All students must complete one course that emphasizes quantitative analysis. Courses with the QA designation include courses in mathematics, computer science, and logic, as well as statistical methods courses in various departments. Before making a selection, consider your area of interest and review the following information about requirements and recommendations.

Majors in Computer Science

Students intending to major in computer science should select Computer Science 115: Robots, Games, and Problem Solving, which satisfies the QA requirement. Questions? Contact Professor Mark Leblanc (

Majors in Mathematics or Physics

Students intending to major in mathematics or physics should plan to enroll in the appropriate level of calculus for the first semester. Carefully review the following placement recommendations for calculus before making a selection. Questions? Contact Professor Bloch  (

Placement Recommendations
Academic Background Recommended Placement
3 years of high school math but no calculus or grade of A or B in pre-calculus or trigonometry Math 101 Calculus I 
completed calculus but did not “get it” Math 101 Calculus I
grade of A or B in high school calculus
score of 4 or 5 on AP Calculus AB or score of 2, 3, 4 or 5 on AP Calculus BC
Math 104 Calculus II
grade of A in high school calculus and score of 4 or 5 on AP Calculus BC Math 104 Calculus II or Math 221 Linear Algebra 
score of 4 or 5 on AP Statistics See the chair of the Math Department.

Other majors, such as Sociology or Economics, recommend specific Quantitative Analysis courses. For more information, please visit departmental web pages.

Course descriptions can be found on the Course Catalog.