Mathematics Minor
A handout with detailed advice for Math minors, including suggested curricula, is available on the Math Department’s home page.
Minor  Mathematics
College of Humanities & Sciences
Degree Specific Credits: 23
Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0
Catalog Year: 20182019
Summary
Code  Title  Hours 

Calculus Requirement for a Minor in Mathematics  4  
Elective Courses for a Minor in Mathematics  19  
Total Hours  23 
Calculus Requirements for a Minor in Mathematics
Notes:
 M 172 or M 182are recommended since they are prerequisites for many upperdivision mathematics courses.
 Notice to Transfer Students: Mathematical Sciences courses that are not equivalent to courses taught at UMMissoula 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.
Code  Title  Hours 

Complete one of the following courses:  4  
Applied Calculus  
Calculus II  
Honors Calculus II  
Total Hours  4 
Minimum Required Grade: C
Elective Courses for a Minor in Mathematics
Rule: Take 23 credits in M or STAT courses offered at UMMissoula. M courses must be numbered M 115 or higher (excluding M 118). Courses must include at least three 3 or 4credit courses at the 300 level or above (of which at least two must be taken at UMMissoula).
Note:
 The required Calculus course (M 162, M 172, or M 182) counts toward the 23 credits, as well as its prerequisite courses at the 100level (e.g., M 171 or M 121).
 Notice to Transfer Students: Mathematical Sciences courses that are not equivalent to courses taught at UMMissoula 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.
Minimum Required Grade: C
23 Total Credits Required
Mathematics Education Track
Teaching Mathematics Track
Notes:
 This teaching track contains different/additional course requirements designed to meet state standards. Those interested in teaching in K12 schools must complete the teaching track of a major in a teaching content area plus the Teacher Education Program through the Department of Teaching and Learning. Additional teaching areas can be added through completion of the teaching track of a major or minor in that content area.
 To complete this teaching track, you need to contact the Teaching and Learning Department. You do not fill out a major/minor form for graduation or the major/minor/concentration section of the major change form. Approvals for this track must come from the Teaching and Learning Department.
 Tracks will not appear on your UM transcript, diploma, university lists, student data system, or university publications. They are used for advising purposes only. You do not fill out a major change for a track.
 Individuals completing the teaching track of this minor must also complete the teaching track of a major in another teaching content area.

Additional Mathematical Sciences Courses for the Teaching Mathematics Track
Course List Code Title Hours Complete all of the following courses: M 171 Calculus I 4 or M 181 Honors Calculus I M 172 Calculus II 4 or M 182 Honors Calculus II M 221 Introduction to Linear Algebra 4 M 301 Mathematics Technology for Teachers 3 M 307 Introduction to Abstract Mathematics 3 M 326 Number Theory 3 M 439 Euclidean and NonEuclidean Geometry 3 STAT 341 Introduction to Probability and Statistics 3 or STAT 451 Statistical Methods I Total Hours 27 Minimum Required Grade: C
Mathematics Teaching Methods Course
Note: The course number EDU 497 covers many different teaching method courses. The section of EDU 497 entitled "Methods: 5  12 Mathematics" is required for the Teaching Minor in Mathematics Education.
Code  Title  Hours 

Complete the following course:  
EDU 497  Teaching and Assessing  4 
Total Hours  4 
Minimum Required Grade: C
Secondary Teaching Licensure
Note: For endorsement to teach mathematics, a student also must gain admission to the Teacher Education Program and meet all the requirements for secondary teaching licensure. For more information, see the Teaching and Learning Department.
M 172orM 182are recommended since they are prerequisites for many upperdivision mathematics courses.