Applied Mathematics Minor

A minor in Applied Mathematics offers students majoring in another discipline the opportunity to strengthen their mathematical expertise and analytical skills in general, and to incorporate more mathematics courses into their major area of study.

To minor in Applied Mathematics students must:

  • Complete three sequential semesters of calculus up to and including MTH 252 or MTH 322;
  • Complete an additional 9 credits in mathematics courses at the 200 level or higher;
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in the minor.

Of the credits counted towards the minor, 9 must be residency credits.

No more than six of the credits counting towards the minor can be taken from mathematics courses required for the student’s major. We note that several academic programs in the college require a substantial number of mathematics courses for their majors. Consequently, if a student in such a program wishes to minor in mathematics, the student may be required to take as many as 26 total credits in mathematics. In this case the student may wish to consider the advantages of completing a dual major.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will be able to obtain breath, depth and computational fluency in single and multi-variable calculus (Calculus I, Calculus II, and Calculus III). 
  • Students will be able to obtain a mathematical background relevant to their chosen majors.

About Academic Minors

Farmingdale State College students are invited to enhance their studies with an "Academic Minor." A minor is a cluster of thematically related courses drawn from one or more departments. In addition to department based minors (e.g. computer programming & info systems), interdisciplinary minors are also available (e.g. legal studies).

Academic minors are approved by the College-Wide Curriculum Committee and the Provost. Students must make application for an academic minor through the department offering the minor in conjunction with the Registrar's Office Specific course work must be determined in consultation with a faculty member in the department offering the minor. A statement of successful completion of the academic minor will appear on the student's transcript at the time of graduation.

  • A minor is considered to be an optional supplement to a student's major program of study.
  • Completion of a minor is not a graduation requirement and is subject to the availability of the courses selected. However, if the requirements for a minor are not completed prior to certification of graduation in the major, it will be assumed that the minor has been dropped. Consequently, the student will only be certified for graduation in their primary major.
  • Only students in 4 year baccalaureate programs can apply for a minor.
  • A minor should consist of 15 to 21 credits.
  • At least 12 credits must be in courses at the 200 level or higher.
  • At least 9 credits must be residency credits.
  • Specific requirements for each minor are determined by the department granting the minor. 
  • Students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 in their minor.  Some minors may require a higher GPA.
  • Students are prohibited from declaring a minor in the same discipline as their major (e.g. one cannot combine an applied math minor with an applied math major). Academic minors may not apply to all curricula.
  • Students are permitted to double-count courses.
  • Students are only permitted to take more than one minor with appropriate written approval of their department chair or curriculum Dean.

Admission to Farmingdale State College - State University of New York is based on the qualifications of the applicant without regard to age, sex, marital or military status, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, disability or sexual orientation.

Contact Information


Dr. Worku T. Bitew
Whitman Hall, Room 180A
Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm

Fall 2024

Subject to revision

Last Modified 5/9/24