# Minoring in Mathematics

**IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Fall 2022 Math Requirements & L&S Grading Option Policy Modification**

In light of the College of Letters and Science’s recent extension of the **Pass/No Pass late change of class schedule deadline to 11:59 p.m. PT this Sunday, December 11, 2022, **the Math Department is adjusting its policies for the Fall 2022 semester. Please see the full announcement here.

**MINOR IN MATHEMATICS**

(consists of four lower-division and five upper-division courses)

**LOWER-DIVISION REQUIRED COURSES**

Mathematics 1A | Calculus |

Mathematics 1B | Calculus |

Mathematics 53 | Multivariable Calculus |

Mathematics 54 | Linear Algebra and Differential Equations |

*(We will accept Physics 89 in lieu of Math 54 for students with a major in Physics, provided that the grade is at least a C. We will accept EECS 16A plus EECS 16B in lieu of Math 54 for students with a major in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, provided that both grades are at least a C.)*

**FOUR UPPER-DIVISION REQUIRED COURSES**

Mathematics 104 | Introduction to Analysis |

Mathematics 110 | Linear Algebra |

Mathematics 113 | Introduction to Abstract Algebra |

Mathematics 185 | Introduction to Complex Analysis |

**ONE UPPER-DIVISION ELECTIVE**

One additional upper-division mathematics course, or a non-Math upper-division class from the pre-approved list of Applied Math electives.

All
the courses applied to the minor must be taken for a letter grade*****. A minimum grade point average of 2.0 is required for the lower-division minor requirements as well as for the five upper-division courses used for the minor. Only one
upper-division class may overlap between your major and the Mathematics Minor.
At least three of the five upper division courses must be completed at UC Berkeley.

***PLEASE NOTE: **Math Minor coursework taken in Spring 2020, Fall 2020, and Spring 2021 may satisfy requirements with a Passing "P" grade though at least one upper division requirement for the minor must be taken from the Math Department with a letter grade of C or better and an average of 2.0.

**When to Declare the Minor**

- Be a declared major in a program other than Mathematics
- Be a student in good standing (minimum 2.0 overall gpa at U.C.)
- Have completed the lower-division classes required for the minor.

L&S requires that all minors be declared no later than one semester before your Expected Graduation Term (EGT). See more details on their website under “Plan for or declare a minor.” To declare the Math minor, complete this online form. When final grades are available, we will certify completion of the Mathematics Minor to the Registrar’s Office. The notation will appear on your transcript even if you have not yet completed your degree.

**General Information**

**First Upper-Division Math Courses**

It should be emphasized that the character of mathematics changes
sharply between lower and upper-division courses. The role of
computation diminishes and there is a greater emphasis on deductive
reasoning. While some students find the theoretical approach more
congenial, most find upper-division courses more difficult. Because of
this, it is strongly recommended that only students who earned grades of
B- or better in both Math 53 and 54 attempt the minor program in
Mathematics.

Additionally, the advising staff recommend Mathematics 110 as your first
upper-division class. Students are more successful in making the
transition with this course. Math 104 is a particularly demanding class
and should be taken later in your program. Be aware that top students
spend 12 to 15 hours per class beyond the lectures and sections, so plan
your study load accordingly.