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Detailed Summary of STEM Pathway Changes

A complete list of STEM Pathway updates for advisors

Download the STEM Pathway Detailed Summary of Changes with Dates (PDF) to view all changes in a table format or browse change details by course progression and course detail below.

We are committed to student success. With this in mind, students are placed into math, chemistry, and physics courses based on prerequisites or placement scores. Students may be placed by ACT Math score, SAT Math score, scores on the ALEKS Math Assessment or successful completion of a prerequisite course.

All First Time Freshmen admits beginning Summer 2023 and beyond are required to take ALEKS as part of their New Student Orientation. Visit How to Take ALEKS for Freshmen and Transfer Students on the WVU Admissions website.

New Course Progression by Test Score

Click on a course to view the change details and the date of implementation.

Course progressions may also start with concurrency or completion of MATH courses. Please see course details for more information.

Applied Math Pathway Course Progression by Test Score

ACT SAT ALEKS Progression
0-19 0-510 0-39
20-25 520-600 40-64
26+ 610+ 65+

MATH 155 Pathway Progression by Test Score

ACT SAT ALEKS Progression
0-21 0-530 0-44
22-25 540-600 45-64
26-27 610-650 65-74
28+ 660+ 75+ MATH 155

Chemistry Progression by Test Score

ACT SAT ALEKS Progression
20+ 520+ 40+
20-25 520-600 40-64
26+ 610+ 65+
Course progressions may also start with concurrency or completion of MATH courses. Please see course details for more information.

Physics Pathway Progression by Test Score

ACT SAT ALEKS Progression
26+ 610+ 65+
Course progressions may also start with concurrency or completion of MATH courses. Please see course details for more information.

STEM Pathway Details by Course

MATH 122

Workload

3 credit hours

Description of change:

Course credits increased to 3 credit hours. Gained GEF status.

Change into effect:

Fall 2024

MATH 122 Requirement to Register

Type Prior to 2024 New STEM Path
ACT 0-18
0-21
SAT 0-510
0-530
ALEKS 0-29
0-44

MATH 124/104

Workload

3 credit hours

Description of change:

MATH 104 Discontinued.

Change into effect:

Fall 2024. Final MATH 104 Classes Offered Spring 2024.

MATH 124/104 Requirement to Register

Type Prior to 2024 New STEM Path
ACT 19-21 N/A
SAT 510-530 N/A
ALEKS 30-44 N/A
Pre-Req MATH 122 C-
N/A

MATH 124

Workload

3 credit hours

Description of Change:

Lowered placement scores slightly. Added MATH 122 pre-req.

Change into effect:

Fall 2024

MATH 124 Requirement to Register

Type Prior to 2024 New STEM Path
ACT 22-25 20-25
SAT 540-600
520-600
ALEKS 45-64
40-64
Pre-Req
MATH 122 C-

MATH 126/106

Workload

3 credit hours

Description of Change:

MATH 106 Discontinued.

Change into effect:

Fall 2024. Final MATH 106 Classes Offered Spring 2024.

MATH 126/106 Requirement to Register

Type Prior to 2024 New STEM Path
ACT 19-21 N/A
SAT 510-530 N/A
ALEKS 30-44 N/A
Pre-Req MATH 122 C- N/A

MATH 126

Workload

3 credit hours

Description of Change:

Added MATH 122 pre-req.

Change into effect:

Fall 2024.

MATH 126 Requirement to Register

Type Prior to 2024 New STEM Path
ACT 22-25 22-25
SAT 540-600 540-600
ALEKS 45-64 45-64
Pre-Req MATH 122 C- 

MATH 128

Workload

3 credit hours

Description of Change:

Removed MATH 124 as pre-req.

Change into effect:

Fall 2024.

MATH 128 Requirement to Register

Type Prior to 2024 New STEM Path
Pre-Req MATH 124 C-
or MATH 126 C-
MATH 126 C-

MATH 129

Workload

4 credit hours

Description of Change:

Placement scores and pre-reqs updated.

Change into effect:

Fall 2024.

MATH 129 Requirement to Register

Type Prior to 2024 New STEM Path
ACT 26 26-27
SAT 580-600 610-650
ALEKS N/A 65-74
Pre-Req N/A Pre-Calc AP (3)

MATH 150

Workload

3 credit hours

Description of Change:

Updated pre-reqs.

Change into effect:

Fall 2024.

MATH 150 Requirement to Register

Type Prior to 2024 New STEM Path
ACT 26+ 26+
SAT 610+ 610+
ALEKS 65+ 65+
Pre-Req MATH 124 C- 
or MATH 126 C-
MATH 124 C- or 
MATH 126 C- or
Pre-Calc AP (3)

MATH 151

Workload

3 credit hours

Description of Change:

No change.

