Academic Catalog 2023-2024

Slippery Rock University

Mathematics, Minor

Mathematics has often been referred to as the “language of the sciences” because of the fundamental way in which the sciences depend on it.  In modern society, its applications extend well beyond the sciences to many diverse fields including engineering, finance, economics, supply chain management, sports analytics, statistics, and data science.   The Mathematics Minor prepares students for the mathematical rigors of these fields.  It also provides outstanding preparation for anyone planning to attend many graduate programs including engineering, finance, economics, and data science.  

To access Minor Requirements, please view the Curriculum Guide tab.

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Curriculum Guide

GPA Requirement

Minor GPA: 2.0 or higher

Minor Requirements

  • Students must complete at least 9 credit hours of MATH/STAT in their minor from SRU
  • Students enrolled in both the Minor in Mathematics and the Minor in Statistics must complete at least 9 credits in each of these minors that are NOT being counted in the other.
  • A minimum of 6 credit hours must be upper division (courses numbered 300 and above)
  • A minor shall be no fewer than 18 credits.
Required Mathematics Courses
MATH 225Calculus I4
MATH 230Calculus II4
MATH 231Calculus III4
Additional Courses
Select three of the following:9
Discrete Mathematics
Linear Algebra 1
Linear Algebra and Differential Equations
Foundations of Mathematical Proof
Differential Equations I
Differential Equations II
Geometric Structures
Deterministic Models of Operations Research
Stochastic Models of Operations Research
Introductory Analysis I
Introductory Analysis II
Numerical Mathematics
Complex Variables
Theory of Numbers
Abstract Algebra I
Abstract Algebra II
Mathematical Methods of Physics 2
Mathematical Modeling
Partial Differential Equations
Applied Statistics
Mathematical Statistics I
Mathematical Statistics II
Total Hours21

Indicates that students may count at most one of MATH 240 or MATH 232 in this minor.


In all students' programs, MATH 331 may be counted as a mathematics course or as a physics course, but not both.


Some courses may require pre-requisites. Please see course descriptions to determine if there are any pre-requisites for that specific course.

Important Curriculum Guide Notes

This Curriculum Guide is provided to help SRU students and prospective students better understand their intended major curriculum. Enrolled SRU students should note that the My Rock Audit may place already-earned and/or in progress courses in different, yet valid, curriculum categories. Enrolled SRU students should use the My Rock Audit Report and materials and information provided by their faculty advisers to ensure accurate progress towards degree completion. The information on this guide is current as of the date listed. Students are responsible for curriculum requirements at the time of enrollment at the University.

PASSHE - Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Institutions

Minor in Mathematics (52A)
This program is effective as of Fall 2022
Revised 05.31.2023
UCC 10.05.2021