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Mathematics Minor (Madrid)

Students at Saint Louis University who wish to minor in mathematics have two options: the traditional mathematics minor or the engineering mathematics minor.

Both are designed for students who wish to augment their major field of study with math courses and can be completed at SLU-Madrid. Engineering majors can obtain the engineering mathematics minor by adding just a few courses.

Mathematics Minor and Engineering Mathematics Minor

Mathematics emphasizes careful reasoning, along with the analysis and solution of problems. Hence, a minor in mathematics will appeal to students who like to develop their skills in problem solving and analytical thinking. For this reason, mathematics is also an appropriate minor for students planning careers in law or medicine.

Curriculum Overview

There are two options for students minoring in mathematics at SLU-Madrid: the traditional mathematics minor and the engineering mathematics minor.

Mathematics Minor

Required Courses

  •  MATH 1510 Calculus I 
  • MATH 1520 Calculus II 
  • MATH 2530 Calculus III 
  • MATH 2660 Principles of Mathematics
  • MATH 3120 Introduction to Linear Algebra 
  • One further course in upper-division mathematics chosen with attention to prerequisites

Engineering Mathematics Minor

Students seeking a minor in engineering mathematics must complete the three semesters of calculus and also complete four upper-division courses in subjects of importance to engineers, which, in Madrid campus, include:

  • MATH 3110 Linear Algebra for Engineers (offered spring semesters only) 
  • MATH 3270 Advanced Mathematics for Engineers
  • MATH 3550 Differential Equations
  • MATH 3810 Probability and Statistics for Engineers 
  • MATH 3850 Foundations of Statistical Analysis
  • MATH 4310 Introduction to Complex Variables 
  • MATH 4570 Partial Differential Equations (offered fall semesters only) 

Other upper-division mathematics courses may fulfill course requirements for the engineering mathematics minor, subject to approval by the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science. Students must meet the prerequisites for all courses selected.

Continuation Standards

Students must have a minimum of a 2.0 cumulative GPA in their mathematics minor courses by the conclusion of their sophomore year, must maintain a minimum of 2.0 cumulative GPA in these courses at the conclusion of each semester thereafter, and must be registered in at least one mathematics course counting toward their major or minor in each academic year (until all requirements are completed).

Internships and Careers

Mathematics provides students with the analytical skills and reasoning to succeed in multiple fields, including accounting, finance, economics, medicine and engineering.

Tuition and Fees

SLU-Madrid is committed to providing quality Jesuit education at an affordable price. Tuition rates at the Madrid Campus are approximately 40 percent lower than comparable private universities in the U.S.

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To be admitted to the major, you must have at least a 2.00 cumulative average and complete a declaration of major form, available in the Office of the Registrar. Upon acceptance to the program, you will be assigned a departmental advisor.