You can choose between the following two courses:

Math 170: Single Variable Calculus (this course is offered every semester)
Math 171: Multivariable Calculus (this course is offered every semester)

You can find the course descriptions in the college bulletin.


If you register for Math 171, then you will receive Dickinson credit for Math 170 after you successfully complete the course.

Placement exam

You do not have to take Dickinson's mathematics placement exam.

Our recommendation

We recommend starting with Math 171.

It is difficult to leave mathematics for a year or more and then come back to it. If you think you will need a calculus course for your major or program (one of the sciences, economics, or pre-health) we strongly recommend taking it your first year, and preferably your first semester, at Dickinson.

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