College of Arts and Sciences

You may earn a minor in mathematics by completing at least six courses in mathematics and statistics. Your selection of courses should be appropriate for your major, and your program for a minor must be approved by the department's Program Review Committee. Two calculus courses must be included. College algebra or trigonometry courses are excluded; one computer science course may be substituted for a mathematics or statistics course. You must have a grade of C or better in all courses included in your minor, with at most one C- and a minimum of 2.3 GPA.  At least six of the credits must be earned as resident credit at IPFW in courses numbered 200 or above.

Application Form for Minor in Mathematics:PDF

The granting of a math minor is not automatic, a student must apply by submitting a signed paper form.  The form can be printed out (PDF link above) or picked up in the Kettler 200 office.  The form's instructions include a request for an IPFW myBLUEprint printout (or unofficial transcript), and the documents may be given directly to the Program Review Committee's Chair, currently Professor Safwan Akkari, or dropped off in Dr. Akkari's mailbox in Kettler 200.

After the Committee's review and approval of a program of six courses, the student will receive a paper letter in the mail from the Department of Mathematical Sciences, and the math minor status should appear in the student's electronic records (myBLUEprint).

Sample programs for a Minor in Mathematics

Business and Management Majors
  • Computer Programming CS 114 or 160
  • Calculus MA 229-230 or 165-166
  • Finite or Discrete Mathematics MA 213 or 175 or 275 
  • Modeling MA 314
  • Statistics STAT 511 or ECON E270
Computer Science Majors
  • Numerical Analysis CS 384
  • Calculus MA 165-166
  • Discrete Mathematics MA 175 or 275 
  • Linear Algebra MA 351
  • Statistics STAT 511 or 516
Liberal Arts Majors
  • Computer Programming CS 160 or 114
  • Calculus MA 229-230 or 165-166
  • Finite Mathematics MA 213
  • Modeling MA 314
  • Statistics STAT 125
Life Sciences Majors
  • Computer Programming CS 160 or 114
  • Calculus MA 229-230 or 165-166
  • Finite Mathematics MA 213
  • Modeling MA 314
  • Statistics STAT 240 and 340
Physical Science and Engineering Majors
  • Calculus MA 165-166 and 261
  • Differential Equations MA 363
  • Advanced Calculus MA 510
  • Complex Analysis or Linear Algebra MA 351 or 511 or 525
Technology Majors
  • Computer Programming CS 160 or 114
  • Calculus MA 165-166 or 227-228
  • Discrete or Finite Math MA 175 or 213 or 275 
  • Mathematics Elective MA 321 or 351
  • Statistics STAT 301 or 511