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|Requirements for the Minor||18|
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 311W||Concepts of Discrete Mathematics||4|
|Supporting Courses and Related Areas|
|Supporting Courses and Related Areas: Require a grade of C or better|
|Select 8 credits of MATH courses at the level of MATH 140 or above||8|
|Select 6 credits of 400-level MATH courses 1||6|
No more than three credits from MATH 495 courses can be used to satisfy this requirement.
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.
Lecturer in Mathematics
Erie, PA 16563
A mathematics minor can lead to broader and more challenging opportunities in both careers and advanced studies. Penn State Behrend has a comprehensive support system to help you identify and achieve your goals for college and beyond. Meet with your academic adviser often and take advantage of the services offered by the Academic and Career Planning Center beginning in your first semester.
Mathematics’ emphasis on problem solving makes it excellent additional preparation for careers in science, engineering, business, or computing. A biologist proficient in mathematics will better understand the numerical aspects of environmental problems. A chemist employing linear programming can model the results of an experiment. An engineer with advanced mathematical skills can tackle non-standard problems with confidence. Business students with mathematical experience are prepared for sophisticated financial analyses.
Opportunities for Graduate Studies
A minor in the sciences, particularly when added to a major program outside of the sciences, demonstrates to graduate school admissions committees your commitment to interdisciplinary thinking.