Minors and Certificates
A minor allows students to specialize in a discipline outside of their major. They must be enrolled in a bachelor's degree program before being considered for a minor program.
Requirements for a Minor in Mathematical Sciences
The Department of Mathematics, in conjunction with other units on campus, offers an interdisciplinary minor in mathematical sciences. Students must meet all
Note: Many students only need to take 6 credits beyond what their major program requires. For example, a (digital) electrical engineering major might take MA3310 and MA4410; a chemical engineering major might take MA3450 and a MA45XX or MA46XX course; a CS major might take MA3210 and a MA42XX course.
Requirements for a Teaching Minor in Mathematical Sciences
A teaching minor in mathematical sciences is different from a minor in mathematical sciences. It is reserved for secondary education students from any chosen teaching major. To be certified to teach, students must pass both the major and minor content area state certification tests. For more information on current requirements, contact the Department of Cognitive and Learning Sciences.
The Department of Mathematical Sciences offers a Certificate in Actuarial Science, which can be earned by a student in any major.
This certificate prepares students for the first actuarial exams offered by the Society of Actuaries (SOA), which are required for professional certification as an actuary.
The Certificate in Actuarial Science requires 24 credits of course work that will prepare students for the first two SOA exams (P and FM) and give them a good start in preparing for exams MLC, MFE, and C. Students hoping to enter the actuarial profession upon graduation should take and pass the P and FM exams during their undergraduate study.
Please contact the Actuarial advisor, David Olson, for more information.