A minor in mathematics requires a minimum of 15 semester hours of credit earned in Department of Mathematics courses. At least 12 of these 15 semester hours must be taken at the University of Iowa in post-calculus courses offered by the Department of Mathematics. Neither transfer credit nor credit by examination is accepted toward the 12 semester hours of post-calculus coursework. No courses from other departments are accepted toward the minor unless the course is cross-listed with a MATH prefix. Students must earn a cumulative GPA of at least 2.00 in the math minor courses, and no course counted toward the minor may be taken pass/nonpass.
Students who have taken the Engineering math courses MATH:1560, 2550, 2560, and 3550 (22M:32, 33, 34, and 37) at the University of Iowa may satisfy the post-calculus course requirement by taking one additional MATH course numbered 3720 or higher except MATH:3750, 3995-3997, 4010 and 4020. (This corresponds to 22M courses numbered 050 or higher except 22M:100, 104, 105, 109, 110, and 196-199.)
Post-calculus Mathematics Courses
The post-calculus courses in Mathematics are those MATH courses numbered 2000 or higher except MATH:3700, 3750, 3995-3997, 4010, and 4020. (In the 3-digit numbering system, post-calculus courses are 22M courses numbered 027 and above except 22M:031, 032, 081, 104, 105, 109, 110, and 196-199.) The post-calculus courses must be chosen to avoid duplication and regression with the core math courses, particularly when the Engineering Math courses are considered. The Schedule of Course Offerings indicates which courses are post-calculus courses and which semesters they are offered to help with academic planning.
Sample Lists of Courses
Below are examples of lists of courses that qualify for a minor in Mathematics.
Example 1 (Traditional calculus sequence)
MATH:1850, 1860, 2700, 2850, 3600 (22M:025, 026, 027, 028, 100), plus one more MATH post-calculus course.
Example 2 (Engineering calculus sequence)
MATH:1550, 1560, 2550, 2560, and 3550 (22M:031, 032, 033, 034, 037), plus one more MATH post-calculus course.