An undergraduate minor in mathematics is offered to students who wish to supplement their preparation in a major discipline with a substantial amount of course work in mathematics. 


The minor in mathematics is especially appropriate for students who would like to develop additional quantitative and qualitative reasoning skills. Depending on the student's major, a minor in mathematics will generally enhance the individual's prospects for employment and for graduate or professional study.

Minor Requirements

Students must meet all university requirements for a minor, including completion of at least one-half the required courses at Governors State. Students pursuing a Mathematics minor at Governors State should not take MATH2281 as part of the calculus requirement. A full Calculus I (MATH3290) and Calculus II (MATH3229) sequence is needed to meet the calculus requirement for the minor. 

Students planning to complete a minor in Mathematics must meet with the advisor in the Science Division to develop a study plan for the minor. As part of this process, students must submit transfer courses for approval. A copy of the study plan must be included with the request for graduation. 

I.  Required Courses (14 Hours)

The following courses can be taken at either the lower-division or upper-division level:

MATH 3220 Calculus I (4)

MATH 3229 Calculus II (4)

MATH 3137 Discrete Mathematics (3)

MATH 3449 Linear Algebra (3) 

II.  Selectives (9 Hours)

The following courses must be taken at the upper-division level:

Select nine hours from the following:

MATH 4337 Euclidean and Non-Euclidean Geometry (3)

MATH 3259 Calculus III (4)

MATH 4637 Mathematics Laboratory (2)

MATH 3271 Differential Equations (3)

MATH 4451 Modern Algebra (3)

MATH 4133 Number Theory (3)

Other upper-division level mathematics courses may be accepted in this category at the discretion of the advisor for the minor. 

III.  Total - 23 Hours