PreCore, Core Math and Statistics courses
Students need to meet only one of the prerequisites for a course.
When students take ACCUPLACER at the University of Nevada, Reno they are given the Elementary Algebra test first. If they do well enough (score 80 or higher), Accuplacer will automatically lead them into the College Level Math test.
Overview of testing names
 ACCUPLACER EA = ACCUPLACER Elementary Algebra Test
 ACCUPLACER CLM = ACCUPLACER College Level Math Test
Information on new and old SAT examinations
New SAT was given starting March 2016. If you took the SAT test before March 2016 please refer to the Old SAT scores.
Prerequisite and testing information by course

Math 095: Elementary Algebra
Prerequisite
 ACT: less than 19
 Old SAT: less than 470
 New SAT: less than 510
 Accuplacer: less than EA 76
Preparation for Intermediate Algebra. Topics include the fundamental operations on real numbers, inequalities in one variable, polynomials, integer exponents, and solving quadratic equations by factoring.
An S, or C or better, in MATH 095, taken anywhere in NSHE, will allow a student to enroll in MATH 096.
Students do not receive college credit for MATH 095 toward their degree, nor does it satisfy the core mathematics requirement. However, the three credits do count towards scholarship eligibility and enrollment.

Math 096: Intermediate Algebra
Prerequisite:
 ACT: 19
 Old SAT: 470
 New SAT: 510
 Accuplacer: EA 76
 Math 095 Course Grade C/S
This is a noncollegecredit developmental algebra course which covers topics from Algebra 1 (Algebra 12 in WCSD) available at middle school and high school levels. These topics include: exponents, factoring, fraction, radicals, linear and quadratic equations and graphs.
An S, or C or better, in MATH 096, taken anywhere in NSHE, will allow a student to enroll in MATH 120 or MATH 126.
Students do not receive college credit for MATH 096 toward their degree, nor does it satisfy the core mathematics requirement. However, the three credits do count towards scholarship eligibility and enrollment.

Math 120: Fundamentals of College Mathematics (3cr)
Prerequisite
 ACT 22
 Old SAT 500
 New SAT 530
 Math 096 Course Grade C/S
 Accuplacer: EA 80 and CLM 55
This is a Core mathematics course intended for students who wish to major in a nonquantitative discipline. MATH 120 is not a preparatory course for MATH 126 or for any other mathematics or statistics course on the University campus.
Students will see a brief overview of basic set operations, probability, statistics, consumer mathematics, variation, geometry and trigonometry for measurement, linear, quadratic, exponential and logarithmic functions with emphasis on problem solving and applications. (MATH 019119 is a one year alternative to 120 for students with disabilities.)
Any University of Nevada, Reno course that lists MATH 120 as a prerequisite accepts a higher level mathematics or statistics course in its place.
Credit may not be received for MATH 120 if credit has already been awarded for MATH 127 or above.

Math 120E (Stretch Math 120): Fundamentals of College Mathematics (4cr)
Prerequisite
 ACT 19
 Old SAT 470
 New SAT 510
 Math 095 Course Grade C/S
 Accuplacer: EA at least 76
This version of MATH 120 covers all of the material from MATH 120 as well as material from the first part of MATH 096. This course requires students to "coenroll" in the 1 credit course MATH 096a.
Credits
*Students will receive 3 credits of core mathematics; the 1 credit from MATH 096a only counts toward enrollment.

Math 126: PreCalculus 1 (3cr)
Prerequisite
 ACT 22
 Old SAT 500
 New SAT 530
 Math 096 Course Grade C/S
 Accuplacer: EA 80 and CLM 55
As of Spring 2012, Math 126 satisfies the University's core mathematics requirement. Fundamentals of algebra; polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions, their graphs, and applications; complex numbers; absolute value and quadratic inequalities; systems of equations, matrices, determinants. Credit may not be received for MATH 126 if credit has already been awarded for MATH 128 or above.
A course grade of C or better in MATH 126 will allow a student to enroll in MATH 127, 176 OR STAT 152. 
Math 126E (Stretch Math 126): PreCalculus I (5cr)
Prerequisite:
 ACT 20
 Old SAT 480
 New SAT 520
 Accuplacer: EA 80 and CLM 30
This version of MATH 126 covers all of the material from MATH 126 as well as material from the last part of MATH 096. This course requires students to "coenroll" in the 2 credit course MATH 096d.
Credits
Students will receive 3 credits of core mathematics. The 2 credits from MATH 096d only count toward enrollment.

