The University Core in Mathematics

The University Core Requirement in mathematics is satisfied by taking one of the courses below. Keep in mind, however, that some majors (like Biology, Business, and Economics) will require specific courses in mathematics beyond the University Core.

Core Courses (one required)

  • MATH 100 Number, Magnitude, Form
  • MATH 110 College Algebra
  • MATH 120 Finite Mathematics
  • MATH 150 Functions
  • MATH 151 Calculus

The University uses a placement protocol, which includes a Mathematics Placement Exam, to assist students in the selection of a suitable core course. The placement exam is offered during freshman orientation. You can also make individual arrangements to take the placement exam by contacting the Department of Mathematics and Physics. Prospective students are encouraged to look through the practice questions to find out what to expect from the placement exam.