Click on the appropriate area of study for information about the kinds of majors that are available and the math courses appropriate for those majors.


BEFORE YOU REGISTER: Talk to an advisor in your degree program to ensure that you are taking the proper math course.

Which course should I take for my major?

How do I get to Calculus?

Calculus I (MTH 1410) requires either:

  • College Algebra for Calculus (MTH 1110, 1111, or 1109) and College Trigonometry (MTH 1120),
  • Precalculus (MTH 1400)

If a student has already taken College Algebra and Trigonometry, it is not necessary to take Precalculus.

AAF Accuplacer options

Students may be able to test into Calculus I (MTH 1410) using the AAF Accuplacer test. A score of 290 or higher on that test, plus permission of the Math & Stats department chair, is required.

Any student who scores 290 or higher on the AAF Accuplacer should contact [email protected] for next steps.

College Algebra Through Modeling options

Some students will take College Algebra Through Modeling (MTH 1112 or 1115), followed by College Trigonometry (MTH 1120). This combination is not a sufficient prerequisite for Calculus I.

Any student who has completed MTH 1112 and MTH 1120 should contact [email protected] for Calculus placement options.

Math Course Prerequisites

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