Quantitative Reasoning
("Q" Courses)

Quantitative reasoning skills play an important role in analyzing the world and in choosing the best plans to address local, national, and global problems. Courses that meet this requirement develop your understanding of the conceptual and theoretical tools used in quantitative reasoning and problem-solving. They are taught in a range of disciplines. Courses satisfying the Quantitative Reasoning requirement have a "Q" tagged to the end of the three-digit course number.

Students may not use the Pass/Fail option for the course they are taking for the Quantitative Reasoning requirement.

Departments offering Quantitative Reasoning courses that are accessible to all students include:

Some majors, particularly in the Natural Sciences, require at least one specific math or statistics course to be taken, and that course may also be used to satisfy the Quantitative Reasoning requirement. Up to three courses that are required for a major in the College of Arts & Sciences may be used to satisfy General Education requirements; this would count as one of the three. Majors that require a course that will satisfy the Quantitative Reasoning requirement include:

Business majors are required to take a calculus course (MATH 122Q, MATH 131Q which has MATH 130 as a prerequisite, or MATH 141Q). They may take an additional Quantitative Reasoning course to satisfy a requirement in the Knowledge category of the General Education requirements.

Math Placement Exam:

All incoming student are required to complete an online math placement exam prior to starting at Stetson. The results for the exam helps the University design an appropriate set of Quantitative Reasoning courses (Q-courses), and helps students select courses that are appropriate for their skill level. Students will be allowed to enroll in an introductory calculus course (MATH 122Q, 130, or 141Q) only if their score on the placement exam shows that they are adequately prepared to begin the course. Students who want or need to take calculus but are not adequately prepared will have the option of enrolling in a non-credit online review course to enhance their skills. See Math Placement exam for details.

Transfer Credit for the Quantitative Reasoning Requirement:

Students who take a Mathematics course at another institution or who participate in Dual Enrollment may be able to transfer credit to cover the Quantitative Reasoning requirement. The transfer credit will satisfy the requirement only if the course that is being transferred is at or above the level of a Stetson Mathematics course that carries the Q designation.

Departments other than Mathematics that teach courses with a Q designation will determine whether a corresponding course transferred from another institution is appropriate for satisfying the Quantitative Reasoning requirement.

Students in the College of Arts & Sciences may satisfy no more than one General Education requirement through transfer credit for a course taken after matriculating at Stetson. There is no limit on the number of General Education requirements that can be satisfied by transferring courses taken prior to matriculating.

Exemption Credit from AP/IB/AICE Exams for the Quantitative Reasoning Requirement:

Students may use the exemption credit from an Advanced Placement (AP) exam, International Baccalaureate Program (IB) exam, or Cambridge AICE exam to satisfy the Quantitative Reasoning requirement if the credit is awarded for a Mathematics course that carries the Q designation.

Departments other than Mathematics that teach courses with a Q designation will determine whether exemption credit from an AP, IB, or AICE exam is appropriate for satisfying the Quantitative Reasoning requirement.


Revised: 7/30/13