Mathematics (Minor)

Mathematics (Minor)

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What is a minor in mathematics?

The mathematics minor will introduce you to central fields of pure mathematics, such as algebra, analysis and geometry. You’ll be able to complement the core program requirements with an enticing selection of mathematics electives,including differential geometry, combinatorics, number and set theory, logic and topology. Tailor the minor to enhance a major such as business, economics, education or the sciences to prepare for your future career or graduate studies.

Why study mathematics at UNH?

You’ll work with a diverse faculty of accomplished mathematicians in a department where pure mathematics, applied mathematics, mathematics education and statistics are integrated, giving you exposure to many different facets of knowledge. Upper-level mathematics classes tend to be small, so you’ll enjoy close connections to professors as they delve into the intricacies of advanced ideas.

Potential career areas

  • Business management
  • Education
  • Financial services
  • Mathematics
  • Programming
  • Software development
  • Statistics


Curriculum & Requirements

The minor in mathematics is open to all students enrolled at the University of New Hampshire.

Credit toward the minor will be given only for courses passed with C- or better, and a 2.0 grade-point average must be maintained in courses for the minor. Courses taken on the pass/fail basis may not be used for the minor. Students should declare their intent to earn a minor as early as possible and no later than the end of the junior year. During the final term, an application should be made to the dean of the student's major college to have the minor shown on the academic record. Students must consult with their major adviser and also the minor supervisor.

It requires a minimum of five MATH courses as detailed in the minor requirements. No more than 8.0 credits (or two courses) used by the student to satisfy major requirements may be used for the minor. Additional courses from the list of course electives may be utilized to meet the five-course minimum.

For further details please contact Professor Junhao Shen.

MATH 528Multidimensional Calculus 14
MATH 531Mathematical Proof4
MATH 761Abstract Algebra4
or MATH 767 One-Dimensional Real Analysis
Select TWO of the following electives8
MATH 760
MATH 761
Abstract Algebra
MATH 763
Abstract Algebra II
MATH 765
Introduction to Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry
MATH 767
One-Dimensional Real Analysis
MATH 768
Real Analysis II
MATH 769
Introduction to Differential Geometry
MATH 770
Foundations of Number Theory
MATH 772
MATH 776
MATH 783
Set Theory
MATH 784
MATH 788
Complex Analysis
Total Credits20

This requirement may be satisfied by MATH 525 Linearity I and MATH 526 Linearity II.

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