Mathematics Minor

Requirements

All coursework must be completed with a grade of C- or better. Three tracks are available.

The Traditional Track Mathematics Minor allows for the most flexibility in Upper Division courses. Several programs including Engineering, Computer Science, and Secondary Education: Math Endorsement can complete a Traditional Track Mathematics Minor with few or no additional courses.

The Discrete Mathematics Track Mathematics Minor bypasses MATH 1960 Calculus II and instead guides students towards courses that are relevant to their specific fields. These include Biology, Neuroscience, Philosophy, Political Science, Physics, Economics, Finance, Social Sciences, Network Sciences, Computer Science, and Engineering.

The Cybersecurity Track Mathematics Minor bypasses MATH 1960 Calculus II and instead guides students towards courses that are relevant to work in Cybersecurity.

Traditional Track

The Traditional Track minor in mathematics may be obtained by successful completion of 19-20 credits in mathematics courses consisting of:

MATH 1950CALCULUS I5
MATH 1960CALCULUS II5
MATH 2030DISCRETE MATHEMATICS (or CSCI 2030 MATHEMATICAL FOUNDATIONS OF COMPUTER SCIENCE)3
or MATH 2230 INTRODUCTION TO ABSTRACT MATH
One 3000-4000 level Math/Stat course 13
One additional math course 1970 or above3-4
Total Credits19-20

If planned correctly, some disciplines require few, if any, additional math courses beyond what is required for the major. Please see specific examples below.

Engineering Majors

Architectural
MATH 1950CALCULUS I5
MATH 1960CALCULUS II5
MATH 2350DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS3
STAT 3800APPLIED ENGINEERING PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS3
MATH 2030DISCRETE MATHEMATICS (or CSCI 2030 MATHEMATICAL FOUNDATIONS OF COMPUTER SCIENCE)3
or MATH 2230 INTRODUCTION TO ABSTRACT MATH
Total Credits19
Civil
MATH 1950CALCULUS I5
MATH 1960CALCULUS II5
MATH 2350DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS3
STAT 3800APPLIED ENGINEERING PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS3
MATH 2030DISCRETE MATHEMATICS (or CSCI 2030 MATHEMATICAL FOUNDATIONS OF COMPUTER SCIENCE)3
or MATH 2230 INTRODUCTION TO ABSTRACT MATH
Total Credits19
Computer
MATH 1950CALCULUS I5
MATH 1960CALCULUS II5
MATH 1970CALCULUS III4
MATH 2030DISCRETE MATHEMATICS (or CSCI 2030 MATHEMATICAL FOUNDATIONS OF COMPUTER SCIENCE)3
or MATH 2230 INTRODUCTION TO ABSTRACT MATH
One additional 3000-4000 level MATH/STAT course3
Total Credits20
Electrical
MATH 1950CALCULUS I5
MATH 1960CALCULUS II5
MATH 1970CALCULUS III4
MATH 2030DISCRETE MATHEMATICS (or CSCI 2030 MATHEMATICAL FOUNDATIONS OF COMPUTER SCIENCE)3
or MATH 2230 INTRODUCTION TO ABSTRACT MATH
One additional 3000-4000 level MATH/STAT course3
Total Credits20
Construction
MATH 1950CALCULUS I5
MATH 1960CALCULUS II5
MATH 1970CALCULUS III4
STAT 3800APPLIED ENGINEERING PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS3
MATH 2030DISCRETE MATHEMATICS (or CSCI 2030 MATHEMATICAL FOUNDATIONS OF COMPUTER SCIENCE)3
or MATH 2230 INTRODUCTION TO ABSTRACT MATH
Total Credits20

Secondary Education Majors with Math 6-12 Endorsement

These students automatically fulfill the 20 credits required for a math minor with required coursework for the major.

Information Science and Technology Majors

Computer Science

In addition to MATH 1950 and MATH 1960, all MATH/CSCI cross-listed courses qualify, but credit will not be given for both MATH 2230 and MATH 2030/CSCI 2030.

Bioinformatics
MATH 1950CALCULUS I5
MATH 1960CALCULUS II5
MATH 2030DISCRETE MATHEMATICS3
or CSCI 2030 MATHEMATICAL FOUNDATIONS OF COMPUTER SCIENCE
MATH 4150GRAPH THEORY & APPLICATIONS3
One additional MATH/STAT course MATH 1970 or above3-4
Total Credits19-20

Discrete Mathematics Track

The Discrete Mathematics Track minor in mathematics may be obtained by successful completion of 17 credits in mathematics courses consisting of:

MATH 1940CALCULUS FOR BIOMEDICINE5
or MATH 1950 CALCULUS I
MATH 3100APPLIED COMBINATORICS3
MATH 2030DISCRETE MATHEMATICS3
Select two Mathematics courses from the following:6
MATH 3640MODERN GEOMETRY
MATH 4010INTRODUCTION TO THE THEORY OF RECURSIVE FUNCTIONS
MATH 4030MODERN ALGEBRA
MATH 4150GRAPH THEORY & APPLICATIONS
MATH 4560NUMBER THEORY & CRYPTOGRAPHY
MATH 4760TOPICS IN APPLIED MATHEMATICS
MATH 4970SEMINAR IN APPLIED MATHEMATICS
Total Credits17

Cybersecurity Track

The Cybersecurity Track minor in mathematics may be obtained by successful completion of 17 credits in mathematics courses consisting of:

MATH 1950CALCULUS I5
MATH 2050APPLIED LINEAR ALGEBRA3
MATH 2230INTRODUCTION TO ABSTRACT MATH3
MATH 4560NUMBER THEORY & CRYPTOGRAPHY3
One additional MATH/STAT course at MATH 1960 level or higher. 13-5
Total Credits17-19