# Minor in Mathematics

## About the Minor

The minor in Mathematics requires core courses in Calculus and Linear Algebra, as well as a selection of electives from a range of other areas. The minor complements programs in physics, computer science, finance or engineering, demonstrating further expertise and preparing students to excel after graduation.

### Program Requirements

The minor in mathematics consists of five required courses and elective courses from the specified group of courses listed below resulting in a minimum of 38.0 credits.

Required Courses | ||

MATH 121 | Calculus I | 4.0 |

MATH 122 | Calculus II | 4.0 |

MATH 123 | Calculus III | 4.0 |

MATH 200 | Multivariate Calculus | 4.0 |

MATH 201 | Linear Algebra ^{*} | 3.0-4.0 |

or MATH 261 | Linear Algebra | |

Mathematics Minor Electives ^{**} | ||

Select from the following: | 18.0-19.0 | |

Differential Equations ^{*} | ||

or MATH 262 | Differential Equations | |

Introduction to Mathematical Reasoning | ||

Discrete Mathematics | ||

Math Competition Problem Solving Seminar | ||

Mathematics of Investment and Credit | ||

Differential Equations II | ||

Complex and Vector Analysis for Engineers ^{***} | ||

Numerical Analysis I | ||

Numerical Analysis II | ||

Introduction to Optimization Theory | ||

Probability and Statistics I | ||

Probability and Statistics II | ||

Mathematical Applications of Symbolic Software | ||

Mathematical Applications of Statistical Software | ||

Techniques of Data Analysis | ||

Actuarial Mathematics | ||

Vector Calculus | ||

Complex Variables | ||

Partial Differential Equations | ||

Abstract Algebra I | ||

Abstract Algebra II | ||

Linear Algebra II | ||

Elements of Modern Analysis I | ||

Elements of Modern Analysis II | ||

Scientific Data Analysis I | ||

Scientific Data Analysis II | ||

Introduction to Topology | ||

Mathematical Finance | ||

Introduction to Graph Theory | ||

Cryptography | ||

Discrete Event Simulation | ||

Tensor Calculus | ||

Total Credits | 38.0 |

* | Students count only one of these two courses for their minor. |

** | A request form is available for any other mathematics courses upon the written approval prior to the beginning of the quarter in which the course is to be offered. Students should contact the Mathematics undergraduate academic advisor. |

*** | Students who take MATH 291 cannot also count MATH 321 or MATH 322 toward their minor. |

### Writing-Intensive Course Requirements

In order to graduate, all students must pass three writing-intensive courses after their freshman year. Two writing-intensive courses must be in a student's major. The third can be in any discipline. Students are advised to take one writing-intensive class each year, beginning with the sophomore year, and to avoid “clustering” these courses near the end of their matriculation. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.

A "WI" next to a course in this catalog may indicate that this course can fulfill a writing-intensive requirement. For the most up-to-date list of writing-intensive courses being offered, students should check the Writing Intensive Course List at the University Writing Program. Students scheduling their courses can also conduct a search for courses with the attribute "WI" to bring up a list of all writing-intensive courses available that term.

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