2018-2019 Catalog (Current)


Degree Type: Minor
College(s): College of Arts and Sciences

Why Choose the Mathematics Minor?

Real life problem solving on the job is often mathematically based. The Mathematics minor provides the opportunity for students to develop the logical thinking and problem solving abilities many employers are seeking. When coupled with a technical or scientific baccalaureate it provides the mathematical maturity needed to succeed in the highly competitive employment world of today. It also prepares students for graduate study in mathematically intense graduate programs such as physics, engineering, statistics, operations research or mathematics.

Admission Requirements

This Mathematics minor is open to any student admitted to Ferris State and pursuing a baccalaureate degree except for a baccalaureate with a mathematics major. The minor is designed to complement any Ferris major program. A maximum of 1/3 of the credits, but no more than 7 credits, in a minor may overlap with the student's major.  Students may apply 6 credit hours of overlap between minors.

Graduation Requirements

An academic minor may only be awarded upon completion of a baccalaureate degree at Ferris State. This minor requires a minimum of 21 credits with a minimum 2.5 grade average in these courses.

Also, 50 percent of the credits for a minor must be taught by Ferris State University.

More Information

ADVISOR: Dr. Kent Sun   
PHONE: 231-591-2579

Department of Mathematics
Ferris State University
820 Campus Drive/ASC 2021
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Phone: 231-591-2565

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Required Courses
Credit Hours

Mathematics Minor

Analytical Geometry-Calculus 1
Analytical Geometry-Calculus 2
Analytical Geometry-Calculus 3
Linear Algebra
Choose two:
Fund Concepts in Mathematics
Discrete Structures
Differential Equations
Numerical Analysis
Operations Research
Mathematical Statistics 1
Mathematical Statistics 2
Intro to Abstract Algebra
Advanced Calculus
Mathematics Modeling