Mathematics Minor

1117 Mathematics Building
Phone: 301-405-5053

Program Advisor: Ida Chan

The Department of Mathematics offers a minor in Mathematics for students majoring in other disciplines.  The goal of the minor in Mathematics is to provide the student with significant mathematical skills and a perspective on the discipline.

The requirements for the minor include at least 22 credits (19 credits if exempted from MATH310) beyond first-year calculus and are outlined below:

Course Title Credits
MATH241Calculus III4
or MATH340 Multivariable Calculus, Linear Algebra and Differential Equations I (Honors)
Select one of the following:3-4
Introduction to Linear Algebra
Linear Algebra for Scientists and Engineers
Multivariable Calculus, Linear Algebra, Differential Equations II (Honors)
MATH310Introduction to Mathematical Proof (unless exempted)3
Select one theoretical course from the following:3
Introduction to Abstract Algebra
Linear Algebra
Advanced Calculus I
Select one algebra course from the following:3
Applications of Linear Algebra
Algebraic Structures
Introduction to Abstract Algebra
Linear Algebra
Introduction to Number Theory
Select one analysis course from the following:3
Advanced Calculus I
Applied Harmonic Analysis: An Introduction to Signal Processing
Partial Differential Equations
Complex Variables
Transform Methods
Select one probability course from the following:3
Applied Probability and Statistics I
Introduction to Probability Theory
Others as approved by UGO
Total Credits22-23

Note:  If additional credits are needed in order to fulfill the 22-credit (19 credits if exempted from MATH310) minimum, any 400-level MATH-STAT-AMSC courses except  MATH478, MATH480-MATH484, MATH489,MATH498, and STAT464 are acceptable.    

Other issues related to the minor in Mathematics:

  • The minor in Mathematics is NOT open to Mathematics majors.
  •  The student will need to achieve at least a "C-" (1.7) in each minor course and an overall minor GPA of 2.0.
  • No more than one of the 400-level courses for the minor in Mathematics may be taken at an institution other than the University of Maryland, College Park.