Mathematics Minor

NSM PEAK

15 credits

Prerequisites (5 credits)

MAT-175Single Variable Calculus

4 credits

-or

MAT-275Multivariable Calculus

4 credits

-and

MAT-285Introduction to Proof

1 credit

Depending on Math placement, students may be required to take MAT-150 Applied Calculus: A Modeling Approach prior to taking MAT-175

Minor Requirements

Complete 6 credits of upper-division (300- or 400-level) coursework in Mathematics:

MAT-ELEC-Any 6 credits of 300- or 400-level MAT courses

6 credits

Complete one approved laboratory course from one of the following sciences (4 credits):

BIO-Biology

CHE-Chemistry

GEO -Geoscience

PHY- Physics

ENV- Environmental Studies

Approved laboratory courses include BIO-159, BIO-201, BIO-202,  CHE-141, CHE-142, ENV-161, GEO-101, PHY-231, PHY-232, PHY-271, and PHY-272

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this minor, students will be able to:


1) Demonstrate foundational knowledge of mathematics and mathematical thinking, including logical reasoning, abstraction, generalization, and proof;
2) Use mathematical ideas to solve problems in applied contexts, using computers when appropriate; and
3) Recognize contemporary social and ethical issues related to mathematics.