Minor in Mathematics

APU’s BA and BS mathematics majors prepare students for graduate school and for careers as quantitative experts in a variety of fields.

19 units

Students interested in the mathematics minor may also wish to consider the statistics minor—students are permitted to earn both.


Requirements 1
MATH 165Calculus I3
MATH 166Calculus II3
MATH 167Sequences and Series F1
Select at least 12 units from below; at least two courses must be at the 200 level.
Multivariable Calculus
Ordinary Differential Equations S
Discrete Mathematics and Proof F
Linear Algebra 2, S
Applied Linear Algebra 2, F
Geometry S
Introduction to Modeling with Probability
Partial Differential Equations OS
Dynamical Systems OF
Number Theory OF
Abstract Algebra ES
Real Analysis EF
Numerical Analysis ES
Topology OS
Complex Analysis ES
Advanced Topics in Mathematics
Total Units19

Students earning the mathematics major or applied mathematics major are not eligible to earn the mathematics minor.


It is not permitted to count MATH 290 and MATH 295 toward the mathematics minor.

F Offered in Fall only
S Offered in Spring only
F/S Offered in both Fall and Spring terms
EF Offered in Fall in even years
ES Offered in Spring in even years
OF Offered in Fall in odd years
OS Offered in Spring in odd years

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this program shall be able to:
  1. Master fundamental mathematical methods and problem solving strategies.
  2. Employ logical reasoning and standard proof techniques to construct rigorous mathematical arguments.
  3. Communicate mathematical ideas in speech and writing, combining precise language and notation with insightful explanation.
  4. Use mathematical models to analyze cross-disciplinary problems.
  5. Employ appropriate technology and computational techniques.
  6. Articulate how Christian perspectives and the study of mathematics and its applications mutually inform and enhance each other.