The University of Iowa

Minor Requirements

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 post-calculus offered by the Department of Mathematics.  The post-calculus courses in Mathematics are those MATH courses numbered 2000 or higher except MATH:3700, 3750, 3995-3997, 4010, and 5535. (In the 3-digit numbering system, post-calculus courses are 22M courses numbered 027 and above except 22M:031, 032, 081, 104, 105, 109, and 195-199.)  Neither transfer credit nor credit by examination is accepted toward the 12 semester hours of post-calculus coursework.  Acceptable post-calculus Computer Science and Statistics courses must have a calculus prerequisite.  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 calculus sequence of MATH:1550, 1560, 2550, 2560, and 3550 (22M:31, 32, 33, 34, and 37) at the University of Iowa may satisfy the advanced course requirement by taking one additional MATH course numbered 3720 or higher except MATH:3750, 3995-3997, 4010 and 5535. (This corresponds to 22M courses numbered 050 or higher except 22M:100, 104, 105, 109, and 195-199.) 

Below are sample 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.