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For Students in the Carroll School of Management


Students must fulfill three mathematics-related requirements:

  • Calculus: satisfied either by having AP credit in Calculus or by taking MT100 (or a higher level Calculus course).
  • Statistics: satisfied either by having AP credit in Statistics or by taking EC151 (or an equivalent).
  • Math for Management: satisfied by taking MT235, usually in sophomore year.

You have AP credit in Math if you received a score of 4 or higher on either the Calculus AB or BC exam. You have AP credit in Statistics if you scored 4 or higher on the Statistics exam. These results must be recorded on your transcript to officially have AP credit.

Plan on completing these mathematics-related requirements beginning in freshman year as follows (all of these plans will allow you to complete MT235 as early as first semester of sophomore year):

AP in
Math?
AP in
Statistics?
Suggested Courses to Take
No No Take either MT100 Calculus I or MT101 Calculus II in one semester, and then EC151 Statistics in the other semester. It doesn't matter in which order you take these courses, since neither depends on the other. Try also to complete CS021 Computers in Management as early as possible, but no later than first semester of sophomore year.
Yes No Take EC151 Statistics in one semester and then CS021 Computers in Management in the other semester.
No Yes Take either MT100 Calculus I or MT101 Calculus II in one semester and then CS021 Computers in Management in the other semester.
Yes Yes Take CS021 Computers in Management in either semester. If you complete CS021 in the Fall semester, then you can enroll in MT235 in the Spring (if space is available).

Additional information on the Calculus, Statistics, and Math for Management requirements is available. The first of these pages has specific information on how to best choose a Calculus course (if you'll be taking Calculus).

Note

  • Because demand for Fall-semester Calculus courses is high and many programs (in A&S and especially in the sciences) require more than one semester of Calculus, the number of seats reserved for CSOM students is limited for Fall semester registration. Incoming CSOM freshmen participating in Orientation Sessions #5 and later will almost certainly be required to defer their completion of MT100 until Spring semester, and should plan on completing one of EC151 or CS021 in the Fall.
  • Highly motivated students with strong mathematics backgrounds may benefit from enrolling in one of MT102 or MT105, the equivalent Calculus courses for Math and Science Majors, even if they have AP credit. Students who have earned a 5 on the BC Calculus AP exam should consider enrolling in MT202 Multivariable Calculus. Please speak with the Mathematics Undergraduate Vice Chair if you are considering any of these options.
  • If you are considering an A&S major in Math, you should speak directly with the Mathematics Undergraduate Vice Chair about moving into the Math & Science Major Calculus sequence. Please consult also the Mathematics major area of this website under the College of Arts and Science.