Mathematics Programs

Mathematics Programs

Whether you are interested in applied or theoretical math, at AUM you’ll get the skills and knowledge you need to put math to work in the real world. Employment of math occupations is projected to grow 26 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations.

In cooperation with the College of Education we also offer an undergraduate degree in secondary education with an emphasis in mathematics, as well as, a pre-engineering degree. Our department offers a limited number of scholarships.

Clubs and Organizations

The College of Sciences offers students a scientific education to meet the needs of the 21st century, allowing them to compete for a variety of careers in an increasingly complex and evolving world.

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics

Vigorous mathematical training allows you to take a problem, identify its essential features, and study or characterize them further. It has become a great tool for a variety of jobs. Professional schools in medicine, law and pharmacy often give priority to prospective students who have an undergraduate degree in mathematics. Our program gives you the opportunity to work closely with professors who are also leading researchers in their fields and have opportunities for you to get involved in their research.

B.S. in Mathematics Plan of Study

B.S. in Mathematics Plan of Study 4-, 5-, 6- year map

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics / Secondary Education Plan of Study

This degree prepares students to teach mathematics courses at the middle, junior, and senior high school levels (grades 6-12). Students will be assigned academic advisors in both the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science and the Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Technology in the College of Education.

B.S. in Mathematics/Secondary Education Plan of Study


The AUM Pre-Engineering program offers a strong foundation for students intending to earn a bachelor’s degree in engineering at the Auburn University Samuel Ginn College of Engineering. The program takes approximately two years of full-time college work to complete before the student is ready to transfer to the Auburn University campus.

Pre-Engineering Program Plan of Study

AUM students who were admitted without ACT/SAT scores are required to complete the ALEKS Placement Test in order to determine which math class they will be eligible to take. Students who have ACT/SAT math subscores are placed into their math class based upon those scores. (Please see the Math Placement Table below.)  Students with AP credit or credits from certain college-level mathematics courses may be exempt from placement testing pending review of their college transcripts. If students wish to improve their math placement scores, they are encouraged to participate in the Math Placement Program.

NOTE:  For more information related to Math Placement including Placement Table and FAQ, please click here.


Mathematics Placement Program (a.k.a. Math Boot Camp)

The AUM Math Placement Program is free to all AUM students. This program uses the AI-driven web-based software ALEKS PPL. The goal is to provide ample opportunities and guided assistance for students looking to improve their math placement and college math readiness. By participating in this program, you may be able to “test out” of one or two remedial math courses, saving you at least $1,300 and allowing you to complete your degree faster.

Who is eligible for the Math Boot Camp?  1) Students who have not yet participated in the program before and 2) Students whose ALEKS accounts are still valid and have remaining attempts to take the placement test. Note: all five placement tests must be completed within one year from when a student registers for an ALEKS PPL account.

What is the policy for our math placement test ALEKS account? Students who have not yet had an ALEKS PPL account may participate in the AUM math placement program to create an ALKES PPL account.  Each ALEKS PPL account is valid for one year and provides students with five opportunities to take the placement test. All five placement tests must be completed within one year from when a student registers for an ALEKS PPL account.

After signing up for the program, you will be assigned to an instructor who will guide you through the program. Upon registration, please check your AUM email for more information regarding your assigned Math Boot Camp.

Additionally, upon registering with ALEKS PPL, you can start right away by taking an initial unproctored test. This will allow ALEKS to customize individualized prep and learning modules that target your areas of math weakness. Students can then take a proctored ALEKS placement test up to four additional times. (Students are required to complete hours in the prep and learning modules before taking each placement assessment.) Instructors will assist in setting up the proctored test.

** Only a proctored ALEKS Placement Test can be used for official math placement. You will need a webcam to complete a proctored exam from home. Please make arrangements with your instructor to complete a proctored exam on campus if needed. **

How to sign up for the AUM Math Placement Program

For current and newly admitted students for Summer 2020:

What you will need:

  • MyAUM username and password
  • Your Summer registration alternate PIN (obtained from your academic advisor)

To sign up, please visit the MyAUM portal and select the following in this sequence:

  1. Webster Registration System
  2. Student Services
  3. Registration
  4. Select term ‘Summer 2020’ and select ‘Look-up Classes to Add’
  5. Select a section of MATH 0002 (Math Accel/Placement Course) and register

After you register for a specific section of MATH 0002, your instructor will contact you when the camp begins at your AUM email.

For newly admitted students for Fall 2020:

What you will need to take the math placement test:

  • AUM User ID and Password.
  • Computer with web browser (Google Chrome is recommended)
  1. Enter the following link into the browser address box:  www.aum.edu/aleksprogram
  2. After the myAUM screen appears, log in using your AUM user ID and password.
  3. Review and Accept Terms of Use (this only appears with first login)
  4. Take a short 5-question survey (only for the first time) and follow the prompt to complete registration.

Note: This is how you will access your ALEKS PPL account in the future.

After you register the ALEKS PPL account, you will be assigned a math camp that will connect you to an instructor who will guide you through the program. Please check your AUM email for more information.

**Note Regarding Registering for your Math Class:

Once you have completed the program and earned the ALEKS placement score you are happy with, please contact your advisor for guidance. Once your new score is entered into our system, you will be able to register for the math class for which you are now eligible using the appropriate alternate PIN.

About the ALEKS Math Placement Test

Each test consists of approximately 30 questions and takes about 60-90 minutes to complete.  However, you’ll have three hours to finish the test.

Answers are free-form (not multiple-choice) and require an input that’s either a number, expression, graph or some other type of mathematical quantity.  Most questions require you to work out the problem on a piece of paper to determine the final answer.  You then input the answer using the keyboard and mouse.

A calculator is provided within ALEKS for those questions where one is needed.  No outside devices, notes, textbooks, or other materials are allowed during the test.

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