MATH 151 Requirement to Register

Type Prior to 2024 New STEM Path
Pre-Req MATH 150 C- or 
MATH 154 C- or 
MATH 155 C-
MATH 150 C- or 
MATH 154 C- or 
MATH 155

MATH 153

Workload

3 credit hours

Description of Change:

MATH 153 Discontinued.

Change into effect:

Fall 2024. Taught out throught Spring 2025 for D/F Repeat students and those enrolled in MATH 128 for Spring 2024.


MATH 153 Requirement to Register

Type Prior to 2024 New STEM Path
ACT 26-27 Discontinued
SAT 610-650 Discontinued
ALEKS 65-74 Discontinued
Pre-Req MATH 126 C- & 
128 C-
or MATH 129
Discontinued

MATH 154

Workload

3 credit hours

Description of Change:

MATH 154 Discontinued.

Change into effect:

Fall 2024. Taught out throught Spring 2025 for D/F Repeat students.

MATH 154 Requirement to Register

Type Prior to 2024 New STEM Path
Pre-Req MATH 153 C-
Discontinued

MATH 155

Workload

4 credit hours

Description of Change:

Updated pre-reqs.

Change into effect:

Fall 2025

MATH 155 Requirement to Register

Type Prior to 2024 New STEM Path
ACT 28+ 28+
SAT 660+ 660+
ALEKS 75+ 75+
Pre-Req N/A MATH 126 C- & 128 C- or
MATH 129 C-

CHEM 110

Workload

2 credit hours

Description of Change:

Removed placement scores. Concurrency with or pre-requisite of MATH 124 or MATH 126.

Change into effect:

Fall 2024

CHEM 110 Requirement to Register

Type Prior to 2024 New STEM Path
ACT 22 N/A
SAT 540 N/A
ALEKS 45 N/A
Pre-Req MATH 124 C- or 
MATH 126 C-
MATH 124 C- or
MATH 126 C-
Concurrent MATH 124 or
MATH 126

CHEM 111

Workload

3 credit hours

Description of change:

Removed placement scores slightly. Concurrency with or pre-requisite of MATH 124 or MATH 126.

Change into effect:

Fall 2024

CHEM 111 Requirement to Register

Type Prior to 2024 New STEM Path
ACT 22 N/A
SAT 540 N/A
ALEKS 45  N/A
Pre-Req MATH 124 C-
or MATH 126 C-
MATH 124 C- or
MATH 126 C-
Concurrent MATH 124
or MATH 126

CHEM 112

Workload

3 credit hours

Description of change:

No change.

CHEM 112 Requirement to Register

Type Prior to 2024 New STEM Path
Pre-Req CHEM 111 C- CHEM 111 C-

CHEM 115

Workload

3 credit hours

Description of change:

No changes.

CHEM 115 Requirement to Register

Type Prior to 2024 New STEM Path
ACT 26 26
SAT 610 610
ALEKS 65+ 65+ 
Pre-Req CHEM 110 C- or 
MATH 129 C- or
MATH 150 C-
CHEM 110 C- or
MATH 129 C- or
MATH 150 C-

CHEM 116

Workload

3 credit hours

Description of change:

No changes.

CHEM 116 Requirement to Register

Type Prior to 2024 New STEM Path
Pre-Req CHEM 115 C- CHEM 115 C-
*Course progression may also start with concurrency or completion of MATH courses. Please see below for further details.

PHYS 101

Workload

4 credit hours

Description of Change:

Updated placement scores and pre-reqs.

Change into effect:

Fall 2025

PHYS 101 Requirement to Register

Type Prior to 2024 New STEM Path
ACT 27+ 26+
SAT 620+ 610+
ALEKS 65+ 65+
Pre-Req MATH 128 D- MATH 124 C- or
MATH 126 C- 
*Course progression may also start with concurrency or completion of MATH courses. Please see below for further details.

PHYS 102

Workload

4 credit hours

Description of change:

No changes.

PHYS 102 Requirement to Register

Type Prior to 2024 New STEM Path
Pre-Req PHYS 101 C-  PHYS 101 C-

PHYS 111

Workload

4 credit hours

Description of change:

No changes.

PHYS 111 Requirement to Register

Type Prior to 2024 New STEM Path
Pre-Req Math 155 or above with D- or better Math 155 or above with D- or better
Concurrent MATH 154 MATH 154

PHYS 112

Workload

4 credit hours

Description of change:

No changes.

PHYS 112 Requirement to Register

Type Prior to 2024 New STEM Path
Pre-Req PHYS 111 D- PHYS 111 D-