Earning a Math Minor
If you like math, it doesn’t take that much extra work to earn a math minor.
For some majors (e.g., computer science and physics majors), it takes only 2-3 additional courses beyond the courses required by the major!
And there are quite a few advantages:
- A math minor looks good on your resume.
- It demonstrates you know quite a bit of mathematics or statistics.
- It demonstrates that you have rigorous reasoning and problem solving skills.
- Graduate programs in the quantitative sciences like it. And so do Medical Schools and Law Schools.
- It makes you more marketable.
- But most importantly: Earning a math minor is a challenge and it is fun!
A math minor requires 23 credits in M or STAT courses subject to the following rules:
- Courses must be listed in a UM-Missoula Catalog. (Transfer courses not equivalent to courses listed in a UM-Missoula Catalog will be evaluated on an individual basis.)
- M courses must be numbered 115 or higher (excluding M 118).
- The 23 credits must include:
- Applied Calculus (M 162) or Calculus II (M 172)
- Three 3– or 4– credit courses at the 300-level or above.
Beginning with the 2017-2018 Catalog, two of these three courses must be taken at UM-Missoula.
(Details are in the UM Catalog. Note that there are different requirements for a teaching minor in mathematics.)
For more information about earning a math minor, download the Math Minor Handout (PDF).