If you are interested in the Psychology B.S. you should be ready to start with the appropriate applied calculus course, 22M:16 Calculus for the Biological Sciences. You’ll want to do well in this course since the major builds on the material that is covered. This major will require mastery of at least one semester of applied calculus and often some statistics.
Here’s what you need to do to be ready for an applied calculus course:
Master the work in first year algebra (22M:1)
Master the work in second year algebra (22M:8)
Master the work in pre-calculus (22M:15 or 22M:9)
The course number that is listed links to a description of an equivalent course at the UI with a sample final exam. Check out the exam to see the types of skills you are expected to have.
You may take the equivalent of a first semester or first year college calculus course through the Advanced Placement Program. If you take an AP calculus course, you need to earn at least a 4 on the AP Calculus AB exam or a 3 on the AP Calculus BC exam to receive credit for the calculus requirement of your major.
If you take statistics through the Advanced Placement Program, you need to earn at least a 4 on the AP Statistics exam in order to receive credit at the University of Iowa.
If you take a statistics course at a community college or university while you are still in high school, you need to do well because the grade you earn may help determine whether you are admitted to a competitive major.