Mathematics Prerequisites for the Sciences and Economics

Students who plan to major in economics or in one of the sciences need to pay careful attention to the requirements of those programs. Below is a list of minimal requirements; additional math courses are often recommended and are sometimes prerequisites for advanced courses and for admission to graduate programs. Since individual departments can change their requirements for their major, please verify their requirements by reading their departmental announcements. Specific questions should be addressed to individual departments.

Program

Math Requirements

Astronomy

MATH 1210 , MATH 1220 or MATH 1310 , MATH 1320

Astro-Physics

MATH 1310 , MATH 1320 , MATH 2310 , MATH 3250 , MATH 4210 , MATH 4220

Biology

one semester of calculus (MATH 1210 or MATH 1310 )

Chemistry B.A.

MATH 1210 , MATH 1220 or MATH 1310 , MATH 1320

Chemistry B.S.

MATH 1310 , MATH 1320 and either MATH 2310 or MATH 3250

Cognitive Science

MATH 1220 or MATH 1310 . Note that MATH 1210 or equivalent is a prerequisite for MATH 1220 .

Economics

MATH 1210 , MATH 1220 or MATH 1310 , MATH 1320

Environmental Sciences

MATH 1210 or MATH 1310

Physics B.A.

MATH 1310 , MATH 1320 , MATH 2310 , MATH 3250

Physics B.S.

MATH 1310 , MATH 1320 , MATH 2310 , MATH 3250 , MATH 4210 , MATH 4220