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Steps to declare the Math Minor:

  1. Minor Declaration Period ends on Dec. 10th in the Fall and April 15th in Spring
  2. For Fall of 2023 begins Sept. 19th - Go to Courseleaf Path to request to declare or remove the minor  (or it will not get updated on your transcripts). Request submitted before Sept. will be denied
  3. Use this link to complete the top portion of our minor worksheet to declare and email it to your assigned advisor.  
  4. Note: if you are registered with 2 schools, list which school you want the minor posted on. 
  5. The advisor with contact you to review your worksheet for approval (If you need to make changes in the future to your course plan contact the minor advisor)
  6. Please allow 15 business days for your minor to process then check it.  If it is not posted within 15 days, contact me at rtoney@math.upenn.edu
  7. Once you enter your semester of graduation, email the Math Office to request to have your minor worksheet certified.  Minor processing ends Dec 15th until the 3rd week of Spring the semester. 

Minor in Mathematics

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 1040, Calculus, Part I
  • Math 1140, Calculus or Part II, Math 1610 Honors Calculus
  • Math 2400, Calculus III, or Math 2600 Honors Calculus, Part II
  • At least one course from the following list:

    Note: Students who have already received credit for either Math 3700, 3710, 5020 or 5030 cannot receive further credit for Math 3120/3130/5130. Students can receive credit toward the minor for at most one of the four courses Math 3120/3130/3140/5130 because of the overlap in their content.
    Students who count both Math 3700 and Math 3710 toward a Math Minor cannot count any of Math 3120/3130/5130 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 2020 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, Wharton and SAS. Students should e-mail(ugrad@math.upenn.edu) to ask questions.