Mathematics Requirement

Three credits required. 

College-level mathematics course designated by the student's major department. 3
Total Credits3

Policy for placement in mathematics:

Mathematics Placement

Mathematics Placement Examination

New, incoming students are placed into the appropriate mathematics course based on their performance on the Mathematics Placement Examination, which is administered by the Department of Mathematics. The Mathematics Placement Examination is designed to determine the most appropriate course for you based on your mastery of prerequisite concepts, knowledge, and skills. As a student you are not well served if you enroll in a mathematics course for which you are unprepared and, by the same token, you are not well served if you enroll in a course where you have already mastered the material. The goal is to place you in the course where, if you work hard, you can succeed. Instructions on taking the Mathematics Placement Examination can be found in the WCU Placement Portal on myWCU.

If students have questions about the Mathematics Placement exam they can e-mail the Department of Mathematics at