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# Graduate Minor in Mathematics

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A graduate student in a discipline other than mathematics may obtain a Graduate Minor in Mathematics. Declaration of the minor is effected upon submitting the Request form for the General or Final exam in the major discipline. No additional paperwork needs to be submitted. The student's advisory committee must include a member of the Mathematics Department.

The requirements for obtaining a Graduate Minor in Mathematics are as follows:

**Master's Degree:**To obtain a minor in mathematics, a master's degree student in another discipline must take nine hours of graduate credit in mathematics, with at least three hours of credit in mathematics courses numbered above 7000.**Doctoral Degree:**To obtain a minor in mathematics, a doctoral student in another discipline must take twelve hours of graduate credit in mathematics, with at least six hours of credit in mathematics courses numbered above 7000.

Note: Math 4005 does not count towards graduate credit for a mathematics minor.

The following is a list of some possible sequences of courses to be followed by PhD students with a minor in mathematics. The list is intended to be a guideline for students and their advisors.

**Algebra emphasis:**4200, 4023, 4153, 7210, 7211, or 7410**Discrete Math emphasis:**4171, 4172, 7210, 7410

or alternatively: 4200, 4023, 4470, 7210, 7410**Traditional Applied Math emphasis:**4031, 7382, another 7000-level class such as 7320, and one of 4027, 4032, 4035, 4036, 4055, 4065, 4340, 4345

Students seeking a minor in mathematics are encouraged to consult early with the Mathematics Department for advice regarding prerequisites for desired courses. You may use the Graduate Program Contact link in the top left margin. Prerequisites in mathematics courses are serious, and failure to observe them can result in poor grades. Check the Department's listing of current graduate courses to find the up-to-date prerequisites.