VIU Math Department

Frequently Asked Questions

The following is for general information only. For more detailed and precise information consult Mathematics Department faculty members.

It's a great way to enhance your education, increase your set of skills, learn interesting mathematics, and see how it's used in your field. From a professional standpoint a Mathematics Minor can help your degree stand out to prospective employers. Anyone considering entering the teaching profession will find their employment prospects are proportional to the number of mathematics courses taken.

It depends to some extent upon how difficult you find Mathematics and the courses you select. In general, however, you can expect to take some interesting upper level Mathematics courses. The number of course hours required can be easily fit into the elective structure of many degree programs.

No. The Minor in Mathematics must be earned and received at the same time you receive your degree. However courses taken on an individual basis will enhance your value to employers and will provide personal satisfaction and growth.

After completion of a minimum of 54 credits, students must contact the Degree Completion Advisor to declare their intended degree.

No, a designated advisor is unnecessary. However, if you're unsure of anything about the Minor, such as what courses to take or when they'll be offered, it is a good idea to stop by the Mathematics Department to talk.

While it will appear on the transcript, it will not appear on the degree parchment.

Students completing a Minor have to do this in association with a second Minor or a Major. At present students can not graduate with only one Minor. They need a Double Minor or a Major and a Minor.