Mathematics Courses

The mathematics program is designed to help students think clearly and logically, learn to use the language of mathematics effectively, write and speak about mathematical ideas coherently and appreciate the broad power of mathematics to describe phenomena in the real world. The courses develop the student’s ability to analyze problems, understand and use the theory and techniques of mathematics and acquire the skills and mathematical tools needed in the application of mathematics. 

Mathematics Course Catalog (PDF) >

2013-2014 Course Schedule (PDF) >

Students may receive credit for Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), or coursework at other colleges. Students who have such credit and plan to take additional economics courses at Agnes Scott should consult with the mathematics department chair about optimal course selection.

AP Credits: Calculus AB/Calculus BC/Statistics

Calculus AB
Score: 3
Credit hours awarded: 0
Specific/distributional standards met: none
Courses that can be exempted: See department for placement.
Note: If student takes MAT 119 and earns a C or above she gets 4 hours and MAT 118 exemption.

Calculus AB
Score: 4-5
Credit hours awarded: 4
Specific/distributional standards met: math dist.
Courses that can be exempted: MAT 118

Calculus BC
Score: 3
Credit hours awarded: 4
Specific/distributional standards met: math dist.
Courses that can be exempted: MAT 118 (see dept.)

Calculus BC
Score: 4-5
Credit hours awarded: 8
Specific/distributional standards met: math dist.
Courses that can be exempted: MAT 118, 119

Calculus BC
Score: 1-2 with subscore of 3
Credit hours awarded: 0
Specific/distributional standards met: none
Courses that can be exempted: See department for placement.
Note: If student takes MAT 119 and earns a C or above she gets 4 hours and MAT 118 exemption.

Calculus BC
Score: 1-2 with subscore of 4 or 5
Credit hours awarded: 4
Specific/distributional standards met: math dist.
Courses that can be exempted: MAT 118

Statistics
Score: 4-5
Credit hours awarded: 4
Specific/distributional standards met: math dist.
Courses that can be exempted: MAT 115

IB Credits: Students with a score of 5, 6, or 7 on the IB exam should consult with the chair of the mathematics department for the number of credit hours awarded and for exact course examption.

A-level Credits: Students who receive an A or a B on the A-level Cambridge International Examinations should consult with the chair of the mathematics department for the number of credit hours awarded and for exact course exemption.

Transfer Credit: Students who have taken mathematics courses at another college may received credit towards graduation at Agnes Scott upon the approval of the mathematics department chair.

Study Abroad: Students may receive credit for courses taken on an approved study-abroad experience. Students should meet with the department chair in advance of the study abroad to gain approval.