From the 2012-2013 Millsaps Catalog
Requirements for major: Students may complete a major in mathematics or applied mathematics with nine mathematics courses that include Analytic Geometry and Calculus II (MATH 2230) and III (MATH 2240), Introduction to Advanced Mathematics (MATH 2310), Linear Algebra (MATH 3650), Senior Seminar (MATH 4902 & MATH 4912). In addition, students complete their major with the following courses:
A. Major in mathematics: Abstract Algebra (MATH 4620), Advanced Calculus (MATH 4630), and at least eight additional semester hours on mathematics at or above the 3000 level. Majors must also complete one of the following: Computer Science I (CSCI 1010), a physics course with a lab, Econometrics and Applied Statistics (ECON 3030), or an intermediate level course in French.
B. Major in applied mathematics: Differential Equations (MATH 3540), Mathematical Statistics (MATH 4510), and at least eight additional semester hours of mathematics, four hours of which must be at the 4000 level, chosen from among the following: Discrete Structures (MATH 3560), Numerical Analysis (MATH 3570), Advanced Calculus (MATH 4630), Complex Analysis (MATH 4810), or an approved topics class. Majors must also complete Computer Science I (CSCI 1010) and two additional courses, from one department, at the 2000 level or above that use applications of mathematics. The following courses fulfill this requirement: (Students should note that some of these courses are not offered in the regular rotation schedule). Chemistry: Physical Chemistry I (CHEM 3410), Physical Chemistry II (CHEM 3420); Chemometrics (CHEM 3510); Computer Science: Data Structures and Algorithms (CSCI 2300), Automata, Computability, and Compiler Theory (CSCI 3310), Artificial Intelligence (CSCI 3400), Computer Graphics (CSCI 3410), Software Engineering (CSCI 3600); Geology: Structural Geology (GEOL 4200), Environmental and Engineering Geophysics (GEOL 4300), Solid Earth Geophysics (GEOL 4350); Physics: Modern Physics (PHYS 2000), Classical Mechanics (PHYS 3120), Electromagnetism (PHYS 3110), Thermal Physics (PHYS 3100), Quantum Mechanics (PHYS 3140); Economics: Econometrics and Applied Statistics (ECON 3030) Quantitative Methods (ECON 3060),
A C- grade or higher is required for each of the above courses for the mathematics or applied mathematics major. All requirements for these majors not taken at Millsaps must be approved in advance by the department.
Requirements for minor: Students may elect a minor in mathematics by completing five mathematics courses that include Analytic Geometry and Calculus II (MATH 2230), Analytic Geometry and Calculus III (MATH 2240), Introduction to Advanced Mathematics (MATH 2310), and at least eight additional semester hours of mathematics at or above the 3000 level. A C- grade or higher is required in each of these courses.
Prerequisites for Introductory Mathematics courses
ACT Math Subscore: 13-15
SAT Math Subscore: 200-380
Placement: Students may not enroll in any Millsaps mathematics course until they earn a grade of C or better in an intermediate algebra or a higher level course. Such courses are routinely taught at community colleges.
ACT Math Subscore: 16-19
SAT Math Subscore: 390-460
Placement: Students are strongly encouraged to complete a course in Intermediate Algebra before enrolling in any mathematics course. They may enroll in MATH 1000 or MATH 1150, and they may not enroll in elementary functions until they earn a grade of C or better in an Intermediate Algebra or a higher level algebra course. Such courses are routinely taught at community colleges.
ACT Math Subscore: 20-23
SAT Math Subscore: 470-540
Placement: Students may enroll in any mathematics course numbered 1150 or below. They may not enroll in any Calculus course until they earn a grade of C or better in Elementary Functions.
ACT Math Subscore: 24-27
SAT Math Subscore: 550-620
Placement: Students may enroll in any 1000 level mathematics course. However, students who have not had prior exposure to Calculus in high school are strongly encouraged to take elementary functions first. Students that intend to take Calculus I but have not takn a course that includes trigonometry must take elementary functions first.
ACT Math Subscore: 28-36
SAT Math Subscore: 630-800
Placement: Students may enroll in any 1000 level mathematics course. Students that have taken Calculus in high school may enroll in Calculus II or Introduction to Advanced Math if they wish. They should not enroll in elementary functions.