Mathematics Minor: A minor in mathematics consists of 15 credit hours of mathematics courses including at least 6 credit hours at the 3000-level or higher. In addition, a minor in mathematics must include MATH 1910 and MATH 1920 and it may not include a course numbered below MATH 1910.
The Tennessee Tech undergraduate mathematics curriculum provides students with a solid foundation in mathematics while offering a high degree of flexibility in course selection. Our students are able to prepare for many different career paths in business, industry, education, and government. To help students develop a course of study suited to their career goals, the department has identified four optional tracks of study within the curriculum. The B.S. in Math degree requires the following 39 credit hours of coursework and at least 9 additional credit hours of upper division mathematics courses:
Math 1910-Calculus I
Math 1920-Calculus II
Math 2010-Introduction to Linear Algebra
Math 2110-Calculus III
Math 2120-Differential Equations
Math 3810-Complex Variables
Math 3400-Introduction to Concepts of Mathematics
Math 3430-College Geometry OR Math 4410-Differential Geometry OR Math 4310-Introduction to Topology
Math 4010-Modern Algebra I
Math 4530-Linear Algebra I
Math 4470-Probability and Statistics I
Math 4110-Advanced Calculus I
To help students develop a course of study suited to their career goals, the department has identified four optional tracks of study within the curriculum.
The Actuarial Mathematics Track is designed for the student who wishes to pursue a career in the technical branches of finance or insurance.
The Applied Mathematics Track emphasizes courses needed by students who plan to work alongside scientists and engineers in industry. It is recommended that the student minor in computer science as a complement to this track.
The Pure Mathematics Track provides a good foundation for graduate study in a variety of subjects such as economics, finance, business, computer science, mathematics, and physics.
The Statistics Track prepares students for immediate entry into the workforce or for graduate study. Statistical knowledge is a powerful tool that is used in many fields such as political science, business, biology, and medicine.