Mathematics Minor Requirements

2014 - 2015 Catalog

Mathematics minor

A minor in mathematics requires completion of 18 credits. A student may not complete both a major and a minor in mathematics. In meeting the requirements of this discipline-based minor, a student may not use more than nine credits used to meet the requirements of another major or minor.

  1. MATH 102, 221, 222
  2. Either MATH 311 and 312 or MATH 321 and 322
  3. One other course at the 300 level in mathematics
  1. Required courses:
    • MATH 102 - Calculus II

      FDR: FM
      Credits: 3
      Planned Offering: Fall, Winter
      Credits: 3


      Prerequisite: The equivalent of MATH 101 with C grade or better. Note: Students wanting to take this course should add to the waiting list when open; additional sections may be added.

      A continuation of MATH 101, including techniques and applications of integration, transcendental functions, and infinite series.

    • MATH 221 - Multivariable Calculus

      Credits: 3
      Planned Offering: Fall, Winter
      Credits: 3


      Prerequisite: The equivalent of MATH 102 with C grade or better. Note: Students needing this course to fulfill an FDR requirement should add to a waiting list when open; additional sections may be added.

      Motion in three dimensions, parametric curves, differential calculus of multivariable functions, multiple integrals, line integrals, and Green's Theorem.

    • MATH 222 - Linear Algebra

      Credits: 3
      Planned Offering: Winter
      Credits: 3


      Prerequisite: MATH 221.

      Introductory linear algebr systems of linear equations, matrices and determinants, vector spaces over the reals, linear transformations, eigenvectors, and vector geometry.

  2. Take either:
    • MATH 311 - Real Analysis I

      Credits: 3
      Planned Offering: Fall
      Credits: 3


      Prerequisites: MATH 221 with C grade or better; MATH 301 is recommended.

      Basic properties of real numbers, elementary topology of the real line and Euclidean spaces, and continuity and differentiability of real-valued functions on Euclidean spaces.

    • and
    • MATH 312 - Real Analysis II

      Credits: 3
      Planned Offering: Winter
      Credits: 3


      Prerequisite: MATH 311.

      Riemann integration, nature and consequences of various types of convergence of sequences and series of functions, some special series, and related topics.

    • or
    • MATH 321 - Abstract Algebra I

      Credits: 3
      Planned Offering: Fall
      Credits: 3


      Prerequisites: MATH 222; MATH 301 is recommended.

      Groups, including normal subgroups, quotient groups, permutation groups. Cauchy's theorem and Sylow's theorems.

    • and
    • MATH 322 - Abstract Algebra II

      Credits: 3
      Planned Offering: Winter
      Credits: 3


      Prerequisite: MATH 321.

      Rings, including ideals, quotient rings, Euclidean rings, polynomial rings. Fields of quotients of an integral domain. Further field theory as time permits.

  3. One other course at the 300 level in mathematics