Mathematics Minor

A handout with detailed advice for Math minors, including suggested curricula, is available on the Math Department’s home page.

 

Minor - Mathematics

College of Humanities & Sciences

Degree Specific Credits: 23

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2018-2019


Summary

Calculus Requirement for a Minor in Mathematics4
Elective Courses for a Minor in Mathematics19
Total Hours23

Calculus Requirements for a Minor in Mathematics

Notes:

  1. M 172 or M 182are recommended since they are prerequisites for many upper-division mathematics courses.
  2. Notice to Transfer Students: Mathematical Sciences courses that are not equivalent to courses taught at UM-Missoula can often be counted toward a Minor in Mathematics. This is determined on an individual basis; please contact the Department of Mathematical Sciences for details.
Complete one of the following courses:4
Applied Calculus
Calculus II
Honors Calculus II
Total Hours4

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Elective Courses for a Minor in Mathematics

Rule: Take 23 credits in M or STAT courses offered at UM-Missoula. M courses must be numbered M 115 or higher (excluding M 118). Courses must include at least three 3- or 4-credit courses at the 300 level or above (of which at least two must be taken at UM-Missoula).

Note:

  1. The required Calculus course (M 162M 172, or M 182) counts toward the 23 credits, as well as its prerequisite courses at the 100-level (e.g., M 171 or M 121).
  2. Notice to Transfer Students: Mathematical Sciences courses that are not equivalent to courses taught at UM-Missoula can often be counted toward a Minor in Mathematics. This is determined on an individual basis; please contact the Department of Mathematical Sciences for details.

Minimum Required Grade: C-

23 Total Credits Required


Mathematics Education Track

Teaching Mathematics Track

Notes:

  • This teaching track contains different/additional course requirements designed to meet state standards. Those interested in teaching in K-12 schools must complete the teaching track of a major in a teaching content area plus the Teacher Education Program through the Department of Teaching and Learning. Additional teaching areas can be added through completion of the teaching track of a major or minor in that content area.
  • To complete this teaching track, you need to contact the Teaching and Learning Department. You do not fill out a major/minor form for graduation or the major/minor/concentration section of the major change form. Approvals for this track must come from the Teaching and  Learning Department.  
  • Tracks will not appear on your UM transcript, diploma, university lists, student data system, or university publications. They are used for advising purposes only. You do not fill out a major change for a track.
  • Individuals completing the teaching track of this minor must also complete the teaching track of a major in another teaching content area.
  • Additional Mathematical Sciences Courses for the Teaching Mathematics Track

    Complete all of the following courses:
    M 171Calculus I4
    or M 181 Honors Calculus I
    M 172Calculus II4
    or M 182 Honors Calculus II
    M 221Introduction to Linear Algebra4
    M 301Mathematics Technology for Teachers3
    M 307Introduction to Abstract Mathematics3
    M 326Number Theory3
    M 439Euclidean and NonEuclidean Geometry3
    STAT 341Introduction to Probability and Statistics3
    or STAT 451 Statistical Methods I
    Total Hours27

    Minimum Required Grade: C-

Mathematics Teaching Methods Course

Note: The course number EDU 497 covers many different teaching method courses. The section of EDU 497 entitled "Methods: 5 - 12 Mathematics" is required for the Teaching Minor in Mathematics Education.

Complete the following course:
EDU 497Teaching and Assessing4
Total Hours4

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Secondary Teaching Licensure

Note: For endorsement to teach ­­­­­mathematics, a student also must gain admission to the Teacher Education Program and meet all the requirements for secondary teaching licensure. For more information, see the Teaching and Learning Department

M 172orM 182are recommended since they are prerequisites for many upper-division mathematics courses.