Mathematics
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Course Sequencing

The Department of Mathematics offers a broad variety of courses. Which courses you take largely depends on your choice of major. We have outlined 3 different tracks, Mathematics and Science Majors, General Liberal Arts, and Mathematics-Intensive Majors. If you major in a Business related field, you might have a choice of the courses listed under the General Liberal Arts Sequence or the Mathematic-Intensive Sequence. It is strongly suggested that you talk with a Transfer Counselor, to decide which courses are appropriate.

Not all colleges and universities accept the same mathematics courses. Therefore, it is the student's responsibility to ensure credits will transfer.

Mathematics and Science Majors

  • Students whose major is mathematics, a science, engineering science, or computer science take courses in the Calculus sequence. The first course in this sequence is MAT-160
  • Intermediate Algebra, which is followed by MAT-180 Precalculus, and then MAT-280 Calculus I and MAT-281 Calculus II. Students may place out of MAT-160 and MAT-180 by taking the proficiency test for these courses.

Mathematics and Science Course Sequencing Flow Chart

For more specific information, check the degree requirements for your major at Bergen Community College or the degree requirements for the college or the university to which you plan to transfer. Not all colleges and universities accept the same mathematics courses. Therefore, it is the student's responsibility to ensure credits will transfer.

Liberal Arts Majors

  • Liberal Arts students generally take MAT 130 Contemporary Mathematics, MAT 150 Statistics I, or MAT 155 Finite Mathematics. Students who have completed Statistics I often elect to enroll in MAT 250 Statistics II.

Liberal Arts Mathematics Prerequisites Flow Chart

For more specific information, check the degree requirements for your major at Bergen Community College or the degree requirements for the college or university to which you plan to transfer. Not all colleges and universities accept the same mathematics courses. Therefore, it is the student's responsibility to ensure credits will transfer.

Mathematics-Intensive Majors

  • For students enrolled in a mathematics-intensive major, such as education, psychology, or health sciences, MAT 268 – Statistical Methods is recommended.

Mathematics Intensive Major Prerequisite Flow Chart

To determine whether your major is mathematics-intensive, check the degree requirements for the college or university to which you plan to transfer. Not all colleges and universities accept the same mathematics courses. Therefore, it is the student's responsibility to ensure credits will transfer.