Area 2: Mathematics
Students must complete 6 credit hours (2 courses) in mathematics at the College Algebra level or higher to earn an A.A. degree. Students who do not place into College Algebra can take MAT 1033 Intermediate Algebra (3 credit hours) to fulfill the prerequisite. Dual Enrollment students do not typically take college math classes until they have completed Algebra 2.
Students completing Algebra 2 or Algebra 2 Honors are encouraged to take Intermediate Algebra to help ease the transition into college math. Students completing pre-AICE Math 3 with a B or higher generally have an easier transition into College Algebra. When considering appropriate placement, keep in mind that College Algebra is the most-failed course at EFSC.
Students entering a field that does not require higher mathematics will typically take College Algebra and Statistics or Topics in Math and Exploration in Mathematics (or any other combination thereof). Students wanting/requiring higher level math classes will progress down the column...Trigonometry, Pre-calculus, Calculus1, etc.