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Placement Exam

On the last day of Math Camp, each student will be given the opportunity to take a placement exam. Success on this exam guarantees the student a reserved seat in their first required math class. To ensure a spot in their first required math class, students must speak with an Academic Advisor following the exam. All open math class seats will be released at the end of camp, so students must ensure that they revise their schedule prior to the end of camp.

The colleges and majors listed below require the minimum completion of Math 123 (Finite Mathematics), Math 125 (Basic Calculus), or Math 141 (Calculus I). Some have additional higher math requirements. Math Camp is designed to help prepare you to pass the math placement exam by demonstrating your preparedness to begin in Math 130.

Alternatives to Math Camp

Click here for additional math placement information from the Department of Mathematics, including an online placement exam option.

Students may wish to retake the SAT or ACT to try to improve their math score. A more recent ACT or SAT test that shows the necessary math score (ACT 25, SAT 590) should be sent to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions to document that the student has achieved the required level of proficiency to take the first math class required by their major.

Remember, there is a limited time to retake the SAT or ACT.  The last SAT exam is June 6th (registration deadline is May 8th) and the last ACT exam is July 18th (registration deadline is June 19th).


View a comprehensive list of undergraduate majors and course requirements.

UT Majors by College Requiring Math 123 or Higher* for 2020/2021

College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (only the majors listed below)
Animal Science
Biosystems Engineering
Construction Science and Agricultural Systems
Environmental and Soil Sciences
Food & Agricultural Business
Food Science
Natural Resource and Environmental Economics
Wildlife & Fisheries Science
College of Architecture and Design
All majors (Excluding Graphic Design*)
College of Arts and Sciences (only the majors listed below)
Biological Sciences
Geology and Environmental Sciences
Interdisciplinary Programs: Neuroscience
Medical Laboratory Sciences
Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures—all Language & World Business concentrations (French, Hispanic Studies, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese, Russian Studies, German, and Italian)
Pre-Professional Programs (Dentistry, Medicine, Pharmacy, and Veterinary Medicine)
Haslam College of Business
All majors
College of Communication and Information (only the majors listed below)
Information Sciences
College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences (only the majors listed below)
Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management
Recreation and Sport Management
Retail and Consumer Sciences
College of Engineering
All majors
College of Nursing

*These requirements are subject to change. Please be sure to speak with your advisor if you have any questions.