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Placement Exam

The Math Department requires an exam for placement in many courses. Based on your exam results, the department will enter a BMAT score into your Banner student record. Your BMAT score determines the classes in which you are allowed to register and stays valid for one year. The exam is given in two parts, each with a 30 minute time limit, and your combined results on each part determine your BMAT score (see below). Both parts of the exam must be taken in the same session, and you must pass Part 1 in order to be allowed to take Part 2. You may only take the exam one time per exam window – see the Repeat Policy below for additional details.

On-campus Math Placement Exams

We have received University approval to resume in person placement exams. All UH COVID-19 policies must be followed for the in person sessions including face masks, and social distancing. Due to limited space and to adhere to safety protocols, walk-ins may not be available for these sessions. Reservations are strongly encouraged.

The following dates and times are scheduled:

  • Tuesday, March 8th – 3:30pm
  • Tuesday, March 22nd – 3:30pm
  • Wednesday, March 30th – 3:30pm
  • Wednesday, April 6th – 3:30pm
  • Wednesday, April 13th – 3:30pm
  • Friday, April 22nd – 3:30pm
  • Friday, April 29th – 3:30pm and 4:30pm
  • Monday, May 23rd – 3:30pm and 4:30pm
  • Tuesday, May 31st – 3:30pm and 4:30pm
  • Monday, June 6th – 3:30pm and 4:30pm
  • Monday, June 27th – 3:30pm and 4:30pm
  • Monday, July 11th – 3:30pm and 4:30pm
  • Monday, July 25th – 3:30pm and 4:30pm
  • Monday, August 8th – 3:30pm and 4:30pm
  • Tuesday, August 23rd – 3:30pm
  • Thursday, August 25th – 3:30pm

Additional testing dates/times may be added

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Academic Minor in Mathematics

Math Minor Requirements (in general):

  • MATH 243 or 253A
  • 12 credit hours in mathematics courses numbered above 300, including:
    • 3 credit hours in a writing-intensive mathematics course
    • 6 credit hours in courses numbered above 400

More specific Math Minor requirements:

  • If Math 243 is a requirement for your major but you did not take Math 253A, you must:
    • complete Math 244
    • complete 12  credits in mathematics courses numbered above 300 that include:
      • 3 credit hours in writing-intensive mathematics courses
      • 6 credit hours in courses 400 and above (excluding Math 480)
  • If both Math 243 and Math 244 are requirements for your major, or if you took Math 253A for your major requirement, you must:
    • complete 15 credits in mathematics courses numbered above 300 that include:
      • 3 credit hours in writing-intensive mathematics courses
      • 6 credit hours in courses 400 and above (excluding Math 480)

All required courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better. Courses used to fulfill core or major requirements cannot be counted for the minor. Exceptions are:

  • At most one mathematics course at the 300+ level can be counted towards both a minor in Mathematics and a BEng from the College of Engineering.
  • BA Physics, BS Physics, and BS Astrophysics students may count their Math 307 or 311 major requirement towards a minor in mathematics.


  • The requirements include work at the senior level and allow the choice of specific courses which best complement work in the student’s major field.
  • Students who are interested in minoring in mathematics are urged to consult a departmental advisor early in their academic career and schedule a Minor Declaration Appointment.
  • Prior to graduation (at least one semester in advance), a Certification of Academic Minor form should be completed in consultation with a departmental advisor.

Placement Exams Coming Up

Update Regarding On-campus Math Placement Exams: July 13, 2021 around 1:30 pm HST

We plan to hold on-campus exams. Beginning the week of Wednesday, July 21, 2021. We will update the Reservations link soon and list all in-person protocol expected of students who sign up for the in-person exams. NO WALK-INS. Please keep checking the Placement Exam webpage ( for updates. *************************************************************************