Chair: Timothy Feeman, Ph.D.
Office Location: 305 Saint Augustine Center
Pursuing a minor in mathematics is a way for students who are not mathematics majors to demonstrate expertise in mathematics.
MINOR: Mathematics (27 credits)
Students who plan to pursue a mathematics minor should declare their intention by completing the Application to Add a CLAS Minor, preferably by the fall semester of their junior year. To receive a math minor certificate, the student should contact Dr. Paul Pasles prior to course registration for their final semester. Students may consult Dr. Pasles at any time for information and advice. If all requirements are satisfied, then the certificate will be issued about two weeks after graduation. The minor will also appear on the student's transcript.
- Courses that fulfill minor requirements may be used to fulfill other requirements (i.e., primary major, core curriculum, minors, concentrations, or free electives).
- A student may petition to replace at most one of the five math minor electives with an upper division course from their own major. The proposed substitution must contain substantial mathematical content and not overlap with any other math minor elective courses. Examples of acceptable substitutions can be found at https://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/artsci/mathematics/academic-programs/undergrad/minor.html. Any course not listed there must be approved for substitution by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.
Mathematics & Statistics Electives for Minor×
Select 5 classes in MAT 2600, 2705, 3000:9999, STAT 3000:9999 (15 cr).
- One of the five electives may be an approved very mathematical course from the student's major.
- One of the five electives may be obtained by bundling one-credit and two-credit MAT and STAT courses numbered 3000 and above.
- CSC Majors only: Students may count only one of MAT 2400 and 3100.
The above program requirements are applicable to students entering Fall 2023 and beyond. Please consult the appropriate archived handbook available on the homepage for years prior to these requirements. In order that programs offered by Villanova University reflect current advances and additions to knowledge and upgraded professional requirements, Villanova University reserves the right to change programs and requirements without prior notice. Students generally are bound to the requirements in effect and published online for the year in which their class begins its first year of study. Special requirements may be in effect for students who have left the University and are being readmitted. Students are advised to check with the web catalog or with their college offices regarding changes that may affect them. Additional academic information may be obtained from the various college offices and the web sites listed for the particular policies, programs and services found in this catalog.