Mathematics Minor - Department of Mathematics | Briar Cliff University

Mathematics (Minor)

Degree Type: Primary or Secondary Minor

A minor in mathematics is designed to help students develop skills in quantitative reasoning, problem solving, and data analysis. These skills can valuable in a variety of career fields, including computer science, business and finance, physical sciences, social sciences, and education.

Mathematics (Minor) Courses

MATH 200 - Elementary Statistics

An introduction to the theory and applications of statistics intended for students in business, nursing and the social sciences, but also recommended for students in the liberal arts. Topics include measures of central tendency and variability, probability distributions, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, linear regression, correlation, analysis of variance and nonparametric statistics. This course is not open to those in a mathematics major. Prerequisite: MATH 10 or recommendation of the department chairperson based upon mathematics assessment Read more »

MATH 217 - Calculus I

Functions, mathematical models, limits, continuity, slope and instantaneous velocity, derivatives, techniques of differentiation, related rates, linearization, exponential and logarithmic models, indeterminate forms, graphical analysis, optimization problems, antiderivatives, definite integrals, Fundamental Theorem of Calculus Prerequisite: Recommendation of the department chairperson based on mathematics assessment Read more »

MATH 218 - Calculus II

Techniques of integration, applications of definite integrals, numerical integration, improper integrals, differential equations, infinite series, convergence tests, power series, Taylor polynomials, parametric curves, polar curves, vectors, dot and cross products, lines and planes in space. Prerequisite: MATH 217 Read more »

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