STEM Math Continuum

This Continuum chart is for students in majors relating to Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM). All STEM majors are required to take Calculus I (MATH1060 or MATH1061) and Calculus II (MATH1062). If a student does not yet meet the requirements to enroll in the Calculus sequence, preparatory courses must be taken. Following the completion of Calculus II (MATH 1062) STEM students should consult their major's curriculum regarding required upper level Math courses..

Students will be placed in courses according to their Math Placement Test (MPT), ACT, or SAT scores. 


New SAT scores apply to scores dated beginning in 2019.

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The preparatory path options leading to Calculus I and II are as follows:

After completing one of these paths a student may then take Calculus I (MATH1061)

MATH1060Calculus I with Pre-Calculus Review, may be taken in place of MATH1061 if a student is close to qualifying for Calculus I

Following the successful completion of either Calculus I course with at least a C-, students will continue the path to Calculus II (MATH1062).

MATH1021 College Algebra

  • 3 Undergraduate Credits
  • Prerequisite options (any of the following):
    430 Math Placement Test 
    25 ACT
    670 new SAT scoring/ 650 old SAT scoring 
    C- or better in MATH0025, MATH0034, or MATH0039
  • Study of linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions, systems of linear equations, systems of inequalities and modeling with functions.
  • Following the satisfactory completion of this course, students will continue the path to MATH1022.

MATH1022 Trigonometry

  • 3 Undergraduate Credits
  • Prerequisite options (any of the following)
    550 Math Placement Test
    26 ACT
    700 new SAT scoring/ 670 old SAT scoring 
    C- or better in MATH1020, MATH1021 or MATH1023
  • Preparation for students who need trigonometry for calculus and/or physics. Right triangle trigonometry, trigonometric functions and graphs, trigonometric identities, vectors, conic sections, and polar coordinates.
  • Following the satisfactory completion of this course, students will continue the path to MATH1061.

MATH1023 Stem Prep Pathway I

  • 5 Undergraduate Credits
  • Prerequisite options (any of the following)
    420 Math Placement Test
    25 ACT
    670 new SAT scoring/ 650 old SAT scoring
  • This is the first course of a two-semester sequence designed to prepare students for Calculus and other STEM courses. This course aligns with the content of College Algebra (MATH 1021), covering linear, quadratic, polynomial, power, exponential, and logarithmic functions. It emphasizes a strong understanding of functions and their behavior by using multiple representations and explicit reasoning skills to investigate, describe, and interpret quantities, their relationships, and how these relationships change. Active and collaborative learning form the basis of the in-class lessons, while independent learning and strong study habits are fostered through out-of-class assignments. The curriculum adheres to the New Mathways Project Curriculum Design Standards and presents students with meaningful problems that arise from a variety of science, technology, engineering, and mathematical contexts. 
  • Following the satisfactory completion of this course, students continue the path into either MATH1024 or MATH1026. 

MATH1024 STEM Prep Pathway II

  • 4 Undergraduate Credits
  • Prerequisite options (any of the following)
    550 Math Placement Test
    26 ACT
    700 new SAT scoring/ 670 old SAT scoring 
    C- or better in MATH1023
  • This is the second course of a two-semester sequence. It is for students who have completed MATH 1023 and plan to take Calculus. This course aligns with the content of Precalculus (MATH 1026), and continues the emphasis on developing reasoning with functions. Topics include right-triangle trigonometry, unit-circle trigonometry, trigonometric functions and graphs, trigonometric identities, and inverse trigonometric functions. Students will apply geometric reasoning to model and solve problems involving length, area, and volume, and analyze and solve meaningful problems using algebraic, trigonometric, and other transcendental functions and their properties. Active and collaborative learning form the basis of the in-class lessons, while independent learning and strong study habits are fostered through out-of-class assignments. The curriculum adheres to the New Mathways Project Curriculum Design Standards and presents students with meaningful problems that arise from a variety of science, technology, engineering, and mathematical contexts.
  • Following the satisfactory completion of this course, students will contintue the path into either MATH1060 or MATH1061.

 

MATH1026 Precalculus

  • 5 Undergraduate Credits
  • Prerequisite options (any of the following)
     550  Math Placement Test
    26 ACT
    700 new SAT scoring/ 670 old SAT scoring
  • Study of functions, equations and systems of equations, sequences and series, trigonometry, and vectors, and assumes prior exposure to these topics. This course helps prepare students for the 4 credit hour calculus sequence (MATH1061 and MATH1062).
  • Following the satisfactory completion of this course, students will continue the path into either MATH1060 or MATH1061.

 

MATH1060 Calculus I with Pre-Calculus Review

  • 5 Undergraduate Credits
  • Prerequisite options (any of the following)
    700 Math Placement Test
    28 ACT
    730 new SAT scoring/ 700 old SAT scoring
  • The course is an integrated review of functions, equations and systems of equations, sequences and series, trigonometry, and vectors with a comprehensive study of limits and continuity, differentiation, applications of the derivative, optimization, anti-derivatives, fundamental theorem of calculus, definite and indefinite integrals.
  • Following the satisfactory completion of this course, students will continue the path into MATH1062.

MATH1061 Calculus I

  • 4 Undergraduate Credits
  • Prerequisite options (any of the following)
    750 Math Placement Test
     29 ACT
    740 new SAT scoring/ 710 old SAT scoring
  • The first part of a three-semester sequence of courses on calculus (MATH1061, MATH1062, MATH2063) for students in engineering and science. Topics covered include functions, limits and continuity, differentiation, applications of the derivative, optimization, anti-derivatives, fundamental theorem of calculus, definite and indefinite integrals.
  • Following the satisfactory completion of this course, students will continue the path into MATH1062.

MATH1062 Calculus II

  • 4 Undergraduate Credits
  • Prerequisite: C- or better in MATH1061
  • The second part of a three semester sequence of courses on calculus (MATH 1061, 1062, 2063) for students in engineering and science. Topics covered include techniques of integration, applications of the integral, sequences and series, and vectors.
  • Following the completion of Calculus II (MATH 1062) STEM students should consult their major's curriculum regarding required upper level Math courses.