Admissions and Requirements
Admission to the University is decided by the Undergraduate Admissions Office.
A student wishing to obtain a bachelor’s degree in any of the mathematics majors must satisfy the general requirements of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and also those of the Mathematics Department for the relevant major as listed in the Undergraduate Catalog.
The Department maintains concise lists of plans of study for majors.
Declaring a Major
To declare a math major, follow the directions on the Registrar’s online program change webpage.
Many other forms related to a major (auditing, getting course credit by exam, canceling a double major, etc.) are on the Registrar’s website here.
It is possible for students entering the University to satisfy the prerequisites for courses beyond elementary calculus. Students awarded advanced standing may receive University credit for mathematics courses in several ways.
Advanced Placement (AP) Test
The College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB) AP exam may be used as a basis for determining the appropriate level of a student’s mathematical ability. Any student who has passed the Calculus AB examination with a score of 4 or 5 or a 3 on the BC examination may enroll in Calculus II (Math 1132Q) and claim 4 credits in mathematics upon entry into the University. Students who have received scores of 4 or 5 on the BC examination may enroll in Multivariable Calculus (Math 2110Q) and claim 8 credits.
UConn Early College Experience Program
Certain high schools in Connecticut have been designated as participants in UConn’s Early College Experience Program and have been authorized to offer UConn university-level mathematics courses at their high school. These cover the same material as the corresponding courses at UConn. Students who successfully complete these mathematics courses given under the Early College Experience Program will receive credit at the university. The credit will be the same as that given by the University for the corresponding courses and students can obtain a UConn transcript for aid in transferring these credits to the student’s future college/university.
This four course sequence is designed to recognize the developments in the advanced math high school curricula or college calculus and, using that as a starting point, continue mathematical training in the spirit of higher level mathematics and theoretical science and engineering. Students will be assumed to have learned most standard calculus computations in high school, Math 1131Q–1132Q or Math 1151Q–1152Q; for that reason, students taking Math 2141Q retain their AP calculus and ECE calculus credit. For non-math majors, successful completion of the sequence will satisfy the requirements for a minor in mathematics. For more information see our Advanced Calculus course.
Course Credit by Examination
You can receive advance credit, for some of the Mathematics Department’s courses, by taking an examination, administered by the Mathematics Department at a time specified by the University, certain restrictions apply. A student receives a course grade based on the results of the examination.
Students transferring from another institution of higher learning may transfer certain credits earned in mathematics. The guideline used is the degree to which the material studied covers the content of mathematics courses at the University of Connecticut. The Office of Transfer Admissions determines transfer credits in mathematics in consultation the Mathematics Department.