A handout with detailed advice for Math minors, including suggested curricula, is available on the Math Department’s home page.
Minor - Mathematics
College Humanities & Sciences
Catalog Year: 2016-2017
Degree Specific Credits: 23
Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0
Calculus Requirement for a Minor in Mathematics
Rule: Take one of the following three courses:
Note: M 172 or 182 are recommended since they are prerequisites for many upper-division mathematics courses.
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M 162 - Applied Calculus
Offered autumn and spring. Prereq., ALEKS placement >= 5 or one of M 121, 122 or 151. Introductory course surveying the principal ideas of differential and integral calculus with emphasis on applications and computer software. Mathematical modeling in discrete and continuous settings. Intended primarily for students who do not plan to take higher calculus.
M 172 - Calculus II
Offered autumn and spring. Prereq., M 171 or 181. Techniques of Integration. Area computations. Improper integrals. Infinite series and various convergence tests. Power series. Taylor's Formula. Polar coordinates. Parametric curves.
M 182 - Honors Calculus II
Offered spring. Prereq., M 181 or consent of instr. Coreq., Honors Calculus Seminar, a section of M 294. Honors version of M 172.
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Elective Courses for a Minor in Mathematics
Rule: Take 23 credits in M or STAT courses offered at UM-Missoula. M courses must be numbered 115 or higher (excluding M 118). Courses must include at least three 3- or 4-credit courses at the 300 level or above.
Note: (1) The required Calculus course (M 162, 172, or 182) counts toward the 23 credits, as well as its prerequisite courses at the 100-level (e.g., M 171 or 121).
(2) Notice to Transfer Students: Mathematical Sciences courses that are not equivalent to courses taught at UM-Missoula can often be counted toward a Minor in Mathematics. This is determined on an individual basis; please contact the Department of Mathematical Sciences for details.