*Sociology requires statistics (SOCY 3B, STAT 5, STAT 7L, or PSYC 2), not math.
**Biotechnology require statistics (STAT 5) not math.
***Biology B.A. does not require a MATH course for the degree, but it does require general chemistry courses which have MATH prerequisites. For example, CHEM 3A requires MATH 2 (or higher) prerequisite or as a co-requisite to enroll. These prerequisites may be satisfied through ALEKS assessments, AP scores, or completing the appropriate MATH course(s) as co- or pre-requisites. Confer with an adviser should you have questions.
The following alphabetical list shows the introductory math requirements for each major or minor requiring math coursework or proficiency, as of 2022-23. Please verify the requirements for your (prospective) major in the General Catalog before enrolling in your course.
Once you’re confident that you know the math requirement for your intended major or minor, return to the Math Placement home page for the next step in the process.
**IMPORTANT: If your math placement (MP) score is not high enough to take the recommended entry level math course, you should spend time reviewing materials in the ALEKS PPL learning modules and reassess. You can reassess up to three times. The learning modules help you to review math concepts and problems before you take your first math class and can help you succeed. Studies show most students who spend at least six hours in the modules move up at least one placement tier.
We recommend that all students take advantage of the free prep in ALEKS, even if your score is high enough to allow you to register for your intended course.
MAJOR | Recommended Courses **See important notification above |
Alternative Courses You should consult with an adviser if you plan on taking an alternative course |
Agroecology | AM 3 | AM 6, or MATH 3 |
Applied Mathematics Major or Minor | MATH 19A and 19B | MATH 20A and 20B |
Assistive Technology Minor | MATH 19A and 19B | |
Applied Physics BS | MATH 19A and 19B | MATH 20A and 20B |
Astrophysics BS | MATH 19A and 19B | MATH 20A and 20B |
Astrophysics Minor | MATH 19A and 19B | MATH 20A and 20B |
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology BS | MATH 11A and 11B | MATH 19A and 19B |
Bioelectronics and Biophotonics Minor | MATH 19A and 19B | |
Biology BS | MATH 16A and 16B | MATH 11A and 11B or MATH 19A and 19B |
Biomolecular Engineering and Bioinformatics BS | MATH 19A and 19B | MATH 20A and 20B |
Bioinformatics Minor | MATH 19A and 19B | MATH 11A and 11B or MATH 20A and 20B |
Chemistry (BA, BS, or minor) | MATH 11A and 11B | MATH 19A and 19B |
Cognitive Science BS | MATH 11A | MATH 19A or 20A |
Computer Engineering BS | MATH 19A and 19B | |
Computer Engineering Minor | MATH 19A and 19B | |
Computer Science (BA or BS) | MATH 19A and 19B | MATH 20A and 20B |
Computer Science Minor | MATH 11A and 11B | MATH 19A and 19B or MATH 20A and 20B |
Computer Science: Computer Game Design BS | MATH 19A and 19B | MATH 20A and 20B |
Earth Sciences BS and Earth Sciences/Anthropology Combined | MATH 11A and 11B | MATH 19A and 19B or AM 15A and 15B |
Ecology & Evolution BS | MATH 16A and 16B | MATH 11A and 11B or MATH 19A and 19B |
Economics BA | AM/ECON 11A and 11B | MATH 11A and 11B or MATH 19A and 19B, and MATH 22 or 23A |
Economics Minor | AM/ECON 11A and 11B | MATH 11A and 11B or MATH 19A and 19B, and MATH 22 or 23A |
Economics & Mathematics BA | MATH 19A and 19B | |
Electrical Engineering BS | MATH 19A and 19B and MATH 23A and 23B | |
Electrical Engineering Minor | MATH 19A and 19B | |
Environmental Sciences BS | MATH 11A and 11B | MATH 19A and 19B |
Environmental Studies BA | MP 300 or higher | AM 3 or MATH 3 |
Environmental Studies & Biology BA | MP 300 or higher | AM 3, AM 6, or MATH 3 |
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences BA | MATH 11A and 11B | MATH 19A and 19B |
Environmental Studies & Economics BA | AM/ECON 11A and 11B | |
Global & Community Health BS | MATH 16A and 16B | MATH 11A or MATH 19A |
Global Economics BA | AM/ECON 11A and 11B | MATH 11A and 11B or MATH 19A, and 19B, and MATH 22 or 23A |
Marine Biology BS | MATH 16A and 16B | MATH 11A and 11B or MATH 19A and 19B |
Mathematics BA | MATH 19A and 19B | MATH 20A and 20B |
Mathematics BS | MATH 19A and 19B | MATH 20A and 20B |
Mathematics Minor | MATH 19A and 19B | MATH 20A and 20B |
Mathematics Education BA | MATH 19A and 19B | MATH 20A and 20B |
Microbiology BS | MATH 11A and 11B | MATH 19A and 19B |
Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology BS | MATH 16A and 16B | MATH 11A and 11B or MATH 19A and 19B |
Network & Digital Technology BA | MATH 19A and 19B | |
Neuroscience BS | MATH 16A and 16B | MATH 11A and 11B or MATH 19A and 19B |
Physics BS | MATH 19A and 19B | MATH 20A and 20B |
Physics Minor | MATH 19A and 19B | MATH 20A and 20B |
Plant Sciences BS | MATH 16A and 16B | MATH 11A and 11B or MATH 19A and 19B |
Psychology BA | MP 300 or higher | AM 2 or 3 or 6, or MATH 3 |
Robotics Engineering BS | MATH 19A and 19B | |
Science Education BS | MATH 11A and 11B | MATH 19A and 19B |
Statistics Minor | AM/ECON 11A and 11B | AM 15A and 15B or MATH 11A and 11B |
Technology & Information Management BS | MATH 19A and 19B | MATH 20A and 20B |
Technology & Information Management Minor | AM/ECON 11A and 11B | MATH 11A and 11B or MATH 19A and 19B or 20A and 20B |