Mathematics Minor

The minor in mathematics requires the completion of 21 credits with a grade point average of 2.0 or better. Students must complete the courses listed in **all** the following three bulleted items to fulfill the 21 credit requirement:

- 12 credits of calculus: MAT 295, 296, 397 (MAT 284, 285, 286 are
**not**permissible toward this requirement) - 3 credits in MAT 331 (recommended) or MAT 485
- 6 credits in one of the following subject areas:
**Algebra**: MAT 531 and one course chosen from MAT 534, 541 or MAT/CIS 545**Analysis**: Any two courses chosen from MAT 511, 512, 513, 562. Notes: 512 has prerequisites 375 and 412; also, 562 has prerequisites 375 and 512.**Applied Mathematics**: Any two courses chosen from MAT 517, 518, 532. Notes: 517 has prerequisite 414 or 485; MAT 518 has prerequisite 414; MAT 532 has prerequisite 331 or 485.**Differential Equations**: MAT 414, 517. Note: students who take MAT 485 instead of MAT 331 may**not**use the differential equations sequence to satisfy minor requirements.**Geometry**: MAT 531, 551 or MAT 531, 554. Note: 554 has prerequisite 412 or 511**Probability and Statistics**: MAT 521, 525 or MAT 521, 526

### College Requirements

The College of Arts and Sciences requires that:- At least 15 of the credit hours for a minor must be SU letter-graded coursework.
- A maximum of six credits of coursework at the 300 level or above may overlap among all majors and minors. For each major or minor program, all but six credits of upper-division coursework counted toward requirements must be exclusive to that program.

Source: SU Catalog

## General information about minors at SU(+)

A minor provides an excellent opportunity to blend another subject area into your degree your degree program on a smaller scale without the additional requirements of a double major, dual degree or combined degree. A minor may be related to and complement your major, or, it may be in a completely different academic/professional area. Some colleges may not approve a minor that is too close to your major. Because a completed minor appears on your transcript after graduation, it shows in an official way, another area of preparation and highlights another dimension of educational background to support an application for graduate study or employment.

Pursuing a minor should be discussed with your major academic advisor. Then complete the Declaration of Minor form and gather the required signatures.