Mathematics Minor  30 units required
The Mathematics Minor is a program of study consisting of a core of required courses totaling 8 units, 16 units of advanced work in mathematics, and additional coursework in mathematics, all totaling 30 units. At least 15 of these units must be at 300 level or above. The units of advanced work consist of two tracks (each track consisting of at least two courses) chosen from a list shown in the catalog. These units are to be selected in accordance with a student's career objectives and interests.
For students in engineering or physics, the Mathematics Minor provides an excellent preparation for graduate study and generally requires only 4 to 6 courses beyond those required for their major. The Mathematics Minor is also appropriate for individuals wishing to obtain a teaching credential in mathematics, and provides some of the coursework for the subject waiver in mathematics.
Mathematics Minor Coordinator:
Dr. Ben Richert Building 25, Room 325 8057561681, brichert@calpoly.edu.
Required Courses  
MATH 206  Linear Algebra I  4 
or MATH 244  Linear Analysis I  
MATH 248  Methods of Proof in Mathematics  4 
Complete two tracks  
A track consists of two courses from one of the groups AL. Completion of four courses in either group A, H, or L is considered two tracks. Some tracks have additional mathematics prerequisites.  16  
Group A


MATH 304

Vector Analysis  
MATH 344

Linear Analysis II  
MATH 350

Mathematical Software  
MATH 416

Differential Equations II  
MATH 418

Partial Differential Equations  
Group B


MATH 304

Vector Analysis  
MATH 404

Introduction to Differential Geometry  
Group C


MATH 306

Linear Algebra II  
MATH 406

Linear Algebra III  
Group D


MATH 335

Graph Theory  
MATH 336

Combinatorial Math  
MATH 437

Game Theory  
Group E


MATH 408

Complex Analysis I  
MATH 409

Complex Analysis II  
Group F


MATH 412

Introduction to Analysis I  
MATH 413

Introduction to Analysis II  
Group G


MATH 435

Discrete Mathematics with Applications I  
MATH 436

Discrete Math with Applications II  
Group H


MATH 306

Linear Algebra II  
MATH 437

Game Theory  
MATH 451

Numerical Analysis I  
MATH 453

Numerical Optimization  
Group I


MATH 440

Topology I  
MATH 441

Topology II  
Group J


MATH 442

Euclidean Geometry  
MATH 443

Modern Geometries  
Group K


MATH 451

Numerical Analysis I  
MATH 452

Numerical Analysis II  
Group L


MATH 341

Theory of Numbers  
MATH 419

Introduction to the History of Mathematics  
MATH 481

Abstract Algebra I  
MATH 482

Abstract Algebra II  
Mathematics Electives  
Electives  6  
MATH 142
& MATH 143 
Calculus II and Calculus III 

Or other course(s) as approved by advisor


Total units  30 