Math Minor

Why Minor in Math?

There are many good reasons to pursue a minor and those can be for personal and/or professional gain.

  • A minor is a way to study a subject you are passion about or have an interest in gaining skills and training for without pursuing it to the extent a major in that topic would require.
  • A minor can be advantageous in pursuing a specific career path, enhancing your resume by taking courses and training in a field you know employers are always interested in.
  • You may want to complement one part of your academic training with another as a way to provide both practical and theoretical knowledge.
  • You may be interested in teaching, in which case a minor can come in handy for expanding the range of subject areas you are allowed to teach.
  • A minor may also give you a leg up when it comes to applying to graduate school or for other academic endeavors. It indicates that you have additional skills and interests, while also showing a bit about who you are as a person. While a minor may not make or break your application, it can serve as an additional piece of information to make you stand out from the rest of the academic crowd.


  • MATH 212: Multivariable Calculus OR MATH 219: Multivariable Calculus OR MATH 222: Advanced Multivariable Calculus
  • Recommended: Students without computer programming experience are encouraged to take COMPSCI 101: Program Design and Analysis I
  • Note:¬†A student interested in the math major who has already taken Math 202 (and therefore is ineligible to enroll in Math 212, 219, or 222) should consult with the Director of Undergraduate Studies as soon as possible.

Course Requirement for the Minor

One of the following:

  • MATH 230: Probability
  • MATH 333: Complex Analysis
  • MATH 340: Advanced Introductory Probability
  • MATH 361S: Mathematical Numerical Analysis
  • MATH 401: Introduction to Abstract Algebra
  • MATH 411: Topology
  • MATH 412: Topology with Applications
  • MATH 421: Differential Geometry
  • MATH 431: Advanced Calculus I
  • MATH 451S: Nonlinear Ordinary Differential Equations
  • MATH 487: Introduction to Mathematical Logic
  • Or, any math course at 500 or 600 level

Four additional full-credit math courses numbered above 212 other than 219 and 222