2020-2021 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
    Mar 06, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Course Catalog

Quantitative Skills Requirement

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A student may satisfy the Quantitative Skills option of the Liberal Skills Requirement by successfully completing a First Course and a different Second Course drawn from the lists below.  When planning a program, be aware that many courses in the second course list have prerequisite courses.  Some courses appear on both lists. 

Any student who completes a calculus course numbered 284 or higher with a grade of C or better is thereby exempt from the need to take an additional course to complete the Quantitative Skills Requirement. Calculus courses numbered 285 or higher may simultaneously be used to partially satisfy the Natural Sciences and Mathematics Divisional Requirement. MAT 284  cannot be used to meet both the Quantitative Skills Requirement and the Natural Science and Mathematics Divisional Requirements.  It can only be used to meet one of these requirements.

Consult the course descriptions for information on when credit for certain mathematic courses is disallowed.

First Course:

                              MAT 121 - Probability and Statistics for the Liberal Arts I  

                              MAT 183 - Elements of Modern Mathematics  

                              MAT 193 - Algebra-Infused Precalculus  (to be followed by MAT 285  or MAT 295 )

                              MAT 194 - Precalculus  (to be followed by MAT 285  or MAT 295 )

                              MAT 221 - Elementary Probability and Statistics I  

                              MAT 285 - Life Sciences Calculus I , or

                              MAT 295 - Calculus I  

Second Course:    (Note:  Some of these courses have prerequisites)

                              GEO 386 - Quantitative Geographic Analysis  

                              MAT 122 - Probability and Statistics for the Liberal Arts II  

                              MAT 222 - Elementary Probability and Statistics II  

                              MAT 284 - Business Calculus  

                              MAT 285 - Life Sciences Calculus I , or

                              MAT 295 - Calculus I  

                              MAT 286 - Life Sciences Calculus II , or

                              MAT 296 - Calculus II  

                              MAX 201 - Quantitative Methods for the Social Sciences  

                              PSC 202 - Introduction to Political Analysis  

                              PSY 252 - Statistical Methods II  

                              *SWK 361 - Foundations of Social Work Research  

                              *Apply as Non-Arts & Sciences credit

Many students will satisfy the Quantitative Skills Requirement by taking a pair of statistics courses. MAT 121  provides introductions to statistics with emphasis on the analysis of real data sets. It does not assume any prerequisite mathematical preparation, although it is desirable that students have a reasonable level of competence in high school algebra. Students who complete MAT 121  may consider completing the sequence with one of the following: GEO 386 , MAX 201 , PSC 202 , PSY 252 , SOC 318 , or SWK 361 . Consult your advisor.

Only students who have mastered high school algebra should contemplate any of the remaining options for satisfying the quantitative skills requirement.