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Math Pathways for non-STEM majors

(based on Regents Advisory Committee Recommendations)

1USG institutions cannot require students to take a particular course from among MATH 1001, MATH 1101, and MATH 1111 as long as they are not STEM majors. No matter which of these math courses non-STEM students take, it must count toward satisfying Area A2 requirements and it must count toward graduation. However, students in non-STEM majors should be ADVISED to take the math course most appropriate for their intended majors. Where MATH 1001 or MATH 1101 is the default recommendation for a particular major students with strong math interests and abilities may opt to take MATH 1111, but MOST students should be advised to take MATH 1001 or MATH 1101.

Program/Major

Area A2 Mathematics Default Recommendation

MATH 1001 (Quantitative Reasoning) or MATH 1101 (Introduction to Mathematical Modeling)1

MATH 1111 (College Algebra)

Anthropology

 

Birth-to-Five Teacher Preparation

 

Business Administration

See institution-specific recommendations

Communication

 

Criminal Justice

 

Dental Hygiene  

Digital Media

 

Early Childhood Education

 

Economics (non-BBA degree)

 

 

English

 

Exercise and Health Science

 

Exercise Science

 

Family and Consumer Science/Home Economics Education

 

 

Family/Child Development

 

 

Film/Media Studies

 

Foreign Languages

 

General Recreation and Park Administration

 

 

General Studies

 

Geography (B.A.)

 

Health and Physical Education (P-12)

 

Health Information Management

2

2

History

 

Hospitality/Merchandising/Family and Consumer Science

 

 

Information Science

 

Information Technology

 

International Studies

 

Journalism/Mass Communication

 

Legal Assistant Studies

 

 

Logistics

 

3

Medical Technology

 

 

Middle Grades Education

4

 

Music

 

Nursing

 

Nutrition and Textiles

 

 

Occupational Therapy

 

P-12 Education Programs

 

Philosophy

 

Political Science

 

Psychology

 

Public Relations

 

Radiologic Sciences

 

Recreation

 

Respiratory Therapy

 

Secondary Education 5  

Social Work

 

Sociology

 

Speech

 

Theatre

 

Visual Arts

 

2Some Health Information Management programs may require Math 1111 in the course of study; students planning to pursue degrees in these programs should refer to institutional catalogs.Go Back

3Some Logistics programs in Business Schools may require MATH 1111 in the course of study; students planning to pursue degrees in these programs should refer to institutional catalogs.Go Back

4Some Business Administration prorgrams require MATH 1111 as a prerequisite for entry; students planning to pursue degrees in these programs should refer to institutional catalogs.Go Back

5Students planning to teach Middle Grades or Secondary STEM  should take MATH 1113, or start in MATH 1111 if they do not achieve initial placement in MATH 1113. Go Back