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Operations Research Minor - Program Requirements

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Completing the Operations Research Minor Program

Academic Requirements

Students must be in good academic standing. Minimum GPA for minor completion is 2.000 in minor courses.

Minors are awarded in conjunction with a major. All university degree requirements must be met upon completion.

Academic Advice

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how to best incorporate a minor within their major program of study.

Prerequisite Courses

There are no specific course prerequisites for admission but note that some of the courses have their own specific prerequisites and therefore might not be available to all students in the minor.

Required Courses

The curriculum includes seven courses related to operations research and its application areas.

Note that six of the seven courses are upper division, as courses specific to this area are typically taught at the 300 to 400 level.

At least three courses applied for the minor cannot be used to fulfill any other program requirements (UB Curriculum, major, or other minor). Also, some of the courses have their own specific pre-requisites and therefore might not be available to all students in the minor.

Lower Division Required Courses:

MTH 142 College Calculus 2

Upper Division Required Courses:

IE 322 Analytics and Computing
IE 373 Systems Modeling and Optimization OR 1
IE 374 Systems Modeling and Optimization OR 2

Upper Division Elective Courses (choose three):

  • MTH 309 Linear Algebra
  • IE 411 Social Network Behavior Models
  • IE 412 Decisions Analysis
  • IE 425 Applications of Operations Research in Healthcare
  • IE 414 Revenue Management and Pricing
  • Other 400 level IE classes in operations research may be substituted with permission of the program director.


Total Credit Hours Required

Total credit hours required for the Operations Research Minor
Total Credits Required for Minor/Certificate 21

Minors and certificates must be completed in conjunction with a major and all university degree requirements must be met.

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or minor requirements.

Total Credit Hours Required represents the minimum credits needed to complete this program, and may vary based on a number of circumstances. This chart should not be used for financial aid purposes.

 
Published: Nov 16, 2022 15:56:10