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Minor in Mathematics


The purpose of the Minor in Mathematics is to equip students with the necessary skills to pursue further studies in mathematics as well as to strengthen their mathematical background required for other majors and fields. 

Program Objectives

The objective of the Minor in Mathematics is to provide students with a robust background in the skills of logic, reasoning, and critical thinking. More precisely, the program aims to

  1. cover basic topics of a major in mathematics and supplement the students with elective courses from various mathematical fields, and
  2. provide courses designed for students who plan to pursue a graduate degree in mathematics or in education with an emphasis in mathematics.

Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete a Minor in Mathematics will

  1. exhibit an understanding of the nature of mathematics,
  2. reason with abstract concepts, and
  3. follow complex mathematical arguments and develop their own mathematical arguments.


A total of 18 credits are required to graduate with a Minor in Mathematics, as per the following:

  • Mathematics Core Requirements (9 cr)
  • Mathematics Elective Courses (9 cr)

Mathematics Core Requirements (9 cr)

  • MTH201 Calculus III (3 cr.)
  • MTH207 Discrete Structures I (3 cr.)
  • MTH311 Abstract Algebra (3 cr.) 1

1 or MTH401 Real Analysis I (3 cr.)

Mathematics Elective Courses (9 cr)

  • MTH206 Calculus IV (3 cr.)
  • MTH301 Linear Algebra (3 cr.)
  • MTH302 Geometry (3 cr.)
  • MTH303 Numerical Methods (3 cr.)
  • MTH304 Differential Equations (3 cr.)
  • MTH305 Probability and Statistics (3 cr.)
  • MTH306 Non-linear Dynamics and Chaos (3 cr.)
  • MTH307 Discrete Structures II (3 cr.)
  • MTH308 Number Theory (3 cr.)
  • MTH309 Graph Theory (3 cr.)
  • MTH311 Abstract Algebra (3 cr.)
  • MTH401 Real Analysis I (3 cr.)
  • MTH409 Introduction to Topology (3 cr.)
  • MTH498 Topics in Mathematics (3 cr.)