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, Sept 15

The math department's student seminar kicks off for the semester.  Join us at 12:20 in room 362 for food and a mathematics talk by a fellow Wellesley math enthusiast.

Wednesday, Sept 17

This year's Math Games will be held from 4-6 in room 362 of the science center.  No particular mathematics experience is needed; bring your friends and come join the fun!

Monday, Sept 22

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

Tuesday, Sept 30

Dan Rockmore from Dartmouth College will deliver our annual Martha Davenport Heard lecture. The talk starts at 4:15, and afterwards we'll go to the College Club for dinner

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