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Math Placement

All three computing degrees have a math requirement.  Placing the student in the correct math course will ensure that they do not take unnecessary courses while also meeting the requirements of the degree.

Students may enter APSU with an ACT Math score.  Some students will not have an ACT score, but they will have a Developmental Studies Math score.  Both the ACT Math score, if it exists, and the Developmental Studies Math score can be found on the student's OneStop advising page.

In general, if the student has an ACT Math score, use that to choose the appropriate Math course for the student. The Math department provides maps of ACT Math scores to classes on their advising page. If the student does not have an ACT Math score, use the Developmental Studies Math score instead.  A Developmental Studies Math score of 4 means the student can take MATH 1710.  A Developmental Studies Math score of less than 4 means the student needs an enhanced math class, either enhanced MATH 1530 or enhanced MATH 1710 depending on the student's major.  In general, if a student needs an enhanced math class, this will be indicated on the OneStop Advising page under the Deficiency section.

A student may feel that they are able to start in a higher-level math course than what their scores indicate. In that case, the student should contact the math department for a placement test.  

Computer Information Systems

The CIS degree has two math requirements

All CIS students are required to MATH 1530 Elements of Statistics. In general,

The CIS students have a choice for the second math class.  When advising students, it may be useful to consider the prerequisites for each class.

In general, most CIS students will take either CSCI 2500 or MATH 1810.  

Computer Information Technology

The CIT degree has one required math class: MATH 1530 Elements of Statistics

Computer Science

The CS degree has the most required math.  The required courses are

Many, but not all, students will not arrive at APSU for their first semester ready to start in MATH 1910.  In general,