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Math Requirements and How to Satisfy Them

 

There are two distinct types of undergraduate mathematics requirements at Maharishi International University, which are satisfied in entirely different ways.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION

1. The general education requirement in mathematics: Undergraduate students need to take and pass at least one course (4 credits) in mathematics.

SATISFIED by taking a course at MIU or by transfer credit, but NOT-SATISFIED by placement assessment.

2. Major and prerequisite math requirements: Some majors do not require any mathematics in addition to the general education requirement. But if you need a math course for your major or as a prerequisite for any course, then the knowledge needs to be current.

SATISFIED by taking a math course at MIU or passing a placement assessment, but NOT-SATISFIED by transfer credit, except at a very high level.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

How to satisfy the GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENT in mathematics. The general education requirement in mathematics is not satisfied by passing a placement assessment at MIU, nor by passing a course in high school.

It is satisfied by any one of the following options:

  • Option 1. Passing any MIU mathematics course numbered MATH 153 or higher (prerequisites apply to all except MATH 166), or
  • Option 2. Passing Quantitative Reasoning (MATH 130, no prerequisites), or
  • Option 3. Passing Statistics for Business and the Environment (MGT 314, prerequisite MATH 152), or
  • Option 4. Passing Numerical Methods for Decision Making (MGT 307, South Africa campus only, prerequisite MATH 152 ), or
  • Option 5. Achieving a score of 3 or above on the College Board Advanced Placement Test in Calculus AB or BC, or
  • Option 6. Achieving a score of 60% or above in the CLEP Calculus Test, or
  • Option 7. Achieving a score of 5 or above on the IB HL Mathematics Exam, or
  • Option 8. Showing a course, with a grade of C or above, in mathematics, statistics, or quantitative reasoning at the 100 level or above, taught by a mathematics department, on a transcript from another accredited college or university attended before coming to MIU.

You should consult your Academic Advisor when choosing one of the above options.

Popular courses are:

  • MATH 130 Quantitative Reasoning (no prerequisites)
  • MATH 166 Geometry for the Artist (no prerequisites)
  • MATH 170 Mathematics for Sustainable Living (prerequisite MATH 152 Elementary Algebra)

Courses Satisfying the General Education Requirement in Mathematics By Major

The courses required or recommended by each department are given below. If a particular course or choice of courses is required, the general education requirement in mathematics must be satisfied by taking one of those courses. If a particular course or choice of courses is recommended, it is in your best interests to take one of those courses, but you are free to choose any option in the list of options above.

Bachelor of APPLIED ARTS & SCIENCES (BAAS): MATH 130 Quantitative Reasoning recommended; other options acceptable.

BA & BFA in ART (ART):MATH 166 Geometry for the Artist, recommended; other options acceptable.

BA in AYURVEDA WELLNESS & INTEGRATIVE HEALTH (BAWIH): MATH 130 Quantitative Reasoning or MATH 153 Intermediate Algebra, recommended; other options acceptable.

BA in CREATIVE ENTREPRENEURSHIP (BACRE) (BA in Business Administration): The requirement is automatically satisfied by MGT 314 Statistics for Business and the Environment at MIU, which is required by the major itself. Note that MATH 152 Elementary Algebra is prerequisite for MGT 314.

BA in CINEMATIC ARTS AND NEW MEDIA (CANM): Math 130 Quantitative Reasoning or Math 166 Geometry for the Artist, recommended; other options acceptable.

BS in COMPUTER SCIENCE (CS): The requirement is automatically satisfied by math courses in the major itself.

BA in CONSCIOUSNESS & HUMAN POTENTIAL (CHP) (Dept of MAHARISHI VEDIC SCIENCE): MATH 130 Quantitative Reasoning or MATH 166 Geometry for the Artist, recommended; other options acceptable.

BA & BFA in CREATIVE WRITING (WRI): MATH 130 Quantitative Reasoning or MATH 166 Geometry for the Artist, recommended; other options acceptable.

BA or BS in INDIVIDUALIZED MAJOR (IM): MATH 130 Quantitative Reasoning or MATH 166 Geometry for the Artist, recommended; other options acceptable.

BS in MATHEMATICS (MATH): The requirement is automatically satisfied by math courses in the major itself.

BA in REGENERATIVE ORGANIC AGRICULTURE (ROA): Any option on the list.

BA in SUSTAINABLE AND REGENERATIVE LIVING (SRL): MATH 170 Math for Sustainable Living, recommended; other options acceptable.

 

How to satisfy the MAJOR AND PREREQUISITE REQUIREMENTS in mathematics

The major and prerequisite mathematics requirements, on the other hand, need to be met by evidence of current mathematical knowledge and skill. For this purpose, the standing achieved on MIU’s mathematics placement assessments takes precedence over courses taken at other colleges and universities. For example, if you have transfer credit for a course equivalent to MATH 153, and then only place out of MATH 152 on the math placement assessment, and your major requires MATH 153, then the result of the math placement assessment takes precedence: you would have to take and pass MATH 153 at MIU. Thus transfer credit for courses equivalent to MATH 051, 152, 153, 161, 162, 281, or 282 does not satisfy major and prerequisite requirements.

Any of the following do satisfy major and prerequisite requirements in mathematics:

  • Passing MIU’s mathematics placement assessment at any of these levels, or
  • Taking and passing any MIU mathematics course, or
  • Achieving 4 or above on the College Board Advanced Placement Test in Calculus AB or BC at most three years prior to entry to MIU, or
  • Achieving 60% or above in the CLEP Calculus Test at most three years prior to entry to MIU, or
  • Transfer credit for a course equivalent to any math course numbered 200 or above, with a grade of B or above, at another accredited college or university, taken at most 3 years ago. Note that such transfer credit will be given on a case-by-case basis, depending in part on the grade obtained and how long ago the course was completed. A placement assessment may or may not be required.

Note that if, through an assessment, you place out of a course that is required for the major, then the credits for that course count towards the total credits required for that major, although the credits will not count towards the overall total credits required for graduation.

 

 

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