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.

All prospective students should meet with an advisor from the College as soon as possible.

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 37.0 credits.

Required Courses
MATH 121Calculus I4.0
MATH 122Calculus II4.0
MATH 123Calculus III4.0
MATH 200Multivariate Calculus4.0
MATH 201Linear Algebra *3.0-4.0
or MATH 261 Linear Algebra
Mathematics Minor Electives **
Select from the following:18.0-19.0
Differential Equations *
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
Probability and Statistics III
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
Introduction to Monte Carlo Methods
Tensor Calculus
Total Credits37.0-39.0

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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