Guidelines for Quantitative Reasoning Courses
The Quantitative Reasoning requirement is designed to ensure that students graduate with basic understanding and competency in mathematics, statistics, or computer science. The requirement may be satisfied by exam or by taking an approved course. Coursework used to satisfy Quantitative Reasoning must be completed with a letter grade of C or higher.
Satisfying Quantitative Reasoning with an Exam
 SAT Math Section  Minimum Score: 620
 SAT Subject Test, Math Level 2  Minimum Score: 520
 ACT Math Portion  Minimum Score: 28
 Advanced Placement Exams in Calculus AB or BC  Score: 3, 4, or 5
 Advanced Placement Exams in Calculus BC: AB Subscore  Score: 3, 4, or 5
 Advanced Placement Exam in Computer Science Principles  Score: 3, 4, or 5
 Advanced Placement Exam in Statistics  Score: 3, 4, or 5
 International Baccalaureate Higher Level (HL) Exam in Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Analysis and Approaches, or Applications and Interpretation  Score: 5, 6, or 7
 International Baccalaureate Higher Level (HL) Exam in Computer Science  Score: 5, 6, or 7
 GCE ALevel Mathematics Exam  Score: A, B, or C (or 1, 2, 3)
 Quantitative Reasoning Exam offered by the Department of Mathematics  Minimum Score: 20
Satisfying Quantitative Reasoning Requirement with a Berkeley Course
The following Berkeley course options, completed with a letter grade of C or higher, satisfy the Quantitative Reasoning requirement:
Code  Title  Units 

COMPSCI C8  Foundations of Data Science  4 
COMPSCI 10  The Beauty and Joy of Computing  4 
COMPSCI W10  The Beauty and Joy of Computing  4 
COMPSCI 61A  The Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs  4 
COMPSCI 61B  Data Structures  4 
COMPSCI 61C  Great Ideas of Computer Architecture (Machine Structures)  4 
COMPSCI 70  Discrete Mathematics and Probability Theory  4 
DATA C8  Foundations of Data Science  4 
INFO C8  Foundations of Data Science  4 
MATH 3/32  Precalculus (MATH 3 as of Fall 2025)  4 
MATH 51/1A  Calculus I (MATH 51 as of Fall 2025)  4 
MATH 52/1B  Calculus II (MATH 52 as of Fall 2025)  4 
MATH 10A  Methods of Mathematics: Calculus, Statistics, and Combinatorics  4 
MATH N10A  Methods of Mathematics: Calculus, Statistics, and Combinatorics  4 
MATH 10B  Methods of Mathematics: Calculus, Statistics, and Combinatorics  4 
MATH N10B  Methods of Mathematics: Calculus, Statistics, and Combinatorics  4 
MATH 16A  Analytic Geometry and Calculus  3 
MATH N16A  Analytic Geometry and Calculus  3 
MATH 16B  Analytic Geometry and Calculus  3 
MATH N16B  Analytic Geometry and Calculus  3 
MATH N32  Precalculus  4 
MATH 53  Multivariable Calculus  4 
MATH H53  Honors Multivariable Calculus  4 
MATH N53  Multivariable Calculus  4 
MATH W53  Multivariable Calculus  4 
MATH 54  Linear Algebra and Differential Equations  4 
MATH H54  Honors Linear Algebra and Differential Equations  4 
MATH N54  Linear Algebra and Differential Equations  4 
MATH W54  Linear Algebra and Differential Equations  4 
MATH 55  Discrete Mathematics  4 
MATH N55  Discrete Mathematics  4 
MATH 74  Transition to Upper Division Mathematics  3 
STAT 2  Introduction to Statistics  4 
STAT C8  Foundations of Data Science  4 
STAT 20  Introduction to Probability and Statistics  4 
STAT 21  Introductory Probability and Statistics for Business  4 
STAT W21  Introductory Probability and Statistics for Business  4 
Be sure to review the course descriptions and prerequisites in the Berkeley Academic Guide to ensure adequate preparation before enrolling. The Department of Mathematics also offers an online placement exam to help students choose between MATH 32, 16A and 1A.
Most students who have not fulfilled this requirement prior to admission enroll in MATH 32 (PreCalculus), STAT 2 (Introduction to Statistics) or COMPSCI/INFO/STAT C8 (Foundations of Data Science).
Those students prepared to complete an upper division (courses numbered 100199) course in lieu of an approved lowerdivision course (courses numbered 199), should contact L&S advising (asklns@berkeley.edu) to confirm approval prior to enrollment. Only courses valued at 3 units or higher, and with a prerequisite of one of the approved lowerdivision courses will be considered.
Satisfying Quantitative Requirement with a Transfer Course
All transfer courses pursued for Quantitative Reasoning must be completed with a C or higher.
 Students admitted with IGETC Certification or UC Reciprocity have satisfied Quantitative Reasoning. No additional course work is required.
 Students can complete a preapproved Quantitative Reasoning course at a California Community College. Preapproved courses can be found on ASSIST. Refer to the L&S Transfer Credit page for instructions on how to take transfer credit as an L&S student before enrolling at a California Community College.
 UC Berkeley Extension course STAT X10, Math X11, Math X12 are additional preapproved transfer course options for Quantitative Reasoning.

Successful completion of transferable courses from other higher education institutions (i.e. 2year or 4year campus in the U.S. or nonUCEAP courses from abroad) may also be considered. Course descriptions and syllabi will be required to make a determination. For more information on pursuing transfer courses for Quantitative Reasoning at another higher education institution, review L&S’s Transfer Credit: Other Higher Education Institutions webpage.