Minor Requirements

The mathematics minor is a good choice when for students who enjoy learning mathematics, but whose primary interests are in another area.

There are two routes to the minor. Each requires 5 courses. Option I specifies a 300-level course and permits one 100-level course to be counted, while Option II has no 300-level requirement but does not count any 100-level courses.

  • Option I: Math 205; Math 206; either Math 302 or Math 305; and two additional units, at least one of which is at the 200- or 300-level. (That is, Math 205, Math 206, Math 302 or Math 305, at least one more 200-or 300-level course, plus at least one additional course.)
  • Option II: Math 205, Math 206, and three additional 200- or 300-level units.

Credit for Math 216/Phys 216 satisfies the requirement that a math major take 205, but cannot be counted as one of the five courses required for the minor. At most two of 206, 210, and 215 are allowed to count towards the mathematics minor.

Upcoming Events

Monday, Oct 20

The weekly student seminar meets in room 362 at 12:20.  This week we'll have a summer research programs panel.  The department will provide lunch, and one of your peers will provide a great talk.  All are welcome to attend!

Wednesday, Oct 22

Our Applicable Math Lecture series kicks off for the year with Mike Remolona from Wolfram Research Inc giving a talk discussing Mathematica 10 and how to get the most out of wolframalpha.com.  We'll have a reception (with food!) at 3:45 in SCI 362, then move to SCI 296 at 4:15 for the talk.

Thursday, Oct 23

Our second Putnam problem session meets today and runs from 12:30 to 1:20 in SCI 364.  This week we'll have homemade cookies (chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin and ginger molasses) to help fuel our problem solving neurons.  Everyone is welcome to attend!

Thursday, Oct 23

Our second department colloquium is given by Megan Heenehan (Wellesley '03) from Eastern Connecticut State University. We'll meet in SCI 362 for snacks and socializing at 3:45, then the talk will begin at 4:15 in SCI 396.  Everyone is welcome to attend!  

Monday, Oct 27

The weekly student seminar meets in room 362 at 12:20.  This week Angela Gu will be speaking.  The department will provide lunch, and one of your peers will provide a great talk.  All are welcome to attend!

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