# Mathematics Minor

**The mathematics minor requires a minimum of 18 credit hours.**

*All prerequisites must be completed prior to enrollment in the following courses.**A grade of C- or higher must be achieved in the 200-level courses listed below.*

**4 credit hours**

*Prerequisite: Two years of high school algebra and one semester of high school trigonometry. *

A study of the fundamental principles of analytic geometry and calculus with an emphasis on differentiation.

**4 credit hours**

*Prerequisite: MATH 231 or MATH 236. It is recommended that students receive a grade of C or better in MATH 231 or MATH 236 to be successful in this course.*

Continuation of Calculus I including techniques of integration and infinite series.

**4 credit hours**

*Prerequisite: MATH 232. It is recommended that students receive a grade of C or better in MATH 231 to be successful in this course.*

Functions of two variables, partial differentiation, applications of multiple integrals to areas and volumes, line and surface integrals, and vectors.

*Choose one course from the following (3 hrs.): *

**3 credit hours**

*Prerequisite: MATH 231 or MATH 236, MATH 232.*

Numerical solutions to mathematical problems are studied. Topics include approximating solutions to equations, interpolation, numerical differentiation and integrating, and numerical linear algebra.

**3 credit hours**

*Prerequisite: MATH 234 or CSCI 241 and CSCI 262, MATH 235.*

The elementary properties of groups, rings and fields are developed.

**3 credit hours**

*Prerequisite: MATH 232. It is recommended that students receive a grade of C or better in MATH 232 to be successful in this course. *

This course includes an introduction to probability theory, discrete and continuous random variables, mathematical expectation and multivariate distributions.

**3 credit hours**

*Prerequisite: MATH 326. It is recommended that students receive a grade of C or better in MATH 326 to be successful in this course. *This course takes the material from MATH 326 into the applications side of statistics including functions of random variables, sampling distributions, estimations and hypothesis testing.

**3 credit hours**

*Prerequisite: MATH 234.*

Foundations of Euclidian geometry from the axioms of Hilbert and an introduction to non-Euclidian geometry.

**3 credit hours**

*Prerequisite: MATH 233, MATH 234. Recommended prerequisite: MATH 301. *

Real number system, set theory, continuity and differentiability.

**3 credit hours**

*Prerequisite: MATH 233, MATH 234. *A study of complex numbers, analytic functions, complex integration, residues and series.

**3 credit hours**

*Prerequisite: MATH 234.*

An introduction to point-set topology. Metric spaces, connectedness, completeness and compactness are some of the topics discussed.

**1-3 credit hours**

Selected Topics are courses of an experimental nature that provide students a wide variety of study opportunities and experiences. Selected Topics offer both the department and the students the opportunity to explore areas of special interest in a structured classroom setting. Selected Topics courses (course numbers 290, 390, 490) will have variable titles and vary in credit from 1-3 semester hours. Selected Topic courses may not be taken as a Directed Study offering.

*In addition to the required courses, we recommend MATH 234.*