Math Course Selection Guidelines

Calculus selection chart

Highest Level Background with B or BetterStarting Course

Algebra II

Note: If you have completed Algebra II, but you do not have a B or better in any of the courses listed in this column, you should register for Math 111 as well as the half-credit course Math 110: Calculus I Companion. Math 110 is a supplement to Math 111 with a focus on supporting and enhancing calculus and precalculus content knowledge and problem-solving skills. You should also speak with a math faculty member over the summer.

Math 111 (Calculus I) AND Math 110 (Calculus I Companion)

Note: Students enrolling in Math 110 must be enrolled in Math 111 in the same semester.

Precalculus (also taught under titles such as Math Analysis, or Functions, or College Algebra/Trig), including the topics:

Functions, graphs, and shifting/stretching
Polynomial and rational functions
Exponential and logarithmic functions
Trigonometric functions and identities

Calculus I (Math 111)

Note: A score of 4 or 5 on AP Calculus AB exam gives credit for Math 111. If you take Math 111, you will lose this credit.

Calculus: full year course in high school (not necessarily AP), including the following topics:

Limits and continuity

Increase/decrease, max/min, and concavity
Definite integrals

Fundamental Theorem of Calculus

Calculus II (Math 112)

Note: A score of 4 or 5 on AP Calculus BC exam gives credit for Math 112. If you take Math 112, you will lose this credit.

Calculus + Highly Motivated:

If you earned a 4 or 5 on the AB Calculus test


If you took a year of calculus, are highly motivated, and have a Math SAT score of 650 or higher.

Honors Calculus II (Math 112H)

AP Calculus BC course, including all Calculus topics listed above plus:

Integration techniques
Applications of integration
Infinite sequences and series

Multivariable Calculus (Math 211)
Linear Algebra (Math 212)
Differential Equations (Math 225)
Abstract Mathematics I (Math 215)
Intro. Research in Math. (Math 201)