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Mathematics minor

Baasansuren Jadamba, Minor Adviser

The mathematics minor is designed for students who want to learn new skills and develop new ways of framing and solving problems. It offers students the opportunity to explore connections among mathematical ideas and to further develop mathematical ways of thinking.

Notes about this minor:

  • This minor is closed to students majoring in applied mathematics or computational mathematics.
  • Posting of the minor on the student's academic transcript requires a minimum GPA of 2.0 in the minor.
  • Notations may appear in the curriculum chart below outlining pre-requisites, co-requisites, and other curriculum requirements (see footnotes).
Students must complete:
   MATH-181    Project-based Calculus I
   MATH-181A    Calculus I
   or both the following  
   MATH-171    Calculus A
   MATH-172    Calculus B
   plus one of the following  
   MATH-182    Project-based Calculus II (or equivalent)
   MATH-190    Discrete Mathematics for Computing
   MATH-200    Discrete Mathematics and Introduction to Proofs
Choose five of the following, with at least one course from Group II, at least two courses must be at the 300-level or higher, and at least three courses must not be required by the student's major:
Group I
   MATH-219    Multivariable Calculus*
   MATH-221    Multivariable and Vector Calculus*
   MATH-231    Differential Equations†
   MATH-233    Linear Systems and Differential Equations†
   MATH-241    Linear Algebra
   MATH-251    Probability and Statistics I
   MATH-311    Linear Optimization
   MATH-312    Nonlinear Optimization
   MATH-321    Game Theory
   MATH-326    Boundary Value Problems
   MATH-331    Dynamical Systems
   MATH-361    Combinatorics
   MATH-367    Codes and Ciphers
   MATH-381    Complex Variables
Group II
   MATH-341    Advanced Linear Algebra
   MATH-351    Graph Theory
   MATH-371    Number Theory
   MATH-401    Stochastic Processes
   MATH-411    Numerical Analysis
   MATH-412    Numerical Linear Algebra
   MATH-431    Real Variables I
   MATH-432    Real Variables II
   MATH-441    Abstract Algebra I
   MATH-442    Abstract Algebra II
   MATH-461    Topology

* Students may choose only one of these courses, but not both.
† Students may choose only one of these courses, but not both

Effective fall 2013, RIT converted its academic calendar from quarters to semesters.
View this minor's information from the retired quarter calendar

Quarter Curriculum - For Reference Only

Effective fall 2013, RIT converted its academic calendar from quarters to semesters. The following content has been made available as reference only. Currently matriculated students who began their academic programs in quarters should consult their academic adviser for guidance and course selection.

Legacy Quarter Text: 

The mathematics minor provides an opportunity for students to deepen their technical background and gain further appreciation for modern mathematical sciences.

1016-281 Project-Based Calculus I
1016-282 Project-Based Calculus II
1016-283 Project-Based Calculus III
(or equivalent)

Plus at least one of the following:
1016-305 Multivariable Calculus
1016-265 Discrete Mathematics I

Required Courses:
To receive a minor in mathematics, students complete five courses from the list below with a minimum GPA of 2.0. At least three of these courses must be different from courses that are required by the student’s home program, and at least one of the five courses must be from Group II. All required courses must be taken in the School of Mathematical Sciences.

Choose five of the following, with at least one from Group II:

Group I
1016-306 Differential Equations
1016-318 Matrices and Boundary Value Problems
1016-328 Engineering Mathematics
1016-331 Linear Algebra I
1016-351 Probability
1016-365 Combinatorial Mathematics
1016-366 Discrete Mathematics II
1016-407 Dynamical Systems
1016-410 Vector Calculus
1016-420 Complex Variables
1016-451 Mathematical Statistics I
1016-452 Mathematical Statistics II
1016-461 Mathematical Modeling
1016-465 Linear Optimization
1016-466 Advanced Optimization
1016-565 Game Theory
1016-5xx Choices through advising

Group II
1016-411 Real Variables I
1016-412 Real Variables II
1016-432 Linear Algebra II
1016-467 Graph Theory
1016-485 Number Theory
1016-511 Numerical Analysis
1016-512 Numerical Linear Algebra
1016-531 Abstract Algebra I
1016-532 Abstract Algebra II