MCS Math Requirements

Math requirements for all students

math studentsTo earn a degree from UVa-Wise, a student must complete six semester hours in mathematics. Entering students are required to take a mathematics placement test administered by the department. Students may begin their study of mathematics with MTH 1010, 1050, 1020, 1110, 1210 or 2040; however, if deficiencies are identified, students are required to satisfactorily complete MTH 0900 before registering for a 1000-level mathematics course. MTH 0900 is a non-degree credit course. The department recommends the appropriate placement determined by the following criteria:

  1. The student’s SAT or ACT scores;
  2. The student’s high school record;
  3. The student’s score on the Mathematics Placement Exam.

MTH 2010 and 2020 do not satisfy general education requirements.

A 1000-level course, with the exception of MTH 1180, may not be taken for credit after a 2000- or higher level course has been completed successfully.  Some students taking MTH 1010 must also enroll in MTH 1011, determined by either placement or by the instructor of MTH 1010. MTH 1011 is a recitation course (credit/no credit) to strengthen algebra skills. MTH 1010 may not be taken for credit after either MTH 1110 or MTH 1210 has been completed successfully.

Students who place into MTH 1210 and complete the course with a C or better will also receive credit for MTH 1110. Those who do not get a C or better are advised to take MTH 1110 before repeating MTH 1210. Students who place into MTH 1150 and complete the course with a C or better will also receive credit for MTH 1010.

Students who place into MTH 2040 and complete the course with a C or better will also receive credit for MTH 1110 and MTH 1120. Students who score a 4 or 5 on the AB Advanced Placement Examination in Calculus and students who score a 3 on the BC Advanced Placement Examination in Calculus will receive credit for MTH 2040 and will be placed into MTH 2050. Students who score a 4 or 5 on the BC Advanced Placement Examination in Calculus will receive credit for both MTH 2040 and 2050.