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Applied Mathematics Minor
PEAKS  Natural Sciences & Mathematics 
The Applied Mathematics minor is designed to build fundamental quantitative and problemsolving skills in mathematics and the allied fields of computer science and statistics. There is a strong emphasis on applications to mathematical modeling and the collection, management, and use of data. Applied Mathematics minors also gain experience in the laboratory and an appreciation of the role of mathematics and information in society.
All of the courses in the minor are offered every year, and most of them every semester, with the exception of CSC270. Students wishing to take this course to fulfill the requirements should plan accordingly.
Course  Course Title  Credits 

MINOR REQUIREMENTS 

CSC150 
Computer Science I 
4 
Complete 1 course from the following: 

MAT150 
Applied Calculus: A Modeling Approach 
4 
MAT175 
Single Variable Calculus 
4 
MAT275 
Multivariable Calculus 
4 
Complete 1 course from the following: 

CSC270 
Applied Databases 
3 
MAT212 
Advanced Statistical Methods 
3 
Complete one approved laboratory course* from one of the following sciences: 
35 

BIO 
Biology 

CHE 
Chemistry 

GEO 
Geoscience 

PHY 
Physics 

ENV 
Environmental Studies 

Notes 

*Approved laboratory courses include BIO159, BIO201, BIO202, BIO210, CHE141, CHE142, ENV160, GEO101, PHY231, PHY232, PHY271, and PHY272. 
Computer Science Minor
PEAKS  Professional Studies & Enhancements 
Computer science is one of the most rapidly changing and most highly interdisciplinary fields of academic inquiry. Because the ideas and techniques of information theory underlie large parts of the workings of modern society, computer science is very effective when paired with other studies. Conceptual developments pioneered by computer scientists have assisted researchers in areas as diverse as biology, sociology, music, and literary analysis. The Computer Science minor both develops and enhances students' analytical and problemsolving capabilities and prepares them to apply informationtheoretic ideas and sensibility in their chosen careers.
Course  Course Title  Credits 

MINOR REQUIREMENTS 

MAT150 or 
Applied Calculus: A Modeling Approach 
4 
MAT252 
Discrete Mathematics 
3 
CSC150 
Computer Science I 
4 
CSC152 
Computer Science II 
4 
CSC160 
Introduction to Computer Architecture 
3 
CSC270 
Applied Databases 
3 
CSC235 or 
Programming Languages or 
3 
Notes 

Students may elect to minor in Computer Studies (Natural Sciences and Mathematics PEAK) or in Computer Science (Professional Studies and Enhancements PEAK), but not both. MathematicsComputer Science majors may not minor in either Computer Studies or Computer Science. 
Computer Studies Minor
PEAKS  Natural Sciences & Mathematics 
The study of computing requires a creative imagination and develops analytical and problemsolving skills that are applicable in a wide range of academic and professional careers. The Computer Studies minor provides students with the academic background necessary to understand the applications of computing and information theory in solving scientific problems, both everyday and professional. It also builds familiarity with concepts and technologies of computer science that have become an integral part of virtually every profession. In keeping with the interdisciplinary spirit of the field, minors in Computer Studies complete coursework in the natural sciences and mathematics. Students should recognize that an ability to acquire and use mathematical tools is an assumed part of this minor.
The Computer Studies minor is an excellent complement to majors not always thought of as allied to computer science such as political economy, business, or psychology, since these are increasingly concerned with very large sets of data.
Course  Course Title  Credits 

MINOR REQUIREMENTS 

MAT150 or 
Applied Calculus: A Modeling Approach 
4 
CSC150 
Computer Science I 
4 
CSC152 
Computer Science II 
4 
CSC270 
Applied Databases 
3 
Complete one approved laboratory course* from one of the following sciences: 
35 

BIO 
Biology 

CHE 
Chemistry 

GEO 
Geoscience 

PHY 
Physics 

ENV 
Environmental Studies 

Notes 

* Approved laboratory courses include BIO159, BIO201, BIO202, BIO210, CHE141, CHE142, ENV160, GEO101, PHY231, PHY232, PHY271, and PHY272. Students who wish to enhance their understanding of the foundations of computer science or to prepare for careers more closely related to the field should consider the following additional courses: CSC340 Design and Analysis of Algorithms MAT212 Multiple Regression Analysis MAT252 Discrete Mathematics MAT361 Linear Algebra 
DualDegree Engineering Minor
PEAKS  Natural Sciences & Mathematics  Professional Studies & Enhancements 
Engineering gives students the opportunity to be simultaneously creative and practical. They can combine the principles learned in science and mathematics with the methods and techniques of engineering to develop theory, models, and applications. The DualDegree Engineering Minor is meant to develop a foundation preparing the student for further study and a career in engineering.
Engineering schools require that many general science and mathematics courses be completed at The College of Idaho before a student transfers under the dualdegree engineering program. Therefore it is recommended that students complete a mathematics or mathematicsphysics major if interested in the dualdegree engineering minor. (Note: Choosing a major other than mathematics or mathematicsphysics will likely result in the student spending four years at The College of Idaho to complete their major. Upperlevel coursework from the engineering institution will transfer back to The College of Idaho to fulfill the mathematics or mathematicsphysics major requirements. (Please see the dualdegree engineering requirements for affiliated institutions.) Students can fulfill two PEAKS upon completion of this minor: Natural Sciences and Mathematics and Professional Studies.
Course  Course Title  Credits 

