Minor in Mathematics

Contact Person:
Joel Foisy, Chair
223 MacVicar, (315) 267-2084, foisyjs@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:

    Credits
Required Courses

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

6
Two upper-division courses, one of which must be in mathematics.  The second elective may be a mathematics course or (subject to approval by the department) may be any 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.