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MATH 132

Course Summary


Calculus II (Integral Calculus)




MATH 131  Calculus I



Other restrictions




Minimum grade needed to graduate


Term(s) offered

Fall, Spring, Summer

Course(s) that use this one as a prerequisite

MATH 233  Multivariate Calculus
MATH 331  Ordinary Differential Equations
ECE 211  Circuit Analysis I

Honors version / section



  • A grade of C or better in MATH 132 is needed to be admitted to a major within ECE (BS-CSE or BS-EE, with five other courses). For more information, go to Admission to the Major (CSE or EE).

  • To take at another institution (other than UMass Amherst), an equivalent course must be Integral Calculus for science and/or engineering majors. (For more information, go to Taking Classes outside UMass Amherst.)

  • A score of 4 or 5 is needed on the AP Calculus BC test to earn credit for MATH 132.

  • Courses offered in the summer are administered by CPE (Continuing and Professional Education), which means there is a fee to enroll. For more information, go to the CPE website.


  • If a student has earned AP credit for MATH 131, they can choose to take the class anyway, especially if the first week or two of MATH 132 (Calculus II) is too difficult. In other words, students are encouraged to enroll in MATH 132 if they have AP credit for MATH 131. But MATH 132 should be relatively easy at the start; if the "review" part of the course near the beginning is covering new material for a particular student, they should probably switch into MATH 131. (Engineering courses will inevitably use calculus, so it's best to build a proper foundation of knowledge and skills, rather than take a course that is too hard and end up earning a C or worse.)

  • If a student has earned AP credit for MATH 132, they are encouraged to take MATH 233 (Multivariate Calculus), even though MATH 331 (Differential Equations) appears to be next in sequence on the Curriculum Worksheets. (The student can take MATH 331 next semester.) BS-CSE students can use MATH 233 as their Thematic elective.

[To see the full list of courses and categories, go to Course Summaries & Notes.]