The Ohio State University offers over 100 different undergraduate math courses. Theinformation below will help navigate through the progression of undergraduatemath courses at OSU. For a list of all math courses at OSU, course descriptions, and what semesters they are taught, visitMath Courses.

To access the math courses requiredfor your major, please referenceMath Requirements by Majorand work with your academic advisor to find out what math pathway is right for you.

To understand the calculus sequences at OSU, please reference: Calculus Sequences

Lower Division Course Progression - choose your entry level course

**Progression to Calculus Series**

- Math 1050 Pre-College Mathematics I
- Math 1075 Pre-College Mathematics II
- Math 1148 College Algebra
- Math 1149 Trigonometry
- Math 1151 Calculus I or Math 1156Calculus for the Biological Sciences

The student can then continue on to Math 1152, 1157 or 1172 and gain the prerequisites for upper division courses.

**Progression to Business Calculus**

- Math 1050 Pre-College Mathematics I
- Math 1075 Pre-College Mathematics II
- Math 1130 College Algebra for Business
- Math 1131 Calculus for Business

**Progression to Math 1116**

- Math 1050 Pre-College Mathematics I
- Math 1075 Pre-College Mathematics II or Math 1060SupplementaryPre-College Mathematics
- Math 1116 Excursions in Mathematics

**Progression to Calculus Series**

- Math 1075 Pre-College Mathematics II
- Math 1148 College Algebra
- Math 1149 Trigonometry
- Math 1151 Calculus I or Math 1156Calculus for the Biological Sciences

The student can then continue on to Math 1152, 1157 or 1172 and gain the prerequisites for upper division courses.

**Progression to Business Calculus**

- Math 1075 Pre-College Mathematics II
- Math 1130 College Algebra for Business
- Math 1131 Calculus for Business

**Progression to Math 1116**

- Math 1075 Pre-College Mathematics II
- Math 1116 Excursions in Mathematics

**NOTE:**For STEM-related majors only, with consultation from academic advising

**Progression to Calculus Series**

- Math 1120Precalculus with Review I - part one of a two part series for STEM majors, NFYS only
- Math 1121 Precalculus with Review II

These * two courses combined* are the equivalent of Math 1075 throughMath 1150.The student can then continue on to Math 1151and gain the prerequisites for upper division courses.

**Progression to Calculus Series**

- Math 1148 College Algebra
- Math 1149 Trigonometry
- Math 1151 Calculus I or Math 1156Calculus for the Biological Sciences

The student can then continue on to Math 1152, 1157 or 1172 and gain the prerequisites for upper division courses.

**Progression to Business Calculus**

- Math 1148 College Algebra
- Math 1131 Calculus for Business

**Progression to Calculus Series**

- Math 1150 Precalculus
- Math 1151 Calculus I or Math 1156Calculus for the Biological Sciences

**Progression to Business Calculus**

- Math 1150 Precalculus
- Math 1131 Calculus for Business

**Progression to Calculus Series**

- Math 1140Calculus with Review I - part one of a two part series for STEM majors, NFYS only
- Math 1141Calculus with Review II

These two courses are the equivalent of Math 1151.The student can then continue on to Math 1152or 1172 and gain the prerequisites for upper division courses.

Math 1131 Calculus for Business

This is a terminal course which is not used as a prerequisite.

- Math 1151 Calculus I or Math 1156Calculus for the Biological Sciences

The following flow chart is an image of the lower math course progression. Please use the drop-down menus provided above to interpret the flow chart.

Upper Division Course Progression - typical course pathways

- Math 1152
- Math 1172

**Mathematics Core**

- Math 1152 Calculus II
- Math 2153 Calculus III
- Math 2568 Linear Algebra
- Math 3345 Foundations of Mathematics
- Math 4530 Probability
- Math 2255 Differential Equations and Their Applications
- Math 4557 Partial Differential Equations

- Math 3618 Theory of Interest
- Math 5632 Financial Economics for Actuaries

- Math 4350 Quantitative Neuroscience

- Math 2153 Calculus III

Math 2153 and the courses that follow are the prerequisites for many upper division math courses. See Math Course pagefor more information.

**Engineering Pathways**

Option 1

- Math 1172 Engineering Mathematics A
- Math 2173 Engineering Mathematics B
- Math 2174Linear Algebra and Differential Equations for Engineers

- Math 2173 Engineering Mathematics B

Option 2

- Math 1172 Engineering Mathematics A
- Math 2177 Mathematical Topics for Engineers

Option 3

- Math 1172 Engineering Mathematics A
- Math 2568 Linear Algebra
- Math 2415Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations

- Math 2568 Linear Algebra

Math 1172is also a prerequisite for Math 2153 and leads to additional upper division coursework. See Math Coursepages for more information.

Course Progression Chart for Upper Division

The following chart illustrates the possible course flow for upper division mathematics. The descriptions of the courses and prerequisites are offered in the tabs above.Please work with your academic advisor to interpret the math pathway intended for your major.For a list of all math courses at OSU, course descriptions, and what semesters they are taught, visitMath Courses.

Course Progression Chart for Engineers

The following chart illustrates the possible course flow for engineering mathematics. The descriptions of the courses and prerequisites are offered in the tabs above.Please work with your academic advisor to interpret the math pathway intended for your major.

Mathematics Courses for the College of Education and Human Ecology

The following chart illustrates the possible course flow for education majors in the College of Education and Human Ecology. Please work with your academic advisor to interpret the math pathway intended for your major.For a list of all math courses at OSU, course descriptions, and what semesters they are taught, visitMath Courses.