Rice University Math

Course requirements for a Minor in Mathematics

The minor in mathematics is available to students majoring in other fields who take at least 18 credit hours in MATH at the 200 level or above, including at least 12 credit hours at the 300 level or above. These are subject to the following breadth requirements - at least one course must be from each of the following areas:

  • Analysis: MATH 302, 321, 381, 382;
  • Discrete mathematics and algebra: MATH 306, 356, 365, 368;
  • Linear algebra: MATH 221, 354, 355.

Certain approved classes taken outside the mathematics department may be used to satisfy the breadth requirement in one area, but will not count towards the required 18 credit hours. An approved upper-level MATH course (other than 490 or 499) may be used to satisfy a breadth requirement. Students seeking to substitute approved courses should consult in advance with the chair of the undergraduate committee. At most 3 credit hours from MATH courses numbered 490 to 499 may be applied to the minor.

Disclaimer: Official requirements for the MATH minor are posted in the General Announcements on the Registrar's website (available here). Please note that these are the definitive version.