Math Minor and Math Concentration

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The requirements for the Mathematics Concentration for MS students in certain fields are the same as those for the Mathematics Minor.

1. Special committee  requirements:
The student must have a Mathematics field member on his/her special committee. 

2. Plan requirements:
The student and the Mathematics special committee member should agree on a plan of study that fulfills the requirements for the Mathematics minor. This should be done when the Mathematics field member joins the student's committee.

3. Course requirements:  
(a) Course Requirements for Mathematics Minor for MS students students in other fields: At least two mathematics courses at the 5000-level or 6000-level should be taken, and at least one of these must be at the 6000-level. The two courses must have graded homework or graded exams in order to count toward the minor. The courses must be chosen from the list in (4).

(b) Course Requirements for Mathematics Minor for Ph.D. students in other fields: At least two mathematics  courses at the 5000-level or 6000-level should be taken, and at least one of these must be at the 6000-level. The two courses must have graded homework or graded exams in order to count toward the minor. The courses must be chosen from the list in (4). In addition, two more courses at the 6000-level or higher should be taken.

4. List of courses:
5000-level: Math 5250, Math 5410, Math 5420, CS 5223.
6000-level: Math 6110 (Real Analysis), Math 6120 (Complex Analysis), Math 6150 (Partial Differential Equations), Math 6160 (Partial Differential Equations), Math 6210 (Measure Theory and Lebesgue Integration), Math 6310 (Algebra), Math 6320 (Algebra II), Math 6510 (Algebraic Topology), Math 6520 (Differentiable Manifolds), Math 6710 (Probability Theory I), Math 6720 (Probability Theory II), Math 6740 (Mathematical Statistics II), Math 6810 (Logic).

The Mathematics field member on the special committee may approve other 6000-level courses if they have graded homework or graded exams.

5. Grade requirements: 
The two courses in (3) must be taken for letter grade and be passed with a grade of B- or better. 

6. Additional Courses: 
The student may take additional mathematics courses at the 5000-level or higher and with letter grade or S/U grade.

Faculty, who would like to suggest additional courses to be included in the list in (4), should contact the DGS

7. Special Requests:
Students who have special requests about the courses they take should first discuss them with the Mathematics field member on their committee. If the Mathematics field faculty supports the request, then he/she should  send it to the Director of Graduate Studies in the Mathematics Department.