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Mathematics minors at Northeastern Illinois University may choose from three programs, which determines both the set of required and the set of elective courses in mathematics: Applied Mathematics Minor, Elementary Education and Humanities Mathematics Minor and Mathematical & Statistical Modeling of Complex Systems Minor. 

Mathematics provides tools and techniques that can be applied to solve problems in many fields. With a minor in Mathematics, students learn to apply these tools, and consequently improve their career opportunities. Our programs are designed to prepare Mathematics minors for jobs currently offered by industry, business, government and educational institutions. The choice of a program should reflect the student’s academic interests as well as career plans.

The Mathematics Department has institutional memberships in American Mathematical Society, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, and Association for Women in Mathematics.

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Admission to the Program 

Students may declare the major in Mathematics at any time after admission to the university.  The Major/Minor declaration form can be found online at or outside the Mathematics offices in BBH 214B.  Students must bring the completed and signed form to the Mathematics office.

Degree Requirements 

Students in the Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education Program who select this minor must
complete a minimum of 9 hours at the 300-level to meet graduation and certification requirements.  For a complete description of the Elementary Education and Humanities Mathematics Minor requirements,  please consult the current academic catalog. 
 Students should also be aware of all other university requirements to obtain a degree - NEIU requirements


Required Courses:  
MATH-187 Calculus I 4
MATH-202 Calculus II 4
MATH-251 Writing Intensive Program: Introduction To Advanced Mathematics 5
MATH-253 Linear Algebra I 3
MATH-305 Probability And Statistics 3
Select two Elective courses from the approved list of courses/check with advisor 6
Total Hours 25
Elective Courses  
MATH-312 Foundations Of Geometry 3
MATH-321 History Of Mathematics 3
MATH-322 Number Theory 3
MATH-337 Theory Of Equations 3

At least three classes in the minor must be taken at NEIU.  For a complete description of the degree program in Elementary Education, see the Elementary Education section of this catalog.

Program Contact Information 

For more information on the Mathematics Minor program at Northeastern Illinois University, please contact the Mathematics Department.

Telephone: 773-442-5760 or 5776
Office hours and location:  Monday-Friday 9-5pm, Brommel Hall, 214C or B

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