Mathematics Minor

Real life problem solving on the job is often mathematically based. The Mathematics minor provides the opportunity for students to develop the logical thinking and problem solving abilities many employers are seeking. When coupled with a technical or scientific baccalaureate it provides the mathematical maturity needed to succeed in the highly competitive employment world of today. It also prepares students for graduate study in mathematically intense graduate programs such as physics, engineering, statistics, operations research or mathematics.


Admission Requirements

This Mathematics minor is open to any student admitted to Ferris State and pursuing a baccalaureate degree except for a baccalaureate with a mathematics major. The minor is designed to complement any Ferris major program. Students may use only one-third of the credits in a minor that overlap with the student’s major. For example: If a minor is 18 credits, 6 credits may be applied to the minor that are also used in the major. Students may apply 6 credits of overlap between minors.


Graduation Requirements

An academic minor may only be awarded upon completion of a baccalaureate degree at Ferris State. This minor requires a minimum of 22 credits with a minimum 2.5 grade average in these courses. Also, 50 percent of the credits for a minor must be taught by Ferris State University.


Required Courses
(number of credit hours in parentheses)
See Course Descriptions page for more information about each course.

MATH 220 Calculus 1 (4)
MATH 230 Calculus 2 (4)
MATH 320 Calculus 3 (4)
MATH 322 Linear Algebra (3)
Electives (select 2 from the following: MATH 324, MATH 325, MATH 328, MATH 330, MATH 340, MATH 360, MATH 414, MATH 416, MATH 420, MATH 430, MATH 440)


Contact Information

Mathematics Minor Coordinator: Kent Sun
E-mail: sunk@ferris.edu
Office Location: ASC 2031
Phone: (231) 591-2579                                  

Department Information:
Mathematics Department
820 Campus Drive, ASC 2021
Big Rapids, MI 49307
(231) 591-2565