Mathematics Requirements
Three courses in mathematics, which include two courses in calculus and one additional course chosen from the approved list.
Calculus courses:
 MATH 10A or 20A
 MATH 10B or 20B
Approved list of mathematics courses:
 MATH 10C  Calculus III
 MATH 20C  Calculus and Analytic Geometry for Science and Engineering
 MATH 11  Calculusbased Introductory Probability and Statistics
 MATH 18  Linear Algebra (formerly MATH 20F)
 PHIL 10  Introduction to Logic
This requirement must be taken for a Letter Grade.
Note: Please verify mathematics courses required by major and/or minor department.
Math Placement Exam
The Math Placement Exam (MPE) is required for all new students unless you have one of the following exemptions:

AP Calculus AB (or AB subscore) score of 2 or higher.

IB Higher Level Math score of 5 or higher.

SAT Subject Test in Math Level 2 score of 600 or higher for MATH 10A or MATH 4C; 650 or higher for MATH 20A.

Community college or university course in calculus with a grade C or better.
The Math Placement Exam (MPE) may be retaken after 60 days. See the Math Testing and Placement website for more information.
Math Placement Based on AP and IB Scores
MATH PLACEMENT BASED ON AP AND IB SCORES AP SCORES 


AP EXAM

1

2

3

4 or 5

AB score 3, 4, 5 
Take the MPE

Enroll in:
MATH 4C or MATH 10A (FA18 only: MATH 20A or MATH 10A) 
Enroll in: 
Enroll in:
MATH 20B or MATH 10B 
BC* score 3, 4, 5 
Use AB subscore

Use AB subscore

Enroll in:
MATH 20B (for 2 units) or MATH 10C 
Enroll in: *Math Majors with a BC score of 5 can take the honors calculus sequence: 
IB SCORE  HIGHER LEVEL EXAM


5, 6 or 7


(8 units)
Enroll in MATH 20B or 10B 

NOTE: If Topic 9Option: Calculus complete, petition Math Department for both 20A and 20B credit. 
Previous College Calculus
If you received previous college credit, you will not be given credit for repeating the equivalent course.
1 semester = MATH 20A or 10A
1 year = MATH 10A, 10B, and 10C or MATH 20A & 20B