A minor in mathematics can be a real asset to a student’s record. It shows you have the ability and discipline to understand calculation- and data-driven reasoning, as well as tackle complex problem-solving tasks.
If you are a science or engineering major, you have to take a number of calculus, statistics, or other math classes as part of your major. Adding a math minor may be easier that you think! And the more math you know, the more easily you can handle the math you encounter in any branch of science. A strong background in math can be a great preparation for graduate school.
If you are a humanities, social science, or business major, consider the advantage that a math minor can bring. If you enjoyed or did well in math classes while in high school, there is a good chance that you will like the math classes taught by our friendly math faculty even more! Math skills can be a real asset to other majors. Economists use math all the time. Sociologists and psychologists need a firm command of statistics. Political scientists, historians, philosophers, and English majors use logical reasoning all the time, and what better way to sharpen your logic skills than with math?
In business, math = money. From finance to accounting to management, the better you are at math the more success you will have when wrestling with the complex world of business.
Completing a Minor in Mathematics at Merrimack College requires:
- at least 5 courses (at least 20 credits) in math
- including Calculus I and Calculus II
- courses must be selected from those that count towards the major
- with at least one course numbered MTH 2400 or higher
A checklist for the mathematics minor requirements can be found here.