The undergraduate minor in mathematics emphasizes knowledge and awareness of:

  • Calculus of several variables and vector analysis.
  • The structure of mathematical proofs and definitions.
  • Basic linear algebra and the theory of vector spaces.
  • At least one additional specialized area of mathematics.


Declaration of a minor in mathematics is open to any student enrolled at CU Boulder, regardless of college or school.

To earn a minor in mathematics, students must complete the following courses with a grade of C- or better in each course (no pass/fail work may be applied), and they must have at least a C (2.00) average for all attempted work in mathematics. Students are allowed to apply no more than 9 credit hours, including 6 upper-division credit hours, of transfer work toward a minor.

Required Courses and Credit Hours

Required Courses
MATH 1300Calculus 14-5
or APPM 1350 Calculus 1 for Engineers
MATH 2300Calculus 24-5
or APPM 1360 Calculus 2 for Engineers
MATH 2400Calculus 34-5
or APPM 2350 Calculus 3 for Engineers
MATH 2001Introduction to Discrete Mathematics3
or MATH 2002 Number Systems: An Introduction to Higher Mathematics
MATH 2130Introduction to Linear Algebra for Non-Mathematics Majors3
or MATH 2135 Introduction to Linear Algebra for Mathematics Majors
Three upper-division MATH courses (at least one at the 4000-level)9
Total Credit Hours27-30