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: 2019-2020


Summary

Course List

Code

Title

Hours

Calculus Requirement for a Minor in Mathematics

4

Elective Courses for a Minor in Mathematics

19

Total Hours

23


Calculus Requirements for a Minor in Mathematics

Notes:

  1. M 172 or M 182 are 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.

Course List

Code

Title

Hours

Complete one of the following courses:

4

M 162

Applied Calculus

M 172

Calculus II

M 182

Honors Calculus II

Total Hours

4

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 162, M 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.

  • Completing this teaching track also fulfills all requirements for the Minor in Mathematics. To earn this minor, you have to declare it using the major change form and must apply for it using the relevant graduation application form. Once you graduate, completed minors are listed on the transcript.

  • Additional Mathematical Sciences Courses for the Teaching Mathematics Track

    Course List

    Code

    Title

    Hours

    Complete all of the following courses:

    M 171

    Calculus I

    4

    or M 181

    Honors Calculus I

    M 172

    Calculus II

    4

    or M 182

    Honors Calculus II

    M 221

    Introduction to Linear Algebra

    4

    M 301

    Teaching Mathematics with Technology

    3

    M 307

    Introduction to Abstract Mathematics

    3

    M 326

    Number Theory

    3

    M 439

    Euclidean and NonEuclidean Geometry

    3

    STAT 341

    Introduction to Probability and Statistics

    3

    or STAT 451

    Statistical Methods I

    Total Hours

    27

    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.

Course List

Code

Title

Hours

Complete the following course:

EDU 497

Teaching and Assessing

4

Total Hours

4

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.