Mathematics, Minor

At the core of modern theoretical science, mathematics has historically provided an expressive language as well and theoretical framework for advances in the physical sciences. It has since become central in the life and social sciences and computer science. Mathematics at Penn embraces traditional core areas of mathematics as well as developing areas (Penn is one of the world's leading centers in the application of logic to theoretical computer science). The goals of the major program are to assist students in acquiring both an understanding of mathematics and an ability to use it. The mathematics major provides a solid foundation for graduate study in mathematics as well as background for study in economics, the biological sciences, the physical sciences and engineering, as well as many non-traditional areas..

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Minor Requirements
Calculus Requirement
MATH 104Calculus, Part I1
MATH 114Calculus, Part II1
or MATH 115 Calculus, Part II with Probability and Matrices
MATH 240Calculus, Part III1
Algebra Requirement
Select one of the following:1
Linear Algebra
Computational Linear Algebra
Linear Algebra
Number Theory
Abstract Algebra
Mathematics Electives or a Cognate
Select 3 course units of Math Electives or a Cognate 13
The following courses may be eligible for the Minor but carry certain restrictions: 2
Statistical Inference
Statistics for Economists
Advanced Econometric Techniques and Applications
Engineering Probability
Engineering Applications of Statistics
Elements of Probability Theory
Random Processes and Optimum Filtering
Information Theory
Introduction to Probability and Statistics
Automata, Computability, and Complexity
Total Course Units7

Mathematics Electives must be math LEVEL 200 or above.


Please consult with the Math Minor adviser before registering.

The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2017 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.