General Information about Minor Requirements

Acceptance into the minors

The requirements for acceptance into either course minor, such as prerequisite courses and grade average, are the same as for acceptance into the major. The courses offered by the Department that do not count towards the major also do not count towards a course minor. Students may not minor in both mathematics and statistics.

Basic requirements to complete the mathematics course minor (for Class of ’15 and later)

By graduation, a mathematics course minor must have 6 credits in mathematics or statistics, at least 3 of which must be for courses numbered 045 or higher. Also, at least 1 of these 3 credits must be for MATH 063 or 067. Also, at least 2 of these 3 credits must be taken at Swarthmore.

Basic requirements of the statistics course minor

By graduation, a statistics course minor must have 6 credits in mathematics or statistics. Every statistics course minor must obtain credit for, or place out of, STAT 031 and STAT 061. At least one of STAT 031 and STAT 061 must be taken at Swarthmore. Note that, starting in 2012, CPSC 021 is a prerequisite for both STAT 031 and STAT 111. (Placement out of CPSC 021 by the CS Department will also suffice.)

Basic requirements to complete the mathematics course minor (for Class of ’14 and earlier)

Every mathematics course minor must obtain credit for, or place out of: two semesters of single-variable calculus (15 and 25, 25s, or 26), linear algebra (27 or 28), and several-variable calculus (33, 34, or 35). In addition, every mathematics course minor must obtain at least 2 credits in mathematics or statistics courses whose numbers are greater than 044. At least 1 of these 2 credits must be for Math 063 or Math 067. At least one of these last two credits must be taken at Swarthmore.