Mathematics Minor Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete a minor in Mathematics are expected to:
- Achieve mastery of a diverse collection of mathematical ideas, including the ideas of calculus;
- Communicate mathematics both orally and in writing;
- Think analytically and critically to create mathematical models of real world problems, analyze them, and interpret the analysis.
The Mathematics Minor
The minor in Mathematics requires at least 20 semester credit hours of Mathematics courses numbered MATH 152 or higher (with the exception of MATH 157, 158, 159, 160, 170, 210). At least four semester credit hours must include a Mathematics course numbered 300 or above. FSMAT 201 may be counted toward the minor in Mathematics.
Students in cooperative programs who want to minor in Mathematics must meet the requirements for the minor.
Mathematics minors are required to have a GPA of at least 2.0 in Mathematics courses at graduation. All Mathematics courses taken at Allegheny having a number higher than MATH 151 must be taken on a letter-grade basis. For the purposes of graduation, and with the approval of the Department Chair, if a student completes more than the minimum number of credits required for the Mathematics minor, then the GPA in Mathematics may be computed using selected Mathematics courses numbered MATH 152 or higher (except 157, 158, 159, 160, 170, 210) that satisfy all requirements for the Mathematics minor. In the case of repeated courses taken at Allegheny, only the most recent grade is included. Courses transferred to Allegheny will not be included in the departmental GPA.