# Math Pathways Information

#### Purpose of Math Pathways

The purpose of Math Pathways is not to provide less math content, but to expose students to the branches of mathematics that will be most applicable to their degree.

Precalculus Algebra, which has been the math requirement regardless of intended major or program, does not introduce areas of mathematics such as geometry, statistics, probability, combinatorics, logic, or applied mathematics that students could find useful in their chosen careers. The goal is to give students the opportunity to learn different branches of rigorous mathematics. They will now have the choice of **Precalculus Algebra**, **Statistics**, and **Quantitative Reasoning** to help prepare them with the math required for their degree.

We at MACC know that the new math requirement options can be confusing and, in some cases, overwhelming. Read through this FAQ to learn more. Each student situation is unique and we are here to help you make the best decision - connect with an MACC advisor today to learn more about your next steps: http://www.macc.edu/academic-advising-m.

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