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College of Arts and Sciences

Planning for Courses in Bachelor of Science

department of mathematics

Calculus

Most B.S. candidates will begin their program with a calculus course. The earlier you complete the required Calculus courses, the easier your scheduling becomes.

Typical B.S. Programs

If you begin your program in Calculus I, the requirements may be satisfied as follows:

  Fall Spring
Freshman MT 102 MT 103
Sophomore MT 202 MT 210
MT 216
Junior MT 311
MT 321
MT 312
MT 322
Senior MT elective
MT elective
MT elective
MT elective

If you begin your program in Calculus II, the requirements may be satisfied as follows:

  Fall Spring
Freshman MT 105 MT 202
Sophomore MT 210 MT 216
MT elective
Junior MT 311
MT 321
MT 312
MT 322
Senior MT elective
MT elective
MT elective
MT elective

If you are prepared to enter MT 202 in the Fall of your freshman year (e.g., you got a five on the Calculus BC Advanced Placement Exam), then your requirements are reduced to:

  Fall Spring
Freshman MT 202 MT 210
MT 216
Sophomore MT 311/MT 321 MT 312/MT 322
Junior MT 311/MT 321
MT elective
MT 312/MT 322
MT elective
Senior MT elective
MT elective
MT elective

All of the proposed schedules above are conservative. None requires more than two courses in any semester, none proposes any acceleration during the first two years, and none proposes completing more than a minimal program. But some students will be eager to learn more mathematics sooner; many will be anxious to accelerate to prepare for graduate school. These students should see the Assistant Chair for Undergraduates.

Questions?

If you have a question about getting started in the B.S. Program or transitioning to it please consult with the Assistant Chair for Undergraduates.

For More Information and Advice

Feel free to contact any of the following:

Chair Assistant Chair for Undergraduate Programs Assistant Chair for Graduate Programs

Solomon Friedberg
Carney 317
Contact: Jo-Ann Coe
617-552-1201
mathchair@bc.edu

William Keane
Carney 319
617-552-3751
mathugrd@bc.edu

Robert Meyerhoff
Carney 316
617-552-3759
mathgrad@bc.edu