# Mathematics Minor

A minor in mathematics can be a real asset. It shows potential employers you have the ability to understand calculation- and data-driven reasoning and solve complex problems.

If you are a science or engineering major, you’ll have to take a number of math classes anyway, so adding a math minor may be easier that you think. And the more math you know, the more easily you can handle the concepts you encounter in your branch of science. If you’re thinking of pursuing graduate studies in these areas, a strong background in math will prepare you well.

If you are a humanities or a social science major, math skills are very useful. Economists use math all the time. Sociologists and psychologists need a firm command of statistics. Political scientists, historians, philosophers and English majors all use logical reasoning. If you did well in high school math classes, chances are you’ll enjoy the classes taught by our friendly faculty even more.

If you are a business major, you know that math means money. Whether you pursue a career in finance, accounting or management, the better you are at math, the more success you will have in the complex world of business.

To complete a minor in mathematics, you’ll need to take:

- At least
**5 mathematics courses**(20 credits minimum) selected from those that count toward the major, including Calculus I and Calculus II - At least one course numbered MTH 2400 or higher

## More Info

**Kathleen LeBlanc**

Administrative Assistant

978-837-5499

**Michael Bradley**

Professor and Co-chair, Mathematics

978-837-5313

**Dana Rowland**

Assoc. Professor and Co-chair, Mathematics

978-837-3464