Mathematics

Mathematics

Math Placement for Freshmen Students

Every student must complete a 'quantitative competency' requirement in order to graduate from Eckerd College.  You do this by completing any mathematics course, any statistics course, any of the two Computer Science courses Computer Programming Concepts or Survey of Computing. or the Philosophy course Introduction to Logic.  It is best to fulfill this requirement in a manner consistent with your major.  Herewith a listing of the majors at Eckerd and the recommendations for freshmen regarding these quantitative courses.

Undecided?

  • No math in your freshman year.  Explore the curriculum and then, once you have decided on a major, you can fulfill the math requirement in a manner consistent with your major.

Majoring in American Studies?

  • No math in your freshman year.  Wait until you are, at least, a sophomore before enrolling in one of the courses Computer Programming Concepts, Survey of Computing, Survey of Mathematics or Introduction to Logic.

Majoring in Ancient Studies?

  • No math in your freshman year.  Wait until you are, at least, a sophomore before enrolling in one of the courses Computer Programming Concepts, Survey of Computing, Survey of Mathematics or Introduction to Logic.

Majoring in Anthropology?

  • No math in your freshman year.  Wait until you are a sophomore and then enroll in a statistics course.

Majoring in Biochemistry?

  • Calculus I or Precalculus this Fall Semester.  Enroll in the course as recommended by your math placement - Calculus I if designated 'calculus-ready'; Precalculus if designated 'precalculus-ready.' Consider advanced placement in the curriculum if you had a strong calculus course in high school.

Majoring in Biology?

  • No math in your freshman year.  Wait until you are a sophomore and then enroll in either Calculus I or Precalculus.

Majoring in Business Administration?

  • No math in your freshman year.  Wait until you are a sophomore and then enroll in the statistics course Statistical Methods: Management and Economics.

Majoring in Chemistry?

  • Calculus I or Precalculus this Fall Semester.  Enroll in the course as recommended by your math placement - Calculus I if designated 'calculus-ready'; Precalculus if designated 'precalculus-ready.' Consider advanced placement in the curriculum if you had a strong calculus course in high school.

Majoring in Communication?

  • No math in your freshman year.  Wait until you are, at least, a sophomore before enrolling in one of the courses Computer Programming Concepts, Survey of Computing, Survey of Mathematics or Introduction to Logic.

Majoring in Comparative Literature?

  • No math in your freshman year.  Wait until you are, at least, a sophomore before enrolling in one of the courses Computer Programming Concepts, Survey of Computing, Survey of Mathematics or Introduction to Logic.

Majoring in Computer Science?

  • Calculus I or Precalculus this Fall Semester.  Enroll in the course as recommended by your math placement - Calculus I if designated 'calculus-ready'; Precalculus if designated 'precalculus-ready.' Consider advanced placement in the curriculum if you had a strong calculus course in high school.

Majoring in Creative Writing?

  • No math in your freshman year.  Wait until you are, at least, a sophomore before enrolling in one of the courses Computer Programming Concepts, Survey of Computing, Survey of Mathematics or Introduction to Logic.

Majoring in East Asian Studies?

  • No math in your freshman year.  Wait until you are, at least, a sophomore before enrolling in one of the courses Computer Programming Concepts, Survey of Computing, Survey of Mathematics or Introduction to Logic.

Majoring in Economics?

  • Calculus I or Precalculus this Fall Semester.  Enroll in the course as recommended by your math placement - Calculus I if designated 'calculus-ready'; Precalculus if designated 'precalculus-ready.'  In your sophomore year enroll in the statistics course Statistical Methods:  Management and Economics.

Majoring in Environmental Studies?

  • No math in your freshman year.  Wait until you are a sophomore and then enroll in a statistics course.  

Majoring in French?

  • No math in your freshman year.  Wait until you are, at least, a sophomore before enrolling in one of the courses Computer Programming Concepts, Survey of Computing, Survey of Mathematics or Introduction to Logic.

Majoring in Geosciences?

  • Calculus I or Precalculus this Fall Semester.  Enroll in the course as recommended by your math placement - Calculus I if designated 'calculus-ready'; Precalculus if designated 'precalculus-ready.' Consider advanced placement in the curriculum if you had a strong calculus course in high school.

Majoring in History?

  • No math in your freshman year.  Wait until you are, at least, a sophomore before enrolling in one of the courses Computer Programming Concepts, Survey of Computing, Survey of Mathematics or Introduction to Logic.

Majoring in Human Development?

