Math Course Number and Title Changes

The Impact On All UAA Students

For all UAA Students: 

Due to a mandate by the UA Board of Regents, the Department of Mathematics and Statistics has made changes in mathematics course numbering, titles, and descriptions effective Fall 2015. These changes feature:

  • Coordination across the state

Course titles and numbers have been standardized across the UA system to make transferability simple. Lower division     courses having the same number and title are equivalent at all three universities (UAF, UAA, and UAS);those which do not match aren't the same. 

  • Clarification of the intended audience for some courses

Course names like College Algebra for Calculus to clarify the purpose of the course.

  • More logical course numbering

Most students expect lower numbered courses should be easier than higher numbered ones, and we've tried to meet that expectation with a more organized system.

Note that although the numbers, names, and course descriptions may have changed, the content of the courses has not.

To more closely align with our colleagues at UAS and UAF as mandated by the Board of Regents, we will no longer accept SAT or ACT scores for course placement effective September 1, 2015. Students must earn an appropriate score on the ACCUPLACER test or take the prerequisite course to enroll in a math class. As it has been for several years, the ACCUPLACER score only lasts for one year.

Please do not hesitate to contact us at or at 786-1744 if you have any questions.

Mark Fitch
Chair, Mathematics and Statistics

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