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On Campus
Est. time to complete:

3-4 semesters
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UNT's math minor offers a solid foundation to prepare you to excel in STEM fields as well as business and other industries.
Students with advanced skills in mathematics readily obtain jobs with high-technology companies and in business, industry, government and teaching. UNT's math minor can help you further understand your passions at the fundamental level.

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Why Earn a Mathematics Minor?

The world is becoming increasingly quantitative. Mathematics plays a crucial role in deciding policies that affect our lives, policies ranging from health and the environment to multi-million dollar investments. Organizations are depending more and more on quantitative reasoning and complex mathematical models to solve their problems.

UNT's mathematics programs will give you the skills you need to work on important, challenging real-world problems in a broad range of highly paid positions in business, industry, government and education.

Mathematics Minor Highlights

The math department funds several scholarships to help you pursue your education. Positions also are available as tutors and graders.
We host various conferences, seminars and colloquiums that provide different viewpoints and discuss research being conducted in math.
Upper-level math majors frequently work with faculty members on research grants, gaining valuable research experience in preparation for graduate school.
Students also have access to our mathematics library, which contains more than 500 mathematics journal subscriptions, most of which are available electronically.
The Math Lab offers you a quiet space to complete homework or receive assistance with specific problems. It’s staffed by students with strong math backgrounds.
Many of our faculty members are internationally recognized experts in their fields and have worked as consultants for private companies and government agencies.

Mathematics Minor Courses You Could Take

Real Analysis I (3 hrs)
Introduction to mathematical proofs through real analysis. Topics include sets, relations, types of proofs, continuity and topology of the real line.
Number Theory (3 hrs)
Factorizations, congruences, quadratic reciprocity, finite fields, quadratic forms, diophantine equations.
Vector Calculus (3 hrs)
Theory of vector-valued functions on Euclidean space. Derivative as best linear-transformation approximation to a function. Divergence, gradient, curl. Vector fields, path integrals, surface integrals. Constrained extrema and Lagrange multipliers. Implicit function theorem. Jacobian matrices. Green’s, Stokes’, and Gauss’ (divergence) theorems in Euclidean space. Differential forms and an introduction to differential geometry.
Dynamical Systems (3 hrs)
One-dimensional dynamics. Sarkovskii’s theory, routes to chaos, symbolic dynamics, higher-dimensional dynamics, attractors, bifurcations, quadratic maps, Julia and Mandelbrot sets.
Applied Statistics (3 hrs)
Descriptive statistics, elements of probability, random variables, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, regression, contingency tables.
Calculus I (3 hrs)
Limits and continuity, derivatives and integrals; differentiation and integration of polynomial, rational, trigonometric, and algebraic functions; applications, including slope, velocity, extrema, area, volume and work.

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