Includes accelerated master's option
Includes accelerated master's option
Credit by Examination is available. Refer to the "Credit by Exam" section of the Transferring Credit to Missouri State website for detailed information on available course credit and required minimum scores.
High school mathematics preparation strongly contributes to students’ success in their initial mathematics courses taken at Missouri State. Three units of mathematics at the high school algebra level and beyond are required for admission to Missouri State. The Mathematics Department assumes these three units contain a minimum of the content and performance skills experienced in Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II.
An appropriate placement is required prior to taking any of the entry level mathematics courses beyond MTH 101 as noted in the course prerequisite. Students can use their ACT or SAT math sub score or the results from the Department of Mathematics Placement Test to determine their appropriate math placement level. In the event that the placement determined by the ACT or SAT sub score and the departmental test are different, the student may choose either one after consulting with an advisor.
If you will need your ACT or SAT scores for placement purposes, be sure to request that they be sent to us if you have not already done so. Consult www.act.org (ACT) or http://www.collegeboard.com/ (SAT) for more information. If your scores are on your high school transcript, you may also have your official transcript sent to us.
If you need (or choose) to take the math placement test, you may do so by participating in the scheduled testing sessions during SOAR or call the Mathematics Department, Cheek 10M, 417-836-5112 to schedule an appointment. Adult and evening students may also contact the Office of Adult Student Services, 417-836-6929 or 800-492-7900. You should arrange to have your ACT or SAT scores sent or take the math placement test before you register for your first semester at Missouri State University.
The one-hour placement test administered by the Mathematics Department will consist of fifty questions in three components: basic algebra, advanced algebra, and trigonometry. Students will have an option to attempt only the basic algebra portion during the first thirty minutes and turn in the test if they so desire. They are, however, strongly encouraged to attempt the whole test. There is no charge for the mathematics placement test, and there is no need to sign up in advance. However, the placement test can only be taken once. Please contact the Mathematics Department for further information. Students can view their ACT, SAT, and/or placement test scores online through My Missouri State system.
ACT Math ≥ 28: MTH 340, 287, 261, 215, 181, 138, 135, 130, 103, 102, 101
ACT Math ≥ 27: MTH 340, 287, 215, 181, 138, 135, 130, 103, 102, 101
ACT Math ≥ 26: MTH 287, 181, 138, 135, 130, 103, 102, 101
ACT Math ≥ 25: MTH 138, 135, 130, 103, 102, 101
ACT Math ≥ 23: MTH 135, 130, 103, 102, 101
ACT Math ≥ 22: MTH 130, 103, 102, 101
ACT Math ≥ 20: MTH 103, 102, 101
ACT Math ≤ 19: MTH 101
SAT Math ≥ 640: MTH 340, 287, 261, 215, 181, 138, 135, 130, 103, 102, 101
SAT Math ≥ 620: MTH 340, 287, 215, 181, 138, 135, 130, 103, 102, 101
SAT Math ≥ 600: MTH 287, 181, 138, 135, 130, 103, 102, 101
SAT Math ≥ 580: MTH 138, 135, 130, 103, 102, 101
SAT Math ≥ 540: MTH 135, 130, 103, 102, 101
SAT Math ≥ 520: MTH 130, 103, 102, 101
SAT Math ≥ 480: MTH 103, 102, 101
SAT Math ≤ 460: MTH 101
Missouri State University offers a cooperative engineering program in conjunction with Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, Missouri. Only students residing in a sixteen-county area of southwest Missouri qualify for this program. Refer to the Engineering Program section of catalog for more information. Students who wish to pursue engineering, but do not meet the geographic requirements for the cooperative program, may take two years of foundation courses at Missouri State. The Departments of Mathematics and Physics, Astronomy and Materials Science jointly offer a two-year plan to meet the needs of these students, who must transfer later to complete a four-year degree in engineering. Contact either department for details.
Students may pursue a career as an actuary by choosing a major and minor in related areas and selecting appropriate electives. Students interested in Actuarial Science typically major in Mathematics with the Actuarial Mathematics option and minor Risk Management and Insurance. Help in preparing for the early actuarial exams is available through the Mathematics Department. For more information, contact the Mathematics Department or the Finance and General Business Department.