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Mathematics Requirements

This requirement must be taken for a Letter Grade

Note: Please verify mathematics courses required by major and/or minor department.

Requirement for Students Admitted as FRESHMEN

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 or MATH 20C - Calculus and Analytic Geometry for Science and Engineering
  • MATH 11 – Calculus-based Introductory Probability and Statistics*
  • MATH 18 – Linear Algebra (formerly MATH 20F) or MATH 31AH - Honors Linear Algebra
  • PHIL 10 – Introduction to Logic
  • AP Statistics (Score 3 or higher)*

*Only one of MATH 11 or AP Statistics may be chosen

Requirement for Students Admitted as TRANSFER

Effective Fall 2023: students admitted as transfers have different math requirements than students admitted as freshmen.

Three courses in mathematics, which include one course in calculus and two additional courses chosen from the approved list.

Calculus course:

  • MATH 10A or 20A

Approved list of mathematics courses:

  • DSC 10 – Principles of Data Science
  • MATH 10B – Calculus II; or MATH 20B – Calculus for Science and Engineering
  • MATH 10C – Calculus III; or MATH 20C - Calculus and Analytic Geometry for Science and Engineering
  • MATH 11 – Calculus-based Introductory Probability and Statistics*
  • MATH 18 – Linear Algebra (formerly MATH 20F); or MATH 31AH – Honors Linear Algebra
  • PHIL 10 – Introduction to Logic
  • PSYC 60 – Introduction to Statistics*
  • AP Statistics (Score 3 or higher)*

*Only one of MATH 11, PSYC 60, or AP Statistics may be chosen

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 BC) scores of 2 or higher.

  • IB Mathematics Analyses & Approaches Higher Level score of 5 or higher.

  • Community college or university course in calculus with a grade C- or better.

The Math Placement Exam (MPE) may be retaken after 30 days. See the Math Testing and Placement website for more information.

Math Placement Based on AP and IB Scores

For math placement information based on AP, IB, and Advanced-Level Foreign Exams, refer to the Math Testing and Placement website.

For information about AP credit, see AP Chart

For information about IB credit, see IB Chart

NOTE: If you take a lower level course than the AP or IB chart indicates, you will not be given credit for that course.