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What math do I need? (non-majors)

What math you need depends on your major. [Accounting]| [Business Admin.]| [Biology]| [Chemistry]| [Computer Science]| [Economics]| [Finance]| [Int'l Business]| [Liberal Arts/Teacher ed.]| [Nutrition]| [Psychology]| [Sociology]| [Sports Medicine]| [3/2 Engineering]| [Other]


Accounting

Like all majors in the business division, the Accounting requirements specify the following courses from the math department: and the following math courses from the business division:
  • BA 216:Statistics
Any of the above will satisfy the math general education requirement for Seaver College. Math 150, or a 3 or better on the AP Calculus AB or BC test will substitute for Math 140.

Business Admin.

Like all majors in the business division, the Business Administration requirements specify the following courses from the math department: and the following math courses from the business division:
  • BA 216:Statistics
Any of the above will satisfy the math general education requirement for Seaver College. Math 150, or a 3 or better on the AP Calculus AB or BC test will substitute for Math 140

Biology

The Bachelor of Science in Biology requires Math 150 (Calculus I) and Math 316 (Biostatistics). A score of 3 or higher on the AP Calculus AB or BC will substitute for Math 150. Note that AP Statistics does not waive Math 316. Any of the above will satisfy the math general education requirement for Seaver College.

The Bachelor of Arts in Biology requires Math 103 (College Algebra), Math 104 (Trigonometry), and Math 316 (Biostatistics). An SAT score of 600 or higher, or a score of 3 or higher on the AP Calculus AB or BC test will qualify the student to waive Math 103 and Math 104. Note that AP Statistics does not waive Math 316. Any of the above will satisfy the math general education requirement for Seaver College.

Chemistry

The Bachelor of Science in Chemistry requires Math 150 (Calculus I), Math 151 (Calculus II) and Math 250 (Calculus III). A score of 3 or higher on the AP Calculus AB will substitute for Math 150, and a score of 3 or higher on the AP Calculus BC will substitute for Math 150 and Math 151. Any of the above will satisfy the math general education requirement for Seaver College.

The Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry requires Math 150 (Calculus I). A score of 3 or higher on the AP Calculus AB or BC will substitute for Math 150. Any of the above will satisfy the math general education requirement for Seaver College.

Computer Science

The Computer Science/Math major involves the following math courses: A score of 3 or higher on the AP Calculus AB will substitute for Math 150, and a score of 3 or higher on the AP Calculus BC will substitute for Math 150 and Math 151. Any of the above will satisfy the math general education requirement for Seaver College.

Economics

The economics program requires Math 140 (Calculus for Business) and Econ 310 (Statistics). Math 150, or a 3 or better on the AP Calculus AB or BC test will substitute for Math 140.

Finance

Like all majors in the business division, the Finance requirements specify the following courses from the math department: and the following math courses from the business division:
  • BA 216:Statistics
Any of the above will satisfy the math general education requirement for Seaver College. Math 150, or a 3 or better on the AP Calculus AB or BC test will substitute for Math 140.

Int'l Business

Like all majors in the business division, the International Business requirements specify the following courses from the math department: and the following math courses from the business division:
  • BA 216:Statistics
Any of the above will satisfy the math general education requirement for Seaver College. Math 150, or a 3 or better on the AP Calculus AB or BC test will substitute for Math 140.

Liberal Arts/Teacher Ed.

Majors in the Liberal Arts/Teacher Ed. program must take
  • Math 270: Foundations of Elementary Mathematics I
  • Math 271: Foundations of Elementary Mathematics II
For liberal arts majors, this may be used to satisfy the general education requirement. Many other math classes may be substituted for this requirement.

Nutrition

The Nutrition program requires Math 103 (Trigonometry) and Math 316 (Statistics). A 600 or higher on the SAT, or a score of 3 or higher on the AP Calculus AB or BC test will waive the Trigonometry requirement. Note that AP Statistics does not waive the Math 316 requirement. Any of the above will satisfy the math general education requirement for Seaver College.

Psychology

The Psychology program requires Psyc 250 (Statistics) offered by the Psychology department. Note that AP Statistics does not waive the Psyc 250 requirement. Any of the above will satisfy the math general education requirement for Seaver College.

Sociology

The Sociology program requires Soc 250 (Statistics) offered by the Sociology department. Note that AP Statistics does not waive the Soc 250 requirement. Any of the above will satisfy the math general education requirement for Seaver College.

Sports Medicine

The Bachelor of Science in Sports Medicine requires Math 150 (Calculus I) and Math 316 (Biostatistics). A score of 3 or higher on the AP Calculus AB or BC will substitute for Math 150. Note that AP Statistics does not waive Math 316. Any of the above will satisfy the math general education requirement for Seaver College.

3/2 Engineering

The 3/2 Engineering program requires Math 150 (Calculus I), Math 151 (Calculus II) and Math 250 (Calculus III). A score of 3 or higher on the AP Calculus AB will substitute for Math 150, and a score of 3 or higher on the AP Calculus BC will substitute for Math 150 and Math 151. Any of the above will satisfy the math general education requirement for Seaver College.

Students interested in computer engineering must also take Math 260 (Linear Algebra), and Math 320 (Transition to Abstract Mathematics).

Students interested in mechanical, environmental, electrical, or civil engineering must also take Math 260 (Linear Algebra), MATH 340 (Differential equations), and Math 320 (Transition to Abstract Mathematics).

Other

Other majors do not require mathematics, but there is a General Education Requirement in mathematics.


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