# Mathematics (Minor)

Prepare for a career in a high-demand field.

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

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

## Why Study Mathematics at UND?

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.

**UND Mathematics Alumni**

Mathematics alumni have gone on to a variety of successful careers with:

- Unitedhealth Group, Inc.
- Bismarck State College
- Dynamic Signal, Inc.
- Epic Systems Corporation

## Course You Could Take

**MATH 165. Calculus I. 4 Credits.**

Limits, continuity, differentiation, Mean Value Theorem, integration, Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. Prerequisite: an appropriate score in the Placement Testing Program or MATH 112 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. Prerequisites: 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. Prerequisites: MATH 265 and proficiency in a programming language. 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 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.

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