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Undergraduate Program

Minor and Cluster Requirements

The Department of Mathematics offers a minor in mathematics and eight clusters.

Minor Requirements

Students looking to complete the minor in mathematics must complete the foundational course requirement and advanced course requirement below.

Foundational Course Requirement

The following foundational courses must be completed before acceptance into the minor:

  • MTH 161: Calculus IA
  • MTH 162: Calculus IIA
  • MTH 165: Linear Algebra with Differential Equations
  • One of the following:
    • MTH 150: Discrete Mathematics
    • MTH 164: Multidimensional Calculus

Equivalent courses can be substituted for the requirements above:

  • MTH 163 for MTH 165
  • MTH 171, 172, and 174 for the equivalent MTH 161, 162, and 164
  • MTH 173 for MTH 165
  • MTH 141-143 for  MTH 161-162

Credit granted for AP courses may be used to satisfy foundational requirements.

Advanced Course Requirement for Minor

Students must complete three advanced courses as follows:

  • MTH 235: Linear Algebra*
  • Two 4-credit advanced mathematics courses**

* The requirement that MTH 235 be taken can also be satisfied by completing MTH 173.

** Any mathematics course numbered 200 or above (except MTH 235) qualifies as an advanced mathematics course.

Clusters

The department offers eight mathematical clusters, all in the natural science and engineering academic division.

Honors Calculus (N1MTH001)

This cluster is an honors sequence that covers the fundamental concepts of calculus.

Calculus and Mathematics (N1MTH002)

This cluster is a three-semester calculus sequence covering techniques and applications of differentiation and integration, Taylor series, and other standard topics through partial derivatives.

Analysis and Calculus (N1MTH003)

This cluster covers, at a faster pace, the material in the calculus cluster. In addition, a semester of differential equations or a semester of multidimensional analysis is required.

Calculus and Probability (N1MTH004)

This cluster covers the fundamental concepts of calculus and probability.

Advanced Mathematics (N1MTH005)

This cluster covers the fundamental concepts of calculus together with one semester of more advanced material.

Introduction to Calculus and Contemporary Mathematics (N1MTH006)

This cluster is designed for students who lack the mathematics skills needed to perform successfully in the standard calculus courses. The first two courses in this cluster integrate pre-calculus mathematics with an introduction to the differential calculus. The third course covers either the integral calculus or contemporary mathematics.

Mathematical Modeling for the Social Sciences (N1MTH007)

This cluster is for students interested in learning how mathematics is used for modeling in the social sciences.

Math and Statistics (N1MTH008)

This cluster provides a solid foundation in calculus and statistics. The normal track would be MTH 161-162 and the statistics course, or MTH 141-142 and the statistics course. (Students who have AP credit for MTH 161 might consider N1MTH001, which is the only cluster that permits AP credit.)