Mathematics Minor Requirements
2023 - 2024 Catalog
A minor in mathematics requires completion of 21 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.
- MATH 102, 221, 222, 225
- Two courses chosen from the following: MATH 311, 321, 343, 391, 392, and 393
- One additional course at the 300 level in mathematics
- Required courses:
- MATH 102 - Calculus II
FDR FM Math and Computer Science Foundation Credits 3 Prerequisite MATH 101 with a grade of C or greater or MATH 102 placement
A continuation of MATH 101, including techniques and applications of integration, transcendental functions, and infinite series.
- MATH 221 - Multivariable Calculus
FDR SC Science, Math, CS Distribution Credits 3 Prerequisite MATH 102 with a grade of C or greater, MATH 222, or MATH 225
Motion in three dimensions, parametric curves, differential calculus of multivariable functions, multiple integrals, line integrals, and Green's Theorem.
- MATH 222 - Linear Algebra
FDR SC Science, Math, CS Distribution Credits 3 Prerequisite MATH 102 with a grade of C or greater, MATH 221, or MATH 225
Linear algebra is the backbone of much of mathematics. Students in this course learn to identify and explain the basic principles, terminology, and theories used in linear algebra, and apply quantitative and/or qualitative reasoning skills to solve problems posed in linear algebra, primarily through applications of to both mathematics and the sciences, and also by writing proofs In mathematics.
- MATH 225 - Bridges to Advanced Math
FDR SC Science, Math, CS Distribution Credits 3 Prerequisite Math 221 or 222 or instructor consent
The course explores various important mathematical constructions and ideas, with a particular emphasis on mathematical inquiry and reasoning. Topics include: sets, functions, equivalence relations, modular arithmetic, and basic properties of the integers, real numbers, and complex numbers.
- MATH 311 - Real Analysis
Credits 3 Prerequisite MATH 221 and either MATH 225 or MATH 301
A systematic study of concepts basic to calculus, such as topology of the real numbers, limits, differentiation, integration, sequences and series. Additional topics vary by instructor.
- MATH 321 - Abstract Algebra
Credits 3 Prerequisite MATH 222 and either MATH 225 or MATH 301
An introduction to basic algebraic structures common throughout mathematics. These include rings, fields, groups, homomorphisms and quotient structures. Additional topics vary by instructor.
- MATH 343 - Geometry
Credits 3 Prerequisite MATH 221, MATH 222, and one from MATH 201, MATH 225, or MATH 301
This course is an introduction to geometric techniques through study of Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometries and their transformations. Additional topics vary by instructor.
- MATH 391 - Topics in Analysis
Credits 3 Prerequisite MATH 311
Topics vary but can include complex analysis, topology, differential equations, differential topology, numerical analysis, functional analysis, measure theory, fractal geometry, Lebesgue integration and Fourier analysis, harmonic analysis, and analytic number theory.
- MATH 392 - Topics in Abstract Algebra
Credits 3 Prerequisite MATH 321
Topics vary but can include field and Galois theory, geometric and combinatorial group theory, representation theory, number theory, algebraic number theory, commutative algebra, algebraic geometry, arithmetic geometry, advanced linear algebra, algebraic coding theory and cryptography, algebraic topology, homological algebra, and graph theory.
- MATH 393 - Topics in Geometry and Topology
Credits 3 Prerequisite MATH 342 or MATH 343
Topics vary but can include knot theory, topology and geometry of surfaces, differential geometry, Riemann surfaces, 3-manifolds, tilings, geometric probability, geometry of spacetime, finite geometry, computational geometry, differential topology, and projective geometry.