Academic Programs Catalog

College of Natural Science

Department of Mathematics

Undergraduate Programs
Minor in Mathematics

The Minor in Mathematics, which is administered by the Department of Mathematics, will broaden students’ understanding and application of mathematical concepts to their chosen field of study.

The minor is available as an elective to students who are enrolled in bachelor’s degree programs at Michigan State University other than the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics. With the approval of the department and college that administer the student’s degree program, the courses that are used to satisfy the minor may also be used to satisfy the requirements for the bachelor’s degree.

Students who plan to complete the requirements of the minor should consult the undergraduate advisor in the Department of Mathematics.

Requirements for the Minor in Mathematics

Complete the following (21 to 28 credits):

1. One of the following courses (3 or 4 credits):  
  LB 118 Calculus I     4
  MTH 132 Calculus I     3
  MTH 152H Honors Calculus I   3
2. One of the following courses (3 or 4 credits):  
  LB 119 Calculus II     4
  MTH 133 Calculus II     4
  MTH 153H Honors Calculus II 3
3. One of the following courses (3 or 4 credits):  
  LB 220 Calculus III     4
  MTH 234 Multivariable Calculus 4
  MTH 254H Honors Multivariable Calculus 3
4. One of the following groups of courses (3 to 7 credits):  
  (a) MTH 299 Transitions 4
    MTH 309 Linear Algebra I 3
  (b) MTH 317H Advanced Linear Algebra 3
5. All of the following courses (9 credits):  
  MTH 310 Abstract Algebra I and Number Theory 3
  MTH 320 Analysis I     3
  One 400-level mathematics course approved by the student's advisor 3