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Minor in Mathematics

A minor in mathematics can greatly improve your employability, since it shows that you have done significant work in a field other than your major. The demand for technologically sophisticated and adaptable workers continuously increases. The Mathematics Minor shows the ability of the recipient to generalize, improve, and modify her/his own skills. The Mathematics Minor is open to all students who complete the basic calculus cycle and enrich it with the election of at least another MAT course, completing at least 12 credit-hours in courses numbered MAT. For instance, if you are a biology major, you would only need few more courses beyond your required major courses to satisfy the requirements of a mathematics minor.

What Can You Do With a Minor in Mathematics?

A minor in mathematics combined with a biology major can give a student the ability to do mathematical modeling in biology. These mathematical models can be useful in ecological studies, cancer control, medical statistics, etc. In fact, it was just recently revealed that mathematical models for stents can greatly improve their design and utility.

A minor in mathematics combined with a business degree could help you& understand complex financial models that might help improve the economy.

Feed both sides of your brain!

For more information about what you can do with a minor in mathematics, contact Dr. Richard Summers, professor of mathematics and mathematics program coordinator, at 770-720-5597 or

What Credits are Required?

Total Credit Hours: at least 12

Minor Required Courses: 0-11 credit hours

  • MAT 116 Precalculus (required unless satisfied in other major/minor or Gen. Ed. Curriculum)
  • MAT 221 Calculus I (required unless satisfied in other major/minor)
  • MAT 222 Calculus II (required unless satisfied in other major/minor)


Minor Electives Courses (select at least one): 1-12 credit hours

  • MAT 200 Statistics
  • MAT 215 Computer Programming
  • MAT 230 Discrete Mathematics
  • MAT 293 Calculus III
  • MAT 300 College Geometry
  • MAT 310 Abstract Algebra
  • MAT 320 Linear Algebra
  • MAT 410 Real Analysis
  • MAT 420 Differential Equations
  • MAT 430 Numerical Analysis
  • MAT 450 Senior Seminar in Mathematics