  • No math in your freshman year.  Wait until you are a sophomore and then enroll in a statistics course.

Majoring in Humanities?

  • No math in your freshman year.  Wait until you are, at least, a sophomore before enrolling in one of the courses Computer Programming Concepts, Survey of Computing, Survey of Mathematics or Introduction to Logic.

Majoring in Interdisciplinary Arts?

  • No math in your freshman year.  Wait until you are, at least, a sophomore before enrolling in one of the courses Computer Programming Concepts, Survey of Computing, Survey of Mathematics or Introduction to Logic.

Majoring in International Business?

  • No math in your freshman year.  Wait until you are a sophomore and then enroll in the statistics course Statistical Methods: Management and Economics.

Majoring in International Relations and Global Affairs?

  • No math in your freshman year.  Wait until you are a sophomore and then enroll in the statistics course Political Science Research Methods.

Majoring in International Studies?

  • No math in your freshman year.  Wait until you are, at least, a sophomore before enrolling in one of the courses Computer Programming Concepts, Survey of Computing, Survey of Mathematics or Introduction to Logic.

Majoring in Literature?

  • No math in your freshman year.  Wait until you are, at least, a sophomore before enrolling in one of the courses Computer Programming Concepts, Survey of Computing, Survey of Mathematics or Introduction to Logic.

Majoring in Management?

  • No math in your freshman year.  Wait until you are a sophomore and then enroll in the statistics course Statistical Methods: Management and Economics.

Majoring in Marine Science?

  • Calculus I or Precalculus this Fall Semester.  Enroll in the course as recommended by your math placement - Calculus I if designated 'calculus-ready'; Precalculus if designated 'precalculus-ready.' Consider advanced placement in the curriculum if you had a strong calculus course in high school.

Majoring in Mathematics?

  • Calculus I or Precalculus this Fall Semester.  Enroll in the course as recommended by your math placement - Calculus I if designated 'calculus-ready'; Precalculus if designated 'precalculus-ready.' Consider advanced placement in the curriculum if you had a strong calculus course in high school.

Majoring in Modern Languages?

  • No math in your freshman year.  Wait until you are, at least, a sophomore before enrolling in one of the courses Computer Programming Concepts, Survey of Computing, Survey of Mathematics or Introduction to Logic.

Majoring in Music?

  • No math in your freshman year.  Wait until you are, at least, a sophomore before enrolling in one of the courses Computer Programming Concepts, Survey of Computing, Survey of Mathematics or Introduction to Logic.

Majoring in Philosophy?

  • No math in your freshman year.  Wait until you are, at least, a sophomore before enrolling in one of the courses Computer Programming Concepts, Survey of Computing, Survey of Mathematics or Introduction to Logic.

Majoring in Physics?

  • Calculus I or Precalculus this Fall Semester.  Enroll in the course as recommended by your math placement - Calculus I if designated 'calculus-ready'; Precalculus if designated 'precalculus-ready.' Consider advanced placement in the curriculum if you had a strong calculus course in high school.

Majoring in Political Science?

  • No math in your freshman year.  Wait until you are a sophomore and then enroll in the statistics course Political Science Research Methods.

Majoring in Psychology?

  • No math in your freshman year.  Wait until you are a sophomore and then enroll in the statistics sequence Statistics and Research Design I and II.

Majoring in Religious Studies?

  • No math in your freshman year.  Wait until you are, at least, a sophomore before enrolling in one of the courses Computer Programming Concepts, Survey of Computing, Survey of Mathematics or Introduction to Logic.

Majoring in Sociology?

  • Statistical Methods this Fall Semester.

Majoring in Spanish?

  • No math in your freshman year.  Wait until you are, at least, a sophomore before enrolling in one of the courses Computer Programming Concepts, Survey of Computing, Survey of Mathematics or Introduction to Logic.

Majoring in Theatre?

  • No math in your freshman year.  Wait until you are, at least, a sophomore before enrolling in one of the courses Computer Programming Concepts, Survey of Computing, Survey of Mathematics or Introduction to Logic.

Majoring in Visual Arts?

  • No math in your freshman year.  Wait until you are, at least, a sophomore before enrolling in one of the courses Computer Programming Concepts, Survey of Computing, Survey of Mathematics or Introduction to Logic.

Majoring in Women's and Gender Studies?

  • No math in your freshman year.  Wait until you are, at least, a sophomore before enrolling in one of the courses Computer Programming Concepts, Survey of Computing, Survey of Mathematics or Introduction to Logic.

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