Skip to main content
Jump to Footer

Mathematics Minor

With a mathematics minor, you can become a quantitative authority within your major field of study and greatly enhance your appeal to many research groups and employers. Mathematics Department faculty will guide you through the very flexible course selections to best supplement and complement your major program.

What Will I Learn?

In order to provide maximum flexibility for students, the mathematics minor is defined as any six courses at the calculus level or above. Even though there is no fixed core, most students in this program include calculus and discrete mathematics as common course options. These courses allow you to experience the foundations of continuous and non-continuous mathematics, setting the stage for advanced coursework appropriate to your major interest.

What are the requirements for this degree?

The minor consists of six courses. With two possible exceptions, all six courses must be at or above the 200 level and at least two of the courses must be at or above the 300 level.


The mathematics minor pairs well with majors in biology, business, chemistry, computer science, economics, education, engineering, environmental science, physics and others. Any student who would like to be more quantitatively qualified in their field should consider a minor in mathematics.

What Types of Careers Could I Get With This Degree?

  • Financial analyst
  • Chemist
  • Computer scientist
  • Economist
  • Engineer
  • Mathematics teacher
  • Physicist

What Kinds of Experiences Could I Have?

Many mathematics courses are taught in a computer classroom to provide hands-on experience with software such as Microsoft Excel, MATLAB, Mathematica and various open source apps. Outside the classroom, students are encouraged to attend weekly Mathematics Department seminars, which touch on areas of mathematics research, applications to cognate disciplines, employment opportunities and more.

Contact the Mathematics Department MCT 250, Shippensburg University 1871 Old Main Drive Shippensburg, PA 17257 Phone: 717-477-1431