Math Classes for the LMC Major

Love it or hate it, everyone has to take math to get a Bachelor’s degree! For LMC majors, you must choose 4 credit hours of math in Area A and 4 credit hours of math in Area D:

***UPDATED 7/14/2022***

Area A: MATH 1712 Survey of Calculus (4 credit hours) –OR- MATH 1552 Integral Calculus (4 credit hours)

  • AP score of 4 or 5 on Calculus BC will give you credit for MATH 1551 and MATH 1552

Area D: MATH 1711 Finite Math (4 credit hours) -OR- MATH 1551 Differential Calculus (2 credit hours) and MATH 1553 Intro to Linear Algebra (2 credit hours)

How Do I Decide Which Math to Take?

  • If you are 100% certain you will stick with LMC as your major (or one of the other IAC majors: INTA, PUBP, ALIS, HTS, etc.) then you may want to take MATH 1711 & 1712
  • MATH 1711 & 1712 are the more common options taken by LMC majors
  • Students in Architecture, Computing, Engineering, Economics, and Sciences take MATH 1551, 1552, and higher levels of math as a sequence
  • If you are considering other major options or a minor with one of the other colleges then you may want to select the calculus sequence
  • You can still choose to take MATH 1711 & 1712 if you’d rather not continue the calculus sequence (any AP, IB credit, previously taken 15xx classes can move to free electives)

Tips & Tricks for Math as an LMC Major

  • Just because one class has a lower number than the other doesn’t mean it’s “easier”
  • MATH 1711 & 1712 are not a sequence so you don’t have to take them in order or back-to-back
  • If you change your major to LMC or transfer here with MATH 1554 or higher, please reach out to me to confirm your options
  • Math classes tend to have major restrictions, permits, and waitlists during registration – visit their page for more info:

As always, please email me if you have any questions!