General education guidelines for taking math courses

When deciding which Mathematics course is right for you, please consider the following:

Not for credit:

Basic Algebra
- roughly equivalent to Algebra I in high school and must be taken by students who have not passed the basic skills test and no other mathematics course can be taken without passing basic skills. All freshmen and transfer students with fewer than 25 credits must take and pass the placement test prior to registering for courses. Please note: Students must complete such courses within one year or are recommended for suspension.


Not for General Education Credit

Intermediate Algebra - roughly equivalent to Algebra II in high school and should be taken before taking College Algebra or Precalculus if needed

Courses for General Education Credit (listed in order of difficulty)

Contemporary Math - a relatively easy math appreciation course that includes some discrete math, statistics, and geometry. Recommended for humanities, communications, arts, and education majors

Introduction to Geometry - an elementary geometry course for general audience

Elementary Statistics - basic introduction to statistics not appropriate for business or science majors but recommended for communications or social science majors.


College Algebra- a relatively difficult course. It prepares students for Calculus T & A and Statistics I

PreCalculus - prepares students for Calculus I, Statistics I, and Discrete Math- recommended for students who score less than 60 on the CLM placement tests.

Structures of Mathematics - primarily for elementary and special education majors

Calculus: Techniques and Applications - calculus course for Business Majors

Statistics I & II - Two semester sequence for Business and Science Majors

Discrete Mathematics - For Math and Liberal Studies Majors

Discrete Structures - for Computer Science majors

Calculus I, II - two semester sequence for STEM

Accelerated Calculus I, II - two semester sequence for Engineering majors