Calculus Requirements by Major
Many majors at Notre Dame require one, two, or three calculus courses. This page explains how to select the appropriate calculus course based on your academic background and interests.
The calculus course(s) that you must take at Notre Dame is determined by three factors:
 Your score on the ND Calculus Readiness Test
 Any Advanced Credit for calculus
 Your major or college
ND Calculus Readiness Test
All incoming firstyear students who are considering a major or minor that requires calculus must take the ND Calculus Readiness Test.
This table explains which students should take MATH 10150: Principles of Calculus based on their ND Calculus Readiness Test score.








Note that MATH 10150: Principles of Calculus does not fulfill the Quantitative Reasoning requirement of the Core Curriculum.
Advanced Credit for Calculus
Review information on Advanced Credit and Placement, especially regarding Advanced Placement (AP) Exams and International Baccalaureate (IB) Exams, as AP and IB credit can cover calculus requirements and allow you to take a higherlevel math course if needed.
If you took AP, IB, or other advanced math classes in high school but did not take the corresponding exams, you might consider signing up for the ND Math Credit Exam. The ND Math Credit Exam is held inperson on the Friday of Welcome Weekend in August before the start of classes. If you pass an ND Math Credit Exam, you will earn Notre Dame credit for the equivalent math course. Because you will register for courses before taking the ND Math Credit Exam, you should assume that you will not receive credit for the purposes of registration. Your firstyear advisor can help you adjust your courses in August if needed.
Calculus Requirements by Major
This table outlines the calculus requirements by college or major. Some of these majors require additional math courses beyond the second semester of calculus.
If you are placed into MATH 10150: Principles of Calculus, you must take that course before beginning the sequence for your major.











Fall Semester Calculus Selection Guide
The table below identifies the calculus lecture and tutorial you should take in the fall semester based on your major and any Advanced Credit for calculus.
Students who are placed into MATH 10150: Principles of Calculus must take that lecture and tutorial before taking the nextlevel calculus course.
With the exception of MATH 10250: Elements of Calculus, all calculus courses at Notre Dame consist of a required lecture that meets three days per week and a required tutorial that meets one day per week.
Each section of a MATH 10550: Calculus I lecture and each section of a MATH 10560: Calculus II lecture has corresponding tutorials. For instance, if you register for section 01 of Calculus I (MATH 1055001), you must also register for section 11 or section 12 of the tutorial (MATH 1255011 or 1255012). If you register for section 02 of the lecture, you must also register for section 21 or 22 of the tutorial, and so on following this numbering pattern.
For any other calculus course with a tutorial, you can register for any section of the lecture and any section of the tutorial.
If you are considering two majors that have different requirements, take the course with the higher number. For instance, if you are deciding between biology and biochemistry, take MATH 10550 (10550 > 10350).




































*If ACMS 20550 is full or does not fit your schedule, you may take ACMS 20620: Applied Linear Algebra instead. ACMS 20620 does not have a tutorial.