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OHparent
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My daughter is a mediocre math student who will be lucky to get a C in Precalculus this year. She wants to be a women's studies major and hopes to find a school that has no math in its general education requirement. She has a weighted 3.5 GPA and 1300 SAT as a junior. We are looking in Ohio and surrounding states. Any suggestions?

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8,435Senior Member27New Member14New Member8,435Senior Member23,619Senior Member8,435Senior Member27New Member631MemberFinishing up high school, I'll have never taken pre-calculus. I took Algebra II and trigonometry last year, and this year im taking AP stats. I'm admitted to University of Chicago (If I went there, I think I will have to take two years of math, one for pre-calc and another to finish their calculus sequence, unless they allow me to just do statistics). When I interviewed at northwestern, the girl who interviewed me was a recent grad who had been a journalism and economics double major. She hadn't taken pre-calc before college either. So, as far as all of you guys are saying about needing calculus for any major other than humanities, I think that your generalizing a bit much. Even pre-med only requires that you take two semesters of calculus.

Obviously, your daughter is not going to be a math major. However, tell her that she will be amazed how different and more interesting college math can be compared to high school math, and not to shut it out completely.

With that said, any college except UofC and large Public schools will be good for somebody who wants to avoid cumbersome GE requirements.

23,619Senior MemberSmith and Brown have no distribution requirements either. But, any 'ology' reserach essentially requires calc, as does a business degree from a top school. AP Stats is a good course, and I recommend it highly, but it ain't hard math (only requires a background in algebra 1).

calculus its a prereq for NW's micro econ series which is required for the major. Calc is also "strongly recommended" for their macro econ serices which is also required for the major. (I just checked their website). So, someone planning on that major would be at a significant disadvantage in course selection, until the math requirement was completed.

btw: Congrats on the UofC acceptance.

266Junior Member7,435Senior Member100Junior Member636MemberFirst of all, congratulations to your D on solid SAT score of 600M. (I'm a math/stats teacher). Second, both her SAT scores indicate that she should do well in AP Stats in high school or an intro stats course in college (about 80% of college majors require some statistics). Stats is a very concrete course with lots of logic and writing. It's a very interesting course - social science with math. The preparation done in 2nd year algebra is sufficient for understanding the necessary mathematics calculations/formulas. If your D is a critical thinker, likes to explain, and writes well she'll do just fine with stats.

27New Member35,861Senior MemberCalculus is the lowest level math class offered and organic chemistry is required for even garden variety bio majors

They do have distribution reqs but for some reason math is lumped with foreign lang. ( Reed is also nowhere near Ohio)

They also require a year long HUM110 course and have no womens ( or minority) studies classes- lots of dead white guys though.

The women's colleges however would be a sure place to major in womens studies and they don't often have distribution or graduation requirments beyond certain grade level and number of credits