General Education Requirements for Mathematics Majors
Mathematics majors who are considering courses to satisfy General Education Requirements will satisfy the biological/physical science requirements if they take PHYS 121 and PHYS 122 and a lab course. For the social science (SS) General Education Requirement, good choices would be ECON 101 and ECON 102 , which are prerequisite to supplementary requirement courses ECON 311 , ECON 374 , ECON 417 and ECON 421 . These are recommended in particular for those pursuing the specialty in actuarial science or, to a lesser extent, specialties in statistics science or optimization and operations research. PHIL 146 and PHIL 248 are recommended as choices for AH General Education Requirement courses. The latter is also a supplementary requirement for the major. Note that those pursuing the Bachelor of Science degree need only take one culture course. Both MATH 432 and MATH 481 satisfy the GEP writing intensive requirements. Students may also wish to consider ENGL 393 .
Note: Before registering in any mathematics course up to MATH 151 or MATH 155 , students must have completed a placement test administered by the Learning Resources Center if they have not completed the prerequisite college-level course with a “C” or better. This is normally done prior to the first semester at UMBC.
Passage of AP Calculus exams with a suitable score is considered the equivalent of MATH 150 , MATH 151 or MATH 152 . The AP Statistics exam with a score of 4 or 5 is equal to STAT 121 .
Otherwise students must complete MATH 106 with a “C” or better. Even higher algebra skills are recommended for MATH 150 or MATH 155 .
The specific courses listed as prerequisites indicate the level of maturity necessary for the course. A student who does not have a formal prerequisite for a particular course must request the consent of the instructor to take that course. Prerequisites for all mathematics courses must be satisfied with a grade of “C” or better.
All courses for major or minor requirements must be passed with a grade of “C” or better.