Auburn University
Mathematics Placement Instruction
Mathematics Placement for students enrolled in Fall 2015 or later will be done according to their ACT MATH scores or their SAT MATH equivalents. See the following chart for the prerequisites. For transfer students without ACT MATH or SAT MATH scores, they will need to take the Math Placement Test and the cutoff scores are given in the third column. Such students should contact Carolyn Donegan at donegca@auburn.edu, 3348446597, 221 Parker Hall.
Remark: Students enrolled prior to Fall 2015 will be placed according to Chart 2.
CHART 1: Math Placement Chart for AU Students Enrolled in Fall 2015 or later
Course 
ACT MATH/SAT MATH score prerequisite 
Math placement test score prerequisite 
MATH 1000, 1003 
none required 
none required 
MATH 1100, 1103, 1120, 1123 
at least 22/520 
at least 52 
MATH 1130, 1133 
at least 23/540 
at least 60 
MATH 1150, 1153 
at least 23/540 or “C” or above in MATH 1000/1003 
at least 60 
MATH 1610, 1613, 1617, 1710 
at least 26/600 or “C” or above in MATH 1130/1133/1150/1153 
at least 76 
MATH 1680, 1683 
at least 25/580 
at least 68 
MATH 1620, 1623, 1627, 1720 
“C” or above in MATH 1610/1613/1617/1710; or AP credit or transfer credit 
“C” or above in MATH 1610/1613/1617/1710; AP credit or transfer credit 
MATH 2630, 2637, 2730 
“C” or above in MATH 1620/1623/1627/1720; or AP credit or transfer credit 
“C” or above for in MATH 1620/1623/1627/ 1720; AP credit or transfer credit 
MATH 2650 
“C” or above in MATH 1620/1623/1627/1720 P/C: MATH 2630/2637/2730 
“C” or above in MATH 1620/1623/1627/1720 P/C: MATH 2630/2637/2730 
Higher level courses 
credit for prerequisite courses 
credit for prerequisite courses 
Remark: The math placement test is graded on a scale of zero to 100.
For information about AP credit, click http://www.auburn.edu/administration/registrar/helpful_resources/enrollment/apibclepinformation.html
CHART 2: Math Placement Chart for AU Students Enrolled before Fall 2015
NOTE: All courses require High School Geometry and Second Year High School Algebra. 

COURSE 
Score requirements 
Alternate prerequisite courses 
MATH 1000 College Algebra 
No placement score requirement 
No prerequisite 
MATH 1100 Finite Mathematics 
At least 34 on math placement test 
No prerequisite 
MATH 1120 PreCalculus Algebra 
At least 48 on math placement test 
or MATH 1000 
MATH 1130 PreCalculus Trigonometry 
At least 56 on math placement test 
or credit for MATH 1120 
MATH 1150 PreCalculus Algebra and Trigonometry 
At least 64 on math placement test 
or credit for MATH 1000 
MATH 1610 Calculus I 
At least 72 on math placement test 
or credit for MATH 1130 or 1150 
MATH 1680 Business Calculus I 
At least 72 on math placement test 
or credit for MATH 1120 
MATH 1620 Calculus II 
AP credit on AB Calculus exam 
or credit for MATH 1610 
Remark: The math placement test is graded on a scale of zero to 100.
For information about AP credit, click
I. How do I find my score?
If you enrolled in Fall 2015 or after, your Math Placement score is your ACT/SAT MATH score.
If you have enrolled before Fall 2015 and have taken the online Math Placement Test, Log into Canvas (auburn.instructure.com) and click “Courses & Groups” in the blue bar at the top of the page. Your Math Placement Test scores will be displayed on the grades page. You can contact Carolyn Donegan at donegca@auburn.edu, 3348446597, 221 Parker Hall, if you have questions.
II. What is my mathematics placement?
The above charts list the beginning mathematics courses and the scores and other prerequisites required in order to enroll in them. Which course you should take will depend on both your placement and the requirements of your major.
III. Which math do I need to take for my intended course of study?
See www.auburn.edu/majors for all available majors. A list of the CORE mathematics for each major can be found below at item VI.
IV. What if my best score does not allow me to register for the first mathematics course in my curriculum?
We encourage you to prepare yourself during the summer and take the appropriate course during Fall. Completion of the appropriate course will allow you to be placed in a higherlevel course. You should discuss this option with your advisor.
V. Summary of Freshman Level Mathematics Courses http://bulletin.auburn.edu/coursesofinstruction/math/
MATH 1000 College Algebra does not satisfy the core mathematics requirement, but elective credit is possible. Students who feel that they have deficiencies in mathematics should take this class in preparation for further studies in mathematics. The course is designed to prepare students for all of the precalculus courses.
All the remaining mathematics courses satisfy the core mathematics requirement. The minimum requirement for all these courses is completion of high school geometry and second year high school algebra; knowledge of trigonometry is a requirement for MATH 1610 Calculus I.
MATH 1100 Finite Mathematics and Applications (3 credit hours) is designed for students who do not plan to take any further courses in mathematics. It is not a prerequisite for any other mathematics course.
MATH 1120 PreCalculus Algebra (3 credit hours) covers the prerequisite material for MATH 1130 and 1680.
MATH 1130 PreCalculus Trigonometry (3 credit hours) covers trigonometry, this material is necessary for calculus 1610 (as well as 1617 Honors Calculus and 1710 Calculus for engineering and science programs). Students who plan to take calculus 1610 and who have not had trigonometry in high school will need this material.
MATH 1150 PreCalculus Algebra and Trigonometry (4 credit hours) covers the material from 1120 and 1130 at a faster pace.
MATH 1610 Calculus 1 is the first course of the calculus sequence that is designed for students in engineering and science programs. MATH 1617 is the honors version of the course. Knowledge of the material in MATH 1130 or 1150 is prerequisite for this class.
MATH 1710 is calculus for engineering and science students and begins with the concept of vectors and uses examples from the sciences and engineering; Knowledge of the material in MATH 1130 or 1150 is prerequisite for this class.
MATH 1680 Calculus with Business Applications 1 is the first calculus course designed for business students. Trigonometry is not required for this course therefore MATH 1680 cannot be used as prerequisite for MATH 1620 Calculus 2; the material in MATH 1120 is prerequisite for this class.
VI. CORE Mathematics Requirement by College and Major
Nutrition (Nutrition Science Option)MATH 1610
CORE MATH REQUIREMENT BY COLLEGE AND BY MAJOR 

COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE 

Agricultural Business and Economics 
MATH 1680 
Agricultural Communications 
MATH 1130 
Agronomy and Soils 
MATH 1130 
Animal Sciences 
MATH 1130 
Fisheries and Allied Aquacultures 
MATH 1610 
Horticulture 
MATH 1130 
Poultry Science 
MATH 1130 
COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE, DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION 

Architecture 
MATH 1610 
Building Science 
MATH 1610 
Graphic Design 
MATH 1100 or MATH 1120 
Industrial Design 
MATH 1100 or MATH 1120 
Interior Architecture 
MATH 1610 
COLLEGE OF BUSINESS 

All majors and all programs require: 
MATH 1680 
COLLEGE OF EDUCATION 

Teacher Education Programs 

Agriscience Education 
MATH 1130 
Business and Marketing 
MATH 1100 or MATH 1120 
Early Childhood 
MATH 1100 or MATH 1120 
Elementary Education Program 
MATH 1100 or MATH 1120 
English Language Arts 
MATH 1100 or MATH 1120 
Foreign Language Education 
MATH 1100 or MATH 1120 
General Science (Biology) 
MATH 1610 
Chemistry Education 
MATH 1610 
Physics Education 
MATH 1610 
Social Science Education (History) 
MATH 1100 or MATH 1120 
Geography Education 
MATH 1100 or MATH 1120 
Mathematics Education 
MATH 1610 
Music Education 
MATH 1100 or MATH 1120 
Physical Education 
MATH 1100 or MATH 1120 
Early Childhood Special Education 
MATH 1100 or MATH 1120 
Collaborative Teacher Education 
MATH 1100 or MATH 1120 
Nonteacher Education Programs 

Exercise Science 
MATH 1150 
Fitness, Conditioning, and Performance 
MATH 1150 
Physical Activity and Health 
MATH 1150 
Rehabilitation Services 
MATH 1100 or MATH 1120 
SAMUEL GINN COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING 

All majors and all programs require: 
MATH 1610 
SCHOOL OF FORESTRY AND WILDLIFE SCIENCES 

Professional Forestry 
MATH 1610 
Wildlife Ecology and Management 
MATH 1610 
COLLEGE OF HUMAN SCIENCES 

Nutrition (Nutrition Science Option) 
MATH 1610 
COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS 

Anthropology 
MATH 1100 or MATH 1120 
Art 
MATH 1100 or MATH 1120 
Communication 
MATH 1100 or MATH 1120 
Communication Disorders 
MATH 1100 or MATH 1120 
Economics 
MATH 1680 
English 
MATH 1100 or MATH 1120 
French 
MATH 1100 or MATH 1120 
German 
MATH 1100 or MATH 1120 
Health Services Administration 
MATH 1680 
History 
MATH 1100 or MATH 1120 
Journalism 
MATH 1100 or MATH 1120 
Music 
MATH 1100 or MATH 1120 
Philosophy 
MATH 1100 or MATH 1120 
Religious Studies Option 
MATH 1100 or MATH 1120 
Political Science 
MATH 1100 or MATH 1120 
Psychology 
MATH 1100 or MATH 1120 
Public Administration 
MATH 1100 or MATH 1120 
Public Relations 
MATH 1100 or MATH 1120 
Radio, Television, and Film 
MATH 1100 or MATH 1120 
Social Work 
MATH 1100 or MATH 1120 
Sociology 
MATH 1100 or MATH 1120 
Spanish 
MATH 1100 or MATH 1120 
Theatre 
MATH 1100 or MATH 1120 
SCHOOL OF NURSING 

Nursing 
MATH 1120 
COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS 

All majors and all programs require: 
MATH 1610 
Important Contacts
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
College of Sciences and Mathematics
221 Parker Hall
Auburn, Alabama 368495310
Telephone: 3348444290
FAX: 3348446555