General Course Information

Math Department Green Sheet

Math Course Descriptions (in SJSU Catalog)

NOTE: For real-time course listings, including textbook information, visit, then go to "Class Search."

NOTE: All classes with the STAT prefix are taught by the Psychology Department.


Spring 2017 Enrollment Announcements

For information regarding new sections, placement information, adding and opting out of workshops, changes and enrollment in Math 19, 30, 30p, 30pl, 31, 32, 1006B, please read our announcements page.  Information on repeating courses and the calculus placement exam can also be found on that page.


Math 30PL

Math 30PL covers the same material as Math 30P. It is taught in a large lecture format with small lab sections. 

The main benefit of taking Math 30PL instead of Math 30P/30W is that all the students in Math 30PL are in the same lecture. Because of that, the curriculum of the workshop correlates more closely with the curriculum of the lecture. Math 30W sections, however, consist of students from multiple sections of Math 30 & Math 30P. The only reason to choose Math 30P over Math 30PL is if a student is at their unit cap and has to Opt-Out of the co-requisite workshop, Math 30W.

In the past, Math 30PL has had a 20% higher pass rate than Math 30P.

Students who pass Math 30PL are eligible to enroll in Math 31.

The Math 30PL lecture meets at MTWR from 10:30am-11:33am in SCI 164.

To get an add code for Math 30PL, submit the Math 30PL Add Request Form.

Calculus Placement Exam

Students who need to take the Calculus Placement Exam to meet the prerequisite for Math 30, 30P, 30PL and Math 71 can register starting the beginning of January. Students who already meet the prerequisites do not need to take the placement exam. Students who do not already meet the prerequisites will not be able to enroll in their Calculus I class until they have taken the placement exam.

Calculus Placement Exams will be offered in January before classes begin. Please check the Calculus page for more information and dates. Calculus Placement Exam dates will be posted late December.

Repeating a lower division Math Class more than twice

At the request of colleagues in Physics and Engineering, the Math Department voted on a new policy for students registering in a lower division math course for the third (or more) time. There is a special form entitled Repeating a Course for More Than Two Times Petition(pdf) which the instructor must sign for the student to be allowed to register in a course for the third (or more) time.  The Math Department is now asking their instructors teaching lower division math courses during the regular school year not sign such forms and let students know that they are only allowed to take a course for the third time during the summer where they pay the full cost and they are less likely to be taking up a space from a student who is taking the course for the first time.