The Mathematics Minor
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Overview
The mathematics minor is available to undergraduate students majoring in other disciplines across the university who have an interest in studying mathematics. Students planning a minor in mathematics may seek advice on course selection from Prof. Xiaodong Cao, director of undergraduate studies.
Prerequisites
Students are admitted to the minor after successfully completing:
 a semester of linear algebra — MATH 2210, 2230, or 2940 with a grade of B– or better; and
 a semester of multivariable calculus — MATH 2220, 2240, or 1920 with a grade of B– or better.
The department recommends MATH 22102220 or MATH 22302240.
MATH 2130 and MATH 2310 are not recommended for students planning a math minor; however, MATH 2130 with a grade of B+ or better may be accepted as a substitute for MATH 2220, and MATH 2310 with a grade of B+ or better may be accepted as a substitute for MATH 2210.
Students who receive below the minimum grade in one of the prerequisite courses should contact the undergraduate coordinator immediately.
Students may be provisionally admitted to the minor when the last prerequisite course is in progress.
Requirements
Students must complete four 3000 or 4000level MATH courses. At least one of the four courses must be at the 4000 level or above. At least one course must be in algebra and one in analysis. Eligible algebra and analysis courses are listed below. A course may be counted toward the minor only if it is taken for a letter grade and a grade of C– or better is received for the course.
Algebra Courses

MATH 3320  Introduction to Number Theory

MATH 3340  Abstract Algebra (formerly MATH 4320)

MATH 3360  Applicable Algebra

MATH 4310  Linear Algebra

MATH 4315  Linear Algebra with Supplements

MATH 4330  Honors Linear Algebra

MATH 4340  Honors Introduction to Algebra

MATH 4370  Computational Algebra

MATH 4500  Matrix Groups

MATH 4560  Geometry of Discrete Groups
Analysis Courses

MATH 3110  Introduction to Analysis

MATH 3210  Manifolds and Differential Forms

MATH 3230  Introduction to Differential Equations

MATH 4130  Honors Introduction to Analysis I

MATH 4140  Honors Introduction to Analysis II

MATH 4180  Complex Analysis

MATH 4200  Differential Equations and Dynamical Systems

MATH 4210  Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos [also MAE 5790]

MATH 4220  Applied Complex Analysis

MATH 4250  Numerical Analysis and Differential Equations [also CS 4210]

MATH 4260  Numerical Analysis: Linear and Nonlinear Problems [also CS 4220]

MATH 4280  Introduction to Partial Differential Equations
Forbidden Overlaps: Due to an overlap in content, students will receive credit for only one course in each group:(1) MATH 3110, 4130; (2) MATH 3230, 4280; (3) MATH 3340 (formerly 4320), 3360; (4) MATH 3340 (formerly 4320), 4340; (5) MATH 4180, 4220; (6) MATH 4310, 4315, 4330; (7) MATH 4710, ECON 3130, BTRY 3080; (8) MATH 4720, ECON 3130, BTRY 4090; (9) MATH 4810, 4860. Courses with overlapping content are not necessarily equivalent courses, so it should not be assumed that one course in a group will substitute for another. When in doubt, ask.
How to Apply
To apply for the math minor, stop by 310A Malott Hall to pick up an application form, then visit the Director of Undergraduate Studies. Please bring along a copy of your transcript, which is available at B7 Day Hall.
Questions?
Contact Michelle Klinger (Undergraduate Coordinator).