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All standardized and placement tests must have been completed within the last five years. These requirements are strictly enforced.

If you need to take, or retake, the QAS Accuplacer, the AAF Accuplacer, or the ALEKS PPL assessment see the Math Placement Testing page for more information.

**Description:**

MTH 1080 covers a wide range of topics such as probability theory and mortgages, and does not require as strong an algebra background as College Algebra or Finite Mathematics. It does not prepare the student for any further study of mathematics. This course is often taken by Humanities, Social Science, & Public Service Majors.

**Prerequisites:** One of the following:

PLACEMENT TESTS:

Scores are valid for five years from the year of the test.

**ACT Math**: 19 or higher**SAT Math:**500 or higher**Elementary Algebra Accuplacer:**72 or higher**QAS Accuplacer:**240 or higher**ALEKS PPL:**30 or higher

COURSES:

Final grade must be C- or higher.

**MAT 0250 (formerly MAT 050)****MAT 0300 (formerly MAT 055)****MAT 090****MAT 099**

OTHER:

**High School GPA**: 2.50 or higher

Students who need MTH 1080 but do not meet any of the prerequisites may instead take MTH 1081 with the corequisite lab MTH 1082 (no prerequisites required). A passing grade in MTH 1081 is equivalent to a passing grade in MTH 1080 and satisfies the Quantitative Literacy requirement for General Studies.

**Description:**

This College Algebra sequence is designed for those wishing to major in such areas as: Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering, Biology, Chemistry, Criminalistics (Forensics), Geology, Meteorology, Physics, or Surveying. A student who took trigonometry, precalculus or calculus in high school may not need to start out in this sequence and should talk to an advisor in the Mathematics Department so as to not retake material previously learned. When followed by a Trigonometry course, the Stretch College Algebra sequence leads to the Calculus sequence. Some students may wish to take Precalculus instead of College Algebra and Trigonometry.

**Prerequisites for MTH 1108: **

This is the first course in the Stretch College Algebra Sequence. One of the following:

PLACEMENT TESTS:

Scores are valid for five years from the year of the test.

**ACT Math**: 19-21**SAT Math:**500-529**Elementary Algebra Accuplacer:**45 or higher**AAF Accuplacer:**210-229**ALEKS PPL:**30 or higher

COURSES:

Final grade must be C- or higher.

**MAT 0300 (formerly MAT 055)****MAT 099**

**Prerequisites for MTH 1109:
**This is the second course in the Stretch College Algebra Sequence. Students must complete MTH 1109 to get Quantitative Literacy credit.

COURSE:

Final grade must be C- or higher.

**MTH 1108**

**Description:
**College Algebra for Calculus is designed for those wishing to major in such areas as: Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering, Biology, Chemistry, Criminalistics (Forensics), Geology, Meteorology, Physics, or Surveying. A student who took trigonometry, pre-calculus or calculus in high school may not need to start out in this course and should talk to an advisor in the Mathematics Department so as to not retake material previously learned. When followed by a Trigonometry course, College Algebra for Calculus leads to the Calculus sequence. Some students may wish to take Precalculus instead of College Algebra and Trigonometry. For more information, see the Precalculus section on this page.

**Prerequisites:** One of the following:

PLACEMENT TESTS:

Scores are valid for five years from the year of the test.

**ACT Math**: 27 or higher**SAT Math:**610 or higher**College Level Math Accuplacer:**45 or higher**AAF Accuplacer****:**245 or higher**ALEKS PPL:**50 or higher

**Description:**

College Algebra for Calculus with Lab is designed for those wishing to major in such areas as: Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering, Biology, Chemistry, Criminalistics (Forensics), Geology, Meteorology, Physics, or Surveying. When followed by a Trigonometry course, College Algebra for Calculus with Lab leads to the Calculus sequence. College Algebra for Calculus with Lab is to be taken with the corequisite College Algebra Laboratory MTH 1101. A passing grade in MTH 1111 is equivalent to a passing grade in MTH 1110 and satisfies the Quantitative Literacy requirement for General Studies. Some students may wish to take Precalculus instead of College Algebra and Trigonometry. For more information, see the Precalculus section on this page.

