The study of mathematical and computer sciences involves learning ideas and techniques essential for the natural and social sciences and is increasingly important in all areas of a technological society. A minor in math, computer science or actuarial science can increase your skills for occupational fields in industry or government, teaching, research, actuarial work, business and finance.
The minor is in mathematics is designed to give students a solid foundation in math as well as some experience in the discipline at an advanced level.
A minor in computer science offers students the flexibility to study computing with an eye to applying it to another field of interest. It complements almost any academic area by adding IT competency to the knowledge base acquired in your major field of study.
The minor in Video Game Design provides an interdisciplinary perspective and skill set focused on the creative elements of video game development. This minor is sponsored jointly with the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, the Department of Art and Art History, and the Department of Communications.
The Actuarial Sciences minor provides the theoretical foundations for students interested in a career in the actuarial sciences. The minor is sponsored jointly by the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science in the College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Finance and Economics in the Robert B. Willumstad School of Business.