The minor is intended for students who are interested in mathematics and want a strong mathematical foundation for studying in areas that rely heavily on analytical skills. Students are required to complete at least eight courses as follows:

The remaining four courses are selected by the student from among any mathematics course numbered above MATH 100 (excluding MATH 188 and MATH 189), any Applied Mathematics (AM) or Statistics (STAT) course numbered AM 100 or STAT 100 or above, or, subject to approval of the undergraduate vice chair, a course from another department. Only one of the four courses can be from the AM or STAT series or another outside department. Under exceptional circumstances, MATH 100 may be substituted by another upper-division mathematics course. The undergraduate vice chair will review requests on an individual basis.