# Mathematics Minor

Mathematics is one of the original liberal arts. For centuries, since the time of Plato’s Academy, the study of mathematics has been one of the hallmarks of being well educated. The skills that are learned in mathematics and statistics classes are especially valued in today’s world. Whether a student’s program is philosophy, business, fine art, physics, or engineering, it will be more valuable if a strong program in mathematics and statistics accompanies it.## Requirements

A student must complete the following program (3 upper-division courses must be taken in residence at PSU):

### Courses

Mth 251 | Calculus I | 4 |

Mth 252 | Calculus II | 4 |

Mth 253 | Calculus III | 4 |

Mth 261 | Introduction to Linear Algebra | 4 |

Mth 254 | Calculus IV | 4 |

Mth 311 | Introduction to Mathematical Analysis I | 4 |

or | ||

Mth 344 | Introduction to Group Theory and Applications | 4 |

### Additional Requirements chosen from Approved List of courses-sequences

Mth/Stat (three) | Approved elective courses | 9-12 |

**Total Credit Hours: 33-36**

### Approved electives for the Minor in Mathematics are:

Mth 255 | Calculus V | 4 |

Mth 256 | Applied Ordinary Differential Equations | 4 |

Mth 311 | Introduction to Mathematical Analysis I | 4 |

Mth 312 | Introduction to Mathematical Analysis II | 4 |

Mth 344 | Introduction to Group Theory and Applications | 4 |

Stat 351 | Probability and Statistics for Electrical and Computer Engineering | 4 |

or any course approved as an elective for major credit.

Only grades of C-, P, or above count toward satisfying the department minor requirements. No more than three courses with a grade of P may be counted toward these requirements.