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Calculus Readiness Exam

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Information as of May 19, 2017

General Information

Many majors require one of the calculus courses, Math 11 or Math 30. Business majors, with a few exceptions, take Math 30 (Calculus for Business I) while Science and Engineering majors take Math 11 (Calculus and Analytic Geometry I). Both courses are traditional calculus courses and require that students have a solid background of high-school mathematics. The purpose of the Calculus Readiness Exam is to let you know if you have the mathematical knowledge that is a prerequisite for studying calculus at SCU.

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Since these areas require calculus, students considering a major or minor in the following areas should take the exam:

  • Biology
  • Business (all majors and minors)
  • Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Combined Sciences
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Engineering (all majors and minors)
  • Environmental Science
  • Mathematics
  • Physics and Engineering Physics
  • Psychology (those electing the concentration in Psychobiology)

Students considering a career in medicine should also take the exam as Math 11 is recommended for these students. Students who have ruled out all majors or minors listed above or who have already completed a college-level calculus course do not need to take the exam.

How to Take the Exam

Log into your Ecampus account, go to Additional Resources, and click on Calculus Readiness Exam.


Prior to your Orientation session.


Contact: Drahmann Academic Advising & Learning Resources Center, 408-554-4318