- To encourage students to gain a deeper understanding of the field of mathematics.
- To train students to become flexible problem solvers.
- To gain a better understanding of the scope of mathematics.
- To better prepare students to do research in their field.
- To equip students for graduate school and the job market.
Students that complete the mathematics minor should be:
- Proficient in all Calculus I and II skills.
- Familiar with the tools of mathematics and have a firm grip on the core material.
- Able to effectively communicate mathematics in written and oral form.
- Familiar with both proofs and applications of mathematics.
The mathematics minor consists of six units: two introductory courses (111 and 112) and four courses to be chosen from 221, 222, 227, 228, or the 300-400 level. At least one course must be at the 300-400 level. For several majors, two or more of these courses are already required courses.
A. Introductory Mathematics Sequence (2 units)
All minors must take the following two courses:
- MAT 111 Calculus I
- MAT 112 Calculus II
B. Mathematics Minor Course Requirements (4 units)
Students are required to take four more courses to complete the minor. At least one of these courses must be at the 300-400 level. The courses students may choose from to meet this requirement are listed below. Students should ask their advisors or a mathematics professor which courses would most beneficially complement their major.
- MAT 221 Calculus III
- MAT 222 Differential Equations
- MAT 227 Foundations of Mathematics
- MAT 228 Linear Algebra
- MAT 300-400 level