LSU College of Science

LSU's Placement and Credit Exam for Trigonometry (Math 1022)

The placement exam for College Trigonometry (Math 1022) consists of 20 multiple choice questions taken from the topics listed below.

A standard scientific calculator such as the TI-30XIIS or TI-30XIIB is allowed. Graphing calculators and calculators with symbolic notation or natural display capabilities, such as the TI-36XPro and any of the TI Mulitiview series, Casio Natural Display series, HPSmartCalc series, and Sharp Writeview series are NOT allowed.

Formula sheets are not allowed when taking this exam.


Angles in degree and radian measure
Arclength and sector area
Right triangle definitions of the trigonometric functions
Applications in right triangles
Definitions of the trigonometric functions of general angles
Trigonometric functions of angles belonging to the π/3, π/4, π/6, and quadrantal angle families
The Unit Circle
Graphs and properties of the trigonometric functions
Inverse trigonometric functions
Trigonometric identities
Sum and difference formulas
Double-angle and half-angle formulas
Trigonometric equations
Law of Sines
Law of Cosines
Area of triangles
Polar coordinates and polar graphs