Mathematics Minor Requirements

2017 - 2018 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
      FDRFM
      Credits3
      PrerequisiteThe 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
      FacultyStaff

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


    • MATH 221 - Multivariable Calculus
      FDRSC
      Credits3
      PrerequisiteThe 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
      Credits3
      PrerequisiteMATH 221

      Introductory linear algebra: 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
      Credits3
      PrerequisiteMATH 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
      Credits3
      PrerequisiteMATH 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
      Credits3
      PrerequisiteMATH 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
      Credits3
      PrerequisiteMATH 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