# Mathematics, Minor

## Faculty Advisors

- Susan Herring (email susan.herring@sonoma.edu) for appointment)

## Program Information

Twenty units of mathematics or statistics are required. These must include Math 161 (or its equivalent) and at least 6 units earned in upper-division mathematics or statistics courses, except as indicated below. For students majoring in Statistics or Applied Statistics, up to 12 of the twenty required units may be earned in courses that are also required for the Statistics or Applied Statistics major. The remaining requirements may be satisfied either by taking at least 8 additional units of upper-division mathematics or statistics courses not already used to satisfy the major requirements for Statistics or Applied Statistics, or by taking MATH 220 and at least 4 additional units of upper division mathematics or statistics courses not already used to satisfy the major requirements for Statistics or Applied Statistics. Note that no student minoring in Mathematics may use units earned in MATH 300A, 300B, 330, 375, 395, or 399 to satisfy the minor requirements. Additionally, students pursuing more than one minor offered by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics may not apply units earned in a single course to satisfy requirements of more than one minor. Anyone who plans to minor in Mathematics should obtain approval by the beginning of the junior year in order to plan properly.

For more information, please consult the Catalog.

## Courses Listed Below Will NOT Count Towards Minor

- MATH 300A - Elementary Number Systems
**Unit(s):**3 - MATH 300B - Data, Chance, and Algebra
**Unit(s):**3 - MATH 390 - Fieldwork and Seminar: Secondary Mathematics Teaching
**Unit(s):**2 - MATH 395 - Community Involvement Program
**Unit(s):**1-4 - MATH 399 - Practicum in Mathematics
**Unit(s):**1-4 - MATH 490 - Capstone Seminar: Secondary Mathematics Teaching
**Unit(s):**1

### Sample Mathematics Minors

Below are sample Mathematics Minors, many other options are possible. Please consult an Advisor if you have any questions.

This Minor could be expanded to Major if desired.

- MATH 161 - Calculus I (4 units)
- MATH 211 - Calculus II (4 units)
- MATH 220 - Introduction to Higher Mathematics (4 units)
- MATH 241 - Differential Eqns with Linear Algebra (4)

And any two of the following:

- MATH 306 - Number Theory (4 units)
- MATH 308 - College Geometry (4 units)
- MATH 310 - History of Mathematics (4 units)
- MATH 320 - Modern Algebra (4 units)
- MATH 322 - Linear Algebra (4 units)
- MATH 340 - Real Analysis (4 units)
- MATH 345 - Probability Theory (4 units)

This Minor is recommended for Computer Science majors.

- CS 242 - Discrete Structures for CS (4 units)
- MATH 161 - Calculus I (4 units)
- MATH 211 - Calculus II (4 units)
- MATH 222 - Elementary Applied Linear Algebra (3 untis)

and any two of the following:

- MATH 306 - Number Theory (4 units)
- MATH 316 - Combinatorics and Graph Theory (4 units)
- MATH 430 - Linear Systems Theory (3 units)
- MATH 470 - Mathematical and Statistical Modeling (4 units)

This Minor is recommended for Life Sciences majors.

- MATH 161 - Calculus I (4 units)
- MATH 165 - Elementary Statistics (4 units)
- MATH 211 - Calculus II (4 units)
- MATH 265 - Intermediate Statistics (4 units)
- MATH 367 - Statistical Consulting and Communication (2 units)
- MATH 467 - Statistical Consulting, Communication, and Project Management (2 units)
- MATH 470 - Mathematical and Statistical Modeling (4 units)

This Minor is recommended for Physical Science majors.

- MATH 161 - Calculus I (4 units)
- MATH 211 - Calculus II (4 units)
- MATH 241 - Differential Equations with Linear Algebra (4 units)
- MATH 261 - Multivariable Calculus (4 units)

And any two of the following:

- MATH 352 - Numerical Analysis (3 units)
- MATH 431 - Partial Differential Equations (3 units)
- MATH 470 - Mathematical Modeling (3 units)
- MATH 325 - Introduction to Mathematical Physics (3 units)