program highlights

mathematics is one of the most original products of the human mind. it has many important applications in science, engineering, and statistics, but mathematics is also an important field of study for its own sake. throughout history each culture has developed its own mathematics to solve its problems. today there is an internationally accepted mathematics that is studied and used across the world. with our increasing need for information and technology, mathematics will play an even more important role in most occupations and fields of study. it will also continue to be a critical topic in the history of ideas, documenting fundamental modes of human thought.

why take math and statistics?

some students may take math courses which apply only to their individual areas of study. others may wish to minor or major in the subject and pursue careers in teaching, statistics, computer science, actuarial science, or many other areas. whether studied for its many applications or for the beauty of its logical structure and expressive power, mathematics will reward the effort of students with a deeper understanding of the world and how it works.

placement tests

if you are registered for math 1102 (precalculus i) or math 1113 (introductory calculus i) you must take the math placement test regardless of the math you took in high school. the only exceptions to this are:

  • if you have an appropriate mathematics credit from another university
  • if you have already completed math 0020 (college algebra) if registered for precalculus or math 1102 (precaluclus) if registered for introductory calculus

test dates
please note that this year the placement test will be done from home. to receive login instructions please email

  • Wednesday, Aug 12th & Aug 19th 2020 , 6pm-8pm (Atlantic Time)
  • Thursday, Aug 13th & Aug 20th, 2020, 2pm-4pm (Atlantic Time)
  • Friday, Aug 14th & Aug 21st, 2020, 10am-Noon (Atlantic Time)

Placement Test Practice Questions & Answers

if you have any questions regarding the placement test, or if you are not available during the testing times, please contact the department at
Math questions worked out on paper