Mathematics (MATH)

Mathematics, the study of patterns and order, is a creative art, a language, and a science. The practice of mathematics combines the aesthetic appeal of creating patterns of ideas with the utilitarian appeal of applications of these same ideas.

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Typical First Year Schedule

Fall
  • FYS 120 or WRIT 120 or Conversation Program
  • World Language
  • MATH 119 or MATH 120 or MATH 126 or MATH 128 or MATH 220
  • OLE Core/Elective
Interim
  • OLE Core/Elective
Spring
  • FYS 120 or WRIT 120 or Conversation Program
  • World Language
  • Continue Math Sequence
  • OLE Core/Elective
Additional Information

Nothing available at this time.

CREDIT FOR PREVIOUS COURSEWORK
  • Credit is given for a score of 4-5 on AP Calculus AB, BC, and/or AB sub-score (on the BC exam), a score of 5-7 on IB Math HL or SL, or an A on Cambridge A-Level Math.
  • Credit for transfer courses or other programs is done in consultation with the Registrar, the Mathematics Placement Director, and/or MSCS Chair.
Placement
  • Students should follow their placement survey results provided by the department and found on the Student Information System (SIS).
  • Students who would like to take a mathematics course other than their recommended placement or who want placement assistance need to contact the Mathematics Placement Director (math-placement@stolaf.edu).
Informational Events

The MSCS Department has an informational/social event in early October.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Director of Mathematics, Matthew Wright (wright5@stolaf.edu)

Chair of MSCS, Paul Roback, roback@stolaf.edu