## What is required?

Completion of *Calculus IV* (*MATH V1202*) is required for almost all SEAS majors. Be sure to review the *SEAS Bulletin* for specific requirements.

## When?

First and second year.

## Can I test out?

No. However, previous background in calculus will help to determine placement level.

All first year SEAS students are required to start with calculus. There are three entry points:

- MATH V1101: Calculus I
- MATH V1102: Calculus II
- MATH V1201: Calculus III

*Calculus I* covers primarily differential calculus of functions of one variable with geometric applications and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus.

*Calculus II* covers special functions, integration techniques, more geometric applications of integration, and infinite series, including Taylor series.

*Calculus III* starts with vector algebra in 3-space and complex numbers (with application to certain ordinary differential equations), and covers vector differential calculus in several variables, including Lagrange multipliers

### Placement Guidelines

The Mathematics Department’s **required placement guidelines for SEAS students **are as follows:

*Calculus I*, if you:

- have not taken calculus in high school, OR
- have less than a full year of high school calculus, OR
- have a full year of calculus but have a grade of less than 4 in an AP exam, or less than an A

*Calculus II*, if you:

- have a 4 or 5 on the AB exam or a 4 on the BC exam, OR
- received a 6 or 7 in higher level IB, OR
- received an A or B in A-level Further Mathematics, OR
- received an A in a full year non-AP calculus course

*Calculus III*, if you:

- received a 5 on the BC exam

There will be information sessions and opportunities to speak with faculty and advisors during Orientation. If you find that you are in a course that is too easy or too hard, you may change your level within the first few weeks of the fall semester.

### Mathematics Department:

410 Mathematics

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