Updated April 25, 2013

PROGRAM GOALS: The goal of the Minor in Mathematics is to provide the student with significant mathematical skills and a perspective on the discipline.

LEARNING OUTCOMES ASSESSMENT PLAN: Click here. for a PDF file of our Assessment Plan for the Minor in Mathematics.

During Spring 2004 the campus approved a policy that establishes academic Minor programs for departments on the campus. Since then the Department of Mathematics has converted two programs from Citations to Minors (Minor in Statistics, and Minor in Actuarial Mathematics), and replaced the remaining Citations (Citation in Discrete Mathematics, and Citation in Applied Mathematical Modeling) with the Minor in Mathematics.

If you are interested in a Minor in Mathematics, Statistics or Actuarial Mathematics, then you should contact the appropriate departmental advisor, listed below, as soon as you can. After working out a coursework plan with the departmental advisor, you should email to the Mathematics Department Undergraduate Advisor the following information:

- Plan of coursework by semester to complete the Minor
- Chosen major(s)
- Plan of coursework to complete the major(s)
- Expected graduation date

The math undergraduate advisor will doublecheck with the student's major department(s) that the limit on use of courses for both major requirement and Minor is not violated.

Note: University policy says that if you wish to have a Minor, then you need to declare that intention NO LATER THAN A YEAR BEFORE YOU INTEND TO GRADUATE.

Also, at the beginning of the semester in which you intend to graduate , you should make an appointment with the Mathematics Department Undergraduate Advisor to make sure that all is in order for the Minor.

## Minor in Mathematics

The Department of Mathematics offers a Minor in Mathematics for students majoring in other disciplines. The goal of the Minor in Mathematics is to provide the student with significant mathematical skills and a perspective on the discipline.

The requirements for the Minor in Mathematics include at least 22 credits beyond first-year calculus (19 credits if MATH310 is exempted), and include the following:

I. a. MATH 241; and either MATH 240 or MATH 461 (Item I can be achieved by MATH 340-341.)

b. MATH 310, unless otherwise exempted.

The remaining credits for the Minor in Mathematics must be at the 400-level in mathematics, and include:

II. At least one of the following core theoretical courses: MATH 403, 405, 410

III. At least one of the following algebra courses: MATH 401, 402, 403, 405, 406

IV. At leat one of the following analysis courses: MATH 410, 416, 462, 463, 464

V. At least one of the following probability courses: STAT 400 or STAT 410 (note that STAT400 and ENEE324 are duplicate credits).

If additional credits are needed in order to fulfill the 19-credit minimum, any 400-level MATH-STAT-AMSC courses except MATH 400, MATH 477-478, 480-484, 489, 498, and STAT 464 are acceptable.

Other issues related to the Minor in Mathematics:

(a) The Minor in Mathematics is NOT open to Mathematics majors.

(b) The student will need to achieve at least a C- (1.7) in each minor course and an overall minor GPA of 2.0.

(c) For the official University policies on minors, click here. As a general rule (clause 12), at most six of the required credits (two courses) may be used to satisfy the requirements of both a major and a minor. However (clause 16), in some cases departments requiring majors to have supporting courses may wish to allow students to substitute an appropriate minor for the supporting course requirement. Consult your major department or college for its policy on this issue with regard to the mathematics minor.

(d) No more than 1 of the 400-level courses for the Minor in Mathematics may be taken at an institution other than the University of Maryland, College Park.

The departmental advisor for this program is Ida Chan, Undergraduate Mathematics Advisor ().

## Minor in Statistics

The Department of Mathematics offers a Minor in Statistics for students whose majors are not mathematics. The goal of the Minor in Statistics is to provide the student with a substantial number of courses that are statistical in nature and involve a substantial amount of mathematics.

The requirements entail 16 credits, from I - IV:

I. a. Math 241, Calculus III (Multivariable Calculus) (4)

b. Some courses below may require MATH240 or MATH461 as a prerequisite.

II One of the three pairs of 3-credit courses:

Stat 400 and Stat 401 (note that STAT400 and ENEE324 are duplicate credits)

Stat 410 and Stat 420

Stat 410 and Stat 401

III. Stat 430

IV. One of the courses in (a) - (d):

(a) Stat 440

(b) Stat 470

(c) A third course in (II) not already taken to satisfy (II)

(d) Econ 422

Other issues related to the Minor in Statistics:

(a) The Minor in Statistics is NOT open to Mathematics Majors.

(b) The student will need to achieve at least a C- (1.7) in each minor course and an overall minor GPA of 2.0.

(c) A student may use a maximum of 2 courses to satisfy the requirements of both a major and the Minor in Statistics.

(d) No more than one 400-level course for the Minor in Statistics may be taken at an institution other than the University of Maryland, College Park. In addition, no more than two transferred courses may be applied to the Statistics Minor.

The departmental advisor for this program is Professor Paul Smith.

## Minor in Actuarial Mathematics

The Department of Mathematics offers a Minor in Actuarial Mathematics for students whose majors are not mathematics. The goal of the Minor in Actuarial Mathematics is to provide the student with an introduction to statistics in general and actuarial mathematics in particular. This minor is closely related to the Minor in Statistics, but its focus is on actuarial mathematics. The requirements entail 16 credits:

I. Math 241

II. One of the three pairs of 3-credit courses:

Stat 400 and Stat 401 (note that STAT400 and ENEE324 are duplicate credits)

Stat 410 and Stat 420

Stat 410 and Stat 401

III. Also:

Math 461 (Math 240, with 4 credits, may be substituted for Math 461)

Stat 470

IV. Recommended: Math 424 and/or Stat 430

Other issues related to coursework:

(a) The Minor in Actuarial Mathematics is NOT open to Mathematics Majors.

(b) The student will need to achieve at least a C- (1.7) in each minor course and an overall minor GPA of 2.0.

(c) A student may use a maximum of 2 courses to satisfy the requirements of both a major and a Minor in Actuarial Mathematics.

(d) No more than one 400-level course for the Minor in Actuarial Mathematics may be taken at an institution other than the University of Maryland, College Park. In addition, no more than 2 transferred courses may be applied the Actuarial Minor.

The departmental advisor for this program is Ida Chan, .

Also, click here for more information on actuarial opportunities.