Our department offers minors in mathematics, computer science, and statistics, as well as courses in the interdisciplinary concentration in economics/mathematics. In each of these programs, you’ll take foundational and advanced courses to expand your knowledge and sharpen your analytical skills. More important, these programs help students learn to solve complex problems, both independently and by collaborating with others.

Please see below for specific course requirements for each program.

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Minor in Mathematics

STUDENTS WHO DECLARE A Minor JUNE 2017 OR LATER SHOULD FOLLOW THESE PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS, PREREQUISITES AND SUGGESTIONS FOR SCHEDULING:

Minor in Mathematics: 23-24 credit hours.

  • MT 135 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I or MT 133-134 Calculus and Analytic Geometry IA-IB
  • MT 136 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II
  • MT 233 Calculus and Analytic Geometry III or MT 234 Elementary Differential Equations
  • MT 242 Introduction to Linear Algebra
  • MT 301 Methods in Pure Mathematics
  • Electives (6 cr.): See list below:
  • MT 421
    MT 425
    MT 432
    MT 436
    MT 442
    MT 450
    MT 452
    MT 453
    MT 468
    MT 469
    MT 479
    MT 480
    MT 499

THE FOLLOWING ARE REQUIREMENTS AND PREREQUISITES FOR STUDENTS WHO DECLARED PRIOR TO JUNE 2017

Minor in Mathematics: 24 credit hours.

  • MT 135 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
  • MT 136 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II
  • MT 233 Calculus and Analytic Geometry III
  • MT 271 Introduction to Discrete Mathematics
  • Three additional MT courses
    • One may be MT 200 or MT 229 or MT 242.
    • The other two (or all three) electives must be numbered 300-379 and/or 400-479. At most, one of MT 322, MT 421, and MT 422 may be used to satisfy requirements for the minor in mathematics, and none of these may be used simultaneously to satisfy requirements for the minor in Statistics.


Minor in Computer Science

STUDENTS WHO DECLARE A Minor JUNE 2017 OR LATER SHOULD FOLLOW THESE PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS, PREREQUISITES AND SUGGESTIONS FOR SCHEDULING:

Minor in Computer Science: 22 credit hours.

  • CS 125 Intro to Web Design and Image Processing
  • CS 128 and CS 128L Introduction to Software Application Development, with lab
  • CS 150 Database Systems
  • CS 225 Advanced Web Design
  • CS 228 Object-Oriented Design and Programming
  • MT 142 Introduction to Discrete Mathematics
  • One additional CS course at or above the 200 level

THE FOLLOWING ARE REQUIREMENTS AND PREREQUISITES FOR STUDENTS WHO DECLARED PRIOR TO JUNE 2017

Minor in Computer Science: 22 credit hours.

  • CS 125 Intro to Web Design and Image Processing
  • CS 128 and CS 128L Introduction to Software Application Development, with lab
  • CS 150 Database Systems
  • CS 225 Advanced Web Design
  • CS 228 Object-Oriented Design and Programming
  • One additional CS course at or above the 200 level
  • One of the following MT courses:
    • MT 118 Applied Mathematics
    • MT 122 Elementary Statistics I
    • MT 130 Applied Calculus
    • MT 135 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
    • or another MT course with permission of department


Minor in Computer Science with Healthcare Technology

Minor in Computer Science with Healthcare Technology: 22 credit hours.

  • CS 125 Intro to Web Design and Image Processing
  • CS 128 and CS 128L Introduction to Software Application Development, with lab
  • CS 150 Database Systems
  • CS 225 Advanced Web Design
  • CS 228 Object-Oriented Design and Programming
  • CS 312 Healthcare Information Technology
  • CS 476 Systems Technology and Practices Seminar

Note: Students must also complete a HIPPA certification.


Minor in Data Science

Minor in Data Science: 22 credit hours.

