# Mathematics and Quantitative Reasoning Competency

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The Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning requirement develops the ability to understand and solve quantitative problems that arise in a variety of contexts.

### 1. Mathematics Requirement (3 hours)

Students learn tools for understanding patterns that appear in the sciences, as well as the humanities. Students apply algebra to solve quantitative problems.

**Timeline:** The Mathematics Requirement must be met before students have completed 56 hours of coursework.

**Requirement:** Student ACT or SAT scores, as well as past coursework in mathematics, can help students select the first course in mathematics. However, **neither MTH 151 nor MTH 152 may be used to satisfy the Mathematics Requirement, and a single course may not be used to meet both the Mathematics and Quantitative Reasoning Requirements.** A student may satisfy the Mathematics Requirement in one of two ways:

**Earning a grade of C (2.0) or better in ANY mathematics (MTH) or statistics (STA) course numbered 105 or above (excluding MTH 151 or MTH 152), OR****Successfully completing the Mathematics Competency Examination or any CLEP or AP examination approved for credit in a mathematics (MTH) or statistics (STA) course numbered higher than MTH 105 (excluding MTH 151 or MTH 152).**

**Mathematics Competency Examination**

Students seeking to satisfy the Mathematics Requirement by successfully completing the Mathematics Competency Examination must pass the exam by the time they have completed 56 hours of academic credit at CMU. Students who transfer more than 36 credit hours to CMU may take the competency examination only during their first semester at CMU.

The Mathematics Competency Examination consists of 40 questions. The Mathematics Requirement is satisfied by an overall score of at least 80% on the test. Students will be allowed two retests. Students who fail to obtain an overall score of at least 80% are required to meet the Mathematics Requirement as previously described. The Mathematics Competency Examination is administered by the Computer Based Testing Center (https://www.cmich.edu/office_provost/AcademicAffairs/CBTC/Pages/default.aspx) or call 989-774-1092.

#### Mathematics Competency Courses

Some of these courses are also approved for UP Subgroup II-B.

MTH 105 | Intermediate Algebra | 3(3-0) |

MTH 107 | College Algebra | 3(3-0) |

MTH 109 | Plane Trigonometry | 3(3-0) |

MTH 113 | Mathematics: A Modeling Approach | 3(3-0) |

MTH 130 | Pre-Calculus Mathematics | 4(4-0) |

MTH 132 | Calculus I | 4(4-0) |

MTH 133 | Calculus II | 4(4-0) |

MTH 175 | Discrete Mathematics | 3(3-0) |

MTH 217 | Business Calculus | 4(4-0) |

MTH 223 | Linear Algebra and Matrix Theory | 3(3-0) |

MTH 232 | Linear Algebra and Differential Equations | 3(3-0) |

MTH 233 | Calculus III | 4(4-0) |

MTH 256 | Algebraic Modeling and Measurement for K-8 Math Teachers | 3(3-0) |

MTH 261 | Algebra for Secondary Teachers | 3(3-0) |

MTH 296 | Special Topics in Mathematics | 1-6(Spec) |

MTH 332 | Introduction to Mathematical Proof | 3(3-0) |

MTH 334 | Differential Equations | 3(3-0) |

MTH 335 | Mathematical Biology | 3(3-0) |

MTH 341 | College Geometry | 3(3-0) |

MTH 351 | Geometry for K-8 Mathematics Teachers | 3(3-0) |

MTH 362 | Problem-Based and Technology Enhanced Geometry for Secondary Teachers | 3(3-0) |

MTH 363 | Problem-Based Probability and Statistics for Secondary Teachers | 3(3-0) |

MTH 375 | Discrete Structures | 3(3-0) |

MTH 397 | Independent Study | 1-6(Spec) |

MTH 434 | Methods of Applied Mathematics | 3(3-0) |

MTH 438 | Numerical Analysis I | 3(3-0) |

MTH 439 | Numerical Analysis II | 3(3-0) |

MTH 444 | Introduction to Differential Geometry | 3(3-0) |

STA 282QR | Introduction to Statistics | 3(3-0) |

STA 382QR | Elementary Statistical Analysis | 3(3-0) |

STA 392 | Probability and Statistics for Engineers | 3(3-0) |

### 2. Quantitative Reasoning Requirement (3 hours)

Quantitative reasoning involves the application of mathematics in applied contexts. The overarching goal is to establish a foundation for effective quantitative reasoning and problem-solving strategies that are useful for completing a program of study and relevant to the life activities of most people.

