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Mathematics Minor  Statistics Minor  Computational Science Minor
This web page contains the information on the area minors in mathematics and statistics including
the requirements of the online bulletin,
frozen at June
1, 2012 and in force September 1, 2012. For past mathematics catalogue
information or updates please see the recent versions and
updates section
of the programs overview page.
AREA MINOR IN MATHEMATICS
Requirements
A student, not pursuing major in mathematics, computer science, economics,
or a second major in mathematics may obtain an area minor in mathematics by
taking 10 or more mathematics courses as follows:
 six courses in foundational mathematics
 Calculus, Differential Equations and Matrix Algebra: MA111,
MA112, MA113, MA211, MA212
 Basic Probability and Statistics or
Basic Statistics: one
of MA223 or MA381
 sixteen additional credit hours of "upper division" courses:
selected from MA275, all MA courses numbered 300 or higher (except
MA351356 and MA450).
Approval, Math Minor Form, and Number of Additional Required Classes
All area minors must be approved by the area minor advisor (Math Department
Head) and the student's advisor. The department has a form for
the planning and approval of a minor. A table showing, for each major, the number of additional
overloads or AP credits required to complete a minor or second major in mathematics,
may be found here.
Notes on requirements:
 Almost all students are required to take six foundational courses as
a requirement for their major, therefore only four "extra courses" are
required for most students.
 No student can take both MA371
and MA373 for credit.
 No student can take both MA223 and MA382 for credit.
 If MA381 is being counted towards the four additional courses,
then MA223 may be taken and counted towards the Basic Probability and
Statistics requirement.
 Science and engineering, especially the more recently developed "high
tech" areas, have sophisticated mathematical and statistical concepts and
methodologies in their foundation. Thus a well chosen set of courses for
a mathematics minor (or a second major in mathematics) will greatly enhance
a student's analytical and computational skills. Students thinking of going
on to graduate school should especially give consideration to this option.
Links
The most recent course descriptions can be found on our updated
catalogue.
For planning purposes consult our tentative two
year schedule of course offerings.
For additional information not on these web pages see or email the
Head of the Mathematics department.
Suggested Courses for Minors
Any approved set of courses meeting the requirements can constitute a minor.
Usually the courses for a minor should be selected with some theme or purpose
in mind. For instance the courses may provide support for or complement the
students major courses. Alternatively, the courses may be selected so that
fulfills a student's interest in a broad appreciation of mathematics. In
all cases the area minor advisor or student's advisor will offer guidance
in the selection of the courses, and the approval of both is required. In
the table below are some themes for minors.
Theme 
Suggested Courses 
Applied Statistics 
MA223 (as a foundational course), MA383 and
three of MA385, MA481, MA482, MA485, MA487 or Statistics topics course. 
Operations Research  Industrial Mathematics 
MA444, up to two statistics courses, the
remaining courses to be selected from MA371, MA445, MA446, MA348, MA534 
Mathematics Applied to Science and Engineering 
16 credits from MA330, MA336,
MA325, MA367, MA373, MA431, MA433, MA436 
Applied Algebra and Discrete Mathematics 
MA275, MA371, and two of MA375,
MA444, MA446, MA475, MA476, MA477 
Generic (breadth in mathematics) 
MA371, MA381, and any two courses from MA275, MA330, MA336, MA367, MA378,
MA444 and a statistics course 
Notes for Individual Majors
Major 
Notes 
AB 
MA211 needs to be taken to complete the foundational
mathematics
four additional courses are required
four elective slots are available 
BE 
all foundational courses are completed as major requirements
four additional courses are required
four electives available 
CE 
all foundational courses are completed as major requirements
four additional courses need to be taken
one science and three technical elective slots are available 
CHE 
all foundational courses are completed as major requirements
four additional courses need to be taken
three approved electives and one free elective are available 
CHEM 
MA211 needs to be taken to
complete the foundational mathematics
four additional courses are required
9 electives are available 
CPE 
all foundational courses are completed as major requirements
MA275 taken as a requirement may count towards the minor, three additional
courses are required
two free electives and one area elective are available 
CS 
not allowed, see Double Majors 
ECON 
not allowed, see Double Majors 
EE 
all foundational courses are completed as major requirements
four additional courses need to be taken
one MA elective, two free electives and one area elective are available 
EP 
all foundational courses are completed as major requirements
four additional courses need to be taken
one free elective is available 
ME 
all foundational courses are completed as major requirements
four additional courses need to be taken
one science, three technical and 2 free electives are available 
OE 
all foundational courses are completed as major requirements
four additional courses need to be taken
three free electives are available 
PH 
one of MA223 or MA381 needs to be taken to complete
the foundational mathematics
MA371 taken as a requirement may count towards the minor, three additional
courses are required
two MA electives and 12 free electives are available 
SE 
MA211 needs to be taken
to complete the foundational mathematics
MA275 and MA375, taken as requirements, may count towards the minor,
two additional courses are required after MA211 is taken
one math elective and numerous application domain track courses and electives
are available 
AREA MINOR IN STATISTICS
Requirements
A student, not pursuing a major or second major in mathematics may obtain an area minor in statistics
by taking ten or more mathematics courses including the following:
 Globally required mathematics courses
 MA111 Calculus I
 MA112 Calculus II
 MA113 Calculus III
 MA211 Differential Equations and Matrix Algebra I
 Required Introductory Statistics/Probability Courses
 MA381 Introduction
to Probability with Applications to Statistics,
 one of MA223 Engineering
Statistics I or MA382 Introduction
to Statistics with Probability. If MA381 is taken before MA223/MA382 the student will be
strongly recommended to take MA382.
