College of Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Computer Science

What math classes do I need to take?

Every John Carroll Student is required to complete one Division IV Mathematics (MT) course as part of the University Core Curriculum requirements. Math courses that satisfy the core requirement are indicated by a “IV” in the Div/Req column in the Schedule of Classes.

Some majors have particular math course requirements.

Regardless of their major, students should consult with their advisors and the Undergraduate Bulletin before registering for any mathematics course.  For those students taking Calculus, the sequence MT 133 – MT 134 can be used to replace a requirement of MT 135.

Students majoring in programs that do not require a specific mathematics class may choose from MT 118 (Applied Mathematics), MT 122 (Elementary Statistics I), MT 135 (Calculus), MT 160 (Mathematics and Creativity), MT 162 (Mathematics from Nonwestern Cultures), and MT 130 (Applied Calculus)

If you plan to do this
You must take these math courses
When you should take your first math class
Major in Biology, Cell and Molecular Biology,or Environmental ScienceMT 135 (Calculus) and MT 228 (Biostatistics)PreMed: First semester, Freshman year; Others: By first semester sophomore year
Major in Business (Accountancy, Business Information Systems, Business Logistics, Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing)MT 130 (Applied Calculus) or MT 135 (Calculus). Students who have a strong background in mathematics, or who plan to attend graduate programs in Economics or Finance, are strongly encouraged to take Calculus.Freshman year
Minor in BusinessMT 122 (Elementary Statistics I)Freshman or Sophomore year
Major in Chemistry or Biochemistry;
Minor in Chemistry
MT 135 (Calculus) and additional courses. See the Department of Chemistry undergraduate programs pages for more information.First semester, Freshman year
Major or minor in Computer Science or Computer Information SystemsMT 118 (Applied Mathematics) or MT 135 (Calculus)Freshman year
Major in Early Childhood EducationMT 160 (Mathematics and Creativity) or MT 200 (Explorations in Mathematics); and MT 171/171L (Foundations of Early Childhood Mathematics)Freshman or sophomore year
Major in Mathematics or Teaching Mathematics;
Minor in Mathematics;Minor in Statistics
MT 135 (Calculus) and/or MT 200 (Explorations in Mathematics). See the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science undergraduate programs pages for more information.First semester, Freshman year
Major in Middle Childhood Education with Mathematics Curriculum ContentMT 160 (Mathematics and Creativity) or MT 200 (Explorations in Mathematics); MT 135 (Calculus), and additional courses. See the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science undergraduate programs pages for more information. First semester, Freshman year
Major in Physics, Engineering Physics, or Interdisciplinary Physics
Minor in Physics and Engineering Physics
MT 135 (Calculus) and additional courses. See the Department of Physics degree programs page for more information.First semester, Freshman year
Major or minor in PsychologyMT 122, MT 223 (Elementary Statistics and intermediate Statistics)Freshman or Sophomore year
Major in SociologyMT 122 (Elementary Statistics I)Freshman or Sophomore year