Academic Information

Students planning to major in mathematics must have strong aptitudes in mathematics and are encouraged to take MATH 221 as soon as possible. They are expected to have learned advanced algebra, trigonometry, and precalculus mathematics in high school or have completed MATH 112 and 113 or MATH 115 with grades of "C-" or better. All major and minor programs in mathematics must be approved by the Mathematics and Statistics Department before a student may be accepted into that program.

Prospective majors are eligible to apply for admission to major programs in mathematics when MATH 221, 222, and at least three additional program credits have been completed, with at least six credits of mathematics coursework at St. Cloud State University. All students must earn a minimum GPA of 2.40 in all program courses before being accepted into a mathematics major or minor. Students are urged to apply for admission to their major as soon as they become eligible.

A student who fails or withdraws from 3 or more mathematics classes may be denied entry into a mathematics major or minor. A student who fails or withdraws from 5 or more mathematics classes may be dropped from a mathematics major or minor. A GPA of 2.25 is required for all major and minor programs for graduation.


A recent satisfactory ACT math score, a sufficient score on a mathematics placement test, or prerequisite coursework is required for enrollment in MATH 072, 112, 113, 115, 171, 193, 196, 211, and 221. For more information and placement advice, students are encouraged to visit

Note that in MATH 070 and MATH 072 course credits apply towards financial aid requirements and GPA (grade point average), but do not count towards graduation.

Because mathematics builds from previous knowledge, the Department of Mathematics requires a grade of "C-" or better in all major and minor program courses and in all prerequisite courses. (For example, if a student receives a "D" in MATH 221, he/she cannot take MATH 222 because MATH 221 is a prerequisite).


Mathematics Placement

Students wishing to register for an entry-level course in mathematics or statistics must meet course prerequisites by having an appropriate ACT math score, by earning a sufficient score on an appropriate SCSU mathematics placement exam, or by having documented evidence of appropriate prerequisite course work.  For more information go to Mathematics Placement.


Undergraduate Programs

Bachelor of ArtsMathematics (Non-Teaching) Program Requirements

Four-Year Degree Map

Bachelor of ScienceMathematics (Teaching) Program Requirements

Four-Year Degree Map

Graduate Program

Masters of Science – Mathematics (Teaching)

This program has been suspended by the faculty and administration.  Admission applications are not being accepted. Please contact the School of Graduate Studies for additional information.


Mathematics Courses

Undergraduate Course Description




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