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Northwest Missouri State University

Minor in Mathematical Sciences

Designed to:

  • give students an understanding of the basic structures and concepts of Mathematics
  • develop analytic and reasoning skills
  • exhibit the role of mathematics in a variety of fields through required courses and carefully selected electives
  • prepare for careers that require creative thinking and problem solving abilities
  • prepare for research and advanced technical positions in industry
  • fit the desires and interests of the student with the needs of prospective employers

Required Courses for Mathematics

Course No.

Course Name


*Math 17-120 Calculus I 4
Math 17-121 Calculus II 4
Math 17-215 Discrete Mathematics 4
Math 17-230 Probability and Statistics 3
**CSIS 44-149 Scientific Computing 3
Approved Department Electives
(from both mathematics and statistics at the 300, 400 or 500 levels)
Total Course Hours Required 24
* This course counts as a General Education course as well as a course in the minor area.
** CSIS 44-130 Computers and Info Tech is a prerequisite course.