Mathematics, Minor (Behrend)

Program Code: MTHBC_UMNR

Program Requirements

Requirement Credits
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
Prescribed Courses: Require a grade of C or better
MATH 311WConcepts of Discrete Mathematics4
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 above8
Select 6 credits of 400-level MATH 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

Erie

Andrew George
Lecturer in Mathematics
7-B Prischak
Erie, PA 16563
814-898-6196
jag35@psu.edu

Career Paths

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.

Careers

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.

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT POTENTIAL CAREER OPTIONS FOR GRADUATES WITH A MINOR IN MATHEMATICS

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.

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT OPPORTUNITIES FOR GRADUATE STUDIES

Contact

Erie

SCHOOL OF SCIENCE
1 Prischak
4205 College Drive
Erie, PA 16563
814-898-6105
behrend-science@psu.edu

http://behrend.psu.edu/school-of-science