multivariable calculus (Math 2153, Math 2162, Math 2182H, or 2173) or be finishing the course.
  2. Decided on what math elective courses they will use to complete the minor. Students should consult with their faculty to discuss best courses that are complimentary to their area of study.
  3. Complete a Math Minor Form with the Math Advising Office.
Note: Students must declare the math minor before they can enroll in Math 3345.
 

Math Minor Requirements


Students completing one of the following programs should review the specific minor requirements based on their major. Students enrolled in an undergraduate honors major MUST complete an honors math minor.

Aero & Astro ENG  |  Astronomy & Astrophyics  |  Biomed ENG  |  Chem ENG  |  Civil ENG  |  CIS  |  CSE  |  ECE  |  ENG Physics  |  Envr ENG  |  FABE  |  ISE  |  MSE  |  Mech ENG  |  Statistics  |  Welding ENG

Traditional Minor   Honors Minor Option 1   Honors Minor Option 2

- Complete at least 15 credit hours of math, chosen from the required and elective courses listed above.

- Courses that constitute the minor must have a GPA of at least a 2.0.

 

- Complete at least 15 credit hours of math, chosen from the required and elective courses listed above.

- At least TWO of those courses must be honors math courses.

- Courses that constitute the minor must have a GPA of at least a 3.0.

 

- Complete at least 18 credit hours of math, chosen from the required and elective courses listed above.

- Courses that constitute the minor must have a GPA of at least a 3.3.

 

Courses do not need to be completed in any specific order. However, students must abide by course prerequisites. Students should view which semester courses are taught to plan their math minor.

Multivariable calculus course (one of the following):

Proof writing course (one of the following):

  • Math 3345 Foundations of Higher Mathematics (must declare minor before enrolling)
  • Math 4181H Honors Analysis I

Linear algebra course (one of the following):

Elective courses (at least 2 of the following):

Math 2255 Differential Equations & Their Apps
Math 2415 Ordinary and Partial Differential Eqns
Math 3350 Introduction to Mathematical Biology
Math 3607 Beginning Scientific Computing
Math 4181H Honors Analysis I
Math 4182H Honors Analysis II
Math 4350 Quantitative Neuroscience
Math 4507 Geometry
Math 4512 Partial Differential Eqns for Sci & Eng
Math 4530 Probability
Math 4547 Introductory Analysis I
Math 4548 Introductory Analysis II
Math 4551 Vector Analysis
Math 4552 Complex Analysis
Math 4556 Dynamical Systems
Math 4557 Partial Differential Equations
Math 4570 Applied Algebraic Topology
Math 4573 Elementary Number Theory
Math 4575 Combinatorial Mathematics
Math 4578 Discrete Mathematical Models
Math 4580 Abstract Algebra I
Math 4581 Abstract Algebra II
Math 5001 Introduction to Set Theory
Math 5051 Introduction to Mathematical Logic
Math 5101 Linear Math in Finite Dimensions
Math 5102 Linear Math in Infinite Dimensions
Math 5451 Calculus of Variations and Tensor Calc
Math 5520H Honors Linear Algebra and Diff Eqns
Math 5529H Honors Combinatorics
Math 5530H Honors Probability
Math 5522H Honors Complex Analysis
Math 5540H Honors Differential Geometry
Math 5576H Honors Number Theory
Math 5590H Honors Abstract Algebra I
Math 5591H Honors Abstract Algebra II
Math 5601 Essentials of Numerical Methods
Math 5602 Computational Partial Differential Eqns
Math 5603 Numerical Linear Algebra
Math 5756 Math Methods in Relativity Theory I
Math 5757 Math Methods in Relativity Theory II


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Restrictions for Math Minors


  • There must be 12 disjoint, non-overlapping hours with student's major counting in the minor.  Over and above those 12 hours, overlaps are permitted but only up to six hours are permitted to overlap.
  • Transfer credit and exam credit hours are allowed however, only 6 hours of transfer credit or exam credit may count towards the 15 hour minimum.
  • Math 2174, 2177, 3532, 3588, 3618, x193, 499x, and 56xx may not be used on the math minor.

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