**Prerequisites:** One of the following:

PLACEMENT TESTS:

Scores are valid for five years from the year of the test.

**ACT Math**: 22-26**SAT Math:**530-609**College Level Math Accuplacer:**20-4490 or higher*and*Elementary Algebra Accuplacer:**AAF Accuplacer****:**230-244**ALEKS PPL:**40-49

COURSES:

Final grade must be C- or higher.

**MAT 0300 (formerly MAT 055)****MAT 099**

**Description:
**College Algebra Through Modeling is designed for those wishing to major in the sciences where Calculus will not be required (e.g. Biology or Aviation). Instead of preparing a student for Calculus, this course covers the use of mathematics as applied to “real-world” problems. A student may take Trigonometry after MTH 1112, but will require additional preparation for Calculus I. Students should contact the Math & Stats department for placement options regarding Calculus.

**Prerequisites:** One of the following:

PLACEMENT TESTS:

Scores are valid for five years from the year of the test.

**ACT Math**: 24 or higher**SAT Math:**580 or higher**Elementary Algebra Accuplacer:**100 or higher**AAF Accuplacer****:**235 or higher**ALEKS PPL:**45 or higher

**Description:**

College Algebra Through Modeling with Lab is designed for those wishing to major in the sciences where Calculus will not be required (e.g. Biology or Aviation). Instead of preparing a student for calculus, this course covers the use of mathematics as applied to “real-world” problems. College Algebra Through Modeling with Lab is to be taken with the corequisite College Algebra Through Modeling Laboratory MTH 1116. A passing grade in MTH 1115 is equivalent to a passing grade in MTH 1112 and satisfies the Quantitative Literacy requirement for General Studies. A student may take Trigonometry after MTH 1112, but will require additional preparation for Calculus I. Students should contact the Math & Stats department for placement options regarding Calculus.

**Prerequisites:** One of the following:

PLACEMENT TESTS:

Scores are valid for five years from the year of the test.

**ACT Math**: 19-23**SAT Math:**500-579**Elementary Algebra Accuplacer:**85-99**AAF Accuplacer****:**220-234**ALEKS PPL:**35-44

COURSES:

Final grade must be C- or higher.

**MAT 0300 (formerly MAT 055)****MAT 099**

**Description:
**College Trigonometry is designed for those wishing to major in such areas as: Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering, Biology, Chemistry, Criminalistics (Forensics), Geology, Meteorology, Physics, or Surveying. When paired with a College Algebra for Calculus course (MTH 1109, 1110, or 1111), College Trigonometry leads to the Calculus sequence. Some students may wish to take Precalculus instead of College Trigonometry. For more information, see the Precalculus section on this page.

**Prerequisites:** One of the following:

PLACEMENT TESTS:

Scores are valid for five years from the year of the test.

**College Level Math Accuplacer:**65 or higher**AAF Accuplacer****:**280 or higher**ALEKS PPL:**60 or higher

COURSES:

Final grade must be C- or higher.

**MTH 1109****MTH 1110 or MTH 1111****MTH 1112 or MTH 1115**

*Course Notes:

- Students who place directly into MTH 1120 must still also pass MTH 1109, 1110, or 1111 with a C- or higher in order to take MTH 1410 Calculus I. In this case, MTH 1400 Precalculus may be a better choice.
- MTH 1112 and/or MTH 1115 is
*not sufficient preparation*for students needing to take MTH 1410 Calculus I. Any students who have already completed MTH 1112*and*MTH 1120 should contact the Math & Stats department for placement options.

**Description:**

Introduction to Statistics teaches students about statistics and how to handle data. In this course the student learns to use computer software to perform statistical tests and to display statistical data. In addition, students create a small statistical project. Previously some students have done projects comparing the predicted temperature on TV to the actual temperature or have compared merchandise prices between different stores. This class is highly useful to those students who major in areas that make heavy use of statistics such as the social sciences and the biological sciences.

**Prerequisites:** One of the following:

PLACEMENT TESTS:

Scores are valid for five years from the year of the test.

