Math Pathways

There are three mathematics courses that students may place into at KSU.

  • MATH 1111 College Algebra
  • MATH 1113 PreCalculus
  • MATH 1190 Calculus I

There are two possible pathways students may take, depending on which math they placed into:

  1. MATH 1111 -> MATH 1113 -> MATH 1190
  2. MATH 1113 -> MATH 1190

If you have transfer credit for MATH 1112 College Trigonometry or you took that before it was discontinued, that should satisfy the same degree and prerequisite requirements as MATH 1113 PreCalculus. If MATH 1112 is not populating in your Area A-2 requirement on DegreeWorks, please let us know by emailing 

If you place into a lower level math than you expected to begin with, you may consider doing the ALEKS placement process which includes a pretest, study modules, and a proctored exam. Please contact us if you would like to further discuss potentially doing ALEKS.

You can also review the Math department's website on the ALEKS placement process to learn more information about it.

Math Department website