College of Engineering and Physical Sciences (CEPS)

Math Placement Test

Available: May 3, 2019

Deadline: May 19, 2019

  • Every incoming CEPS student must take the ALEKS Mathematics Placement Assessment prior to arriving at June Orientation.
  • Those students who do not take the placement test will be automatically placed in MATH 418 (Analysis and Applications of Function, the pre-requisite course to MATH 425), regardless of high school MATH background, Running Start, Advanced Placement, or any previously earned college credits.
  • If you need a test accommodation, please contact Student Accessibility Services by phone at (603) 862-2607, or via email at SAS.office@unh.edu. You may also visit their website at www.unh.edu/studentaccessibility.

Math Placement Test

Choosing First-Semester Courses

  • A sample selection of courses is listed below for each major
  • In every case, there is an opportunity for choosing some courses that satisfy the University’s general education requirement (called the Discovery Program)
  • A semester course load usually consists of four 4-credit courses and possibly a 1 credit seminar.
  • If you plan to take French or Spanish, take the French/Spanish Placement Test before June orientation. Your advisor will receive the results of your test.
  • First-year students usually take courses numbered in the 400s and 500s.

Recommended First Semester Courses by Major

Select a major below to learn specific major information for First Year June Orientation. Your advisor will help you with course selection during Orientation.

  1. *MATH 425 - Calculus I or MATH 418 - Analysis and Applications of Functions
  2. PHYS 407 - General Physics I  or CHEM 405 - Chemical Principles for Engineers
  3. ENGL 401- First-Year Writing or Discovery course
  4. Discovery course

*You must take the math placement test, details above

  1. CHEM 405 - Chemical Principles for Engineers
    • If no High School Chemistry, must take CHEM 403 - General Chemistry I in fall, CHEM 404 - General Chemistry II in spring
  2. *MATH 425 - Calculus I or MATH 418 - Analysis and Applications of Functions
  3. ENGL 401- First-Year Writing or Discovery course
  4. Discovery course

*You must take the math placement test, details above

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

  1. CHEM 400 - Freshman Seminar (1 cr)
  2. CHEM 403 - General Chemistry I
  3. *MATH 425 - Calculus I or MATH 418 - Analysis and Applications of Functions
  4. Discovery course
  5. Discovery course

*You must take the math placement test, details above

  1. CIE 402 - Introduction to Civil Engineering 
  2. TECH 564 - Fundamentals of CAD
  3. *MATH 425 - Calculus I or MATH 418 - Analysis and Applications of Functions
  4. PHYS 407 - General Physics I or Discovery course

*You must take the math placement test, details above

  1. CS 400 - Introduction to Computing (1 cr)
  2. CS 415 - Introduction to Computer Science
  3. *MATH 425 - Calculus I or MATH 418 - Analysis and Applications of Functions
  4. Discovery course
  5. Discovery course

*You must take the math placement test, details above

  1. ECE 401 - Perspectives in Electrical & Computer Engineering     
  2. CS 410 - Introduction to Scientific Programming or CS 415 - Introduction to Computer Science I
    • CS 415 for students considering Computer Engineering
  3. *MATH 425 - Calculus I or MATH 418 - Analysis and Applications of Functions
  4. Discovery course

*You must take the math placement test, details above

Bachelor of Arts (B.A) or Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

  1. ESCI 400 - Freshman Field Seminar (1 cr)
  2. ESCI 401 - The Dynamic Earth
  3. *MATH 425 - Calculus I or MATH 418 - Analysis and Applications of Functions
  4. CHEM 403 - General Chemistry I
  5. ENGL 401 - First-Year Writing or Discovery course

*You must take the math placement test, details above

Bachelor of Arts (B.A)
  1. ESCI 400 - Freshman Field Seminar (1 cr)
  2. ESCI 401 - The Dynamic Earth
  3. *MATH 425 - Calculus I or MATH 418 - Analysis and Applications of Functions
  4. Discovery Course
  5. ENGL 401 - First-Year Writing or Discovery course

*You must take the math placement test, details above

  1. PHYS 400 - Freshman Seminar (1 cr)
  2. *MATH 425H - Studio Calculus I or MATH 418 -Analysis and Application of Function
  3. PHYS 407H - Studio General Physic I or Discovery course
  4. **CHEM 405 - Chemical Principles for Engineers
  5. Discovery courses

*You must take the math placement test, details above
**If no high school chemistry, must take CHEM 403- General Chemistry I in fall, CHEM 404- General Chemistry II in spring

  1. ENE 400 - Environmental Engineering Lecture (2 cr)
  2. *MATH 425 - Calculus I or MATH 418 - Analysis and Applications of Functions
  3. CHEM 405 or PHYS 407- Chemical Principles for Engineers  or General Physics I
  4. ENGL 401 - First-Year Writing or Discovery course
  5. Discovery course

