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Mathematics

Mathematics is perhaps the most fundamental tool we have to describe the universe. Numbers, formulas, and algorithms help us understand the rules that govern the natural world by explaining everything from the massive scale of planetary motion down to the behavior of subatomic particles. They help us to predict how businesses will develop, allowing us to make stock market predictions. They quantify human behavior through the social sciences. They advance technology through their roles in computing and programming.

To earn a mathematics minor, you’ll take rigorous classes in calculus and differential equations, developing practical skills that can be applied to many different careers.

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Courses of study

Minor in Mathematics : 20 credit hours

MATH 160 Calculus I: Differential Calculus
MATH 161 Calculus II: Integral Calculus
MATH 240 Foundations of Advanced Mathematics
MATH 260 Calculus III: Intermediate Calculus
MATH 261 Calculus IV: Multivariable Calculus
MATH 361 Differential Equations

Minor in mathematics with teaching Licensure (K-8): 27 credit hours

CMSC 160 Introduction to Computer Science or CMSC 200 Computer Science I
MATH 130 Mathematical Ideas for the Liberal Arts
MATH 140 Elementary Applied Statistics
MATH 160 Calculus I: Differential Calculus
MATH 161 Calculus II: Integral Calculus
MATH 240 Foundations of Advanced Mathematics
MATH 260 Calculus III: Intermediate Calculus
MATH 352 Elements of Geometry
Plus requirements for elementary education and education core

Minor in mathematics with teaching Licensure (5-12): 29 credit hours

CMSC 160 Introduction to Computer Science or CMSC 200 Computer Science I
MATH 130 Mathematical Ideas for the Liberal Arts
MATH 160 Calculus I: Differential Calculus
MATH 161 Calculus II: Integral Calculus
MATH 240 Foundations of Advanced Mathematics
MATH 260 Calculus III: Intermediate Calculus
MATH 261 Calculus IV: Multivariable Calculus
MATH 322 Linear Algebra
MATH 352 Elements of Geometry
Plus requirements for secondary education and education core

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