Mathematical Sciences (3 term hours)

One of the following courses is required to ensure that students possess the necessary skills in mathematics and quantitative reasoning.

The list of mathematics courses offered per term can be accessed at http://access.smu.edu/  (click on “View Schedule of Classes”).

Mathematical Sciences Courses

MATH 1307. Introduction to Mathematical Sciences.
Permutations and combinations, probability, Markov chains, linear programming, elementary statistics, and mathematics of finance.  Prerequisite: High School Algebra.

MATH 1309. Introduction to Calculus for Business and Social Science.
Derivatives and integrals of algebraic, logarithmic, and exponential functions with applications to the time value of money, curve sketching, maximum-minimum problems, and computation of areas.  Applications to business and economics.  (Natural science and engineering students must take MATH 1337.  Credit not allowed for both MATH 1309 and MATH 1337.) 
Prerequisite: Placement out of MATH 1303 or a grade of C- or higher in MATH 1303.

MATH 1337. Calculus with Analytic Geometry I.
Differential and integral calculus for algebraic, trigonometric functions, and transcendental functions, with applications to curve sketching, velocity, maximum-minimum problems, areas, and volumes.  (Credit not allowed for both MATH 1309 and MATH 1337.)  Prerequisite: Placement out of MATH 1304 or a grade of C- or higher in Math 1304.

STAT 1301. Introduction to Statistics.
Introduction to collecting observations and measurements, organizing data, variability, and fundamental concepts and principles of decision-making.  Emphasis is placed on statistical reasoning and the uses and misuses of statistics.  No prerequisite.

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