Mathematics and Statistics

Two placement tests are offered to Oxford campus students. (The regional campuses offer other standardized placement tests.) Test One must be taken before Test Two. Test One (precalculus) helps assess your readiness for calculus if you expect to take a mathematics or statistics course. Algebra, trigonometry, functions, and basic geometry are included on the test. Also take Test Two (calculus) if you have taken a semester or more of calculus, even AP calculus, during high school and expect to take a calculus course. Test Two is based on topics covered in Calculus I. More information about these tests is online (www.miamioh.edu/mathstat/place.html) or available from a departmental adviser.

In the advising table below, I and II refer to Placement Tests One and Two, and I + II denotes the sum of your scores on I and II.

 

If you plan to

 

and you have passed
these high school classes


and have these scores
on I and/or II


then take

 

Take a calculus course

 

(a) a year of calculus, including log, exponential, and trig functions

 

(b) three and one-half or four years of math with trig but little or no calculus

 

(c) three or four years of math including some trig

 

(d) less than three years of math

 

I + II from 35 to 45 or 4-5 on AP Calculus AB

 

I from 16 to 25

 

 

I from 12 to 15

I from 8 to 11

 

I from 0 to 7

 

MTH 249 or 249H

 

 

MTH 151

 

 

MTH 123

MTH 104

 

MTH 102

 

Take a noncalculus course, e.g. MTH 121 or STA 261

 

(a) three years of math, including two years of algebra

 

(b) less than three years of math

 

I from 12 to 25

 

 

I from 0 to 11

 

MTH 121 or STA 261

 

 

MTH 102 or 104

 

Seek middle childhood licensure with a math concentration

 

(a) a year of calculus, including log, exponential, and trig functions

 

(b) three and one-half or four years of math with trig but little or no calculus

 

(c) three or four years of math including some trig

 

d) less than three years of math

 

I + II from 35 to 45

 

 

I from 16 to 25

 

 

I from 12 to 15

 

I from 0 to 11

 

MTH 218 or 217

 

 

MTH 151

 

 

MTH 123

 

MTH 102 or 104

 

Seek licensure in early or middle childhood, not concentrating in math

 

(a) three years of math, including geometry

 

(b) less than three years of math

 

I from 12 to 25

 

I from 0 to 11

 

MTH 115

 

MTH 102

Since recommendations given above or online may not consider all information relevant to your situation, you should contact a departmental adviser if you have questions. The goal is to place you in a course with students of similar preparations.

To contact a departmental math adviser via e-mail: placement@notch.mathstat.miamioh.edu

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