Jul 21, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Mathematics Minor

Admission Criteria

Minimum GPA of 2.500 in the prerequisite courses (or approved transfer equivalent) is required to gain entry to the mathematics minor.

Current UB students seeking admission to the Mathematics minor should complete the College of Arts and Sciences Major/Minor Change Request Form.

Course Requirements

Mathematics Core (14 credits)


* Minimum GPA of 2.500 in the “Introductory Courses”

**STA 301 LEC STA 301 REC  and STA 302 LEC STA 302 REC  may be taken in place of MTH 411  and MTH 412 ; EAS 305 , EE 305 , CE 305  or CIE 308  may be used towards this requirement, provided there are at least 2 300/400 level courses which are not counted towards the students major. MTH 411  may not be used towards this requirement if EAS 305 , EE 305 , CE 305  or CIE 308  have been completed.

Total Credits Required for Minor: 26

Total Credit Hours Required represents the minimum credits needed to complete this program, and may vary based on a number of circumstances. This chart should not be used for financial aid purposes.

Academic Requirements

  • A minimum GPA of 2.000 in minor coursework required

Program Distinction

A student in this major is eligible for Program Distinction upon degree conferral if the criteria are met. Criteria are found under Academic Honors in the Policy and Procedure section of this Catalog. Program Distinction is noted on the official transcript.

Learning Outcomes

Skills gained in this program include:

  • Critical Thinking: Reasoning, analyzing, ability to think conceptually, and understanding components of complex problems.
  • Research and development: Research methods, research theory, statistics, evaluating evidence, examining electronic data sources, and developing systems for processing data.
  • Communication: Writing, teaching, speaking to groups, presenting research findings, reading critically, expressing ideas and relationships in numbers and words, and translating mathematical formulations and electronic data into generally understood language.