Mathematics Minor /Double Major in Mathematics

For all the hard sciences (computer science, chemistry, engineering, and physics), adding a minor in mathematics usually only requires one or two additional courses and adding a double major often requires only three or four additional courses. Employers often look very favorably on these extra degrees.

Mathematics Minor

A Minor in Mathematics requires 21 hours of mathematics from Division I and Division II courses as listed below, including at least 12 hours from Division II.  All courses in the Minor must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.  A student may not be granted a Minor in both Mathematics and Statistics.

Division I Courses: Math 2305, 2413 (or 2460), 2414
Division II Courses: Math 3301, 3321, 3325, 3328, 3370, 3435, any course above Math 3435
                                   excluding Math 4321

If you would like to have a Mathematics Minor, all you need to do is download the Minor Application form, fill it out, then bring it by the math department for verification of the courses taken (and their eligibility to count towards a Mathematics Minor) and the department chairs signature.

Students considering a Mathematics Minor are strongly advised to come over the Mathematics Department (Lucas 200) to discuss the courses that will be best suited for you to take in order to fulfill the requirements with a mathematics advisor.

Statistics Minor

A Minor in Statistics requires 20 hours of mathematics from Division I and Division II courses as listed below, including at least nine hours from Division II.  All courses in the Minor must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.  A student may not be granted a Minor in both Mathematics and Statistics.  No more than 6 credit hours may be listed in both the Minor and Major Requirements section.

Division I Courses : Math 1342, 2305, 2413, 2414
Division II Courses : Math 3325, 3370, 4313, 4317, 4319, 4380

If you would like to have a Statistics Minor, all you need to do is download the Minor Application form, fill it out, then bring it by the math department for verification of the courses taken (and their eligibility to count towards a Statistics Minor) and the department chairs signature.

Students considering a Statistics Minor are strongly advised to come over the Mathematics Department (Lucas 200) to discuss the courses that will be best suited for you to take in order to fulfill the requirements with a mathematics advisor.

Double Major in Mathematics

A double major in mathematics requires not less than 30 hours of mathematics, including a minimum of the 23 core mathematics hours. Certain restrictions apply. For more details on the exact requirements for a double major in mathematics see our catalog. Here is a course checklist for the double major in mathematics.

Students who are considering or would like to have a double major in mathematics should come over the Mathematics Department (Lucas 200) to register with the department and to discuss the courses that will you will need to take in order to fulfill the requirements with a mathematics advisor.

Second Degree in Mathematics

In addition to the Minor and Double Major, students studying another discipline may choose to graduate with two full degrees. In order to do this, the student must complete all requirements for both degrees. This is easier than one might think because all the courses from your first major count as electives for the mathematics degree. Thus, one simply has to complete the full number of mathematics hours to earn the complete second degree. Depending on the degree, this is between 31 and 40 hours of mathematics