Typical First Year Course Sequences
The Mathematics Department offers two versions of second-semester calculus: MATH 112L and MATH 122L. MATH 112L was designed to follow MATH 111L (or the MATH 105L/106L sequence) as our standard, laboratory-based Calculus II course. A lab-calculus version of Calculus II (MATH 122L) is intended for students with AP credit for MATH 21. (Fall 2020 -- students continuing from 106L or 111L should take 122L, as 112L is not offered.)
Starting Point(See Placement Guidelines for a detailed discussion of where you should start!) |
Your Next Course |
And After That... |
MATH 105L Laboratory Calculus and Functions I |
MATH 106L Laboratory Calculus and Functions II |
MATH 112L (Fall 2020 -- students should take 122L, as 112L is not offered.) |
MATH 111L Laboratory Calculus I |
MATH 112L Laboratory Calculus II (Offered in spring semester) |
Sophomore Course Sequences (see below) |
MATH 21 earned through AP |
MATH 122L OR MATH 112L |
Sophomore Course Sequences (see below) |
MATH 21 & MATH 22 earned through AP |
MATH 122L OR Sophomore Multivariable Calculus Sequence |
* In fall semesters, MATH 112L is reserved for continuing students who have taken MATH 106L or MATH 111L. In spring semesters MATH 112L will be the only second-semester calculus course offered and will be open to any students with AP credit for MATH 21 or Duke credit for MATH 106L or 111L.
Typical Sophomore Year Course Sequences
Fall Semester | Spring Semester |
Satisfies Some Requirements for These Majors (*See note on major requirements) | ||||||
MATH | STAT | COMPSCI | PHYS | ENGR | CHEM | ECON | ||
MATH 221 Linear Algebra and Applications | MATH 222 Advanced Multivariable Calculus | X | X | X | X | X | X | X |
MATH 221 Linear Algebra and Applications | MATH 212 Multivariable Calculus (See Note on Prereqs.) | X | X | X | X | X | X | X |
MATH 212 Multivariable Calculus (See Note on Prereqs.) | MATH 221 Linear Algebra and Applications | X | X | X | X | X | X | X |
MATH 212 Multivariable Calculus (See Note on Prereqs.) | MATH 216 Linear Algebra and Differential Equations | X | X | X | X | X | ||
MATH 212 Multivariable Calculus (See Note on Prereqs.) |
MATH 218 Matrices and Vector Spaces |
X | X | X | X | |||
MATH 218 Matrices and Vector Spaces | MATH 212 Multivariable Calculus (See Note on Prereqs.) | X | X | X | X | |||
MATH 202 Multivariable Calculus for Economics (See Note on Prereqs.) | MATH 216 Linear Algebra and Differential Equations | X | X | X |
* Major Requirements: These indications are just a guide; the precise requirements for these majors are in the Bulletin. Students who hope to skip any math course should be sure to consider carefully the math requirements of their likely majors, minors, and certificate plans. Those math requirements are overseen and enforced by those departments – not the Department of Mathematics. Enrollment in and successful completion of a higher level course CANNOT be assumed to satisfy a requirement of a lower level course, and very often it will not. You must get written permission from the Director of Undergraduate Studies of the appropriate department before you skip any such required course.
Prerequisite Requirement: Beginning in Spring 2016, enrollment in Math 202 or Math 212 requires credit for second semester calculus (Math 22, 112L, 122L, or 122) on your Duke transcript.