Math Placement Information

Math Placement Information (Updated)

This page contains general information regarding placement into math courses at Creighton University. In addition to the general guidelines below, there are also placement test problems available online (see the end of this page for details).

If you have any questions about math placement, contact Prof. Crist (Crist@creighton.edu) or Prof. Pennington (nathanpennington@creighton.edu).

The placement tests are a supplement to standardized test scores, designed to help students in borderline cases determine if they have mastered the prerequisite material. For example, a student with a 21-22 Math ACT score who wishes to take Math 205 should take the Intermediate Algebra test to determine readiness for Math 205.

Also, because Calculus curricula varies widely, students considering taking Calculus II should take the Calculus I test (and students considering taking Calculus III should take the Calculus II test).

Math 245 Calculus I (4 credit hours)

    • Intended audience is students who are good at and interested in Mathematics.

    • Chemistry, Biochemistry, Computational Neuroscience, Math, Physics, and Energy Tech majors require Math 245.

    • Below 26 Math ACT or 590 Math SAT score should take Math 139 (Pre-Calculus) to prepare for Math 245.

 

Math 231 Calculus for the Biological Sciences (3 credit hours)

    • Intended audience is Biological, (some) Neuroscience, and Pre-Health Sciences majors who will primarily use calculus for modeling biological phenomena.

    • Below 24 Math ACT or 560 Math SAT score should take Math 139 (Pre-Calculus) to prepare for Math 231.

 

Math 205 Math for the modern world (2 credit hours)

    • Intended audience is Humanities and Social Science Majors.

    • Below 22 Math ACT or 520 Math SAT score should take Math 103 (Intermediate Algebra) to prepare for Math 205.

There is a BlueLine course that you will need to enroll in, in order to take the placement tests.

 

After taking the tests, students should contact Prof. Crist (Crist@creighton.edu) or Prof. Pennington (nathanpennington@creighton.edu) to discuss their results.