General Information

General Information

Mathematics Placement Information for Entering Freshmen

The City University uses a nationally normed adaptive exam called ACCUPLACER for your mathematics certification, and the college uses it in conjunction with your high school mathematics Regents scores for your mathematics placement. Prior to registration you will receive your mathematics placement recommendation indicating which mathematics course you should first register for. The following is detailed information regarding the mathematics courses offered at Baruch as well as frequently asked questions (FAQs) and their answers.

The ACCUPLACER Exam covers the following topics: Numerical Skills, Algebra, College Algebra, and Trigonometry.

Required Mathematics Courses at BARUCH
The minimum requirements for the degrees issued at Baruch are as follows:

B.B.A. (Bachelor of Business Administration): Math 2205 or Math 2207 or Math 2610.

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts): Any Mathematics course numbered 2000 or above. (Note: Psychology majors must also complete PSY 2100.)

B.S. (Bachelor of Science): Any Mathematics course numbered 2003 or above.

Placement in 2000-Level Courses

Based on your performance on the ACCUPLACER Examination, one of the following 2000-level math courses may be printed on your registration invitation. Information about these courses is given below.

Math 2003 is a three-credit, four-hour college level course covering topics in Precalculus and Elements of Calculus. Students who received a grade above 80% on the Regents II Examination may, after consultation with a mathematics advisor, have their placement changed to Math 2610.

Math 2140 or 2160 is an option for students who major in the liberal arts. It does not satisfy the requirements of the School of Business. Math 2140 or 2160 is not recommended for liberal arts students whose majors require a statistics course or another math course.

Math 2205 and 2207 are versions of applied calculus. Each of these courses requires a knowledge of precalculus. Most students usually first take Math 2003 (precalculus) followed by Math 2205. Math 2207 is either taken by freshman who have placed directly into it, or by transfer (or returning) students who had the equivalent of Math 2000 or Math 2001.

Math 2610 is a four credit Calculus course, recommended for students who received a grade of 85% or better on the Regents 2 Examination , or Precalculus. Students who expect to pursue an advanced degree in Accountancy, Economics, Finance or Statistics are encouraged to take Math 2610 if they meet the requirements.

Information for Students Whose Placement Recommendation is Below a 2000-Level Math Course

Math 1030 is a two credit college algebra course preparing students with the mathematical skills required for precalculus.

Math 1023 is a two credit course covering the content of intermediate and college algebra,  In addition to the regular class meetings students will be required to attend tutoring sessions.

Baruch College does not offer remedial courses. However, refresher courses are offered by SACC, the college Tutoring Center. Students whose placement recommendation is MTH ADVSR need to refresh their algebraic skills before taking Math 1023.  Students whose placement is MTH ADVSR must pass the appropriate course in the Winter or Summer Immersion Program prior to their admission to the college. Entering freshman and new transfer students whose placements are MTH 1023 or MTH 1030 are also encouraged to participate in the Summer Immersion Program. More information about the Summer Immersion Program.