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Minoring in Mathematics

department of mathematics

Program Requirements

The Mathematics minor requirements vary, depending on your entrance date:

Classes of 2015, 2016

Students who complete the following will be awarded the Minor in Mathematics.

Three Required Courses MATH 1101 Calculus II, MATH 1103 Calculus II (Math/Science), or
MATH 1105 Calculus II-AP (Math/Science)
MATH 2202 or MATH 2203 Multivariable Calculus
MATH 2210 or MATH 2211 Linear Algebra
Required Course
Substitution Notes
With the approval of the Assistant Chair for Undergraduate Programs, advanced students may omit required courses, substituting three credits chosen from the approved courses listed below for each. AP credit cannot be used to satisfy requirements for the minor.
Nine Elective Credits

Nine elective credits, chosen from among the following:

  • MATH 2216 Introduction to Abstract Mathematics
  • MATH 2226 Probability for Bioinformatics
  • MATH 3305 Advanced Calculus (Science majors)
  • MATH 3310 Introduction to Abstract Algebra
  • MATH 3311 Algebra I
  • MATH 3312 Algebra II
  • MATH 3320 Introduction to Analysis
  • MATH 3321 Analysis I
  • MATH 3322 Analysis II
  • Any MATH course numbered 4400 or higher

Note: only one of MATH 2226 and MATH 4426 may be counted toward the Mathematics minor.

No more than three credits may be accumulated toward the minor in courses granting fewer than three credits.

Classes of 2017, 2018

Students who complete the following will be awarded the Minor in Mathematics.

Required Courses MATH 2202 or MATH 2203 Multivariable Calculus
MATH 2210 or MATH 2211 Linear Algebra
Required Course Substitution Notes With the approval of the Assistant Chair for Undergraduate students may omit required courses, substituting an elective chosen from the approved courses listed below for each course. AP credit cannot be used to satisfy requirements for the minor.
Twelve Elective Credits

Twelve elective credits, chosen from among the following:

  • 2200 level: MATH 2216 Introduction to Abstract Mathematics
  • 3300 level: MATH 3310 Introduction to Abstract Algebra, MATH 3311 Algebra I, MATH 3312 Algebra II, MATH 3320 Introduction to Analysis, MATH 3321 Analysis I, MATH 3322 Analysis II
  • Higher Levels: Any MATH course numbered 4400 or higher
  • Recommended Electives for Minors

Certain courses in Mathematics are particularly well-suited for students in other, mathematics-related majors.

Biology and Chemistry
  • MATH 4410 Differential Equations
  • MATH 4426 Mathematical Probablility
  • MATH 4427 Mathematical Statistics
  • MATH 4470 Mathematical Modeling
Computer Science
  • Either MATH 2245/CSCI 2245 Discrete Mathematics, or MATH 4445 Applied Combinatorics (not both)
  • Either MATH 2226 Probability for Bioinformatics, or MATH 4426 Mathematical Probability (not both)
  • MATH 4414 Numerical Analysis
  • MATH 4427 Mathematical Statistics
  • MATH 4430 Number Theory
  • MATH 4435 Mathematical Programming
  • MATH 4470 Mathematical Modeling
Economics
  • MATH 4410 Differential Equations
  • MATH 4414 Numerical Analysis
  • MATH 44426 Mathematical Probablility
  • MATH 4427 Mathematical Statistics
  • MATH 4435 Mathematical Programming
  • MATH 4470 Mathematical Modeling
Physics
  • MATH 4410 Differential Equations
  • MATH 4414 Numerical Analysis
  • MATH 4426 Mathematical Probablility
  • MATH 4427 Mathematical Statistics
  • MATH 4440 Dynamical Systems
  • MATH 4451 Euclidean and Non-Euclidean Geometry
  • MATH 4460 Complex Variables
  • MATH 4470 Mathematical Modeling

For More Information and Advice

Feel free to contact any of the following:

Chair Assistant Chair for Undergraduate Programs Assistant Chair for Graduate Programs
Solomon Friedberg
Carney 317
Contact
Jo-Ann Coe
617-552-1201
mathchair@bc.edu

William Keane
Carney 319
617-552-3751
mathugrd@bc.edu

Robert Meyerhoff
Carney 316
617-552-3759
mathgrad@bc.edu