**Timeline:** The Quantitative Reasoning requirement must be met prior to graduation.

**Requirement:** Students are required to complete, with a grade of C (2.0) or better, 3 credits that have a Quantitative Reasoning (QR) designation. All approved courses have a “QR” designation in the Bulletin. **A single course may not be used to meet both the Quantitative Reasoning and Mathematics Requirements.**

#### Quantitative Reasoning Courses:

The following courses have been approved for offering as Quantitative Reasoning:

BCA 265QR | Understanding Media Measurement | 3(3-0) |

BIO 105QR | Introductory Quantitative Biology | 3(2-2) |

BUS 300QR | Applied Business Statistics | 3(3-0) |

BUS 503QR | Applied Lean Six Sigma | 3(3-0) |

CHM 211QR | Quantitative Analysis | 4(2-6) |

CHM 265QR | Chemical Physical Science for Elementary Teachers | 2(1-3 ) |

ECO 222QR | Behavioral Economics | 3(3-0) |

EGR 190QR | Digital Circuits | 3(3-0) |

ENS 101QR | Of Earth and Us: Introduction to Environmental Science | 3(2-2) |

ENV 210QR | Environmental Resource Use | 3(3-0) |

FIN 201QR | Personal Finance | 3(3-0) |

FIN 323QR | Intermediate Personal Finance | 3(3-0) |

FMD 355QR | Textile Analysis | 3(2-2) |

GEL 130QR | Earth Processes | 3(2-2) |

GEO 120QR | Environmental Geography | 3(3-0) |

GEO 203QR | Introduction to Geographic Information Science | 3(2-2) |

HDF 214QR | Consumer Economics | 3(3-0) |

HSC 106QR | Healthy Lifestyles | 3(2-1) |

IET 181QR | Alternative Energy Analysis | 3(2-2) |

IET 223QR | Lean Six Sigma for Process Improvement | 3(3-0) |

JRN 203QR | Information Gathering for the Mass Media | 3(3-0) |

MET 101QR | Our Changing Climate | 3(2-2) |

MTH 103QR | Quantitative Reasoning for Informed Citizens | 3(3-0) |

PAD 380QR | Public Sector Research Methods | 3(3-0) |

PES 186QR | Principles of Physical Fitness for Lifelong Wellness | 3(3-0) |

PES 218QR | Sport Analytics | 3(3-0) |

PHL 141QR | Applied Logic | 3(3-0) |

PHL 145QR | Reasoning and Probability | 3(3-0) |

PHS 265QR | Quantitative Physical Science | 2(1-3) |

PHY 105QR | Energy and Society: A Quantitative Perspective | 3(3-0) |

PHY 130QR | College Physics I | 4(4-0) |

PHY 145QR | University Physics I | 4(4-0) |

PHY 247QR | Introduction to Modern Physics | 3(3-0) |

PSC 180QR | Polls, Politics and Policy | 3(3-0) |

PSC 280QR | Introduction to Empirical Methods of Political Research | 3(3-0) |

PSY 211QR | Introduction to Psychological Statistics | 3(3-0) |

RPL 508QR | Budgeting & Funding for Leisure Service Agencies | 3(3-0) |

SEP 300QR | Sustainability and Environmental Policy | 3(3-0) |

SOC 150QR/SWK 150QR | Public Opinion, Social Sciences, and Social Welfare | 3(3-0) |

STA 103QR | Evidence-based Problem Solving in Modern Society | 3(3-0) |

STA 282QR | Introduction to Statistics | 3(3-0) |

STA 382QR | Elementary Statistical Analysis | 3(3-0) |

SWK 150QR/SOC 150QR | Public Opinion, Social Sciences, and Social Welfare | 3(3-0) |