ADVISING GUIDELINES FOR MATH PLACEMENT

Below are the minimum scores on the ALEKS placement exam required for entry into mathematics courses. 

Course

ALEKS Score

Course

ALEKS Score

MAT 1033: Intermediate Algebra

0

MAC 2233: Methods of Calculus

40

MGF 1106: Math for Liberal Arts I

30

MAC 2311: Calculus w/Analytical Geometry I

          65

MGF 1107: Math for Liberal Arts II

25

MAD 2104: Discrete Mathematics         45

MAC 1105: College Algebra

30

MAD 2104: Discrete Mathematics         45

MAC 1114: Trigonometry

45

MAS 2103: Matrix Theory         65

MAC 1140: Precalculus Algebra

45

MAT 1932: Topics in Mathematics         30

MAC 1147: Precalculus Algebra and Trig.

50

STA 2023: Introductory Statistics         30


General Advising Advice
If an ALEKS score places you in a class for which you have not had the prerequisite course, please bring your ALEKS score sheet and talk to the instructor on the first day of classes.  The instructor will review the sheet and advise you on the appropriate class for which to register.  For course prerequisite information, look in the University Catalog, found at http://www.fau.edu/registrar/universitycatalog/welcome.php.  Click on the College of Science, then Course Descriptions, and scroll down to the Mathematical Sciences section.

For specific course selection advice, refer to the information that follows on individual colleges/majors.


College of Architecture, Urban and Public Affairs

Majors: Architecture, Criminal Justice, Public Management, Social Work, Urban and Regional Planning

If your declared or anticipated major is listed above, the following math courses are recommended to satisfy the Core mathematics degree requirement:

  • MGF 1106
  • MGF 1107
  • MAC 1105
  • MAC 1114
  • MAC 2233
  • STA 2023

 
Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts & Letters

 

Majors: Anthropology, Art, Communication, English, History, Jewish Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies, Languages & Linguistics, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Social Science Sociology, Theater

If your declared or anticipated major is listed above, the following math courses are recommended to satisfy the Core mathematics degree requirement:

  • MGF 1106

  • MGF 1107

  • MAC 1105

  • STA 2023



Barry Kaye College of Business

Majors: Accounting, Economics, Finance, Health Administration, Hospitality & Tourism Management, International Business & Trade, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Real Estate

If your declared or anticipated major is listed above, the following math courses are recommended to satisfy the Core mathematics degree requirement:

  • MAC 1105* (generally considered an elective for Business majors)
  • MAC 2233
  • STA 2023

 

College of Education

Majors: Elementary Education, Exceptional Student Education, Exercise Science & Health Promotion, Secondary Education

If your declared or anticipated major is listed above, the following math courses are recommended to satisfy the Core mathematics degree requirement:

  • MGF 1106
  • MGF 1107
  • MAC 1105
  • STA 2023


College of Engineering & Computer Science

Majors: Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Ocean Engineering

If your declared or anticipated major is listed above, the following math courses are recommended to satisfy the Core mathematics degree requirement

  • MAC 1114
  • MAC 1140
  • MAC 1147
  • MAC 2311
  • MAC 2312

*NOTE: If your math placement score is less than or equal to the minimum score for College Algebra, you should speak with an academic advisor prior to registering for any math course(s).

 
Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College

 

The following mathematics courses are recommended to satisfy the Core mathematics degree requirement:

  • MAC 1147

  • MAC 2311

  • MAC 2312

  • MAD 2104

  • MAS 2103

  • MAT 1932

  • MGF 1107

  • STA 2023

 
Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing

 

Major: Nursing

The following mathematics courses are recommended to satisfy the Core mathematics degree requirement:

  • MGF 1106
  • MGF 1107
  • MAC 1105
  • STA 2023

 
Charles E. Schmidt College of Science

 

Majors: Biological Science, Chemistry, Geography, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Psychobiology, Psychology, Social Psychology

The following mathematics courses are recommended to satisfy the Core mathematics degree requirement:

  • MAC 1105
  • MAC 2233
  • MAC 1114
  • MAC 1140
  • MAC 2311
  • MAC 2312
  • MAC 2281


If you have questions or are unsure of how to interpret your math placement score, contact Freshman Academic Advising Services at:

advisingservices@fau.edu

 Last Modified 8/19/14