July 8, 2016

Incoming freshmen who are not ready for calculus can start by taking a pre-calculus class on their first-semester freshman year instead.

We recommend that students who feel they are not ready for Calculus take the pre-calculus class first. It is better to take the extra class than to get a D or F in MATH 141/122.

Computer Sience (CS) and Computer Engineering (CE) majors can take MATH 115 "Precalculus Mathematics" their first semester, then take MATH 141, then MATH 142. We have posted special curriculum sheets for the CS major and the CE major (look for "MATH 115 version") which show a recommended course progression starting with MATH 115.

Computer Information System (CIS) majors can take MATH 111 "Basic College Mathematics" their first semester, then take MATH 122. We have a special curriculum sheet for the CIS major (look for "MATH 111 version") which shows a recommend course progression starting with MATH 111. Note that, CIS students who think they might change their major to CS or CE will want to take MATH 115 instead, as it is a pre-req for MATH 141 which is required for CS and CE.