The minor in mathematics is designed for students who want to further their knowledge of mathematics. It is beneficial for students majoring in any field where there is a need for quantification in the analysis of information.
The minor in mathematics consists of a minimum of 18 credit hours, of which at least 12 must be upper division. A grade of "C" (2.00 on a 4.00 scale) or better is required for courses used in the minor.
Required Courses -- 9 credit hours
A minimum of 9 credit hours is required. Students completing MAT 271 and MAT 272 will complete a total of 11 credit hours.
Upper Division Electives -- 9 credit hours
In consultation with an academic advisor in the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, students will choose nine credit hours of upper-division coursework in any combination from ACT, DAT, MAT and STP subjects. Students must complete at least three courses from these subjects.
Students may not apply ACT 491, MAT 411, or MAT 485, or any course not offered by The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to the minor, unless approved by an academic advisor in the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences prior to registration.
Prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this minor.
GPA Requirement: None
Incompatible Majors: BS in actuarial science; BS in applied mathematics; BS in computational mathematical science; BS in statistics; BS in data science; BA and BS in mathematics (including all concentrations); BAE in secondary education (mathematics)
Other Enrollment Requirements: None
Students should confer with an academic advisor in the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences before declaring the minor.
Current ASU undergraduate students may pursue a minor and have it recognized on their ASU transcript at graduation. Minor requirements appear on the degree audit once the minor is added. Certain major and minor combinations may be deemed inappropriate by the college or department of either the major program or the minor. Courses taken for the minor may not count toward both the major and minor.
Mathematics is foundational and can be applied to many different types of careers. Math is a crucial part of engineering, life sciences, business, physics, economics and social sciences. These are just a few of the top careers possible with a minor in mathematics:
- financial analyst
- operations research analyst
Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions.
- Growth: 6.1%
- Median Salary*: 126880
Computer Hardware Engineers
- Growth: 4.6%
- Median Salary*: 132360
Computer Systems Engineers/Architects
- Growth: 9.7%
- Median Salary*: 98740
- Growth: 4.2%
- Median Salary*: 103320
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologists and Technicians
- Growth: 0.8%
- Median Salary*: 66390
Electronics Engineers, Except Computer
- Growth: 7.2%
- Median Salary*: 108170
- Growth: 2.2%
- Median Salary*: 112110
- Growth: 10%
- Median Salary*: 96310
* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).
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Accelerated bachelor's and master's degree programs are designed for high-achieving undergraduate students who want the opportunity to combine undergraduate coursework with graduate coursework to accelerate completion of their master's degree. These programs feature the same high-quality curriculum taught by ASU's world-renowned faculty.
ASU students may accelerate their studies by earning a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in as little as five years (for some programs) or by earning a bachelor’s degree in 2.5 or 3 years.
Accelerated bachelor's and master's degree programs are designed for high-achieving undergraduate students who want the opportunity to combine undergraduate coursework with graduate coursework to accelerate completion of their master’s degree. These programs, featuring the same high-quality curriculum taught by ASU's world-renowned faculty, allow students to obtain both a bachelor's and a master's degree in as little as five years.
Accelerated bachelor’s degree programs allow students to choose either a 2.5- or a 3-year path while participating in the same high-quality educational experience of a 4-year option. Students can opt to fast-track their studies after acceptance into a participating program by connecting with their academic advisor.
This is only the first required math course. This program may contain additional math courses; See Major Map for details.
The level of intensity represents a measure of the number and academic rigor of math courses required.
The level of intensity represents a measure of the number and academic rigor of math courses required. Courses included in the General level: MAT 142
The level of intensity represents a measure of the number and academic rigor of math courses required. Courses included in the Moderate level: MAT 117, MAT 119, MAT 170, MAT 210, SOS 101, CPI 200
The level of intensity represents a measure of the number and academic rigor of math courses required. Courses included in the Substantial level: MAT 251, MAT 265. MAT 266, MAT 267, MAT 270, MAT 271, MAT 272, MAT 274, MAT 275
To add a minor, please consult with the academic advisor for your major.
To add a certificate, please consult with the academic advisor for your major.
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