Steps to declare the Math Minor:
- Create a math minor worksheet in Penn-in-touch: be sure your name and PID# appears on it (Note: if you are registered with 2 schools, list which school to post the minor under)
- Print out and drop off your math minor worksheet to the Math Office, David Rittenhouse Labs, 33rd and Walnut, 4th floor, room 4W1.
- Your worksheet will be reviewed and if approved, officialized (this means you cannot make changes to your course plan without contacting a minor advisor)
- Please allow 10 business days for your minor to appear on your transcript.
- Once you enter your semester of graduation, email the Math Office to request to have your minor worksheet certified.
A minor in mathematics consists of seven (7) course units which the student must complete with a grade of C (2.0) or better. Classes taken on a pass/fail basis may not count toward the math minor. The minimum requirements are as follows:
- Math 104, Calculus, Part I
- Math 114, Calculus, Part II, Math 116 Honors Calculus, or Math 115, Calculus, Part II with Probability and Matrices
- Math 240, Calculus III, or Math 260 Honors Calculus, Part II
- At least one course from the following list:
Note: Students who have already received credit for either Math 370, 371, 502 or 503 cannot receive further credit for Math 312/313/513. Students can receive credit toward the minor for at most one of the three courses Math 312/313/513 because of the overlap in their content.
- Math 312, Linear Algebra
- Math 313, Computational Linear Algebra
- Math 350, Number Theory
- Math 370, Algebra
- Math 502, Abstract Algebra
Students who count both Math 370 and Math 371 toward a Math Minor cannot count any of Math 312/313/513 toward a Math Minor.
- Three additional course units (to make a total of seven) chosen from all remaining courses offered by the Math department which are numbered 202 or above. Some courses given outside the Math Department can be counted as math courses. (See Cognate courses.) In addition, students may count one appropriate course given outside the department which is not treated as a math course towards a math minor (a cognate course). For more details concerning cognate courses, see Cognates.
The math minor is open to undergraduates in SEAS and Wharton as well as SAS students. Students should e-mail Nakia Rimmer (ugrad AT math DOT upenn DOT edu) to ask questions.
To the Penn Math Undergrad Web Page.
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