SEMESTER CONVERSION OF OSU MATH CLASSES.
Semesters will start in Summer 2012. Here is information on how courses and programs within the Department of Mathematics will change.
In 14-week semesters, typical 3-credit classes will meet MWF for 55 minutes, or TR for 80 minutes. See the University's site: Semester Conversion Documents.
The semester course numbering system uses 4-digit numbers. Here are lists of semester math course numbers:
Undergraduate Math COURSE NUMBERING PLAN sorted by semester course number. (updated August 2011)
- Undergraduate Math COURSE NUMBERING PLAN sorted by quarter course number. (updated August 2011)
- Conversion Table for Graduate Math Courses.
- Proposed Graduate Semester Math Courses (with Details).
Remark on Engineering Calculus.
Calculus courses taken by beginning engineering students will undergo some changes. Ohio State will offer standard courses in calculus, linear algebra, and differential equations as mandated by the Ohio Board of Regents' TAGs: Transfer Assurance Guides.
Ohio State students will have several math course options, depending on their major programs:
- Math 1151 - 1152 - 2153 - 2568 - 2255. (TAG courses)
- Math 1151 - 1172 - 2173 - 2174.
- Math 1151 - 1172 - 2177.
- Math 1151 - 1172 - 2568 - 2415.
- Math 1151 - 1172 - 2568 - 2566.
- Math 1161.02 - 2162.02 - 2568 - 2415.
- Math 1181H - 2182H.
- Math 4181H - 4182H.
Transition plans (updated September 2012)
What will Math courses be like in the semester system? How can students move from quarter-system math to semester system math?
- Freshman and Sophomore math course descriptions and transition plans.
There are different calculus course sequences for students in different majors (Engineering and non-Engineering).
Here is advice on calculus courses when a student changes majors.
- Business math transition plans for students entering the College of Business during 2011 - 2012.
- Calculus I transition: Transition courses Math 114 and Math 1114 fill the gap between the quarter-system Calculus I (Math 151) and the semester-system Calculus I (Math 1151).
For further information go to: 114 / 1114 FAQ page.
- Semesters of offering. Most freshman-level math courses will be offered in both Autumn and Spring semesters. But courses with lower enrollments will be offered less frequently. Fewer math courses will be offered in Summer, because that term lasts only 7 weeks.
Semesters of Offering (undergraduate math courses numbered 2500 and above).
Summer 2012 math course offerings.
- INFORMATION FOR ADVISORS.
This Advising Details document (updated April 2012) provides information on math course options in 2012 and 2013.
Information on Math transfer credit (for students moving from a quarter-system college to OSU's semester system) is provided in Excel files:
transfer from the University of Cincinnati, and transfer from other quarter-system colleges in Ohio.
More detailed course information.
For most of the large freshman / sophomore math courses, a proposed syllabus and calendar is posted at: Semester Syllabus information. Information in those documents is tentative: during the next several months, small changes might be made in course details.
Basic course information for all the semester math courses is provided in the Course Upload Templates (CUT):
- semester course number
- course title
- course description (to be listed in OSU catalog)
- number of semester credits
- list of topics covered
- corresponding courses in quarter system
Advising information for Majors and Minors: (updated May 2012)
This chart lists the semesters of offering for various math courses taken by math and actuarial science majors.
Four-year plans for math majors: one for each track within the major. Each plan appears in both quarter and semester versions.
Curriculum maps for the Math Major, one for each track.
Generic schedules for math majors who experience the transition at different points in their undergraduate careers.
Transitions for math majors, for regular and honors math courses.
ACTUARIAL SCIENCE MAJORS:
Requirements and Advising Plans for actuarial science majors (quarters and semesters).
A curriculum map for Actuarial Science.
Math GRADUATE PROGRAM.
Overview of how the conversion to semesters will impact math graduate students: Grad Semester Info.
Additional information about graduate courses can be found on the page for Semester Conversion Documents for the Graduate Program.
SEMESTER CONVERSION OF PROGRAMS.
Each program has a separate semester conversion plan. Those plans include the advising information above, collected in a single PDF file.
Here are links to the documents for conversion of the Department's programs:
| BS in Mathematics
|| BA in Mathematics
|| Minor in Mathematics
| BS in Actuarial Science
|| BA in Actuarial Science
| MS in Mathematics
|| MMS in Mathematics
||PhD in Mathematics|
Documentation for BA degrees in Math and in Actuarial Science are the same as documentation for the corresponding BS degree. Those documents are not duplicated here. The only difference between those BS and BA degrees is in the General Education requirements. (Existence of BA degrees can provide a smoother transition for students who change majors.)
Additional information about math graduate courses, and the MS, MMS, and PhD degree programs appears on the Math Graduate Semester Conversion page.
The Department's faculty members voted to approve these semester conversion plans.
Please send your comments, suggestions, and corrections to our semester point person, D. Shapiro.