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Department of Mathematics

Minor in Mathematics

Students on Summer 2020, Fall 2020, or Spring 2021 requirements MATHMIN

The Minor in Mathematics is intended for students interested in the logical thinking and problem solving skills that are gained in studying mathematics. This minor provides students with mathematical preparation that may be applied to their major field of study and that may enhance their career preparation.

Requirements

The minor requires at least 16 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.
  1. Calculus I. One (1) course:
    • MATH-M 211 Calculus I
    • MATH-S 211 Honors Calculus I
  2. Calculus II. One (1) course:
    • MATH-M 212 Calculus II
    • MATH-S 212 Honors Calculus II
  3. Electives. Additional courses, with approval of the director of undergraduate studies for Mathematics, to fulfill remaining requirements:
    • MATH-M 301 Linear Algebra and Applications
    • MATH-M 303 Linear Algebra for Undergraduates
    • MATH-M 311 Calculus III
    • MATH-M 312 Calculus IV
    • MATH-M 321 Intuitive Topology
    • MATH-M 330 Exploring Mathematical Ideas
    • MATH-M 343 Introduction to Differential Equations with Applications I
    • MATH-M 344 Introduction to Differential Equations with Applications II
    • MATH-M 348 Discrete Mathematical Models
    • MATH-M 353 Discrete Mathematics
    • MATH-M 365 Introduction to Probability and Statistics
    • MATH-M 371 Elementary Computational Methods
    • MATH-M 380 History of Mathematics
    • MATH-M 384 Logic
    • MATH-M 385 Mathematics from Language
    • MATH-M 391 Introduction to Mathematical Reasoning
    • MATH-M 403 Introduction to Modern Algebra I
    • MATH-M 404 Introduction to Modern Algebra II
    • MATH-M 405 Number Theory
    • MATH-M 409 Linear Transformations
    • MATH-M 413 Introduction to Analysis I
    • MATH-M 414 Introduction to Analysis II
    • MATH-M 415 Elementary Complex Variables with Applications
    • MATH-M 420 Metric Space Topology
    • MATH-M 435 Introduction to Differential Geometry
    • MATH-M 436 Introduction to Geometries
    • MATH-M 441 Introduction to Partial Differential Equations with Applications I
    • MATH-M 442 Introduction to Partial Differential Equations with Applications II
    • MATH-M 447 Mathematical Models and Applications I
    • MATH-M 451 The Mathematics of Finance
    • MATH-M 453 Cryptography
    • MATH-M 463 Introduction to Probability Theory I
    • MATH-M 464 Introduction to Probability Theory II
    • MATH-M 466 Introduction to Mathematical Statistics
    • MATH-M 471 Numerical Analysis I
    • MATH-M 472 Numerical Analysis II
    • MATH-M 482 Modal Logic
    • MATH-M 490 Problem Seminar
    • MATH-M 491 Putnam Exam Seminar
    • MATH-S 303 Honors Course in Linear Algebra
    • MATH-S 311 Honors Course in Calculus III
    • MATH-S 312 Honors Course in Calculus IV
    • MATH-S 343 Honors Course in Differential Equations
    • MATH-S 344 Honors Course in Differential Equations II
    • MATH-S 403 Honors Course in Modern Algebra I
    • MATH-S 404 Honors Course in Modern Algebra II
    • MATH-S 413 Honors Course in Analysis I
    • MATH-S 414 Honors Course in Analysis II
    • MATH-S 415 Honors Elementary Complex Variables
    • MATH-S 463 Honors Course in Probability Theory I
    • MATH-S 499 Reading for Honors
    • MATH-T 336 Topics in Euclidean Geometry
    • MATH-T 403 Modern Algebra for Secondary Teachers
  4. Minor GPA, Hours, and Minimum Grade Requirements.
    1. Minor GPA. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the minor—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.
    2. Minor Minimum Grade. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the minor.
    3. Minor Upper Division Credit Hours. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    4. Minor Residency. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.

Minor Area Courses

Unless otherwise noted below, the following courses are considered in the academic program and will count toward academic program requirements as appropriate:

  • Any course at the 200-499 level with the MATH subject area prefix--as well as any other subject areas that are deemed functionally equivalent
  • Any course contained on the course lists for the academic program requirements at the time the course is taken--as well as any other courses that are deemed functionally equivalent--except for those listed only under Addenda Requirements
  • Any course directed to a non-Addenda requirement through an approved exception
Exclusions

The following courses cannot be applied toward minor requirements:

  • MATH-E 201 Linear Algebra for Data Science
  • MATH-E 265 Introduction to Probability and Statistics for Data Science
  • MATH-E 449 Advanced Undergraduate Engineering Mathematical Methods
  • MATH-M 333
  • MATH-M 347

This program of study cannot be combined with the following:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Mathematics (ECONMATHBA)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics (MATHBA)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and Economics (MATHECONBA)
  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics (MATHBS)
  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Program I (MATHBS1)
  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Program II (MATHBS2)

Exceptions to and substitutions for minor requirements may be made with the approval of the unit's Director of Undergraduate Studies, subject to final approval by the College of Arts and Sciences.