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Minoring in Mathematics

department of mathematics

Program Requirements

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

Classes of 2014, 2015, 2016

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

Three Required Courses MT 101 Calculus II, MT 103 Calculus II (Math/Science), or
MT 105 Calculus II-AP (Math/Science)
MT 202 or MT203 Multivariable Calculus
MT 210 or MT 211 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:

  • MT 216 Introduction to Abstract Mathematics
  • MT 226 Probability for Bioinformatics
  • MT 305 Advanced Calculus (Science majors)
  • MT 310 Introduction to Abstract Algebra
  • MT 311 Algebra I
  • MT 312 Algebra II
  • MT 320 Introduction to Analysis
  • MT 321 Analysis I
  • MT 322 Analysis II
  • Any MT course numbered 400 or higher

Note: only one of MT 226 and MT 426 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.

Class of 2017

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

Required Courses MT 202 or MT 203 Multivariable Calculus
MT 210 or MT 211 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:

  • 200 level: Mt216 Introduction to Abstract Mathematics
  • 300 level: Mt310 Introduction to Abstract Algebra, MT t311 Algebra I, Mt312 Algebra II, Mt320 Introduction to Analysis, Mt321 Analysis I, Mt322 Analysis II
  • Higher Levels: Any Mt course numbered 400 or higher
  • Recommended Electives for Minors

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

Biology and Chemistry
  • MT 410 Differential Equations
  • MT 426 Mathematical Probablility
  • MT 427 Mathematical Statistics
  • MT 470 Mathematical Modeling
Computer Science
  • Either MT 245/CS 245 Discrete Mathematics, or MT 445 Applied Combinatorics (not both)
  • Either MT 226 Probability for Bioinformatics, or MT 426 Mathematical Probability (not both)
  • MT 414 Numerical Analysis
  • MT 427 Mathematical Statistics
  • MT 430 Number Theory
  • MT 435 Mathematical Programming
  • MT 470 Mathematical Modeling
Economics
  • MT 410 Differential Equations
  • MT 414 Numerical Analysis
  • MT 426 Mathematical Probablility
  • MT 427 Mathematical Statistics
  • MT 435 Mathematical Programming
  • MT 470 Mathematical Modeling
Physics
  • MT 410 Differential Equations
  • MT 414 Numerical Analysis
  • MT 426 Mathematical Probablility
  • MT 427 Mathematical Statistics
  • MT 440 Dynamical Systems
  • MT 451 Euclidean and Non-Euclidean Geometry
  • MT 460 Complex Variables
  • MT 470 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