Academics: Majors and Programs

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Special Requirements and Placement Examinations

1. All mathematics majors are required to take and pass Math 200 (Introductory Seminar in Mathematics) during their first year. Students who declare mathematics as a major after their first year are required to take the course at the first available opportunity.

2. Mathematics majors are required to take a Major Field Exam in February of their senior year. Data from this exam is used for departmental awards, recommendations and advising.

Placement Examinations

Upon entrance to the college all students must take the College Placement Exam. On the basis of performance on the placement exam, all students will be assigned to appropriate courses, such as MATH 107, 110, 115, 116, 120, 193, 211, 212, 231, 232, 324, or they may be exempted from taking a mathematics course. Placement depends on the choice of major or minor in addition to performance on the placement examination.