# Minor in Mathematics

## Program Objectives

The objective of the Mathematics minor is to provide students with a strong background in the skills of logic, reasoning, and critical thinking. More precisely the objectives aim to:

- Cover basic topics of a major in mathematics and supplements the students with elective courses from various mathematical fields.
- Provide courses designed for students who plan to pursue a graduate degree in Mathematics or in Education with an emphasis in Mathematics.

## Program Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the Mathematics minor will be able to:

- Exhibit an understanding of the nature of mathematics;
- Reason with abstract concepts; and
- Follow complex mathematical arguments and develop their own mathematical arguments.

## Graduation Requirements

The following courses totaling 18 credits are recommended for the Minor in Mathematics. The minor can be taken by students from any major.

Mathematical Core Requirements | 9 credits |

Mathematical Electives | 9 credits |

Total: |
18 credits |

## Program Requirements

The program requires students to complete core requirements that provide a sound mathematical and computer science foundation. In addition, students are required to take elective courses that provide advanced knowledge and skills.

### Mathematical Core Requirements (9 credits):

- MTH201 / Calculus III (3 cr.)
- MTH207 / Discrete Structures I (3 cr.)
- MTH311 / Abstract Algebra (3 cr.) or MTH401 / Real Analysis 1 (3 cr.)

### Mathematics Electives (9 credits):

Students should successfully complete three courses from the list of electives below:

MTH206 | Calculus IV (3 cr.) | 3 |

MTH301 | Linear Algebra (3 cr.) | 3 |

MTH302 | Geometry (3 cr.) | 3 |

MTH303 | Numerical Methods (3 cr.) | 3 |

MTH304 | Differential Equations (3 cr.) | 3 |

MTH305 | Probability and Statistics (3 cr.) | 3 |

MTH306 | Non-linear Dynamics & Chaos (3 cr.) | 3 |

MTH307 | Discrete Structures II (3 cr.) | 3 |

MTH308 | Number Theory (3 cr.) | 3 |

MTH309 | Graph Theory (3 cr.) | 3 |

MTH311 | Abstract Algebra (3 cr.) | 3 |

MTH401 | Introduction to Real Analysis (3 cr.) | 3 |

MTH409 | Introduction to Topology (3 cr.) | 3 |

MTH498 | Topics in Mathematics (3 cr.) | 3 |

Last modified: *April 6, 2016*