Foundational Math Compatible Courses

Based on the student’s LCP, ACT, SAT, or other placement score(s), they have placed into Foundational Math, which is a math refresher that also teaches self-directed study skills needed to succeed in college-level math. The student must take this class their first semester unless they have transfer credit or other placement scores satisfying this requirement. Students should remember to be kind to their future selves –the important thing is to start in the math class they’re ready for. Students have the option to take the Math Lobo Course Placement if they feel ready for a more advanced math class. For more information visit
Based on your placement you may only take courses from the following list:
ENGL: Check your English placement for applicable classes
PHIL 1120: Logic, Reasoning & Critical Thinking
Any lower-level COMM course
Mathematics and Statistics:
Physical and Natural Sciences:
Social and Behavioral Sciences:
Any from the general education course list but not:
ECON 2110: Macroeconomic Principles
ECON 2120 Microeconomic Principles
Any on the general education course list
Second Language:
All second language courses
Arts and Design:
Any on the general education course list
Elective Courses (possibly required by some majors):
ARCH 1125: Design Fundamentals
ARCH 1115: Introduction to Architectural Graphics
EMS 120: Introduction to EMS System
FYEX 1110: Introduction to UNM & Higher Education
HED 1220: Personal Health Management
HLED 1112: Standard First Aid & CPR
Any PHED course (PE – Non-Professional)
Advisors and students should make all reasonable efforts to choose from the courses above when a student is taking FYEX 1010 Foundational Math. If it is not possible to build a complete schedule using the courses above, the Advisor should document in LoboAchieve (1) the conversation with the student and (2) the rationale/reason for deviating from this list. The following guidelines are highly recommended when deviating from this list:
  1. Small classes are better than larger classes.
  2. Face-to-face is better than online/hybrid.
  3. Classes with labs should generally be avoided.
  4. Classes with few grading measures (e.g. 3 tests) should be avoided.
This list will be updated as additional compatible classes are identified. If you'd like to suggest a compatible course, please email Cash Clifton at or Marlene Sanchez at
Suggestions will be forwarded to the FM and CTA compatible course committee.