The undergraduate minor in mathematics requires a minimum of 15 s.h. of credit earned in mathematics courses. At least 12 of the 15 s.h. must be equivalent to post-calculus math courses (prefix MATH) offered by the Department of Mathematics; credit by examination does not count toward the 12 s.h. requirement. The mathematics course MATH:1210 Diverse Perspectives in the Mathematical Sciences does not count toward the minor. At least 9 of the 12 s.h. in post-calculus math courses must be taken at the University of Iowa. No more than one transfer course can be counted toward the post-calculus requirement.

Students must maintain a grade-point average of at least 2.00 in all courses for the minor and in all UI courses for the minor. Coursework in the minor may not be taken pass/nonpass.

Courses numbered 2000 or above are considered post-calculus, excluding these:

Course # | Title | Hours |
---|---|---|

MATH:3700 | Introduction to Matrix Theory | 3 |

MATH:3750 | Classical Analysis | 4 |

MATH:3995 | Topics in Mathematics | 3 |

MATH:3996 | Individual Study and Honors in Mathematics | arr. |

MATH:3997 | Readings in Mathematics | arr. |

MATH:4010 | Basic Analysis | 3 |

MATH:4020 | Basic Abstract Algebra | 3 |

Post-calculus courses must be chosen to avoid duplication and regression with the core mathematics courses, particularly when the engineering mathematics courses are considered.

## Special Rules for Engineering

Students who have taken the engineering math courses—MATH:1560 Engineering Mathematics II: Multivariable Calculus, MATH:2550 Engineering Mathematics III: Matrix Algebra, MATH:2560 Engineering Mathematics IV: Differential Equations, and MATH:3550 Engineering Mathematics V: Vector Calculus—may satisfy the post-calculus requirement by taking an additional 3 s.h. course from the list below.

Substituting a 3 s.h. post-calculus math course (prefix MATH) for any of these—MATH:1560, MATH:2550, MATH:2560, or MATH:3550—is allowed as long as there is no regression or duplication.

At least four of these courses must be taken at the University of Iowa: MATH:1560, MATH:2550, MATH:2560, MATH:3550, or the additional 3 s.h. post-calculus math course; no more than one transfer course will count.

Students can choose the additional 3 s.h. course from MATH:2150 Foundations of Geometry or from courses numbered MATH:3720 or above, excluding these:

Course # | Title | Hours |
---|---|---|

MATH:3750 | Classical Analysis | 4 |

MATH:3995 | Topics in Mathematics | 3 |

MATH:3996 | Individual Study and Honors in Mathematics | arr. |

MATH:3997 | Readings in Mathematics | arr. |

MATH:4010 | Basic Analysis | 3 |

MATH:4020 | Basic Abstract Algebra | 3 |

For more information, see the Department of Mathematics website.