### 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.

### Prerequisites

- MATH 212 Multivariable Calculus
**OR**MATH 222 Advanced Multivariable Calculus **Recommended:**Students without comptuer programming experience are encouraged to take COMPSCI 101 Program Design and Analysis I

### 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 222