THE MINOR IN MATHEMATICS

A set of foundational courses must be completed before acceptance into the minor.  The minor requires one core course and two advanced courses.


Foundational Course Requirement

The following foundational courses must be completed before acceptance into the minor:


  • MTH 161.  Analysis I
  • MTH 162.  Analysis II
  • MTH 165.  Linear Algebra with Differential Equations


and one of 


  • MTH 150.  Discrete Mathematics or
  • MTH 164.  Multidimensional Analysis


Equivalent courses may be substituted for the above. In particular, MTH163 can be substituted for MTH165 although MTH165 is recommended for math majors and anyone planning to take MTH235.  Also, any of the mathematics honors courses MTH 171, 172, and 174 may be substituted for the equivalent MTH 161, 162, and 164 courses and MTH 173 may be substituted for MTH 165.  The sequence MTH 141-143 may be substituted for the sequence MTH 161-162. Credit granted for AP courses may be used to satisfy foundational requirements.


Core Course Requirement

Students must satisfy the following core course:


  • MTH 235.  Linear Algebra


The requirement that MTH 235 be taken can also be satisfied by completing MTH 173.  MTH 235 should be taken early in the student's minor program.


Advanced Course Requirement

In addition to the core course, students must complete two 4-credit advanced mathematics courses. Any mathematics course numbered 200 or above (excepting MTH 235) qualifies as an advanced mathematics course.