CCSU requires at least two semesters of quantitative courses as part of the General Education program. All students are tested to ensure that their understanding of essentials is adequate.
Your Math SAT score is used to determine your eligibility for your first math course. If you believe you are prepared for a higher level math course than your SAT score indicates, you may choose to take The Mathematics Placement Test. The Mathematics Placement Test is offered in The Learning Center in Willard Hall, Suite 101 by appointment. Students must register for the Math and/or English placement exam at http://www.ccsu.edu/page.cfm?p=3130.
Students must either test out of or take both of the following:
Elementary Algebra (Math 099) - the most basic math course offered at this university. Although Math 099 is a three-credit course, the three credits cannot be counted toward the number required for graduation. Students who are advised to take the remedial mathematics course (MATH 099)* must do so during their first year.
*The 099 courses are to be taken as soon as possible and MUST be completed by the time the 24th CCSU credit is taken.
Intermediate Algebra (Math 101) – the pre-requisite for all math and statistics courses in the General Education program. The university gives three credits for this class which may only be used as free electives.
A grade of C- or better is required in both Math 099 and Math 101 In order to move on to next level of Math.
NOTE: MATH 101 (Intermediate Algebra) does not count for Skill Area 2 credit. It is, however, a pre-requisite for all math classes and can be counted as an Unrestricted Elective.
Many majors have specific requirements in mathematics. Refer to the university catalog and check with your academic advisor for details.