The Undergraduate Minor in Mathematics

The mathematics minor is available to students majoring in other disciplines across the university who have an interest in studying mathematics. Students planning a minor in mathematics may seek advice on course selection from Prof. Xiaodong Cao, director of undergraduate studies.

Prerequisites for the Minor

Students are admitted to the minor after successfully completing a semester of multivariable calculus and a semester of linear algebra. The department recommends:

  • MATH 2210-2220 or MATH 2230-2240 with grades of B– or better.

MATH 1920 with a grade of B– or better may be substituted for MATH 2220. MATH 2940 with a grade of B– or better may be substituted for MATH 2210.  Although MATH 2130 and MATH 2310 are not recommended for students planning a math minor, MATH 2130 with a grade of B+ or better may be accepted as a substitute for MATH 2220, and MATH 2310 with a grade of B+ or better may be accepted as a substitute for MATH 2210.

Students may be provisionally admitted to the minor when the last prerequisite course is in progress.

How to Apply

Applications are available in 310A Malott Hall. Please bring along a copy of your transcript. You can get one at B-7 Day Hall.

Requirements for the Minor

Students must complete four 3000- or 4000-level MATH courses. At least one of the four courses must be at the 4000 level or above. At least one course must be in algebra and one in analysis. Eligible algebra and analysis courses are listed below. A course may be counted toward the minor only if it is taken for a letter grade and a grade of C– or better is received for the course.

Algebra Courses

Analysis Courses

*Forbidden Overlaps: Due to an overlap in content, students will receive credit for only one course in each group:(1) MATH 3110, 4130; (2) MATH 3230, 4280; (3) MATH 3340 (formerly 4320), 3360; (4) MATH 3340 (formerly 4320), 4340; (5) MATH 4180, 4220; (6) MATH 4310, 4315, 4330; (7) MATH 4710, ECON 3130, BTRY 3080; (8) MATH 4720, ECON 3130, BTRY 4090; (9) MATH 4810, 4860.

Questions? Contact Michelle Klinger (Undergraduate Coordinator).