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Math Course Placement
Please go to aub.ie/mathplacement for math placement of AU Students enrolled in SUMMER/FALL 2022 OR LATER.
Chart 1: Math Placement Chart for AU Students Enrolled in SUMMER 2021 to SPRING 2022
If I have the minimum score on any the following assessments: 
OR College Credit for:**

Then I can
take: 
MATH ACT 
MATH SAT 
ALEKS PPL (Placement Test) 

Below 22 or none 
Below 550 or none 
Below 50% or none 
No college credit  MATH 1000 
22  550  50%  College credit for MATH 1000  MATH 1100 
22  550  50%  College credit for MATH 1000  MATH 1120 
23  565  64%  College credit for MATH 1120 (MTH 112 at AL 2 years)  MATH 1130 
23  565  64%  College credit for MATH 1000 with “C” or above  MATH 1150 
25  600  68%  College credit for MATH 1120 or 1130 or 1150 (MTH 112 or 113 or 115 at AL 2 years)  MATH 1680 
26  620  78%  College credit for MATH 1130 or 1150 with “C” or above (MTH 113 or 115 at AL 2 years)  MATH 1610, 1617 
A 3 or higher on AP Calculus AB (a score of 5 is highly recommended) 
College credit for MATH 1610 with “C” or above (MTH 125 at AL 2 years) 
MATH 1620, 1627 
A 3 or higher on AP Calculus BC (a score of 5 is highly recommended) 
College credit for MATH 1620 with “C” or above (MTH 126 at AL 2 years) 
MATH 2630, 2637 
College credit for MATH 1620 with “C” or above (MTH 126 at AL 2 years); Corequisite courses: MATH 2630/2637 
MATH 2650 
** to check on how courses may transfer to Auburn, please visit 
Chart 2: Math Placement Chart for AU Students Enrolled in FALL 2017 to SUMMER 2021
Course 
ACT MATH/Old SAT MATH/New SAT MATH& score cut off level for entrance: calculated as at least 75% probability of passing the course 
Alternate prerequisite courses 

MATH 1000, 1003 
none required 
none required 
MATH 1100, 1103, 1120, 1123 
at least 22/520/550 

MATH 1130, 1133 
at least 23/540/565 

MATH 1150, 1153 
at least 23/540/565 or “C” or above in MATH 1000/1003 

MATH 1610, 1613, 1617, 1710 
at least 26/600/620 or “C” or above in MATH 1130/1133/1150/1153 

MATH 1680, 1683 
at least 25/580/600 

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 or 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 in MATH 1620/1623/1627/1720 or AP credit or transfer credit 
MATH 2650 
“C” or above in MATH 1620/1623/1627/1720 Corequisite courses: MATH 2630/2637/2730 
“C” or above in MATH 1620/1623/1627/1720 Corequisite courses: MATH 2630/2637/2730 
Higher level courses 
credit for prerequisite courses 
credit for prerequisite courses 
For information about AP credit, click http://www.auburn.edu/administration/registrar/helpful_resources/enrollment/apibclepinformation.html
Chart 3: Math Placement Chart for AU Students Enrolled in FALL 2015 to FALL 2017
Course 
ACT& MATH/SAT MATH score prerequisite 
Alternate prerequisite courses 

MATH 1000, 1003 
none required 
none required 
MATH 1100, 1103, 1120, 1123 
at least 22/520 

MATH 1130, 1133 
at least 23/540 

MATH 1150, 1153 
at least 23/540 or “C” or above in MATH 1000/1003 

MATH 1610, 1613, 1617, 1710 
at least 26/600 or “C” or above in MATH 1130/1133/1150/1153 

MATH 1680, 1683 
at least 25/580 

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 Corequisite courses: MATH 2630/2637/2730 
“C” or above in MATH 1620/1623/1627/1720 Corequisite courses: MATH 2630/2637/2730 
Higher level courses 
credit for prerequisite courses 
credit for prerequisite courses 
Chart 4: 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 34/100 on math placement test 
No prerequisite 
MATH 1120 PreCalculus Algebra 
At least 48/100 on math placement test 
or MATH 1000 
MATH 1130 PreCalculus Trigonometry 
At least 56/100 on math placement test 
or credit for MATH 1120 
MATH 1150 PreCalculus Algebra and Trigonometry 
At least 64/100 on math placement test 
or credit for MATH 1000 
MATH 1610 Calculus I 
At least 72/100 on math placement test 
or credit for MATH 1130 or 1150 
MATH 1680 Business Calculus I 
At least 72/100 on math placement test 
or credit for MATH 1120 
MATH 1620 Calculus II 
AP credit on AB Calculus exam 
or credit for MATH 1610 
For information about AP credit, click http://www.auburn.edu/administration/registrar/helpful_resources/enrollment/apibclepinformation.html
Understanding My Score
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 Heather Hamilton at hah0051@auburn.edu, 3348444290, 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 1130 
Wildlife Ecology and Management 
MATH 1610 
Natural Resources Management 
MATH 1130 
Geospatial and Environmental Informatics 
MATH 1610 
COLLEGE OF HUMAN SCIENCES 

Nutrition (Nutrition Science Option) 
MATH 1610 
All other majors and programs require: 
MATH 1150 
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 (Primary Track) 
MATH 1610 or MATH 1680 
Economics (Quantitive Track) 
MATH 1610 
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 
Philosophy (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
Last Updated: 11/03/2021