Math/SDS Majors and Minors →
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**CHEE 205: new programming course for Math Majors 2021**

Math Majors may now count CHEE 205 (Introduction to MatLab and Excel, 3 units) for their programming course requirement. The course is new, and usually offered in Fall semester, though it was available this summer.

**Description**: This course will introduce students to the fundamental principles of numerical computations and analyses through the use of MatLab and Excel, in particular Visual Basic applied in Excel. MATLAB can be used for math computations, modeling and simulations, data analysis and processing, visualization and graphics, and algorithm development. Excel can be used for linked calculations, graphing tools, pivot tables, and a macro programming language called Visual Basic for Applications. MatLab will comprise approximately two of the three credit units, and Excel/VBA will comprise approximately one of the three credit units. Skills learned in this course will aid students in understanding how to calculate various parameters of interest in complex engineer scenarios.

**Prerequisite (enforced):** MATH 122B or MATH 125

**If you enroll**please email mathcenter@math.arizona.edu to let us know so we can adjust your programming requirement to use the new course. It will not appear in advisement reports until Fall 2022.**What about SDS Majors?**Since the SDS major specifically requires Python, this MatLab/Excel/VBA course does NOT satisfy the programming requirement for that major, sorry. SDS students may take it as an elective if they are interested.

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