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ALEKS Scores and Placement

Regardless of your initial ALEKS score, you have access to the online modules in ALEKS and we encourage you to use these to increase your preparation for mathematics and related courses. You may also use the modules to prepare for a retake of the placement test if you want to increase your placement.

ALEKS Score Initial Placement

At least 74

Math 141: Calculus 1
(Placement into higher level courses decided
on a case-by-case basis.)

Between 61 and 73, inclusive

Math 127: Trigonometry
(Math 127 may be taken concurrently with Math 141: Calculus)

Between 46 and 60, inclusive

Math 120: College Algebra

Below 46, with interest in one of the following:

Accounting, Astronomy, Business, Computer Science, Economics, Finance, Mathematics, Physics, Pre-Engineering

Math 100: Mathematics Essentials

Below 46, with interest OUTSIDE of the following:

Accounting, Astronomy, Business, Computer Science, Economics, Finance, Mathematics, Physics, Pre-Engineering

ALEKS modules for self-study

No Score

ALEKS placement test

Math Requirements by Program

Accounting

Required for the major:

Completion of Math 120 (College Algebra) or higher, and one of Math 209 (An Introduction to Statistics), Math 309 (Mathematical Statistics) or E&M 235 (Economic Statistics)

Before you can enroll in introductory level E&M courses for this major, you must place into Math 120 (College Algebra) or higher via ALEKS or you must complete Math 100 (Mathematics Essentials)

Astronomy

Required for the major or minor:

Completion of Math 141 (Calculus of a Single Variable, Part 1) and higher mathematics courses

Before you can enroll in introductory level courses for this major or minor, you must place into Math 141 (Calculus of a Single Variable, Part 1) or higher via ALEKS test or you must complete Math 120 (College Algebra).

Biochemistry

Required for the major:

Completion of Math 141 (Calculus of a Single Variable, Part 1)

Before you can enroll in Math 141 (Calculus of a Single Variable, Part 1), you must place into Math 141 via ALEKS or you must complete Math 120 (College Algebra) AND Math 127 (Trigonometry), OR Math 125 (Precalculus).

Biology

Required for the major:

Completion of one of Math 125 (Precalculus), Math 209 (An Introduction to Statistics), or Math 141 (Calculus of a Single Variable, Part 1)

Before you can enroll in Math 125 (Precalculus), you must place into Math 120 or Math 125 via ALEKS or you must complete Math 100 (Mathematics Essentials).

Before you can enroll in Math 141(Calculus of a Single Variable, Part 1), you must place into Math 141 via ALEKS or you must complete Math 120 (College Algebra) AND Math 127 (Trigonometry), or Math 125 (Precalculus).

Business

Required for the major:

Completion of Math 120 (College Algebra) or higher

and one of these statistics courses: Math 209 (An Introduction to Statistics), Math 309 (Mathematical Statistics) or

E&M 235 (Economic Statistics)

Before you can enroll in Math 120 (College Algebra) or introductory level E&M courses for this major, you must place into Math 120 (College Algebra) via ALEKS test or you must complete Math 100 (Mathematics Essentials). Enrollment in a higher level math course requires a corresponding ALEKS placement.

Chemistry

Required for the major:

Completion of Math 141 (Calculus of a Single Variable, Part 1) and Math 143 (Calculus of a Single Variable, Part 2)

Before you can enroll in Math 141 (Calculus of a Single Variable, Part 1) you must place into Math 141 via ALEKS test OR you must complete Math 120 (College Algebra) AND Math 127 (Trigonometry), OR Math 125 (Precalculus).

Computer Science

Required for the major or minor:

Completion of Math 141 (Calculus of a Single Variable, Part 1)

and higher mathematics courses

Before enrolling in Math 141 (Calculus of a Single Variable, Part 1), you must place into Math 141 via ALEKS test or you must complete Math 120 (College Algebra) AND Math 127 (Trigonometry).

