Minor in Mathematics

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The Minor in Mathematics is offered to those students who wish to expand their background and understanding of mathematics. A mathematics minor will strengthen a student’s specialty, make his or her degree more attractive to potential employers, and enhance the preparedness of the student for graduate school.

To qualify for a Minor in Mathematics, a student must take at least 31 credits in eligible courses. Sixteen of these credits must be earned in residence at MSOE. At least three credits must be taken above and beyond the total credits required to earn the bachelor’s degree. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 is required for mathematics courses counted towards the minor.

Approved courses used to fulfill program elective requirements may also be applied towards the minor. For further questions or information, please contact the department chair.

Required Courses (22 credits)

MA 136 – Calculus I (4 credits)
MA 137 – Calculus II (4 credits)
MA 231 – Calculus III (4 credits)
MA 232 – Calculus IV (3 credits)
MA 235 – Differential Equations (4 credits)
MA 262 – Probability and Statistics (3 credits)

Approved Courses (9 credits)

MA 2310 – Discrete Mathematics I (3 credits)
MA 327 – Mathematical Modeling (4 credits)
MA 330 – Vector Analysis (3 credits)
MA 3320 – Discrete Mathematics II (3 credits)
MA 343 – Linear Programming (3 credits)
MA 344 – Nonlinear Programming (3 credits)
MA 3710 – Mathematical Biology (3 credits)
MA 380 – Advanced Differential Equations (3 credits)
MA 381 – Complex Variables (3 credits)
MA 382 – Laplace and Fourier Transforms (3 credits)
MA 383 – Linear Algebra (3 credits)
MA 384 – Statistical Methods for Use in Research (3 credits)
MA 385 – Modern Algebra with Applications (3 credits)
MA 386 – Functions of a Real Variable (3 credits)
MA 387 – Partial Differential Equations (3 credits)
MA 388 – Introduction to Number Theory (3 credits)

Some of the approved courses are offered every year and some only if there is sufficient interest. There is no guarantee of availability of any particular course in any particular quarter. Future changes in course offerings that will meet the requirements of the minor will be indicated in the Undergraduate Academic Catalog.

Note: MA 262 is replaced by MA 3611 in the biomedical engineering program.

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Mathematics Minor Coordinator
Dr. Kseniya Fuhrman
Office: L-319
Phone: (414) 277-2677
Email: fuhrman@msoe.edu

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