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.

Minor in Mathematics

  • 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 of the elective courses may be MT 200 Explorations in Mathematics or MT 229 Probability and Statistical Inference. The other two (or all three) electives must be numbered 300-379 and/or 400-479.

At most one of MT 322, MT 421, 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

  • 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 135 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
  • MT 167 The Mathematics of Change and Chance

Minor in Statistics

  • MT 135 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
  • MT 223 Elem Stat II or MT 228 Biostat or MT 229 Prob & Statistical Inference
  • MT 322 Applied Regression Analysis
  • MT 422 Applied Statistics
  • One of the following sequences
    MT 342 Linear Algebra and MT 421 Mathematical Statistics
    PS 301/301L Exper. Design in Psych with lab and PS 401 Adv Research Methods
    EC 409 Mathematical Economics and EC 410 Econometrics
    BL 224 Terrestrial Ecology and BL 444 Advanced Ecology

Students who minor in probability and statistics may not use MT 421 or 422 to also satisfy the requirements of the mathematics major or minor.

Interdisciplinary Concentration in Economics/Mathematics

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.

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