First Year Courses
- Entry-Level Mathematics Courses
- Mathematics prerequisite test scores recognized by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics
- Course descriptions and prerequisite requirements
- Upgrading to Access First Year Math Courses
Students will be admitted to math courses based on requirements set in the course criteria chart: https://www.mun.ca/undergrad/fyi/charts/math-criteria.php. If you don't have grade 12 academic or advanced math (or equivalent) then you will not be admitted to a math course. In that case, you should consider a program that doesn't require math, or upgrade your secondary school math (see below).
Admission to Memorial does not grant automatic access to first year Mathematics and Statistics courses. All entry-level MATH & stat courses offered by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics have prerequisite requirements which must be met. If you plan to pursue a program that requires Calculus then you should do the 'advanced' (upper level) stream of mathematics in high school which includes a rigorous treatment of algebra, functions, and trigonometry.
- Mathematics 1000 Calculus I (or 1006 Calculus I for Life Sciences) - aimed at students who have a solid understanding of high school advanced math, and are fluent in algebra, trigonometry, and advanced functions.
- Mathematics 1005 Calculus for Business - aimed at students who have a solid understanding of high school advanced math, and are fluent in algebra and advanced functions.
- Mathematics 1090 Algebra and Trigonometry - aimed at students who completed grade 12 advanced math but who need to increase their proficiency. Students who did extremely well in academic math may also find this course a useful pathway to calculus.
- Mathematics 1050 & 1051 Finite Mathematics I & II - aimed at students with grade 12 academic math, and who do not need to take calculus.
- Upgrading to access first year math courses.
Mathematics prerequisite test scores recognized by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Memorial:
- Math Placement Test - Administered at the start of the fall, winter, and spring semesters.
- College Board Subject Test in Mathematics Level 1 (SATM1) (No longer offered.)
- Cambridge or EdExcel A or AS Level Examinations - Students must ensure that results are submitted to the Office of the Registrar.
Due to the cancelation of provincial public exams for grade 12 students in Newfoundland and Labrador, grade 12 mathematics 3201 and 3200 grades will no longer be treated as standardized test scores appropriate for determining course access. Precise requirements for entry to first year math courses at MUN will be published in the Course Criteria Chart.
MATH 1000 Calculus I, MATH 1006 Calculus I for Life Sciences
MATH 1000 (or 1006) is a standard differential calculus course, taught using James Stewart's book as a model, with early transcendentals. A student must meet one of the conditions in the following table to take Math 1000 or 1006:
|Acceptable Math 1000 Prerequisites|
|MPT ≥ 75% and grade 12 advanced math*, or|
|SATMI ≥ 700 and grade 12 advanced math*, or|
|Cambridge or EdExcel AS Mathematics ≥ C, or|
|MATH 1090 credit.|
*When you are admitted to MUN, the Office of the Registrar will assess your high school mathematics as either 'advanced' or 'academic'. A strong pre-calculus course with emphasis on algebra and trigonometry should be assessed as 'advanced'. This is typically the senior level high school math aimed at students who plan to study science or engineering at university. If you haven't done such a course, then you cannot register for math 1000.
Course description: MATH 1000, MATH 1006
MATH 1090 is a pre-calculus course, similar to a grade 12 advanced/university stream mathematics course . The purpose of MATH 1090 is to provide a pathway to MATH 1000 for students who did not master advanced mathematics in high school.
|Acceptable Math 1090 Prerequisites|
|MPT ≥ 55% and (either grade 12 academic * or advanced* math), or|
|SATMI ≥ 600, or|
|Cambridge or EdExcel AS Mathematics ≥ D|
Course description: MATH 1090
MATH 1050 and 1051 Finite Mathematics
MATH 1050 and 1051 are courses which introduce students to a variety of topics in discrete mathematics. They are not connected in any way to MATH 1090 or 1000, and do NOT act as prerequisites for entry to 1090 or 1000. Students must have grade 12 academic or advanced math and an MPT score of at least 50% to register for 1050 or 1051. These courses can be taken in either order, or concurrently. Students with Cambridge/EdExcel AS level results may email firstname.lastname@example.org to ask about entry to these courses.
If you want to take a program which requires MATH 1000, and you do not meet the prerequisite requirements for MATH 1090 at Memorial University, this information may be of interest to you. Successful completion of some of these options will allow a student to re-write the MPT, or in some cases may grant direct access to MATH 1090 or MATH 1000 without an MPT score.
All of the organizations discussed below are external to Memorial University and are not affiliated with the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Memorial. If you enroll in an external course to upgrade your high school mathematics, and you need a local contact for the purpose of the administration of a test, you may contact Tara Stuckless, (709) 864-8914, email@example.com .
Some Options to Consider:
Grenfell Campus, Memorial University
The School of Science and the Enviroment offers MATH 109A/B. This is offered on-campus at Grenfell (not online). Consult the Course Criteria Chart for prerequisite information: https://www.mun.ca/undergrad/fyi/charts/math-criteria.php.
Students without the required background to qualify for first-year Mathematics courses at Memorial should consider completing their first year of studies at the College of the North Atlantic (http://www.cna.nl.ca/). The College offers courses which are equivalent to MATH 1090 and MATH 1000, and these credits will count towards degree requirements if the student opts to transfer to Memorial University.
MA1700 -[Credit transfer to be discontinued as of August 31, 2024.]
MA1700 currently transfers to Memorial as MATH 1090, but this practice will end on Sept. 1, 2024. Students who successfully complete MA1700 and request transfer credit before the end of August 2024, will be granted credit for MATH 1090, as per the 2022-23 Transfer Guide. As of Sept. 1, 2024, MA1700 will be treated as equivalent to grade 12 advanced math for the purpose of meeting prerequisite requirements to take Math 1090 (or another first year math course.) On completion, students who already have an MPT score may enter MATH 1090, or re-write the Math Placement Test to qualify for entry to MATH 1000.
Thompson Rivers University
Math 0633 is a non-credit course offered by Thompson Rivers University. It is designed to prepare students for entry to calculus at the university level. This course does not transfer for credit to Memorial, but it will count as "advanced math" for the purpose of meeting the prerequisite requirement for first year math courses at MUN. On completion, students who already have an MPT score may enter MATH 1090, or re-write the Math Placement Test to qualify for entry to MATH 1000.
University of New Brunswick
Math 0863 is a non-credit course offered by the University of New Brunswick. It is designed to prepare students for entry to calculus at the university level. This course does not transfer for credit to Memorial, but it will count as "advanced math" for the purpose of meeting the prerequisite requirement for first year math courses at MUN. On completion, students who already have an MPT score may enter MATH 1090, or re-write the Math Placement Test to qualify for entry to MATH 1000.
Virtual High School (VHS) or TVO ILC
MHF4U – Advanced Functions
Memorial University recognizes MHF4U as an advanced math course for the purpose of granting access to the calculus stream of courses. On completion, students who already have an MPT score qualify for direct entry to MATH 1090, and may write the MPT for entry to MATH 1000. TVO ILC and the Virtual High School are accredited schools in Ontario, which offer courses from the Ontario provincial curriculum. For more information visit http://www.virtualhighschool.com or https://www.ilc.org/.
Math 3201 (Equivalent Course)
At the Discovery Centre you can upgrade for one or multiple subject/skill areas to improve your marks for college or university enrollment minimums. All academic Math, Science and English subjects are available. The preferred advanced math is not available from the Discovery Centre. Grade 12 academic math will meet minimum requirements for entry to Memorial, but only an excellent mark in grade 12 academic math will potentially prepare you to enter the Calculus stream. If you choose this option you need to aim to fully master the course and achieve at least 75%.