Math 127: PreCalculus II (3cr)
Prerequisite
 ACT 27
 Old SAT 610
 New SAT 630
 Math126 Course Grade C
 Accuplacer: EA 80 and CLM 84
This core math course includes the study of trigonometric functions, identities and equations; conic sections; complex numbers, and vectors.
A course grade of C or better in MATH 127 will allow a student to enroll in MATH 181, CALCULUS I.
In order to receive Core mathematics credit for MATH 127 students must demonstrate algebra proficiency by meeting the prerequisites listed above.

Math 128: PreCalculus and Trigonometry (5cr)
Prerequisite
 ACT 27
 Old SAT 610
 New SAT 630
 Accuplacer: EA 80 and CLM 70
This is a core math course which includes study of polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions with graphs and applications, complex numbers, coordinate geometry in the plane, trigonometric identities, matrices, determinants and the binomial theorem.
A course grade of C or better in MATH 128 will allow a student to enroll in MATH 181, Calculus I.
MATH 128 is a onesemester, 5 credit alternative to the twocourse, sixcredit sequence MATH 126 (or 126E) and MATH 127.
Credit may not be received for both MATH 126 and 128, or for both MATH 127 and 128.
Credit may not be received for MATH 128 if credit has already been awarded for MATH 181 or above.

STAT 152: Introduction to Statistics (3cr)
Prerequisite
 ACT 27
 Old SAT 610
 New SAT 630
 Math126 Course Grade C
 Accuplacer: EA 80 and CLM 84
This core math course is taken by many Biology majors and by students who desire a statistics course without a calculus prerequisite. It covers descriptive statistics, probability models, normal and binomial distributions, statistical estimation and hypothesis testing and linear regression.
Depending on the major, students must also achieve a satisfactory score on a placement examination to receive Core credit. This course will fulfill the Core Mathematics requirement for major programs that accept MATH 120.

STAT 152: Introduction to Statistics (3cr)
Prerequisite
 ACT 27
 Old SAT 610
 New SAT 630
 Math126 Course Grade C
 Accuplacer: EA 80 and CLM 84
This core math course is taken by many Biology majors and by students who desire a statistics course without a calculus prerequisite. It covers descriptive statistics, probability models, normal and binomial distributions, statistical estimation and hypothesis testing and linear regression.
Depending on the major, students must also achieve a satisfactory score on a placement examination to receive Core credit. This course will fulfill the Core Mathematics requirement for major programs that accept MATH 120.

Math 176: Calculus for Business and Social Sciences (3cr)
Prerequisite
 ACT 27
 Old SAT 610
 New SAT 630
 Math126 Course Grade C
 Accuplacer: EA 80 and CLM 84
This is a core math course primarily intended for business majors. It is an algebrabased differential and integral calculus course including functions, graphs, limits, derivatives, integrals, the fundamental theorem of calculus, rates of change and extrema with applications to business.
Credit may not be received for MATH 176 if credit has already been awarded for MATH 181 or above.

Math 181: Calculus I (4cr)
Prerequisite
 ACT 28
 Old SAT 630
 New SAT 650
 Math127 / Math 128 Course Grade C
 Accuplacer: EA 80 and CLM 101
This is a core math course intended for science and engineering majors. It is primarily a differential calculus course. Topics include limits, derivatives and integrals of algebraic and trigonometric functions, the fundamental theorem of calculus, and applications to science and engineering. It may include techniques of integration such as integration by substitution.
This is the first course in the 12credit Calculus sequence 181182283, which is the foundation for all upper division MATH/STAT courses.