ALL-UNIVERSITY CORE MATHEMATICS REQUIREMENT

The All-University Core Curriculum (AUCC) requires that students earn 3 credits in mathematics. These credits may be earned from:

  • the Colorado State University Mathematics Placement Exam;
  • AP, IB, or CLEP credit;
  • transferring courses to Colorado State; or
  • by satisfactorily completing Colorado State course work.

The AUCC Mathematics Requirement must be completed during the first 60 credits acquired toward a degree. Transfer and readmitted students who enter with 60 or more credits must complete this requirement during their first term of enrollment.


Most students satisfy the mathematics requirement by taking 3 credits from the following courses:

MATH 117 MATH 126 Minicourses in the PACe Program ............................................................. (1 credit each)

MATH 130 Mathematics in the Social Sciences ................................................................................ (3 credits)

MATH 133 Financial Mathematics ...................................................................................................... (3 credits)

MATH 135 Patterns of Phenomena I....................................................................................................  (3 credits)


Any three credits in mathematics will satisfy the AUCC Mathematics Requirement. However, many majors require specific mathematics courses to satisfy degree requirements.

Credits in some or all of the courses MATH 117, MATH 118, MATH 124, MATH 125, and MATH 126 may not be counted toward a degree in some majors.

Academic goals, degree requirements, personal interests, background and transfer credit should influence how a student satisfies the AUCC Mathematics Requirement.


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Last updated on:   March 27, 2012