A minor is offered in applied mathematics. Declaration of a minor is open to any student enrolled at CU Boulder, regardless of college or school.
The minor in applied mathematics was developed to provide in-depth training in mathematical techniques and computational methods well beyond the training usually received by science and engineering majors. The minor currently offers three tracks: general emphasis, scientific computing and mathematical software, or probability and statistics. The goals of each track are to introduce students to more advanced mathematical techniques and problem-solving strategies. Such skills are becoming increasingly important for students who expect to participate in areas requiring analysis or modeling of real world situations.
The department also offers a minor in statistics which was developed to provide in-depth training in statistical methods and techniques well beyond the training usually received by science and engineering majors. The ability to understand, visualize and analyze data is becoming an increasingly important skill in many disparate fields. This minor offers undergraduate students from any major the opportunity to develop their statistical knowledge.