 Required Second Statistics Course
 one of MA383 Engineering
Statistics II; or MA482 Bioengineering
Statistics
 Electives 3 courses (12 credits) selected from the following list, at least
two of which must be starred. Statistics courses not on this list may count towards the minor if
approved by statistics area minor advisor.
 MA385* Quality
Methods
 MA371 Linear
Algebra or MA373 Applied
Linear Algebra for Engineers
 MA386* Statistical
Programming
 MA387* Statistical
Methods in Six Sigma
 MA445 Stochastic
Models in Operations Research
 MA481* Mathematical
Statistics
 MA485* Regression and Time Series
Analysis
 MA487* Design
of Experiments
 MA480* Topics
in Probability and Statistics
All area minors in Statistics must be approved by the statistics area minor advisor the student's
advisor. The department has a form for the planning and approval of a statistics minor.
Approval, Stat Minor Form, and Number of Additional Required
Classes
All area minors in Statistics must be approved by the statistics area minor advisor the student's
advisor. The department has a form for the planning and approval of a statistics minor. A table
showing, for each major, the number of additional overloads or AP credits required to complete a
minor or second major in mathematics, may be found here.
Notes and limitations on requirements
 Almost all students are required to take the four globally required mathematics courses plus
one probability or statistics course as a requirements for their major, therefore only five "extra
courses" are required for most students.
 Only MA111, MA112, MA113, MA211 and one of M223, MA381, or MA382 can be counted towards
both a statistics minor and a mathematics minor.
 No student can take both MA371 and MA373 for credit.
 No student can take both MA223 and MA382 for credit.
Links
The most recent course descriptions can be found on our updated catalogue.
For planning purposes consult our tentative two year schedule of
course offerings. For additional information not on these web pages see or email the
Head of the Mathematics department.
AREA MINOR IN COMPUTATIONAL SCIENCE
Requirements
Any student may obtain an area minor in Computational Science by taking the following courses:
 Five courses in foundational mathematics: MA111, MA112, MA113, MA211, MA212
 Basic computing course: CSSE 120 or departmental equivalent of at least 4 credit hours
 Introductory Computational Science courses:
 MA332 Introduction to Computational Science
 MA342 Computational Modeling
 Four credit hours of applied Computational Science course from list A
 Four credit hours of additional Computational Science course from list B
List A: Applied Computational Science courses
 MA323 Geometric Modeling
 MA439  Mathematical Methods of Image Processing
 MA444  Deterministic Models in Operations Research
 CSSE351  Computer Graphics
 CSSE451  Advanced Computer Graphics
 CSSE413  Artificial Intelligence
 CSSE453  Topics in Artificial Intelligence
 CSSE461  Computer Vision
 CSSE463  Image Recognition
 CE522  Advanced Finite Element Analysis
 ME422 Finite Elements for Engineering Applications
 ME427  Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics
 ME511  Numerical Methods for Dynamic Systems Analysis
 ME522  Advanced Finite Elements Analysis
 4XX  Introduction to MEMS:Fabrication and Applications
 5XX  Advanced Topics in MEMS
 CHE521  Advanced Chemical Engineering Computation
 BE510  Biomedical Signal and Image Processing
 EMGT526  Technology Forecasting
 MA534/EMGT534  Management. Science
 ECE420  Nonlinear Control Systems
 ECE480//PH437  Introduction to Image Processing
 ECE582/PH537  Advanced Image Processing
 ECE483  DSP System Design
List B: Additional Computational Science courses
 MA/CSSE335  Introduction to Parallel Computing
 MA433  Numerical Analysis
 MA434  Topics in Numerical Analysis
 MA348  Continuous Optimization
 MA446  Combinatorial Optimization
 CSSE304  Programming Language Concepts
 CSSE371  Software Requirements and Specification
Electives not on list A or B may be substituted with other courses with the approval of the area minor advisor.
Approval, Computational Science Minor Form, and Number of Additional Required
Classes
All area minors must be approved by the area minor advisor for Computational Sciences and the student's advisor.
The department has a form for the planning and approval of a minor. A table
showing, for each major, the number of additional overloads or AP credits required to complete a
minor or second major in mathematics, may be found here.
Notes and limitations on requirements
 Almost all students are required to take the five foundational courses as a requirement for their major
 Most majors should be able to apply the basic computing requirement and/or one of the elective courses towards their major.
 Math majors or double majors are not allowed to count MA332 and MA342 for both the minor and the major.
 A student may not apply the four upperdivision courses toward both this minor and a math or statistics minor.
Links
The most recent course descriptions can be found on our updated catalogue.
For planning purposes consult our tentative two year schedule of
course offerings. For additional information not on these web pages see or email the
Head of the Mathematics department.