Earth Science with Secondary Certification

Required for the major:

Completion of Math 125 (Precalculus) or higher

Before enrolling in Math 125 (Precalculus), you must place into Math 125 via ALEKS test or you must complete Math 100 (Mathematics Essentials).

Economics

Required for the major:

Completion of Math 141 (Calculus of a Single Variable, Part 1)

Before enrolling in Math 141 (Calculus of a Single Variable, Part 1), you must place into Math 141 via ALEKS test or you must complete both Math 120 (College Algebra) AND Math 127 (Trigonometry), OR Math 125 (Precalculus).

Before you can enroll in introductory level E&M courses for this major, you must place into Math 120 (College Algebra) or higher via ALEKS or you must complete Math 100 (Mathematics Essentials)

Environmental Science

Required for the major:

Completion of Math 141 (Calculus of a Single Variable, Part 1)

Before enrolling in Math 141 (Calculus of a Single Variable, Part 1), you must place into Math 141 via ALEKS test OR you must complete both Math 120 (College Algebra) AND Math 127 (Trigonometry), OR Math 125 (Precalculus).

Finance

Required for the major:

Completion of Math 120 (College Algebra) or higher and one of these statistics courses: Math 209 (An Introduction to Statistics), Math 309 (Mathematical Statistics) or E&M 235 (Economic Statistics)

Before enrolling in Math 120 (College Algebra) or introductory level E&M courses for this major, you must place into Math 120 via ALEKS test or you must complete Math 100 (Mathematics Essentials).

Geology with Secondary Certification

Required for the major:

Completion of Math 125 (Precalculus) or higher

Before enrolling in Math 125 (Precalculus), you must place into Math 120 or Math 125 via ALEKS test, or you must complete Math 100 (Mathematics Essentials).

Gerstacker

Required for the program:

One of Math 209 (An Introduction to Statistics) or Math 309 (Mathematical Statistics)

Placement into Math 120 (College Algebra) or higher required before enrolling in Math 209 (An Introduction to Statistics). Completion of Math 245 (Calculus of Several Variables) required before enrollment in Math 309.

Before you can enroll in introductory level E&M courses for this program, you must place into Math 120 (College Algebra) or higher via ALEKS or you must complete Math 100 (Mathematics Essentials)

Mathematics

Required for the major or minor:

Completion of Math 141 (Calculus of a Single Variable, Part 1) and higher mathematics courses

Before enrolling in Math 141 (Calculus of a Single Variable, Part 1), you must place into Math 141 via ALEKS test or you must complete Math 120 (College Algebra). Enrollment in higher level math courses require corresponding placement.

Physics

Required for the major or minor:

Completion of Math 141 (Calculus of a Single Variable, Part 1) and higher mathematics courses

Before enrolling in Math 141 (Calculus of a Single Variable, Part 1), you must place into Math 141 via ALEKS test or you must complete Math 120 (College Algebra). Enrollment in higher level math courses require corresponding placement.

Pre-Engineering

Required for the major or minor:

Math 141 (Calculus of a Single Variable, Part 1) and higher mathematics courses

Placement into Math 141 (Calculus of a Single Variable, Part 1) or higher via ALEKS test or completion of Math 120 (College Algebra) required before entry into introductory level courses.

Before enrolling in Math 141 (Calculus of a Single Variable, Part 1), you must place into Math 141 via ALEKS test or you must complete Math 120 (College Algebra). Enrollment in higher level math courses require corresponding placement.

Pre-Health

Requirements vary widely according to post-graduation plans. Please consult with your Pre-Health advisor for any requirements that may apply to your individual situation.

Public Policy

Required for the major:

E&M 101 (Principles of Microeconomics), E&M 230 (Intermediate Microeconomics), and one of Math 209 (An Introduction to Statistics) or E&M 235 (Economic Statistics)

Before enrolling in E&M 101, you must place into Math 120 (College Algebra) or higher or you must complete Math 100 (Mathematics Essentials). Before enrolling in E&M 230, you must complete Math 120 or higher.

Other Areas

There is no college-wide mathematics requirement. Consult with your advisor for any requirements that may apply to your individual situation.

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