Chapter III: Degree Requirements and Graduation
Common Requirements for the A.B., B.S.,
and B.G.S. Degrees
The goal of the Quantitative Reasoning requirement
is to ensure that every graduate of the College achieves a certain
level of proficiency in using and analyzing quantitative information.
Quantitative Reasoning is the methodology used
to analyze quantitative information to make decisions, judgments,
and predictions. It involves defining a problem by means of numerical
or geometrical representations of real-world phenomena, determining
how to solve it, deducing consequences, formulating alternatives,
and predicting outcomes. QR courses may come from a wide range
of disciplines representing the natural and social sciences.
Students may fulfill this requirement by:
- passing one course of three of more credits designated for
full QR credit (QR/1); or
- passing two courses (at least one of which must be of three
or more credits) designated for half QR credit (QR/2).
Advanced Placement (AP) courses may not be used
to meet the Quantitative Reasoning requirement. Courses transferred
from another college or university do not generally carry QR
credit, except in the following circumstances:
- QR is considered fulfilled for
all science, math, and computer science concentrators who transfer
in the prerequisites;
- Transfer credit of at least three
credits for Physics 125, 126, 140, 240, or a statistics course
receive (QR/1) credit.
Courses used to satisfy the QR requirement also
may satisfy other College requirements.
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