Mathematics Applications, Minor

Program Code: MAPAL_UMNR

Program Description

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.

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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!

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Program Requirements

Requirement Credits
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. In addition, at least six credits of the minor must be unique from the prescribed courses required by a student's major(s).

Prescribed Courses
Prescribed Courses: Require a grade of C or better
MATH 140Calculus With Analytic Geometry I Keystone/General Education Course4
MATH 141Calculus with Analytic Geometry II Keystone/General Education Course4
Additional Courses
Additional Courses: Require a grade of C or better
Select 6-8 credits from the following:6-8
Matrices Keystone/General Education Course
Calculus and Vector Analysis
Calculus of Several Variables
Integral Vector Calculus
Ordinary Differential Equations
Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations
Elementary Combinatorics
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 courses6
Select 6 credits from 400-level Mathematics Applications courses 16

Academic Advising

The objectives of the university’s academic advising program are to help advisees identify and achieve their academic goals, to promote their intellectual discovery, and to encourage students to take advantage of both in-and out-of class educational opportunities in order that they become self-directed learners and decision makers.

Both advisers and advisees share responsibility for making the advising relationship succeed. By encouraging their advisees to become engaged in their education, to meet their educational goals, and to develop the habit of learning, advisers assume a significant educational role. The advisee's unit of enrollment will provide each advisee with a primary academic adviser, the information needed to plan the chosen program of study, and referrals to other specialized resources.

READ SENATE POLICY 32-00: ADVISING POLICY

Altoona

Michael D. Weiner
Associate Professor of Mathematics
Hawthorn Building 115
3000 Ivyside Park
Altoona, PA 16601
814-949-5558
mdw8@psu.edu

Career Paths

Career Services supports and serves students and alumni, faculty and staff, families, and employers in all areas related to career development and preparation. We can assist in any of the following: Major and Career Exploration Career Decision-Making Preparation of Employment Documents Internship and Job Search Strategies Interview Preparation Preparing for Graduate School Developing your Professional Online Brand Presentations and Workshops.

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Contact

Altoona

DIVISION OF MATHEMATICS AND NATURAL SCIENCES
Elm Building, 3000 Ivyside Park
Altoona, PA 16601
814-949-5827
aa-mathaltoona@lists.psu.edu

http://altoona.psu.edu/academics/mathematics-natural-sciences/division-administration-staff