Any 1 of these courses will fulfill the requirement.
MATH 1070 and MATH 1400 assume that students have had the equivalent of AB calculus in high school and are familiar with concepts through applications of differentiation and basic integration techniques. Students without this background should consider taking MATH 1300 in the fall in preparation for MATH 1400 in the spring.
MATH 1070/1400 must be taken for a grade, not pass/fail.
MATH 1070: Mathematics of Change I
MATH 1070: Mathematics of Change I is designed for majors which require facility with calculus but do not need students to develop advanced by-hand computational skills. The course covers limits, orders of magnitude, differential and integral calculus, Taylor polynomials, estimating and bounding, probability densities, and mathematical modeling and applications to the social, economic and information sciences.
MATH 1070 is recommended for Wharton students who are interested in pursuing more qualitative concentrations.
MATH 1400: Calculus I
MATH 1400 starts with a brief review of AB calculus and then covers applications of integrals, transcendental functions, methods of integration, infinite series, Taylor’s theorem, and the use of symbolic manipulation and graphics software in calculus.
MATH 1400 is recommended for Engineering dual-degree students, students who are interested in pursuing more quantitative concentrations such as statistics or quantitative minors such as math, or any student who plans to take MATH 1410: Calculus 2.
MATH 1100: Calculus for Wharton Students (no longer offered)
This calculus course is designed to provide the tools for application of mathematics to business and other areas outside of the science and engineering fields. As such it covers a selection of topics from AB calculus (MATH 1300), BC calculus (MATH 1400) and multivariate calculus (MATH 1410).
Math 1100 excludes topics such as geometric integrals (normally taught in MATH 1400) while including multivariate optimization (normally taught in MATH 1400) and an in-depth coverage of some topics from MATH 1300 that are often not well understood by students who have taken AB calculus.
MATH 0110 is recommended for Wharton students who are interested in pursuing more qualitative concentrations.
Important Information about Math Courses and Placement
- Students who have credit for MATH 1400/1070 may enroll in STAT 1010. Credit by exam for MATH 1400 is granted per the standards set by the Department of Mathematics. Learn more here.
- Students who have credit for MATH 1400/1070 and have scored a 5 on the Statistics AP exam¹ may enroll in STAT 1020.
- Students who do not have credit for MATH 1400/1070 should take the Department of Mathematics online diagnostic exam and discuss their results with their academic advisor.
- MATH 1410 is recommended for students interested in quantitative fields, such as statistics, and is a prerequisite for STAT 4300 and 4310.
- Students in a coordinated dual-degree program should consult with their respective advisors for the requirements of their programs.
¹ A score of 5 on the Statistics AP exam will satisfy the STAT 1010 requirement.