Minor in Mathematics


The study of mathematics requires a high degree of technical skill in specific areas, but, often more importantly, also demonstrates a well developed sense of logical reasoning which can be applied to many different areas. The Minor in Mathematics allows a student the option of completing a Bachelor's degree in another subject area and still demonstrating the depth of their abstract reasoning and numerical skills by adding on a designation in mathematics. This will be helpful for any students who are planning professional careers for which a sound foundation in formal or mathematical reasoning is required as well as for students with a specific interest in mathematics.

The Minor in Mathematics, used as part of the Bachelor of Arts (Double Minor) with a second teachable minor, is well suited for students who plan to enter a post-baccalaureate education program, with mathematics as one of their teachable subjects.

Teaching has often been a career choice for post-secondary students, and requires education in teachable subjects before proceeding into a professional program of teacher training. The Minor in Mathematics, when paired with minors in English or History, will provide the necessary background for admission to a School of Education and an excellent path to the attainment of students' career goals. As well, the Minor in Mathematics can form part of a bachelor's degree leading students into other professions such as business, law or technical writing.

This minor may be applied towards any KPU bachelor's degree.

Faculty's website: kpu.ca/science

Department's website: kpu.ca/science/mathematics

Admission Requirements

Students pursuing a Minor in Mathematics must be admitted to KPU for undergraduate studies.

Declaration Requirements

Students pursuing this minor must declare their intention prior to graduation. A minor may only be declared as part of a bachelor’s degree.

Curricular Requirements

Students are required to complete 30 credits of mathematics courses, as follows:

Select one of the following: 13
Differential Calculus
Calculus for Life Sciences I
Calculus I (Business Applications)
Select one of the following: 13
Integral Calculus
Calculus for Life Sciences II
Select one of the following: 13
Probability and Statistics
Statistics for Life Sciences
Introduction to Statistics for Business
MATH 2232Linear Algebra3
MATH 2321Multivariate Calculus (Calculus III)3
Select 15 credits of courses in MATH at the 3000 level or higher15
Total Credits30

Credit will not be granted for more than one of the courses in each group.

Note: Students planning to enter an Education program at another institution are advised to check the requirements of that institution, as additional credits may be required.

Credential Awarded

Upon successful completion of the minor as part of a bachelor’s degree program, transcripts will indicate a Minor in Mathematics.

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