Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyClass of 2018
The First Year at MIT

First-Year Academics: Calculus

Mathematics is the common language of science and engineering and is essential for understanding many aspects of the physical world. To provide a solid mathematical foundation, MIT has a two-subject General Institute Requirement in calculus.

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How to Fulfill the Calculus GIR

You need two 12-unit Calculus subjects:

You can obtain credit for Calculus subjects by:

If you take Calculus at MIT, which version of 18.01 and 18.02 should you take?

The choice of subjects will depend on your background, preparation, and interests.

For complete information on the Calculus GIR, visit the Department of Mathematics website.