There are many different pathways for students to meet a recommended additional course in quantitative, scientific and data literacy. The following examples focus on skills most needed by students to support their academic goals.
This student wants to study in the STEM field and is on the traditional math pathway, which takes her through four years of mathematics. She starts at the CSU ready to continue her studies in STEM.
This student does not want to be a STEM major. He completed Algebra II/Integrated Math III by his junior year and needs a different pathway to meet the proposed requirement. Research suggests that not taking a quantitative reasoning course, in his senior year, is not supportive of future college success.
This student is interested in psychology, sociology or any other field that relies heavily on statistics. They completed Algebra II/Integrated Math III and does not need to continue on an algebra pathway.
This student is undecided about his future academic and career plans.