*You must take the math placement test, details above

  1. ENE 400 - Environmental Engineering Lecture (2 cr)
  2. *MATH 425 - Calculus I or MATH 418 - Analysis and Applications of Functions
  3. CHEM 405 - Chemical Principles for Engineers
    • If no High School Chemistry, must take CHEM 403 General Chemistry I in fall, CHEM 404 General Chemistry II in spring
  4. ENGL 401 - First-Year Writing or Discovery course
  5. Discovery course

*You must take the math placement test, details above

  1. CS 400 - Introduction to Computing (1 cr)
  2. CS 415 - Introduction to Computer Science I
  3. IT 403  - Introduction to Internet Technologies
  4. *MATH 425 - Calculus I or MATH 418 - Analysis and Application of Functions
  5. Discovery course

*You must take the math placement test, details above

Bachelor of Arts (B.A)

  1. *MATH 425 - Calculus I or MATH 418 - Analysis and Application of Functions
  2. Discovery course
  3. Discovery course
  4. ENGL 401 First-Year Writing or Discovery course

*You must take the math placement test, details above

Bachelor of Science (B.S)

  1. *MATH 425 - Calculus I or MATH 418 - Analysis and Application of Functions
  2. PHYS 407 - General Physics I or Discovery course
  3. Discovery course
  4. Discovery course

*You must take the math placement test, details above

Bachelor of Science (B.S)
  1. *MATH 425 - Calculus I or MATH 418 - Analysis and Application of Functions
  2. Concentration course or Discovery course
  3. Discovery course
  4. Discovery course

*You must take the math placement test, details above

Bachelor of Science (B.S)
  1. *MATH 425 - Calculus I or MATH 418 - Analysis and Application of Functions
  2. Discovery course or PHYS 406 - Intro to Astronomy (for Elementary option)
  3. Discovery course
  4. Discovery course

*You must take the math placement test, details above

  1. ME 441 - Introduction to Engineering Design & Solid Model I or Discovery course
  2. *MATH 425 - Calculus I or MATH 418 - Analysis and Application of Functions
  3. PHYS 407 or CHEM 405 - General Physics I or  Chemical Principles for Engineers
    • If no High School Chemistry, must take CHEM 403 - General Chemistry I in fall, CHEM 404 - General Chemistry II in spring
  4. Discovery course

*Students must be placed into MATH 425 to take ME 441

  1. OE 400- Ocean Engineering lecture (1 cr)
  2. *ME 477 (if the student is placed into MATH 425) (1 cr)
  3. **MATH 418 or MATH 425-  Analysis and Application of Function or Calculus I
  4. CHEM 405 or PHYS 407- Chemical Principles for Engineers or General Physics I
  5. Discovery course

*If student places into MATH 425

**Student must take the Math Placement test, details above

Bachelor of Arts (B.A)

  1. PHYS 400 - Freshman Seminar (1 cr)
  2. *MATH 425 - Calculus I or MATH 418 - Analysis and Application of Functions
  3. PHYS 407H - General Physics I (studio) or CHEM 403 - General Chemistry I
  4. Discovery course
  5. Discovery course

*You must take the math placement test, details above

Bachelor of Science (B.S)

  1. PHYS 400 - Freshman Seminar (1 cr)
  2. *MATH 425 - Calculus I or MATH 418 - Analysis and Application of Functions
  3. PHYS 407H - General Physics I (studio) or Discovery course
  4. CHEM 403 - General Chemistry I
  5. Discovery course

*You must take the math placement test, details above

  1. TECH 400 - Introduction to CEPS Programs (1cr)
  2. *MATH 425 - Calculus I or MATH - 418 Analysis and Application of Functions
  3. Major related course (consult with an advisor during June Orientation)
  4. Discovery course
  5. Discovery course

*You must take the math placement test, details above

Many students choose CEPS as their college because mathematics and science are their favorite subjects in high school, even though they are unsure about their choice of a major. In this case, we advise you to enroll as Undeclared. As such, you will be advised by the Associate Dean in the college and will enroll in a course (TECH 400: Introduction to the CEPS Programs) that meets twice a week for a total of three hours and provides an overview of the career opportunities and programs of study offered by each of the college’s nine departments.

 

Becoming Part of the CEPS Community

  • You will have several classes with other students in your major.
  • You may want to form study groups or join a club associated with your major.
  • Many departments have a study lounge and a computer cluster specifically reserved for their majors.
  • Most departments have honor societies that offer student-run tutoring.
  • Finally, you will have a faculty advisor in your major who can serve as a mentor.
  • Please see your advisor and take advantage of these opportunities as quickly as possible to make your connection to the CEPS community.