# Mathematics

Mathematics is perhaps the most fundamental tool we have to describe the universe. Numbers, formulas, and algorithms help us understand the rules that govern the natural world by explaining everything from the massive scale of planetary motion down to the behavior of subatomic particles. They help us to predict how businesses will develop, allowing us to make stock market predictions. They quantify human behavior through the social sciences. They advance technology through their roles in computing and programming.

To earn a mathematics minor, you’ll take rigorous classes in calculus and differential equations, developing practical skills that can be applied to many different careers.

**Key Personality Traits:**

- Enjoys puzzles
- Analytical
- Creative
- Observant

## Courses of study

## Minor in Mathematics : 20 credit hours

MATH 160 Calculus I: Differential Calculus

MATH 161 Calculus II: Integral Calculus

MATH 240 Foundations of Advanced Mathematics

MATH 260 Calculus III: Intermediate Calculus

MATH 261 Calculus IV: Multivariable Calculus

MATH 361 Differential Equations

## Minor in mathematics with teaching Licensure (K-8): 27 credit hours

CMSC 160 Introduction to Computer Science or CMSC 200 Computer Science I

MATH 130 Mathematical Ideas for the Liberal Arts

MATH 140 Elementary Applied Statistics

MATH 160 Calculus I: Differential Calculus

MATH 161 Calculus II: Integral Calculus

MATH 240 Foundations of Advanced Mathematics

MATH 260 Calculus III: Intermediate Calculus

MATH 352 Elements of Geometry

Plus requirements for elementary education and education core

## Minor in mathematics with teaching Licensure (5-12): 29 credit hours

CMSC 160 Introduction to Computer Science or CMSC 200 Computer Science I

MATH 130 Mathematical Ideas for the Liberal Arts

MATH 160 Calculus I: Differential Calculus

MATH 161 Calculus II: Integral Calculus

MATH 240 Foundations of Advanced Mathematics

MATH 260 Calculus III: Intermediate Calculus

MATH 261 Calculus IV: Multivariable Calculus

MATH 322 Linear Algebra

MATH 352 Elements of Geometry

Plus requirements for secondary education and education core