Math Course Progression

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The Ohio State University offers over a 100 different undergraduate math courses. The information below will help navigate through the progression of undergraduate math courses at OSU. For a list of all math courses at OSU, course descriptions, and what semesters they are taught, visit Math Courses.

To access the math courses required for your major, please reference Math Requirements by Major and work with your academic advisor to find out what math pathway is right for you.

To understand the calculus sequences at OSU, please reference: Calculus Sequences

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Lower Division Course Progression - choose your entry level course

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Progression to Calculus Series

The student can then continue on to Math 1152, 1157 or 1172 and gain the prerequisites for upper division courses.

Progression to Business Calculus

Progression to Math 1116

 

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    Progression to Calculus Series

    The student can then continue on to Math 1152, 1157 or 1172 and gain the prerequisites for upper division courses.

    Progression to Business Calculus

    Progression to Math 1116

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    NOTE: For STEM-related majors only, with consultation from academic advising

    Progression to Calculus Series

    • Math 1120 Precalculus with Review I - part one of a two part series for STEM majors, NFYS only
    • Math 1121  Precalculus with Review II

    These two courses combined are the equivalent of Math 1075 through Math 1150. The student can then continue on to Math 1151 and gain the prerequisites for upper division courses.

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    Progression to Calculus Series

    The student can then continue on to Math 1152, 1157 or 1172 and gain the prerequisites for upper division courses.

    Progression to Business Calculus

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    Progression to Calculus Series

    The student can then continue on to Math 1152, 1157 or 1172 and gain the prerequisites for upper division courses.

    Progression to Business Calculus

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    Progression to Calculus Series

    • Math 1140 Calculus with Review I - part one of a two part series for STEM majors, NFYS only
    • Math 1141  Calculus with Review II

    These two courses are the equivalent of Math 1151. The student can then continue on to Math 1152 or 1172 and gain the prerequisites for upper division courses.

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    Math 1131    Calculus for Business

    This is a terminal course which is not used as a prerequisite.

     

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    The student can then continue on to Math 1152, 1157 or 1172 and gain the prerequisites for upper division courses.

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    The following flow chart is an image of the lower math course progression. Please use the drop-down menus provided above to interpret the flow chart.

    Lower Division Course Progression Chart

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    Upper Division Course Progression - typical course pathways

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    Mathematics Core

    Math 2153 and the courses that follow are the prerequisites for many upper division math courses.  See Math Course page for more information.

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    Engineering Pathways

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    • Math 1172  Engineering Mathematics A
      • Math 2173  Engineering Mathematics B
        • Math 2174  Linear Algebra and Differential Equations for Engineers

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    Option 3 

    Math 1172 is also a prerequisite for Math 2153 and leads to additional upper division coursework. See Math Course pages for more information.

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    Course Progression Chart for Upper Division

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    The following chart illustrates the possible course flow for upper division mathematics. The descriptions of the courses and prerequisites are offered in the tabs above.  Please work with your academic advisor to interpret the math pathway intended for your major. For a list of all math courses at OSU, course descriptions, and what semesters they are taught, visit Math Courses.

    Upper Division Chart

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    Course Progression Chart for Engineers

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    The following chart illustrates the possible course flow for engineering mathematics. The descriptions of the courses and prerequisites are offered in the tabs above.  Please work with your academic advisor to interpret the math pathway intended for your major.

    Calculus and Engineering Math Sequences

     

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    Mathematics Courses for the College of Education and Human Ecology

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    The following chart illustrates the possible course flow for education majors in the College of Education and Human Ecology.  Please work with your academic advisor to interpret the math pathway intended for your major. For a list of all math courses at OSU, course descriptions, and what semesters they are taught, visit Math Courses.

    Course Progression Chart - Education Courses