Mathematics

Math Substitution Policy

In programs requiring specific math courses, the following substitutions of higher level courses may be made:

  • MATH 1124 for MATH 1115
  • MATH 1142 or MATH 2221 for MATH 1120
  • MATH 1141, MATH 2221 or MATH 2241 for MATH 1118, MATH 1124 sequence (an elective can be used to make up any difference in credit hours)
  • MATH 1141, MATH 2221 or MATH 2241 for MATH 1124

MATH 1106 – Pre-Algebra

3 credits | Prerequisite: high school Algebra I with minimum grade of "C" or appropriate score on college placement test

This course is an introduction to elementary algebra. It includes rational numbers, like terms, exponents and linear equation solving.

This course cannot be used to meet general education or math requirements in a program. Check with an advisor to see if this course can be used as elective credit toward a degree.

MATH 1115 – Math for the Business & Social Sciences

3 credits | Prerequisite: MATH 101, MATH 106 or MATH 1106, or high school Algebra I with minimum grade of "C", or appropriate score on the college placement test

This course is designed to give students experience with language, notation and problem solving. Topics are relevant to business technologies, social science technologies and consumer skills. Topics include problem solving, number sense, geometric formulas, measurement, applied percent, formulas, simple and compound interest, consumer credit, probability and statistics.

MATH 1117 – Elementary Algebra

3 credits | Prerequisite: MATH 101, MATH 106 or MATH 1106 with minimum grade of "C", or 2 years of college preparatory math with minimum grade of "C", or appropriate score on college placement test

This course includes the basic concepts and techniques of elementary algebra. Topics include polynomial operations, factoring, solving first and second degree equations, coordinate system graphing and an introduction to powers and roots.

This course cannot be used to meet general education or math requirements in a program. Check with an advisor to see if this course can be used as elective credit toward a degree.

MATH 1118 – Intermediate Algebra

3 credits | Prerequisite: MATH 117 or MATH 1117, or 3 years of college preparatory math with minimum grade of "C", or appropriate score on college placement test

This course is a continuation of algebra concepts. Topics include a review of elementary algebra concepts, rational expressions, linear equations, radicals, quadratic equations, functions and graphs, exponents, logarithms and systems of equations.

This course cannot be used to meet general education or math requirements in a program. Check with an advisor to see if this course can be used as elective credit toward a degree.

MATH 1120 – Technical Mathematics

3 credits | Prerequisite: MATH 118 or MATH 1118, or 3 years of college preparatory math with minimum grade of "C", or appropriate score on college placement test

This course contains skills and applications related to the engineering technologies with an emphasis on formulas, graphing, trigonometry, vectors, exponential and logarithmic functions.

*MATH 1124 – Finite Math

3 credits | Prerequisite: MATH 118 or MATH 1118, or 3 years of college preparatory math with minimum grade of "B", or appropriate score on college placement test, or minimum ACT math score of 22

This course is designed for social science, business, computer and other general education majors. Topics will include mathematical modeling, linear programming, matrices, logic and an introduction to probability and statistics. A special emphasis is placed on mathematical applications and problem-solving.

MATH 1135 – Allied Health Mathematics

3 credits | Prerequisite: MATH 117, MATH 1117 or higher, or 2 years of college preparatory math with minimum grade of "C", or appropriate score on college placement test

This course introduces math topics used in allied health fields. The topics covered include metric system, household (English) system, conversion factors, medical dosage calculations, pediatric dosages, solutions, infusions and abbreviations.

*MATH 1141 – College Algebra

3 credits | Prerequisite: MATH 118 or MATH 1118, or 3 years of college preparatory math with minimum grade of "B", or appropriate score on college placement test, or minimum ACT math score of 22

This course emphasizes the use of algebra and functions in problem solving and modeling. Appropriate use of technology and applying mathematics to real-world situations is emphasized. Topics include linear, quadratic, polynomial, rational, radical, exponential, logarithmic and piecewise equations and functions.

Students whose programs recommend a college algebra course or who need to prepare for calculus should take this course.

*MATH 1142 – College Trigonometry

4 credits | Prerequisite: MATH 118 or MATH 1118, or 4 years of college preparatory math with minimum grade of "C", or appropriate score on college placement test, or minimum ACT math score of 26

This course includes a study of trigonometric functions and their applications. Topics include circular functions, trigonometric functions, trigonometric identities, trigonometric equations, vectors, the complex plane, polar coordinates, conic sections and applications of these concepts.

