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Mathematical sciences include the disciplines of pure mathematics, applied mathematics and statistics. Mathematicians and statisticians use representations of abstract ideas and relationships to solve problems in order to arrive at a general understanding of how these representations work, as well as how they could be applied. Mathematical sciences students learn complex analytical and problem-solving skills while exploring a range of mathematical topics and problems.


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Program Code



2 years

Admission Criteria



Main Campus


Mathematical Sciences
McMicken College of Arts and Sciences


4199 French Hall
PO Box 210025
Cincinnati,OH  45221-0025
Mihaela Poplicher
Phone: 513-556-4050

Student Success Factors

The field of mathematical sciences is quite diverse, so success factors tend to vary. Certainly, good reasoning skills and logical thinking, along with the ability to communicate abstract concepts are important. Mathematicians enjoy challenging problems and find it difficult to stop working on a problem until they arrive at a satisfactory solution.

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Additional career options are listed on the Center for Exploratory Studies website.


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Math Minor Curriculum Guide

Predominant Program

    Math Minor Requirements
    • MATH1061, Calculus I, QR, 4
    • MATH1062, Calculus II, QR, 4
    • MATH2063, Multivariable Calculus, QR, 4
    • MATH2076, Linear Algebra, QR, 3
    • XXXXxxxx, Three courses from Math & Stat Electives group below (MATH 2073 & STAT 2037 recommended) , 9
    Math & Stat Electives
    • MATH2073, Ordinary Differential Equations, QR, 3
    • MATH3001, Introduction to Abstract Math, 3
    • MATH3002, Introduction to Analysis, 3
    • MATH3004, Introduction to Abstract Algebra, 3
    • MATH3005, Introduction to Geometry, 3
    • MATH3006, Mathematical Modeling, 3
    • MATH3008, Introduction to Financial Mathematics, 3
    • MATH4001, Special Topics in Mathematics, 3
    • MATH4008, Introduction to Probability, 3
    • MATH4009, Financial Mathematics for Actuarial Sciences, 3
    • MATH4011, Introduction to Number Theory, 3
    • MATH4012, Differential Geometry and Topology, 3
    • MATH5101, Advanced Calculus I, 4
    • MATH5102, Advanced Calculus II, 4
    • MATH5103, Abstract Linear Algebra, 3
    • MATH5104, Group Theory, 3
    • MATH5105, Introduction to Complex Analysis, 3
    • MATH5106, Numerical Analysis, 3
    • MATH5107, Partial Differential Equations and Fourier Analysis, 3
    • MATH5108, Applied Probability and Stochastic Processes, 3
    • MATH5110, Probabilistic Aspects of Financial Modeling, 3
    • MATH5111, Computational Financial Mathematics, 3
    • MATH5112, Applied Linear Algebra, 3
    • MATH5115, Mathematical Programming, 3
    • MATH5151, Applied Ordinary Differential Equations, 3
    • MATH6001, Advanced Calculus I, 4
    • MATH6002, Advanced Calculus II, 4
    • MATH6003, Abstract Linear Algebra, 3
    • MATH6004, Group Theory, 3
    • MATH6005, Introduction to Complex Analysis, 3
    • MATH6006, Numerical Analysis, 3
    • MATH6007, Partial Differential Equations and Fourier Analysis, 3
    • MATH6008, Applied Probability and Stochastic Processes, 3
    • MATH6010, Probabilistic Aspects of Financial Modeling, 3
    • MATH6011, Computational Financial Mathematics, 3
    • MATH6012, Applied Linear Algebra, 3
    • MATH6015, Mathematical Programming, 3
    • MATH6051, Applied Ordinary Differential Equations, 3
    • STAT2037, Probability and Statistics I, QR, 3
    • STAT3038, Probability and Statistics II, 3
    • STAT4021, Special Topics in Statistics, 3
    • STAT5121, Mathematical Statistics I, 3
    • STAT5122, Mathematical Statistics II, 3
    • STAT5131, Applied Statistics I, 3
    • STAT5132, Applied Statistics II, 3
    • STAT5145, Statistical Computing with SAS and S-plus, 3
    • STAT6021, Mathematical Statistics I, 3
    • STAT6022, Mathematical Statistics II, 3
    • STAT6031, Applied Statistics I, 3
    • STAT6032, Applied Statistics II, 3
    • STAT6045, Statistical Computing with SAS and S-plus, 3

UC Advantages and Special Opportunities

Students in the UC McMicken College of Arts and Sciences (A&S) enjoy many benefits afforded through study at a research-intensive institution ranked among the nation's top 25 public research universities. UC's urban, Tristate location offers exciting opportunities for global education, research and service learning, while its student-centered focus includes an 11:1 student-faculty ratio, a nationally recognized Center for Exploratory Studies and a highly successful First Year Experience program that teaches critical skills for first-year students and provides connections with important campus resources.

Admission Requirements

Students already pursuing a degree in any college at UC can add the minor to their program. Be sure to submit a declaration of the minor using our online form.

In addition, you must meet with the program director so that the department is aware that you are pursuing the minor and can advise you appropriately. Do this early enough to avoid delay in obtaining your minor.

Graduation Requirements

If you have declared the minor, it will appear on your application for graduation. Apply for graduation as you normally would for your bachelor’s degree.


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