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2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mathematics Minor

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Degree Requirements

The Bachelor of Science degree requires a minimum of 61 credits. The Bachelor of Arts degree requires a minimum of 50 credits, and a minor in mathematics requires a minimum of 31 credits. These are allocated below between core requirements, upper-division mathematics/statistics elective requirements and supplementary elective requirements.

For all mathematics majors and minors, a common core of courses is required. These core requirements are the same for candidates for the Bachelor of Arts and for mathematics minors. Candidates for the Bachelor of Science degree must complete three additional courses for their core requirements.


  1. Core requirements MATH 151 , MATH 152 , CMSC 201  are fulfilled by sufficiently high scores on AP or CLEP or IB examinations. See Appendices of this catalog for details.
  2. The sequence MATH 140 , MATH 141 , MATH 142  is equivalent to MATH 151 , MATH 152 . Students may not receive credit for both sequences.
  3. Students may need to take CMSC 104  prior to CMSC 201 .

Mathematics/Statistics Elective Requirements

After completion of the core requirements, each major or minor is required to take a certain number of additional three- or four-credit mathematics or statistics courses numbered 300 or higher. MATH 380 , STAT 350  and STAT 351 , designed for other majors, are not allowed to meet the requirements below. MATH 432  may not be used as a mathematics elective, but it may be used as a supplementary elective. NOTE: MATH 432  and MATH 481  are GEP writing intensive courses.


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General Education Requirements for Non-Majors

Students who are not planning to major in mathematics should elect the mathematics courses that fulfill their general requirements on the basis of their academic program and goals. Students whose major requires or recommends a specific mathematics course should follow that recommendation. Students whose program does not require any mathematics may wish to consider MATH 100 , MATH 115  or STAT 121  as one of the courses satisfying the mathematics requirement.

Note: Before registering in any mathematics course up to MATH 151  or MATH 155 , students must have completed a placement test administered by the Learning Resources Center if they have not completed the prerequisite college-level course with a “C” or better. This is normally done prior to the first semester at UMBC.

Passage of AP Calculus exams with a suitable score is considered the equivalent of MATH 150 , MATH 151  or MATH 152 . The AP Statistics exam with a score of 4 or 5 is equal to STAT 121 .

Otherwise students must complete MATH 106  with a “C” or better. Even higher algebra skills are recommended for MATH 150  or MATH 155 .

The specific courses listed as prerequisites indicate the level of maturity necessary for the course. A student who does not have a formal prerequisite for a particular course must request the consent of the instructor to take that course. Prerequisites for all mathematics courses must be satisfied with a grade of “C” or better.

All courses for major or minor requirements must be passed with a grade of “C” or better.

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