Mathematics Minor


Mathematics is one of the oldest and most basic sciences, the foundation on which many other disciplines rely. Mathematical knowledge increases problem solving skills in many fields.

Who can benefit from a Mathematics Minor?

Anyone who likes to ask "why?" and wants to know how things work will enjoy the challenge of mathematics and the tools it provides. The interaction between mathematics, natural sciences, business and engineering is increasing in many ways.

A biologist who is proficient in mathematics will better understand the numerical aspects of environmental problems, neurological networks, and growth and decay rates of cells and animals. A chemist employing linear programming can model the results of an experiment in industrial workplaces. There are endless ways to utilize mathematics in engineering, where numerical methods can be applied to design models ranging from plastic moldings to the construction of artificial limbs and robots.

Economics and management information sciences use analysis of data from customer feedback and market behavior to make predictions. Mathematics helps physicists understand thermodynamics, astronomy, heat transfer, and many other phenomena. A psychologist can use mathematical models to examine results of experiments.

Minor Requirements

Select at least 18 credits of MATH courses, including MATH 311W. At least 6 credits must be at the 400 level.

The Undergraduate Degree Programs Bulletin is the official source for University requirements. Consult it when making up your program.