If you enjoy math but want to have more academic and career flexibility, consider adding a math minor to your plan of study.
Earning a minor in math is a good way to strengthen your skills and knowledge of mathematical theories and concepts without the in-depth learning that earning a B.S. in math requires.
A mathematics minor can be developed to complement any major, but is especially useful if you are majoring in one of the sciences or are want to apply to a graduate degree in science or technology after completing your undergraduate studies.
Why minor in math at Marian?
If your career goal includes working in a science or technical field, earning a minor in math can be a smart choice because it complements courses in biology, chemistry, physics, clinical laboratory science, engineering, and other subjects.
It’s also a good choice for students who want to work in business and corporate settings like accounting, finance, business analytics, management, and marketing, among others.
- If you are majoring in chemistry, a math minor can help you develop appropriate mathematical models for pharmaceutical research and development projects, for example.
- Secondary education majors may want to minor in math to teach in middle or high schools.
- Combined with a business degree, you can better understand complex financial models tied to the economy or investments.
What will you study?
To earn a minor in math, you will choose from required and elective courses like:
- Calculus and analytic geometry
- Linear algebra
- Differential equations
- Statistical inference and data analysis
What career paths are available?
Earning a minor in math that complements your degree program can make you more attractive as a job candidate in a variety of fields and organizations, especially those related to:
- Physical or natural sciences
- Information technology
Talk to one of our academic advisors about whether earning a minor in math is right for you.