# Minor in Mathematics

A minor in mathematics can be a valuable qualification for students concentrating in other areas. Students wishing to pursue a minor in mathematics should speak with their academic advisor and submit a request to add the minor via Workday Student.

## Minor in Mathematics Requirements

### Six courses are required as described below, with a minimum two-course overload.

#### Include two of the following three subject areas*

##### Differential Equations

MA 221 | Differential Equations | 4 |

##### Multivariable Calculus

MA 225 | Infinite Series | 2 |

And | ||

MA 226 | Multivariable Calculus II | 2 |

Or | ||

MA 225 | Infinite Series | 2 |

And | ||

MA 231 | Nonlinear Optimization | 2 |

##### Probability and Statistics

MA 222 | Probability and Statistics | 3 |

Or | ||

ENGR 241 | Probability and Statistics with Data Science Applications | 4 |

Or | ||

ENGR 243 | Probability and Statistics for Engineers | 3 |

#### Plus

MA 232 | Linear Algebra | 3 |

#### Plus three electives, at least two of which are at the 300-level or higher

##### 200-Level Electives

MA 234 | Complex Variables with Applications | 3 |

MA 236 | Introduction Mathematical Logic | 3 |

MA 240 | Proofs and Refutations | 3 |

##### 300-Level Electives

MA 331 | Intermediate Statistics | 3 |

MA 335 | Elementary Number Theory | 3 |

MA 336 | Modern Algebra | 3 |

MA 346 | Numerical Methods | 3 |

MA 360 | Dynamical Systems | 3 |

MA 361 | Partial Differential Equations | 3 |

##### 400-Level Electives

MA 410 | Differential Geometry | 3 |

MA 441 | Introduction to Mathematical Analysis | 3 |

MA 450 | Optimization Models in Finance | 2 |

Or | ||

MA 575 | Optimization Models in Quantitative Finance | 3 |

MA 463 | Seminar in Mathematics I | 3 |

MA 464 | Seminar in Mathematics II | 3 |

##### 500-Level Electives

MA 503 | Discrete Mathematics for Cryptography | 3 |

MA 525 | Introduction to Computational Science | 3 |

MA 526 | Foundations of computation and computational complexity | 3 |

MA 544 | Numerical Linear Algebra for Big Data | 3 |

MA 550 | Introduction to Lie Theory | 3 |

MA 565 | Quantum Algorithms | 3 |

MA 567 | Computational Algebraic Geometry | 1 |

MA 575 | Optimization Models in Quantitative Finance | 3 |

Course substitutions and courses not included in the list of electives are possible with the approval of the minor advisor. Completion of MA 126 is a prerequisite for undertaking the minor in mathematics.

For more information on the School of Engineering and Science requirements for minor programs, see the Guidelines for Science Minor Programs.

* All three choices can appear on the minor study plan only in cases where the major program does not include all three as required courses. These exceptions include Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Chemical Biology, Biology, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Quantitative Finance, and Business programs.