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Students in any of the fields listed below are required or recommended to take calculus at Smith. ONEXSS introduces students to the academic rigor and methods of quantitative study in college. The ONEXSS experience is completely online, with all content at your fingertips once the program launches. Additionally, you will be able to access ONEXSS material during your first semester at Smith.

Majors that require or recommend calculus at Smith: Astronomy, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, Environmental Science and Policy, Geology, Math, Neuroscience, Physics, Psychology, Statistical and Data Science.
Regardless of their major students preparing for medical professions are required to take calculus.


ONEXSS allows students to chart their progress in a risk-free, learning-oriented environment by collecting badges for various accomplishments—there are no grades. A student’s performance on the quizzes and problem sets in ONEXSS will have no impact on their academic standing at Smith, and serves purely as a way to evaluate and improve their preparation for the for-credit courses they will take in the fall. The results will not be evaluated for course placement; you should consult a math professor at Smith to figure out the best math course for you.

Video Lectures

Below is a preview of the types of lectures you can expect to encounter throughout the ONEXSS program.


ONEXSS is not only an academic program, but also a social one. Your coach will have group meetings where you can interact with your peers online before you get to campus. ONEXSS participants will have access to their coaches to ask those burning Smith questions before the semester kicks off. Some of your questions may include the best ‘tips and tricks’ at Smith, or even a “What I wish I knew when I started Smith” discussion with your coaches.




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