  • CS 128 and CS 128L Introduction to Software Application Development, with lab
  • DATA 100 Introduction to Data Science
  • DATA 122 Elementary Statistics (MT 122)
  • DATA 150 Database Systems (CS 150)
  • DATA 200 Intermediate Data Science
  • Two of the following elective courses (6 credits):
    • DATA 260 Intermediate Statistics (MT 223)
    • DATA 307 Bioinformatics (CS 307)
    • DATA 322 Big Data Analytics (CS 322)
    • DATA 350 Advanced Database Systems (CS 350)
    • DATA 380 Data Visualization (CS 380)
    • DATA 421 Mathematical Statistics
    • DATA 422 Applied Statistics (MT 422)
    • DATA 424 Applied Regression Analysis


Minor in Actuarial Science

Minor in Actuarial Science: 30 credit hours.

  • MT 135 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
  • MT 136 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II
  • MT 225 Actuarial Mathematics
  • MT 233 Calculus and Analytic Geometry III
  • MT/DATA 229 Probability and Statistics (or other statistics course)
  • MT/DATA 421 Mathematical Statistics
  • MT/DATA 424 Applied Regression Analysis
  • EC 201-202 Principals of Economics I,II

These courses prepare the students for Exams P and FM of the Society of Actuaries, cover the required Foundational Quantitative content areas and prove the Validation by Educational Experience (VEE) for Applied Stats and Economics.  


Minor in Statistics & Analytics

STUDENTS WHO DECLARE A Minor  JUNE 2017 OR LATER SHOULD FOLLOW THESE PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS, PREREQUISITES AND SUGGESTIONS FOR SCHEDULING:

Minor in Statistics and Analytics: 18-20 credit hours.

  • DATA 100 Introduction to Data Science
  • MT 223/DATA 260 Intermediate Statistics
  • MT 422/DATA 422 Applied Statistics or approved internship
  • MT 424 /DATA 424 Applied Regression Analysis
  • 2 Application area electives chosen from this list:
  • BI 371
    BL 224
    BL 240
    BL 444
    CH 261/263
    CH 441/443
    CS 307
    CS 322
    CS 350
    DATA/MT 421
    EC 409
    EC 410
    ED 201
    EPA 230
    EPA 340
    EPA 407
    EPA 430
    MK 402
    MT 242
    PO 300
    PS 301/301L
    PS 401
    PS 435
    SC 350
    SC 351

Students who minor in probability and statistics may not use MT 422 or MT 424 to also satisfy the requirements of the mathematics major or minor.

In certain cases other courses may be substituted for these courses but must be approved by the Department Chair.

THE FOLLOWING ARE REQUIREMENTS AND PREREQUISITES FOR STUDENTS WHO DECLARED PRIOR TO JUNE 2017

Minor in Statistics: 19-20 credit hours.

  • MT 135 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
  • MT 322 Applied Regression Analysis
  • MT 422 Applied Statistics
  • One of the following:
  • MT 223 Intermediate Statistics
  • MT 228 Statistics for the Biological Sciences
  • MT 229 Probability and Statistics
  • One of the following pairs of elective courses
  • MT 342 and MT 421
  • CH 261/263 and CH 441/443
  • PS 301/301L and PS 401
  • EC 409 and EC 410
  • BL 224 and BL 444

Students who minor in statistics cannot use MT 421 or MT 422 also to satisfy the requirements of the mathematics major or minor.

In certain cases other courses may be substituted for these courses but must be approved by the Department Chair.


Interdisciplinary Concentration in Economics/Mathematics

Students seeking this concentration should consult with the chair of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science.

B.S. Mathematics majors may earn this concentration by taking:

  • EC 301 Microeconomics
  • EC 302 Macroeconomics
  • EC 410 Econometrics
  • One additional upper-division elective in Economics

Economics majors may earn this concentration by taking:

  • MT 233 Calculus and Analytic Geometry III
  • MT 421 Mathematical Statistics or MT 422 Applied Statistics
  • Two additional mathematics electives numbered above 300.