Due September 25
In office hours, I’ve had discussions with many of you about which math classes are required for your major. You should know what all of the requirements for your major are, but it might be hard to know where to find this information online.
For this assignment you will learn how to read the CityTech college catalog to determine which math courses are required for your major.
- Perform an internet search for “CityTech Academic Catalog.”
- One of the first results should be CityTech’s online academic catalog; select the semester that you started at CityTech.
- On the left side of that page, under Academics, select that school that your program is part of (Arts & Sciences, Professional Studies, or Technology & Design).
- Scroll down until you reach the list of degrees offered by your school. Click on the degree you are currently pursuing or intend to pursue.
- Near the top, click on the Degree Requirements tab.
- Each program organizes their requirements a little differently (for example, if you are pursuing a Bachelor’s degree, you might be guided to click on the corresponding Associate’s degree requirements). Look for all the MAT courses on the degree requirements list.
- Some of the required MAT courses will have prerequisites, and you should know what those are too. (Click on the course code of a course to bring up a window showing the course description and prerequisites.) You might like to click on the Sample Course of Study tab near the top to see what order students in your program usually take their classes in.
In a comment on this post, state what your major is and/or what degree you are pursuing, what the highest MAT course requirement is, and which semester you plan to take each math class leading up to the highest MAT course.
Here is an example for a Biomedical Informatics student:
I am pursuing the Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Informatics. I am required to take MAT 1475 (Calculus I). The prerequisite for MAT 1475 is MAT 1375 (Precalculus). Since I am taking MAT 1275 now, I plan to take MAT 1375 in Spring 2024 so I can take MAT 1475 in Fall 2024. I am also required to take a statistics class, either MAT 1372 or MAT 2572. Since MAT 2572 has a prerequisite of MAT 1575 (Calculus II) and I am not required to take that course, I plan to take MAT 1372 instead. MAT 1372 (Statistics with Probability) has a pre- or co-requisite of MAT 1375, so I will plan to take MAT 1372 at the same time as I take MAT 1375 in Spring 2024.
Some programs (particularly health sciences programs) do not require you to take too many math courses, but they do require a certain grade in your math course or a certain GPA as part of your application to the program. If your program requires a certain grade or GPA, include that in your comment as well. That information should be somewhere on the program page in the academic catalog.