The University of Arizona

Undergraduate Math Center

Math/SDS Majors and MinorsCurrent Continuing StudentsCan I use a course from another department in my math or SDS minor requirements?

3.12. Can I use a course from another department in my math or SDS minor requirements?

Usually, no.  The exceptions tend to be courses where the offering department has worked with us in development of the course and (at least historically) cross-listed the course.  Since the College of Science stopped offering cross-listings between courses within the college, it may be tough to tell which courses can be used.  We hope the following notes will help to clarify:

  • SIE 440 is an option for the elective course in the SDS major. 
  • ECOL 480 does count in the math minor, though the cross-listing has not been preserved.
  • PHIL/CSC/MATH 401A and 401B do count in the math minor requirements. Since these courses are offered by the Philosophy department (not in the College of Science), the cross-listing has been preserved.
  • ONE course from CSC 244, CSC 245, or CSC 473 may be used in the math minor, but not more than one.
  • Sorry, though the College of Engineering offers some courses with significant math content, they do not fit the criteria for use in a math minor.

Something to keep in mind:  graduate programs and employers who view a student's transcript will expect to see a minimum number of MATH courses for a student earning a math minor.  Likewise, students earning the SDS minor should have DATA courses on their transcript.

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