(updated in March 2017 to reflect the changes in course numbers, effective starting from the Fall 2017 semester)
The departmental instruction for Math Minor is http://www.smu.edu/Dedman/academics/departments/math/undergraduate/Minor .
The required courses are
Note 1: If you qualify to take Math 1340 (Consolidated Calculus) and pass with a grade C- or better, you can use Math 1340 to replace Math 1337 and Math 1338, which means you only need to take two calculus courses (Math 1340 and Calculus III).
Note 2: For the three 3000+ level mathematics courses, I recommend taking Math 2343 (Differential Equations) and Math 3353 (Introduction to Linear Algebra), since these two are fundamental math courses. Anyone pursuing a math degree (either major or minor) should have taken these courses before they get their Bachelor degree. You can choose the third 3000+ level course from Math 3315, Math 3308, M3337, etc.
Note: Starting from the Fall 2017 semester, the following changes in course numbers will be in effect:
To declare math minor, you need to download the declaration form here , print it out, then fill in the info of the required courses that you have completed, as well as the remaining required courses you will take.
For the remaining courses, in case you have not made up your mind about some of the courses to take, you can write on your form such as
Math 2343 (Math 3313 after Fall 2017)
Math 3353 (Math 3304 after Fall 2017)
Math 3308 or Math 3315
This means you have made up your mind to take Differential Equations and Linear Algebra, but will decide to choose the third one from 3308 or 3315 when the time comes. (This avoids the need having to prepare another form for signature. Otherwise, for example, if you only write down Math 3337, but later on change your mind to take Math 3308, you'll need to get a new form for signature.)
After you fill in your form, you can bring it to my office (Clements Hall 133) for signature. If I am not in office when you drop by, you can leave your form in the box on my office door, then email me to let me know your form is ready for signature. After I sign your form (I'll also scan a copy of the signed form for record-keeping), I'll reply your email to inform you to pick up the form. I'll put the form in the box on my office door if I leave before you drop by, so you can still pick it up even if I am not in office.
After you get the signed form, you only need to bring it back to the office of student-record at your corresponding school. E.g., the office of student-record of the Dedman College (School of Sciences) is at Clements Hall 134; while the School of Engineering, etc, has its own office of student-record. There is no need to bring it back to the math departmental office.
The Math Minor requirements are C- or better grades on all of the required courses. Math Minor requires 18 semester hours in SMU mathematics. To check what courses to take, please look up the online course catalog , and follow the link to the Dedman College and the Math Dept (E.g., this link for 2017--2018).
Things to note: (added in May 2016)