# Mathematics Minor

Prepare for a career in a high-demand field.

Supplement your education with a Mathematics minor and take a deeper dive into the subject.

- Program type:
- Minor
- Format:
- On Campus or Online
- Est. time to complete:
- 1-2 years
- Credit hours:
- 20

## Why add a minor in Mathematics?

Studying mathematics helps you understand the building blocks of science and our everyday world. From computational mathematics to analytical thinking, a math degree builds the skills you need in any career.

As a Mathematics minor at UND, you'll take a deep dive into subjects including:

- Applied Math
- Combinatorics and Cryptology
- Probability and Statistics
- Mathematical Analysis
- Number Theory and Abstract Algebra

As you progress through the curriculum, you'll become proficient at:

- Computational mathematics
- Logical and analytical thinking
- Formulating problems in mathematical language and solving them
- Working with mathematical structures
- Abstract thinking

You'll graduate as a skilled mathematician and problem solver.

## What majors pair well with a Mathematics minor?

Combining a Mathematics minor with certain majors can enhance your analytical abilities and broaden your career opportunities. Alternatively, deepening your expertise with a bachelor's degree in Mathematics can provide a strong foundation for various fields. Here are some bachelor's degrees that pair well with a Mathematics minor:

- Computer Science Degree: A strong background in mathematics is highly beneficial for computer science, especially in areas like algorithms, data structures, and theoretical computer science.
- Physics Degree: Mathematics is fundamental to physics, and a minor in Mathematics can greatly enhance your understanding and application of mathematical concepts in physics, such as calculus, differential equations, and linear algebra.
- Engineering Degrees: Engineering disciplines often require a solid foundation in mathematics for modeling, analysis, and problem-solving. A minor in Mathematics can complement any engineering major well.
- Economics Degree: Economics involves a significant amount of mathematical modeling and analysis, making a minor in Mathematics a valuable asset for students pursuing economics.
- Finance Degree: Quantitative skills acquired through a Mathematics minor are highly relevant in finance for areas such as financial modeling, risk management, and quantitative analysis.
- Data Science Degree: Mathematics is the backbone of data science, and a minor in Mathematics can provide essential skills for data analysis, statistical modeling, and machine learning techniques in data science.

## Mathematics Courses You Could Take

MATH 165. Calculus I. 4 Credits.

Limits, continuity, differentiation, Mean Value Theorem, integration, Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. Prerequisite: Appropriate score in the Placement Testing Program or completion of *MATH 107* with a grade of C or better. F,S,SS.

MATH 166. Calculus II. 4 Credits.

Techniques and applications of integration, exponential and logarithmic functions, parametric equations, infinite sequences and series. Prerequisite: Completion of *MATH 165* with a grade of C or better; or permission of the Mathematics Department. F,S,SS.

MATH 207. Introduction to Linear Algebra. 2 Credits.

A computational treatment of systems of linear equations, finite dimensional vector spaces, linear transformations, determinants, matrices, eigenvalues, eigenvectors, and diagonalizability. Prerequisite: *MATH 165*. F,S.

MATH 266. Elementary Differential Equations. 3 Credits.

Solution of elementary differential equations by elementary techniques. Laplace transforms, introduction to matrix theory and systems of differential equations. Prerequisite: *MATH 265*. F,S,SS.

MATH 435. Theory of Numbers. 3 Credits.

Basic properties of numbers, including divisibility, primes, congruences, Diophantine equations and residue theory. Prerequisite: *MATH 208* or *MATH 330*. S.

MATH 425. Cryptological Mathematics. 3 Credits.

This course develops the math behind elementary symmetric-key cryptoschemes and a variety of public-key schemes. Modern block ciphers may be discussed. Prerequisite: *MATH 208*. F, odd years.