The Summer College Calculus program is for high school students who have a strong interest in mathematics and want to take college-level, credit-bearing courses at Syracuse University. Students are required to take one of the three calculus courses below AND one Liberal Arts & Sciences elective.
MAT 285 Life Sciences Calculus I (3) MTWTh Noon-1:45 p.m.
Functions and their graphs, derivatives and their applications, differentiation techniques, the exponential and logarithm functions, multivariable differential calculus including constrained optimization. MAT 285 may not be taken for credit after successful completion of MAT 284 or MAT 295. REQUIRED PLACEMENT EXAM SCORE
MAT 295 Calculus I (4) MTWTh Noon-2:25 p.m.
Analytic geometry, limits, derivatives, maxima-minima, related rates, graphs, differentials, exponential and logarithmic functions, mean-value theorem, integration. For science majors. MAT 295 may not be taken for credit after successful completion of MAT 286. Prerequisite: MAT 194: Precalculus OR REQUIRED PLACEMENT EXAM SCORE
MAT 296 Calculus II (4) MTWTh Noon-2:25 p.m.
Integration: the definite integral and applications; trigonometric functions, methods of integration, improper integrals, infinite series, elementary differential equations, parametric equations, polar coordinates. Prerequisite: MAT 194: Precalculus. Prerequisite: MAT 295: Calculus OR REQUIRED PLACEMENT EXAM SCORE
Students then select a second 3-credit course from the 2020 Liberal Arts and Sciences course list that does not conflict with the day and time of the calculus class.
Syracuse University Summer College was an amazing and unforgettable experience that helped with the transition to college. I loved the program because it made me experience home away from home. I was able to form strong bonds and friendships that have continued, even after the end of Summer College. – Jackelinne C., Summer College student, 2019.
- Study with faculty from the Department of Mathematics
- Improve their mathematics skills
- Prepare themselves for college-level courses
Learn more about Calculus:
Program Dates & Details
Session I: June 27 – August 7, 2020
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit: 6-7 credits
- MAT 285 Life Sciences Calculus I OR MAT 295 Calculus I OR MAT 296 Calculus II (3-4 credits)
- Program of choice from Liberal Arts and Science listing (3 credits)
Grading System: A-F
Students must be a minimum of 15 years of age by the orientation and move-in date. For full Summer College admission requirements, view the Admissions Overview and Eligibility page.
- Residential: $10,230
- Commuter: $7,788
*Please visit our Program Costs page for more detailed information. Program rates are subject to change and will be approved by the board of trustees in March. Discounts and scholarships are also available.
This is an academically rigorous, college-level program. Students are expected to complete nightly homework assignments and actively participate in group projects. Students are expected to attend all classes every day, arrive on time, and meet all academic obligations. Free time will vary as each program is unique, as is the subsequent workload.
Students should budget for the purchase of required course textbooks.
Students course schedules will vary based on second program selections. Students will take an additional class and then spend the remainder of the day studying and reading on their own or in study groups.
When class is over, and on weekends, students can look forward to various Summer College trips and activities. Check out our Campus Activities page for more information!
Final Academic Obligation
Students are permitted to depart campus after 5:00pm on August 7, 2020. If students have any questions regarding their final academic obligation, we encourage them to reach out to their instructor. Please refer to the Move-Out page for important information regarding the checkout process.