At which campus can I study this program?
Requirements for a minor may be completed at any campus location offering the specified courses for the minor. Students may not change from a campus that offers their major to a campus that does not offer their major for the purpose of completing a minor.
The minor in mathematics and its applications is designed to provide students with an interest in applied mathematics, and an opportunity to use mathematical tools and ways of thinking in their own major or area of concentration. The minor requires students to complete 26-28 credits in Mathematics with 6 credits from the 400-level MATH courses and 6 credits from the 400-level Mathematics Applications courses. The latter are selected in consultation with the coordinator of the minor and are from areas that directly incorporate or support the use of mathematics. Typical selections include computer science, engineering, physics, and statistics.
What is Mathematics Applications?
The minor in mathematics and its applications is designed to provide students with an interest in applied mathematics, and an opportunity to use mathematical tools and ways of thinking in their own major or area of concentration.
You Might Like This Program If...
You are majoring in a mathematically intensive major like computer science, engineering, physics, and statistics, or you simply enjoy mathematics. You want to sharpen your problem-solving skills. You are passionate about mathematics!
|Requirements for the Minor||26-28|
Requirements for the Minor
A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor, as specified by Senate Policy 59-10.
|Prescribed Courses: Require a grade of C or better|
|MATH 140||Calculus With Analytic Geometry I||4|
|MATH 141||Calculus with Analytic Geometry II||4|
|Additional Courses: Require a grade of C or better|
|Select 6-8 credits from the following:||6-8|
|Calculus and Vector Analysis|
|Calculus of Several Variables|
|Integral Vector Calculus|
|Ordinary Differential Equations|
|Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations|
|Concepts of Discrete Mathematics|
|Concepts of Real Analysis|
|Supporting Courses and Related Areas|
|Supporting Courses and Related Areas: Require a grade of C or better|
|Select 6 credits of 400-level MATH courses||6|
|Select 6 credits from 400-level Mathematics Applications courses 1||6|
Mathematics Applications Courses: Through consultation with the coordinator of the minor, courses from areas that directly incorporate or support the use of mathematics will be selected. Typical areas include computer science, engineering, physics, and statistics. See divisional list of acceptable courses.
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Michael D. Weiner
Associate Professor of Mathematics
Hawthorn Building 115
3000 Ivyside Park
Altoona, PA 16601
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