What's your math path?

Receive your math placement

After planning your first term and receiving your math placement, you're ready to choose your path based on your placement and your major or degree.

Your math placement
You placed into: Your next step:
Math 20 Take Math 20
Math 58, 60, 70, or 95

Choose a path based on your major or degree:

  • Math 60 65 95 path
  • Math 58 98 path
Math 100+ Take the math classes you need for your major or degree
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Choose your math path

Math 60 65 95 path

The Math 60 65 95 path is designed to prepare students for higher level math classes, like trigonometry or calculus.

When should you take this path?
  • If you plan to major in an education or healthcare field.
  • If you plan to major in a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) field.
  • If you plan to major in a field that requires advanced math, chemistry, biology, or physics for your degree.

Math 58 98 path

The Math 58 98 path is designed to prepare students who plan to major in a field that requires no additional math other than Math in Society (Math 105) or Statistics (Math 243).

When should you take this path?
  • If you plan to major in the humanities, arts, or social sciences.
  • If you have no plans to major in education, healthcare, science, technology, engineering, or math.
  • If you want to focus on real-world math that incorporates group work and helps people with math anxiety succeed.

(If your goals change in the future, you may need to take some additional math courses to move to the Math 60 65 95 path.)

Confirm your path

  • Talk to a PCC advisor for specific information.
  • Check the required courses for your PCC degree or major in GRAD Plan. You can also check for prerequisites in the college catalog.
  • If you plan to transfer, check with your transfer school to get specific information about the requirements for your major.

Still unsure?

Choosing a math path depends on your major or degree, so come talk to us if you're not sure. We can help you decide!