MINOR REQUIREMENTS 

MAT/PHY 
Mathematics and/or Physics UpperDivision (300 or 400level) Courses 
9 
Acceptance to an approved engineering program 

The following courses are required for most fields of engineering and most computer science programs: 

CHE141 
General Chemistry I and Laboratory 
4 
MAT150 
Applied Calculus: A Modeling Approach 
4 
MAT175 
Single Variable Calculus 
4 
MAT275 
Multivariable Calculus 
4 
PHY170 
Engineering Analysis 
2 
PHY271 
Analytical Physics I and Laboratory 
5 
PHY272 
Analytical Physics II and Laboratory 
5 
Additional Humanities electives as specified by the partner dualdegree institution. 

Notes 

*The required courses specific to the DualDegree Engineering Minor depend upon the engineering field and the engineering institution. Every student completing this Minor should closely consult with a dualdegree engineering advisor to choose appropriate College of Idaho courses. 
Mathematics Minor
PEAKS  Natural Sciences & Mathematics 
Course  Course Title  Credits 

PREREQUISITES 

MAT175* or 
Single Variable Calculus or 
4 
Complete one course from the following: 

MAT280 
Introduction to Proof: Number Theory 
1 
MAT281 
Introduction to Proof: Combinatorics 
1 
MAT282 
Introduction to Proof: Sets and Functions 
1 
MAT283 
Introduction to Proof: Logic 
1 
MINOR REQUIREMENTS: 

Complete 6 credits of upperdivision (300 or 400level) coursework in Mathematics: 

MATELEC 
Any 6 credits of 300 or 400level MAT courses 
6 
Complete one approved laboratory course** from one of the following sciences: 
35 

BIO 
Biology 

CHE 
Chemistry 

GEO 
Geoscience 

PHY 
Physics 

ENV 
Environmental Studies 

Students who wish to satisfy the requirements for a second teaching field in Secondary Education must complete 20 credits of mathematics (MAT) courses including the following courses: 

MAT125 or 
Data Analysis and Statistics or 
3 
MAT252 
Discrete Mathematics 
3 
MAT311 
Probability 
3 
MAT361 
Linear Algebra 
3 
MAT370 
Geometry 
3 
Notes 

*Depending on Math placement, students may be required to take MAT150 Applied Calculus: A Modeling Approach prior to taking MAT175. **Approved laboratory courses include BIO159, BIO201, BIO202, BIO210, CHE141, CHE142, ENV160, GEO101, PHY231, PHY232, PHY271, and PHY272. 
Physical Sciences Minor
PEAKS  Natural Sciences & Mathematics 
The Physical Sciences minor is designed for students desiring to better understand the physical sciences but who do not plan on pursuing a career in the sciences.
Course  Course Title  Credits 

MINOR REQUIREMENTS 

MAT150 or higher 
Applied Calculus: A Modeling Approach or a higherlevel math course 
4 
Complete 2 courses from the following: 

CHE141 
General Chemistry I and Laboratory 
4 
CHE142 
General Chemistry II and Laboratory 
4 
PHY231 or 
General Physics I and Laboratory or 
4 
PHY232 or 
General Physics II and Laboratory or 
4 
And complete at least 3 additional credits in PHY, CHE, or GEO 
Physics Minor
PEAKS  Natural Sciences & Mathematics 
The fundamental nature of physics makes an understanding of its principles, techniques and limitations important in the acquisition and extension of knowledge in all the sciences. In addition, it has historical connections to metaphysics and natural philosophy, which makes it an integral part of a balanced liberal arts curriculum. Physics minors should recognize and gracefully accept that an ability to acquire and use mathematical tools is an assumed part of their minors.
Course  Course Title  Credits 

PREREQUISITES 

MAT175 
Single Variable Calculus 
4 
MAT275 
Multivariable Calculus 
4 
MAT352 
Differential Equations 
3 
MINOR REQUIREMENTS 

PHY271 
Analytical Physics I and Laboratory 
5 
PHY272 
Analytical Physics II and Laboratory 
5 
Complete 9 credits from the following: 

PHY 
Physics UpperDivision (300 or 400level) Courses 
6 
PHY 
Physics Coursework  any level 
3 
Notes 

Completing this minor and 1 additional credit in physics satisfies the state requirements for the secondary education secondteaching field in physics. 
Associated Minors
Geosciences Minor
PEAKS  Natural Sciences & Mathematics 
The Geosciences minor is designed to provide students with a background in Earth sciences. Students seeking majors outside of the sciences will gain knowledge and skills for communicating the relevance of Earth systems science to society and human dimensions.
Course  Course Title  Credits 

MINOR REQUIREMENTS 

Minor core requirements (78 credits): 

GEO101 
Physical Geology and Laboratory 
4 
GEO150 or 
Physical Geography or 
34 
Complete two of the following (68 credits): 

GEO310 
Earth's Dynamic Climate System 
3 
GEO320 
Watershed Hydrology 
3 
ENV350 
Introduction to Geographical Information Systems (GIS) 
3 
PHY231 or 
General Physics I and Laboratory or 
45 
Complete one Mathematics course (34 credits): 

MAT125 
Data Analysis and Statistics or 
