Q: What are the advantages of the Statistics Pathway?
A: The Statistics Pathway can be completed in less time. The Statistics Pathway places less emphasis on algebra and more on “real world” applications which some students find more relevant to their degree plan.
Q: What are some examples of degree programs that require College Algebra?
A: Science, Mathematics, Engineering, Business or Education degrees.
Q: What are some examples of degree programs that will accept Statistics or Contemporary Math?
A: Social Work, Speech Communication, Process Technology, Administrative Technology or Music degrees.
Q: How do I know if my future four-year university will accept my credit math course?
A: It is your responsibility to review that university’s catalog and degree plans. Not all universities have the same degree requirements. A counselor or advisor at Lee College can help with your research and decisions.
Q: Where can I get information on career planning and transferring to a four-year institution?
A: The Lee College Counseling Center Services include providing students with occupational information, transfer materials, and career search information. Information about transferring to a university can be found in Transfer Information — Transferring to a University.
Q: If I am exempt due to high TAKS scores, where do I start in the math pathway?
A: You would start in MATH 330 (Intermediate Algebra) or MATH 342 (Pre-Statistics) as listed in the Math Placement Chart in Math Placement.
Q: What is MATH 350 (Mathematics for Allied Health)?
A: It is a developmental math course that focuses on dosages and solutions with a major emphasis on the metric, apothecary, and household systems in terms of refresher math, instruction in reading dosage labels, measurements of parenteral dosages, and pediatric drug calculation. Refer to Allied Health: Programs Offered.
Q: What if I take MATH 342 (Pre-Statistics) and then change my degree plan to one that requires College Algebra, can I take MATH 1314 (College Algebra)?
A: No, MATH 342 (Pre-Statistics) is designed to prepare you only for MATH 1342 (Statistics) and MATH 1332 (Contemporary Math). You would not have the necessary skills to be successful in MATH 1314 (College Algebra). You take a placement exam to determine your starting point in the Algebra Pathway.