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College Without Math?
Before long my nephew will be off to college and I'm concerned about the one subject which plagues him - mathematics. You might say a tendency to perform poorly in that subject runs in the family. Me for instance, so long as I tried I would get in A on anything. By try, I mean showed up, listened to the lectures, and do the work - no real effort involved. But when it came to higher mathematics I was hopeless.

I never got a degree because of that. I excelled in every subject, but couldn't get my math credits. I fear he may be destined for the same future.

So my question is this: Are there any degrees that don't require any math credits?
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Fine Art!
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11/14/2008 02:48 PM
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had the same problem, basic math was ok, but had a mental block on anything past algebra, other subjects no prob

OP, checkout Evergreen state college in Washington state
you can get a degree w/o math
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11/14/2008 02:51 PM
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I majored in English and I was able to get by with only one "math" class to fulfill the requirement - that was Logic and required very little actual math.

Of course I did take some honors Science classes as well as some computer programming - I had a pretty decent background in math from HS, but didn't care to spend much more time with it in college. Almost wish I had now.
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I have the same problem - I'll probably not finish college because of my distain for math - It's not that I'm bad at it, or don't know how to do it. I just hate the grind... same questions over and over and over.

I'll probably end up as a music major or getting involved in computers instead.

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11/14/2008 02:58 PM
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laugh ... I thought this referred to the "math-less" society that is bringing us the flexable financial funding we now have.
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11/14/2008 03:14 PM
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Fine Art!
 Quoting: mercury2

You still have to have some math for the degree.
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Make sure your nephew takes full advantage of all opportunities...tutoring..extra classes/labs and meets with the teacher(s) during office hours. He should be fine.

Pending on what he is going to do he should only have fulfill a few credits which as long as he puts the time in DAILY he will get through. Just make sure he knows you can NOT cram for math..doesn't work that way.
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Your nephew is going to have to take for just about every major a college algebra math class at the minimum. If he is interested in sciences at all, it will require calculus for a BS degree. At my school you can get a BA in the sciences with only college algebra.
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Make sure your nephew takes full advantage of all opportunities...tutoring..extra classes/labs and meets with the teacher(s) during office hours. He should be fine.

Pending on what he is going to do he should only have fulfill a few credits which as long as he puts the time in DAILY he will get through. Just make sure he knows you can NOT cram for math..doesn't work that way.
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He's an even harder case than I was though. I for instance new damn well that I knew enough in the subject that I wouldn't run into any problems in a career for lack of knowledge and spending any more thought on the subject would be a waste. So I was rebellious, and I wasn't going to be bothered with memorizing all this information I would never apply outside of school, especially considering I was too busy with other things and generally hated the subject.

My nephew though has ADHD. No matter how much we try, we've never really been able to get him to sit down and study/memorize this stuff. Even if we finally get him too, he seems to be unable to remember. He'll read the book or listen to us, a teacher or a tutor, but there's just no retention.

I really just don't think there's any way for him to obtain a degree if he must demonstrate a proficiency in math.
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You still have to have some math for the degree.
 Quoting: Winningjob

I looked that up and saw several people were suggesting there would be no math courses for that major, but I wasn't able to confirm. Even if Winningjob is accurate he wouldn't have any interest in a career that degree would open up anyway though.
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The reason people hate math is because they were taught to hate it. They probably had a football coach teach it to them because their HS couldn't find a qualified teacher. It's unfortunate because they will probably teach their own children to hate it also.
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11/14/2008 03:59 PM
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Why go through all the bother? Just connect with

www.getyourdegreetoday.com and you will be set for life.

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11/14/2008 04:09 PM
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i took my math requirement my first semester of college and made a 93, i think people here would be glad to help him out
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Just discovered that there's a type of degree which seems perfect. Bachelor of Specialized Studies (BSS). One doesn't have to take any of the "core" courses at all, and can choose to take any courses they want. The degree will then be useful in whatever field(s) the subject(s) studied relate to.

Anyone interested can find more information here:
[link to cornellcollege.edu]
[link to www.lifelong.ohio.edu]

Just wish I wouldn't known about this at his age...
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what is interesting is that the only thing in this
life that is 100% truth is math.
2+2 will always =4 no matter what new
discoveries people find.

most subjects: philosophy , economics, geography, physics, chemistry, politics, art - a lot
of it is interpretation and when new discoveries are
found then new theories are made. physics will be
revised soon and so will astronomy.

but what you learn in math will never change.
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Before long my nephew will be off to college and I'm concerned about the one subject which plagues him - mathematics. You might say a tendency to perform poorly in that subject runs in the family. Me for instance, so long as I tried I would get in A on anything. By try, I mean showed up, listened to the lectures, and do the work - no real effort involved. But when it came to higher mathematics I was hopeless.

I never got a degree because of that. I excelled in every subject, but couldn't get my math credits. I fear he may be destined for the same future.

So my question is this: Are there any degrees that don't require any math credits?
 Quoting: kits


Look for a liberal arts college - some may still allow students to take courses in other disciplines instead of actual math classes. That's how I got through the math requirement. My college allowed knowing a foreign language to replace the math core courses.

Also, look into Antioch. Last I heard, they still don't give grades unless you want them. I think...
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11/14/2008 04:41 PM
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Your nephew is going to have to take for just about every major a college algebra math class at the minimum. If he is interested in sciences at all, it will require calculus for a BS degree. At my school you can get a BA in the sciences with only college algebra.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 551149

I NEVER took a math class in college.

Look into Pomona College. Eng lit major.
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11/14/2008 04:42 PM
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Look into Pitzer.
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The reason people hate math is because they were taught to hate it. They probably had a football coach teach it to them because their HS couldn't find a qualified teacher. It's unfortunate because they will probably teach their own children to hate it also.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 551182


funny you say this, true story at my high school.
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Re: College Without Math?
Here are a few without math courses:

[link to www.umass.edu]

[link to www.umassulearn.net]

[link to www.umassonline.net]

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