Recommendations for Freshmen

Departmental Majors

    • Mathematics (BA)
    • Mathematics (BS)
    • Applied Mathematics (BS)
    • Mathematical Economics (BS; joint degree w/ Economics Dept.)

If you are contemplating one of the majors listed above, you may want to consider taking one of the following courses this fall; please check WIN to verify availability.

Note: Students considering taking MTH 111 should take an ALEKS placement exam during the summer before arriving on campus.  This program will guide you through review of necessary topics and place you into an appropriate course. 



Credit Hours 

MTH 105L

Fundamentals of Algebra and Trigonometry Lab

1 or 2

*MTH 106

Placement into MTH 106 will be based on ALEKS placement scores.  Students who take MTH 106 in the fall will be placed into a special section of MTH 111 in the spring.

Calculus Foundations


**MTH 111

Most students take MST 111 and MST 105L (1h) concurrently.

Calculus with Analytic Geometry I


**MTH 112

Should take with AP BC Calculus score of 3, 4, or 5,  AP AB Calculus score of 4 or 5, AP AB Calculus subsecore of 4 or 5, or MST 111 credit.

Calculus with Analytic Geometry II


**MTH 113

Should take with AP BC Calculus score of 4 or 5 or MST 112 credit.

Multivariable Calculus


**MTH 117

May take with sufficient background in logic. 

Good alternative for students with AP BC 4 or 5.

Discrete Mathematics


**MTH 121

May take with sufficient background. Good alternative for students with AP BC 4 or 5.

Linear Algebra I



**All of these courses carry Division V credit and satisfy the Quantitative Reasoning Requirement; this excludes MTH 105L and MTH 106.

* MTH 106 satisfies the Quantitative Reasoning Requirement.

NOTE: Prospective Mathematical Economics Majors should also consider ECN 150, Introduction to Economics (3 hr).

The following link contains requirements for the minor in Mathematics

         AP Credit and IB Credit policies are found here.