When thinking about which entry-level math course to take, it is important to consider your future education and the degree pathways you wish to ultimately pursue.**There is no need to take both College Algebra and Precalculus** — This is because certain concepts in College Algebra are covered more in-depth in the Precalculus course.

- If you are interested in learning the basic mathematical techniques for a non-STEM pathway in the future (eg. business, accounting, humanities, etc.) we recommend taking
**College Algebra.** - If you are interested in pursuing Calculus or another STEM field in the future, we recommend taking
**Precalculus.**

Students need only a basic understanding of algebra, geometry, or trigonometry to be set up with the mathematical literacy they need to succeed in either course. There are no pre-requisites for taking the College Algebra or Precalculus course.