UMass Boston

Mathematics Minor

Learn Skills to Enhance Your Academic & Career Prospects. 

UMass Boston’s Mathematics Minor complements many different majors, including business, accounting, and economics. The program gives you analytical and technical skills to make your résumé stand out to hiring managers and recruiters. 

In this program, you’ll have the opportunity to explore a range of math-related concepts, including calculus, linear algebra, and discrete structures.

A mathematics minor demonstrates your ability to think critically and tackle complex problems, qualities highly sought after in today's competitive job market. Once you finish the program, you'll be ready for a career in finance, data analysis, computer science, engineering, education, and more.

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How to Apply/Declare

Current Undergraduate Students: Declare or change your minor by completing an Undergraduate Program Add/Change form.

Prospective Undergraduate Students: Apply for admission to UMass Boston by completing an application. Start by reviewing the first-year and transfer application pages for important information about requirements, deadlines, and application status checks. Use the links below to apply: 

Apply as a First-Year Student

Apply as a Transfer Student


Required Courses (11 Credits)

  • MATH 140 - Calculus I 4 Credit(s)
  • MATH 141 - Calculus II 4 Credit(s)
  • MATH 260 - Linear Algebra I 3 Credit(s)

Lower-Level Elective (3-4 Credits)

Complete one course from the list below.

  • MATH 240 - Multivariable Calculus 3 Credit(s)
  • MATH 242 - Multivariable and Vector Calculus 4 Credit(s)
  • MATH 265 - Discrete Structures in Mathematics 3 Credit(s)
  • MATH 270 - Applied Ordinary Differential Equations 3 Credit(s)
  • MATH 291 - Mathematical Software 3 Credit(s)

Upper-Level Electives (9 Credits)

Complete three additional MATH courses at the 300-level, between MATH 425 and 470, or MATH 480. No more than one course may be an independent study.

Completion Requirements

Complete 23 to 24 credits from seven courses, including three required courses, one lower-level elective, and three upper-level electives.

Pass/fail: No courses taken pass/fail may be applied toward the minor.


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