Minor in Mathematics
An undergraduate minor in Mathematics is offered to students who wish to supplement their preparation in a major discipline with a substantial amount of course work in mathematics. It is especially appropriate for students who would like to develop additional quantitative and qualitative reasoning skills.
Depending on the student's major, a minor in Mathematics will generally enhance the individual's prospects for employment and for graduate or professional study.
Requirements for the Minor
Students must meet all university requirements for a minor, including completion of at least one half the required courses at Governors State. Students pursuing a Mathematics minor at Governors State should not take MATH 355 as part of the calculus requirement. A full Calculus I (MATH 390) and Calculus II (MATH 391) sequence is needed to meet the calculus requirement for the minor.
Students planning to complete a minor in Mathematics must meet with the advisor in the Science Division to develop a study plan for the minor. As part of this process, students must submit transfer courses for approval. A copy of the study plan must be included with the request for graduation.
Required Courses (14 Hours)
The following courses can be taken at either the lower-division or upper-division level:
MATH 3290 Calculus I (4)
MATH 3229 Calculus II (4)
MATH 3137 Discrete Mathematics (3)
MATH 3449 Linear Algebra (3)
Selectives (9 Hours)
The following courses must be taken at the upper-division level. Select nine hours from the following:
MATH 4337 Euclidean and Non-Euclidean Geometry (3)
MATH 3259 Calculus III (4)
MATH 4637 Mathematics Laboratory (2)
MATH 3271 Differential Equations (3)
MATH 4451 Modern Algebra (3)
MATH 4133 Number Theory (3)
Other upper-division level mathematics courses may be accepted in this category at the discretion of the advisor for the minor.
Total -23 Hours