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Minor in Mathematics

Contact Person:
Victoria Klawitter, Chair
216 MacVicar
(315) 267-2061
klawitv@potsdam.edu

20 hours required. Closed to Mathematics majors.

The mathematics minor consists of 20 hours of which 14 (required) provide a foundation for further study of mathematics in any direction that suits the student’s interests. Six additional hours (elective) give the student the option to add either depth or breadth to her or his mathematical preparation.

All courses are 3 credits unless noted. Credits are divided as follows:

Required Courses (Credits 14)
MATH 151 Calculus I (4 credits) OR
     MATH 141 and MATH 142
MATH 152 Calculus II (4 credits)
MATH 340 Set Theory and Logic
MATH 375 Linear Algebra I

Elective Courses (Credit 6)
Two upper-division courses, one of which must be a 400-level or higher mathematics course. The second elective may be a mathematics course or (subject to approval by the department) may be an upper division course in which mathematics plays a significant role. Such an elective will, in general, have at least one year of calculus as a prerequisite.

Special Note
The courses required for the mathematics minor must be completed with a minimum grade of 2.0/S and 17 of the 20 hours must be taken for a numerical grade.