**ACT Math**: 19 or higher**SAT Math:**500 or higher**Elementary Algebra Accuplacer:**72 or higher**Elementary Algebra Accuplacer:**45-71**and****Arithmetic Accuplacer:**75 or higher**QAS Accuplacer****:**240 or higher**ALEKS PPL:**30 or higher

COURSES:

Final grade must be C- or higher.

**MTH 1080 or MTH 1081****MTH 1109****MTH 1110 or MTH 1111****MTH 1112 or MTH 1115****MTH 1610****MAT 0250 (formerly MAT 050)****MAT 0300 (formerly MAT 055)****MAT 090****MAT 099**

OTHER:

**High School GPA**: 3.00 or higher

**Description:**

Precalculus is a review of College Algebra content along with the Trigonometry concepts that are necessary for a student taking Calculus.

**Prerequisites:** One of the following:

PLACEMENT TESTS:

Scores are valid for five years from the year of the test.

**College Level Math Accuplacer:**65 or higher**AAF Accuplacer****:**280 or higher**ALEKS PPL:**65 or higher

COURSES:

Final grades must be C- or higher.

**MTH 1109****MTH 1110 or MTH 1111**

OTHER:

**AP Calculus (AB) Exam score:**1**AP Calculus (BC) Exam score:**1

**Description:
**Calculus I is a likely requirement for students wishing to major in such areas as: Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, etc. Calculus I is the first course in a three-part series. Some majors may require only Calculus I, and other majors may require all three. Topics will include applications to science and engineering.

**Prerequisites:** One of the following:

PLACEMENT TESTS:

Scores are valid for five years from the year of the test.

**College Level Math Accuplacer:**80 or higher**AAF Accuplacer:**290 or higher, plus permission of department chair.

*Obtaining permission of chair may include an additional written Algebra/Trigonometry exam.***ALEKS PPL:**75 or higher

COURSES:

Final grades must be C- or higher.

**MTH 1400****MTH 1109***and*MTH 1120**MTH 1110***and*MTH 1120**MTH 1111***and*MTH 1120

*Course notes:

- Students who transfer in only MTH 1120 or who place into MTH 1120 must still also pass MTH 1109, 1110, or 1111 with a C- or higher in order to take MTH 1410.
- MTH 1112 is not sufficient preparation for students needing to take MTH 1410. Any students who have completed MTH 1112
*and*MTH 1120 should contact the Math & Stats department for placement options. - MTH 1320 is not sufficient preparation for students needing to take MTH 1410. Students who passed MTH 1320 still need to meet any of the above prerequisites to take MTH 1410.

OTHER:

**AP Calculus (AB) Exam score:**2**AP Calculus (BC) Exam score:**2

**Description:**

This class was once known as Mathematics for the Elementary School Teacher. This class is taken not only by those who plan to teach elementary school, but also may be taken by those who plan to teach any subject in Middle School or in High School.

**Prerequisites:** One of the following:

PLACEMENT TESTS:

Scores are valid for five years from the year of the test.

**ACT Math**: 19 or higher**SAT Math:**500 or higher**Elementary Algebra Accuplacer:**72 or higher**Elementary Algebra Accuplacer:**45-71**and****Arithmetic Accuplacer:**75 or higher**QAS Accuplacer****:**240 or higher**ALEKS PPL:**30 or higher

COURSES:

Final grades must be C- or higher.

**MTH 1080 or MTH 1081****MTH 1109****MTH 1110 or MTH 1111****MTH 1112 or MTH 1115****MTH 1210****MAT 0250 (formerly MAT 050)****MAT 0300 (formerly MAT 055)****MAT 090****MAT 099**

OTHER:

**High School GPA**: 2.5 or higher- Documented acceptance into the Elementary Education Masters Program or Post-Bac licensure program

*If you satisfy the prerequisite* for one of our courses listed above, but are receiving a registration error, take note of the error message you are receiving.

**“You do not satisfy the prerequisites and/or test scores required…”** –

Submit the Prerequisite Override Request Form here

**“You can only repeat this course 1 time…”** –

Submit the Course Repetition Request Form here

**“This course must be taken with…”** –

Consult the Lab Pairings document. Lecture and Lab classes must be added together, and need to be paired appropriately.

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