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2021-2022 Catalog 
2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mathematics Minor

Mathematics involves both purely abstract concepts as well as practical topics with applications to a variety of fields, including the natural sciences, the social sciences, computer science, and technology. Mathematics helps us to understand the world by providing a coherent and efficient language in which real phenomena can be described and modeled, and it provides powerful tools that we can use to help implement our ideas.

The goal of the mathematics minor is to introduce students to some of the many topics used in mathematics, with an emphasis on applications. All students will complete a three-semester sequence in calculus. Then, based on individual interests, each student will select additional courses from the more advanced topics.

As a result of successfully completing program requirements, students should be able to:

  • solve problems using the major concepts, theorems, and techniques of the mathematical subject areas included in the required and elective courses; and
  • apply mathematical and analytical skills to solve problems in a variety of contexts.