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Department of Mathematics & Statistics


The Department offers minors in three areas: Mathematics, Statistics, and Mathematics Education.

A minor in Mathematics consists of MATH 150 and 152 (Calculus I and II), and nine hours of Mathematics (Statistics or Operations Research) courses at the 200 level or above, of which six hours must be at the 300 level or above and at least three of these six hours must be from Mathematics.

A minor in Statistics consists of MATH 150 and 152 and nine additional hours of Statistics courses at the 300 level or above.  For instance, this might include Stat 380 (statistics with applications for engineers/scientists), Stat 482 (regression), and Stat 481 (Design of Experiments with applications).

A minor in Mathematics Education consists of MATH 150, MATH 223 (Logic and Mathematical Reasoning), MATH 311 (Teaching of Secondary Mathematics), and three courses chosen from the following: MATH 315 (Number Theory) or MATH 320 (Introduction to Algebraic Structures); MATH 435 (Foundations of Euclidean and Non-Euclidean Geometry); MATH 300 (History of Mathematics from Antiquity to Descartes) or MATH 400 (Development of Modern Mathematics); Statistics 244 (Statistics); and either Computer Science 140 or 141.

For all three minors, at least six hours of courses at the 300 level or above must be taken at SIUE. Students must receive a C or better in all courses which count toward the minor. The Minor in Mathematics Education is appropriate for certification for middle school teaching.

Students majoring in Mathematical Studies may not minor in Mathematics, Statistics, or Mathematics Education.

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