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Minors in Mathematics

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The Department of Mathematics offers Minors in Mathematics, Statistics, and Computational Science and Engineering.  In addition to the specific requirements listed below, the following University requirements apply to all Minors:

  • A minimum 2.0 grade point average is required in the minor;
  • Only zero credit hour courses can be designated as pass/no entry;
  • At least one-fourth of the credit hours required must be completed at Clarkson, unless an exception is approved by the Dean of the minor program.

Minor in Mathematics

To complete the Minor in Mathematics you must achieve a 2.0 grade-point average in any seven three-credit courses from the following list:

  • MA131 Calculus I
  • MA132 Calculus II
  • MA200 Introduction to Mathematical Modeling and Software
  • MA211 Foundations
  • MA230 3-D Space and Projective Geometry
  • MA231 Calculus III
  • MA232 Differential Equations
  • MA239 Elementary Linear Algebra
  • Any Clarkson University three-credit courses numbered MA/STAT300 or above
  • CS/MA345 Automata Theory
  • CS/MA447 Computer Algorithms
  • CS/MA456 Cryptography
  • CS542 Computational Complexity

The Minor in Mathematics is open to all students except those majoring in Mathematics or in Applied Mathematics and Statistics.  

Minor in Statistics

To complete the Minor in Statistics you must achieve a 2.0 grade-point average in courses totaling at least 21 credits, distributed as follows:

  • One calculus course (MA181 or MA131 or equivalent)
  • One linear algebra course (MA239 or MA339 or equivalent)
  • One introductory statistics course (STAT282 or STAT383 or equivalent)
  • A total of at least 12 additional credits from statistics courses or projects including at least two statistics courses or projects from departments other than Mathematics and Computer Science.

Statistics courses in the Mathematics Department:

  • MA/STAT381 Probability
  • MA/STAT382 Mathematical Statistics
  • STAT384 Applied Statistics II
  • MA485 Time Series and Forecasting
  • STAT488 Statistics Projects

Statistics courses in other departments:

  • BY/CM314 Bioinformatics
  • CM406 Treatment of Experimental Data
  • EC311 Econometrics and Business Statistics
  • EC369 Advanced Topics in Bioinformatics
  • ES405 Design of Experiments and Analysis of Data
  • MK332 Marketing Research
  • OM351 Quality Management & Lean Enterprise
  • PY456 Experimental Psychology

The Minor in Statistics is open to all students except those majoring in Mathematics (Statistics option) or in Applied Mathematics and Statistics.  

Minor in Computational Science and Engineering

The minor in Computational Science and Engineering (CSE) is available to students in any major. The minor allows students to develop an expertise in CSE while pursuing a conventional major, which provides the context wherein they apply their computational skills.

To complete the Minor in CSE you must achieve a 2.0 grade-point average in courses totaling at least 21 credits, distributed as follows:

  • MA377 Numerical Methods
  • At least two of:
    • MA232 Differential Equations
    • MA239/339 Elementary/Applied Linear Algebra
    • STAT282/383 General/Applied Statistics
  • Application area electives to make a total of 21 credits

Application area electives are computational courses from departments other than Mathematics, typically drawn from the student's major, which are approved for the minor by the Mathematics Department.  The current list of approved courses consists of: BY 314, CE420, CE438/ME453, CH302, CH351, CH490, CM314, CM440, EC311,EC369, EC384, EE264, ES400, ES405, ME442, ME443, OM331, and PH451.

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