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Undergraduate Minors in MSCS

The MSCS Department offers minors in Mathematics and Mathematical Computer Science. Following are the minor requirements for students with a major in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Students in the College of Engineering electing a Mathematics or MCS minor should consult the MSCS Minor Requirements for Engineering Majors.

Minor in Mathematics

For the minor, choose 21 semester hours. Students from other disciplines who want to minor in Mathematics must complete the following:

Math 180, 181, 210 13 hours
Mathematics electives at the 200, 300, or 400 level 8 hours
Total 21 hours

Important Information for Engineering Students

Due to substantial duplication of courses and/or content in the major and minor, Engineering students who minor in MATH must take at least two courses that are not already required for their Engineering major.

Students in Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering who are planning to minor in MATH must observe the two-course rule:

  • The student must take two more MSCS courses beyond what is already required for the Engineering curriculum; and
  • 5 of the 8 hours beyond MATH 210 must be in the MATH rubric. Once this rule has been met, the student can use any 200-level or higher MSCS class toward the minor.
Computer Engineering Major/MATH Minor
  • MATH 180, 181, 210, 220
  • Plus one from MATH 310, 320, or MCS 471
  • Plus two additional 200-level or higher MSCS classes
Electrical Engineering Major/MATH Minor
  • MATH 180, 181, 210, 220
  • Plus one from MATH 310, STAT 381, STAT 401, MATH 410, MATH 417, MCS 471, or MATH 481
  • Plus two additional 200-level or higher MSCS classes
Other Engineering Majors (BioE, ChemE, C&ME, MechE, IndE)/MATH Minor
  • Math 180, 181, 210, 220
  • Plus two more MSCS courses: one course must be in the MATH rubric, and the other course can be any 200-level or higher MSCS class
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