*MATH 1160 – Statistical Concepts

3 credits | Prerequisite: MATH 118, MATH 1118 or equivalent with a minimum grade of "C", or 3 years of college preparatory math with a minimum grade of "C"

This course serves as a non-technical introduction to fundamental ideas in statistics. Statistical ideas are introduced through examples showing how statistics has helped solve major problems in various fields.

Students who have already earned credit for MATH 281 or MATH 2281 may not earn credit for this course.

MATH 1199 – Seminar

1–6 credits

This course will be a discussion of particular problems related to the student’s chosen program and areas of interest.

*MATH 2221 – Calculus I

5 credits | Prerequisite: MATH 141 or MATH 1141 and MATH 142 or MATH 1142, or 4 years of college preparatory math including 1 course in trigonometry with a minimum grade of "B", or minimum ACT math score of 26

This course introduces calculus using analytic geometry and transcendental functions. Topics include limits and continuity, derivatives, optimization, related rates, graphing and other applications of derivatives, definite and indefinite integrals and numerical integration.

*MATH 2222 – Calculus II

5 credits | Prerequisite: MATH 221 or MATH 2221, or the equivalent

This course is a continuation of MATH 2221 and includes applications of integration such as areas between curves, volumes of rotation, work, arc length, applications to physics and engineering, techniques of integration, parametric equations and polar coordinates and infinite sequences and series.

*MATH 2223 – Calculus III

4 credits | Prerequisite: MATH 222 or MATH 2222, or the equivalent

This course concerns multivariable calculus and is a continuation of MATH 2222. It includes applications of vectors and vector functions, partial derivatives and their applications including gradients, multiple integration in rectangular, polar, cylindrical and spherical coordinates, vector fields, line integrals, curl and divergence and Green’s, Stokes’ and Divergence Theorems.

MATH 2230 – Differential Equations

4 credits | Prerequisites: MATH 2222 and MATH 2223, or the equivalent of 2 semesters of calculus

This course is an introduction to ordinary differential equations. Topics include first-order and higher order differential equations, power series solutions, polynomial operators, Laplace transforms and numerical methods for solving ordinary differential equations. Applications to physical problems will be emphasized.

MATH 2237 – Math for the Elementary Teacher I

4 credits | Prerequisite: MATH 118 or MATH 1118, or 3 years of college preparatory math with a minimum grade of "C"

This course includes a review of problem solving, set theory, numeration systems, whole number concepts, fractions, use of manipulatives in teaching mathematics, the use of calculators and computer software. Instructional strategies and use of hands-on materials will be included.

MATH 2238 – Math for the Elementary Teacher II

4 credits | Prerequisite: MATH 118 or MATH 1118, or 3 years of college preparatory math with a minimum grade of "C"

This course includes math topics as they relate to the elementary education. Topics include geometry, measurement, coordinate geometry, transformations, use of manipulatives in teaching mathematics, the use of calculators and computer software. Instructional strategies and use of hands-on materials will be included.

MATH 2241 – Calculus for Business, Social & Life Sciences

5 credits | Prerequisite: Math 141 or Math 1141, or 4 years of college preparatory math

This course is designed for business majors or other majors who will need a calculus based applications course. Topics will include limits, rates of change, optimization and other applications involving derivatives, exponential and logarithmic functions and applications of integrals.

Students who have already earned credit for MATH 2221 may not earn credit for this course.

*MATH 2250 – Linear Algebra

4 credits | Prerequisite: MATH 223 or MATH 2222, or the equivalent

This course serves as a standard introduction to linear algebra. Topics include matrix, operations, vector spaces, inner product spaces, linear transformations, determinants, eigenvalues and eigenvectors.

*MATH 2281 – Introduction to Statistics

3 credits | Prerequisite: MATH 124 or MATH 1124, or MATH 141 or MATH 1141

This course covers descriptive analysis and presentation of statistical data, linear correlation and regression, probability, binomial and normal distributions, chi-square and hypothesis testing and other statistical inferences about means and proportions for one and two samples.

MATH 2290 – Research Topics in Pre-Calculus

3 credits | Prerequisite: MATH 141 or MATH 1141 and MATH 142 or MATH 1142, or their equivalents

This course is designed as a mathematics elective that will give students experience at creating mathematical knowledge that is new to them, exploring trigonometric, geometric, algebraic and related topics in a directed research setting.