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Math Course Prerequisite Information

If you have already completed the prerequisite course at another institution (but your transfer credits have not yet been posted on MyZou) and you need to request a permission number to enroll in your upcoming Math course, please email an unofficial copy of your transcript to crewsae@missouri.edu or gilping@missouri.edu. Include your complete name, student id#, MU email address, and the information on which course you want to register for. Make sure you have an official transcript sent directly to Admissions Office, 230 Jesse Hall, Columbia, MO 65211.

Course

Prerequisite

Math 0110
Intermediate Algebra

None

Math 1050
Quantitative Reasoning

C- or higher grade in Math 0110, OR
Math Placement Test Intermediate Algebra score of 70% or higher
(see valid placement test dates)

Math 1100
College Algebra

C- or higher grade in Math 0110, OR
Math Placement Test Intermediate Algebra score of 70% or higher
(see valid placement test dates)

Math 1140
Trigonometry

C- or higher grade in Math 1100, OR
Math Placement Test College Algebra score of 70% or higher
(see valid placement test dates below)

Math 1160
Pre-Calculus

C- or higher grade in Math 1100, OR
B+ or higher grade in Math 0110 at MUOR
Math Placement Test College Algebra score of 60% or higher                    
(see valid placement test dates below)

Math 1300
Finite Mathematics

C- or higher grade in Math 1100 or 1160, OR
Credit by exam for Math 1100 (via Proctored ALEKS ExamOR
(College Algebra exemption AND                                       
Math Placement Test College Algebra score of 70% or higher)
(see valid placement test dates)

Math 1320*
Business Calculus

Beginning in Fall 2011, Math 1320 has been consolidated with Math 1400. Students whose degree plan required Math 1320 should now take Math 1400 instead.

Math 1360
Geometric Concepts

C- or higher grade in Math 1100, OR
Math Placement Test College Algebra score of 70% or higher                    
(see valid placement test dates below)

Math 1400*
Calculus for Life & Soc. Sci. I

C- or higher grade in Math 1100 or 1160, OR
Math Placement Test College Algebra score of 70% or higher                    
(see valid placement test dates)

Math 1500**
Calculus I

C- or higher grade in Math 1160, OR
C- or higher grade in BOTH Math 1100 AND Math 1140, OR
Math Placement Test Pre-Calculus score of 70% or higher                         
(see valid placement test dates below)

Math 1700
Calculus II

C- or higher grade in Math 1500

Math 2100
Calculus for Life & Soc. Sci. II

C- or higher grade in Math 1320 or 1400 or 1500

Math 2300
Calculus III

C- or higher grade in Math 1700

Math 2320
Discrete Math Structures

C- or higher grade in Math 1700 or 4060 or 4070

Math 4100
Differential Equations

C- or higher grade in Math 2300

Math 4140
Matrix Theory

C- or higher grade in Math 2300 or 2320

Valid dates for your Math Placement Test scores:
  • for Fall 2017 courses: Math Placement Test scores dated 9/15/16 or later
  • for Spring 2018 courses: Math Placement Test scores dated 2/15/17 or later

Students who take Calculus at MU will receive back-credit for the appropriate prerequisite course upon completion of the Calculus course with a C- or higher.
* Students who complete Math 1320 or 1400 with a C- or above will receive back-credit for Math 1100.
**Students who complete Math 1500 with a C- or above will receive back-credit for Math 1160 (or an equivalent combination of Math 1100 and Math 1140).
[See the Mathematics Department Advanced Standing Credit Policy for complete details.]