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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 MATH 1102 MATH 1103
Sophomore MATH 2202 MATH 2210
MATH 2216
Junior MATH 3311
MATH 3321
MATH 3312
MATH 3322
Senior MATH elective
MATH elective
MATH elective
MATH elective

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

  Fall Spring
Freshman MATH 1105 MATH 2202
Sophomore MATH 2210 MATH 2216
MATH elective
Junior MATH 3311
MATH 3321
MATH 3312
MATH 3322
Senior MATH elective
MATH elective
MATH elective
MATH 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 MATH 2202 MATH 2210
MATH 2216
Sophomore MATH 3311/MATH 3321 MATH 3312/MATH 3322
Junior MATH 3311/MATH 3321
MATH elective
MATH 3312/MATH 3322
MATH elective
Senior MATH elective
MATH elective
MATH 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