Satisfying Quantitative Reasoning with an Exam
Minimum Score Required to Satisfy Quantitative Reasoning
|SAT Math Section on exams administered January 2016 and PRIOR||600|
|SAT Math Section on exams administered March 2016 and BEYOND||620|
|SAT Subject Test, Math Level 2||520|
|ACT - Math Portion||28|
|Advanced Placement Exams in Calculus AB or BC||3, 4, or 5|
|Advanced Placement Exam in Computer Science Principles||3, 4, or 5|
|Advanced Placement Exam in Statistics||3, 4, or 5|
|International Baccalaureate Higher Level (HL) Exam in Mathematics or Computer Science||5, 6 or 7|
|GCE A-level Mathematics Exam||A, B, or C (or 1, 2, or 3)|
|Quantitative Reasoning exam offered by the Department of Mathematics administered at the beginning of each semester on the Berkeley campus.||26|
Satisfying Quantitative Reasoning with a Berkeley Course
The following Berkeley course options, completed with a letter grade of C- or higher, satisfy the Quantitative Reasoning requirement:
|Computer Science||COMPSCI C8, 10, W10, 61A, 61B, 61C, 70|
|Data Science||COMPSCI, INFO or STAT C8|
|Mathematics||MATH 1A, 1B, 10A, 10B, X11, X12, 16A, 16B, 32, N32, 53, H53, W53, 54, H54, 55, 74|
|Statistics||STAT 2, X10, C8, 20, 21, W21|
Be sure to review the course description and pre-requisites in the Berkeley Academic Guide to ensure adequate preparation before enrolling. The Department of Mathematics also offers an on-line placement exam to help students choose between MATH 32, 16A and 1A.
Most students who have not fulfilled this requirement prior to admission enroll in MATH 32 (Pre-Calculus), STAT 2 (Introduction to Statistics) or COMPSCI/INFO/STAT C8 (Foundations of Data Science).
Those students prepared to complete an upper division (100-199) course in lieu of the courses noted above, should contact L&S advising (firstname.lastname@example.org) to confirm approval prior to enrollment. Only courses valued at 3 units or higher, and with a prerequisite of one of the courses noted above will be considered.
Satisfying Quantitative Reasoning with a Transfer Course
All transfer courses pursued for Quantitative Reasoning must be completed with a C- or higher.
- Students admitted with IGETC Certification or UC Reciprocity have satisfied Quantitative Reasoning. No additional course work is required.
- Continuing Berkeley students who have already completed course work at Berkeley may pursue a pre-approved course for Quantitative Reasoning at a California Community College during the summer, or while not enrolled at Berkeley during a fall or spring term. To identify pre-approved courses for Quantitative Reasoning, use ASSIST.org.
- Other Pre-Calculus, Calculus or Introduction to Statistics transfer courses from accredited higher education institutions may also be considered. Talk to an L&S College Adviser or email AskLnS@berkeley.edu for more information.