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
By graduation, a mathematics course minor must have 6 credits in mathematics or statistics, at least 3 of which must be for courses numbered 044 or higher. At least 1 of these 3 credits must be for MATH 063 or 067. Finally, 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, CPSC 021, Stat 021, Stat 051 and Stat 061. At least one of Stat 051 and Stat 061 must be taken at Swarthmore. For a statistics course minor, Stat 021 counts as a course numbered 045 or higher.
Credit/No Credit Policy
At most one upper level course counted toward the minor can be take credit/no credit. This does not include courses offered only credit/no credit, but it does include courses for which the grade is uncovered after completion of the course. In any case, no seminar can be taken credit/no credit.