Quantitative Reasoning Requirement

Two courses, each degree credit-bearing and worth at least 3 credits, consisting of one course in Mathematics (640) or Formal Reasoning; and one additional course in Mathematics, Computer Science (198), Operations Research (711), Statistics (960), or a discipline specific course strongly emphasizing either analytic or quantitative methods.

The following lists consist of quantitative courses which are pathways to further quantitative work.  Upper-level quantitative courses in these subject areas provide additional opportunities to deepen the analytic understanding emphasized here.

Students who place into calculus on the mathematics placement exam are exempt from taking the 640 course, and for such students, the requirement becomes a one-course quantitative reasoning course requirement. Students who use calculus placement to satisfy the mathematics requirement may not use precalculus to satisfy the second part of this requirement. Transfer credits from courses taken in high school will not generally satisfy this requirement.


1st Quantitative Reasoning Requirement

The first part of the quantitative reasoning requirement can be fulfilled by a mathematics course or a formal reasoning course. The lists of each are below:

Mathematics Courses
01:640:103 Topics in Math for the Liberal Arts
01:640:104 Elementary Combinatorics and Probability
01:640:106 Special Topics in Mathematics
01:640:107 Number and Operation for K-8 Teaching
(formerly Mathematics for Elementary Teaching)
01:640:108 Problem Solving and Reasoning with Discrete Mathematics
01:640:109 Geometry and Measurement for Middle Grades Teaching
(formerly Geometry and Measurement for Elementary Teaching)
01:640:112 Precalculus II
01:640:115 Precalculus College Mathematics
01:640:197 Topics in Mathematics for K-8 Teaching I
01:640:198 Topics in Mathematics for K-8 Teaching II
MA:640:CAL Placement into Calculus
MA:640:CLS Placement into Calculus
MA:640:CLG Placement into Calculus
Formal Reasoning Courses
01:198:105 Great Insights in Computer Science
01:198:107 Computing for Math and the Sciences
01:198:110 Introduction to Computers and Their Applications
01:198:111 Introduction to Computer Science
01:198:170 Computer Applications for Business
01:220:110 Personal Finance and Financial Decision-Making
01:377:275 Basic Statistics For Exercise Science
01:377:413 Statistics and Research Design in Exercise Science
01:615:201 Introduction To Linguistic Theory
01:730:109 Introduction to Formal Reasoning and Decision-making
01:730:201 Introduction to Logic
01:830:200 Quantitative Methods in Psychology
01:920:312 Computer Analysis of Social Science Data
01:960:211 Statistics I
01:960:212 Statistics II
01:960:285 Introductory Statistics for Business
01:960:379 Basic Probability and Statistics
01:960:401 Basic Statistics for Research
04:547:111 The Internet and the Information Environment: A Quantitative Approach
10:762:205 Basic Statistical Methods for Policy, Planning and Health
14:440:127 Introduction to Computers for Engineers
33:010:272 Introduction to Financial Accounting
37:575:250 Finance for Personal and Professional Success

2nd Quantitative Reasoning Requirement

A mathematical sciences or discipline specific course strongly emphasizing either analytic or quantitative methods

Accounting
33:010:272 Introduction to Financial Accounting
33:010:275 Introduction to Managerial Accounting
Anthropology
01:070:316 Quantitative Methods in Evolutionary Anthropology
01:070:335 Analysis of Archaeological Data
01:070:395 Quantification of Archeological Data
Biochemistry* (see note)
11:115:413 Experimental Biochemistry
Chemistry* (see note)
01:160:251 Analytical Chemistry
Communication
04:192:300 Communication Research
Computer Science* (see note)
01:198:105 Great Insights in Computer Science
01:198:107 Computing for Math and the Sciences
01:198:110 Introduction to Computers and Their Applications
01:198:111 Introduction to Computer Science
01:198:170 Computer Applications for Business
Criminal Justice
01:202:307 Criminal Justice Research Methods
Economics
01:220:110 Personal Finance and Financial Decision-Making
Exercise Science and Sport Studies* (see note)
01:377:275 Basic Statistics For Exercise Science
01:377:413 Statistics and Research Design in Exercise Science
Engineering* (see note)
14:440:127 Introduction to Computers for Engineers
14:440:221 Engineering Mechanics: Statistics
Geography
01:450:319 Quantitative Methods
01:450:320 Spatial Data Analysis
01:450:330 Geographical Methods
Geological Sciences* (see note)
01:460:307 Structural Geology
01:460:410 Field Geology
Information Technology and Informatics
04:547:111 The Internet and the Information Environment: A Quantitative Approach
Labor Studies and Employment Relations
37:575:250 Finance for Personal and Professional Success
37:575:401 Research Methods in Labor Studies
Linguistics
01:615:201 Introduction To Linguistic Theory
Mathematics* (see note)
01:640:1** All 100-level courses of 3 or more credits
Operations Research
01:711:295 Introductory Topics in Operations Research
Philosophy
01:730:201 Introduction to Logic
Planning and Public Policy
10:762:205 Basic Statistical Methods for Policy, Planning and Health (=10:975:205)
Political Science
01:790:300 Intro to Political Science Methods
Psychology
01:830:200 Quantitative Methods in Psychology
Sociology
01:920:311 Introduction to Social Research
01:920:312 Computer Analysis of Social Science Data
Spanish
01:940:365 Research Methods in Spanish Linguistics
Statistics* (see note)
01:960:211 Statistics I
01:960:212 Statistics II
01:960:285 Introductory Statistics for Business
01:960:379 Basic Probability and Statistics
01:960:401 Basic Statistics for Research
Urban Studies
10:975:205 Basic Statistical Methods for Urban Studies and Community Health

Advanced upper-level courses whose prerequisites fulfill this requirement are not listed. In the unusual case that a student receives special permission to register for, and successfully completes, such an upper-level course without having received credit for the prerequisite courses, the upper-level course will be accepted in lieu of the prerequisite course. Such students should see an academic advisor to have this noted correctly in their records. 

* Note: Students pursuing this major will meet this distribution requirement during the completion of their major and need not be concerned about taking a particular course from this list. Some minors and some additional majors also require courses listed here that fulfill one or both of these requirements.