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: A student must meet one of the following criteria to register for this course: High School Algebra I with a grade of C or higher, Appropriate score on the College Placement Test, or Accuplacer EA with a score of 26 or above.

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. This course may be able to be used as elective credit toward a degree. Check with an advisor.

MATH 1115 – Math for the Business & Social Sciences

3 credits | Prerequisite: Student must meet one of the following criteria to register for this course: Two years of College preparatory math from High School with a grade of C or higher, Appropriate score on the College placement test, MATH 1106 with a grade of C or higher, or Score of 40 or above on the Elementary Algebra Accuplacer Test.

This course is designed for students in technologies related to the social sciences or business. Students will experience mathematical language, notation, and problem solving. Competencies will include Numeracy (critical thinking, problem solving, rates, ratios, dimensional analysis, proportions and percentages), Mathematical Modeling (personal finance, loans, investments, linear functions), and Probability/Statistics (measures of central tendency and spread, interpretation of data presented in graphical form, use of probability in decision making).

MATH 1116 – Beginning Algebra

3 credits | Prerequisite: A student must meet one of the following criteria to register for this course: Math 1106 with a grade of B or higher, Students with a C in 1106 must meet with an advisor before registering, Two years college preparatory math with a grade of C or higher, Appropriate score on the College Placement Test, Accuplacer EA with a score of 40 or above.

This course includes the basic concepts and techniques of elementary algebra. Topics include solving first degree equations and inequalities, coordinate system graphing of linear equations and inequalities, creating the equation of a line and solving systems of linear equations. This course cannot be used to meet general education or math requirements in a program. This course may be able to be used as elective credit toward a degree. Check with an advisor.

MATH 1118 – Intermediate Algebra

4 credits | Prerequisite: Student must meet one of the following criteria to register for this course: Math 1117 or Math 1116 with a grade of B or higher, Students with a C in MATH 1116 must meet with an advisor before registering, Three years college preparatory math with a grade of C or higher, Appropriate score on the College Placement Test, or Accuplacer EA with a score of 60 or above.

This course is a continuation of algebra concepts. Topics include a review of elementary algebra concepts, rational expressions, linear equations, polynomials and factoring, 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. This course may be able to be used as elective credit toward a degree. Check with an advisor.

MATH 1119 – College Algebra Corequisite

2 credits | Prerequisite: Student must meet one of the following criteria to register for this course: Math 1118 with a grade of C or higher, When repeating Math 1141 College Algebra, B grades in three college prep high school courses (typically Algebra I, Geometry and Algebra II), Score of 20 or 21 on the math portion of the ACT, QAS placement test score of 261 or 262, or EA placement score of 80 - 89. | Corequisites: Math 1141

This developmental level course is designed to be taken concurrently with Math 1141 College Algebra by students who need some extra support to be successful in Math 1141. This course will closely follow the topics being covered in the concurrent Math 1141 class and will include, as necessary, review topics from Math 1118 Intermediate Algebra. The student should expect intense review or practice and collaboration with other students.

MATH 1120 – Technical Mathematics

3 credits | Prerequisite: A student must meet one of the following criteria to register for this course: Math 1118, 3 years of college prep mathematics with a grade of C or above, Appropriate score on College Placement Test, or Accuplacer EA with a score of 60 or above.

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

*MATH 1124 – Finite Math

3 credits | Prerequisite: A student must meet one of the following criteria to register for this course: Math 1118 or Math 1116, Three years college preparatory math with a grade of B or higher, Appropriate score on the College Placement Test, ACT Math score of 22 or above, SAT Math score of 530 or above, or Accuplacer EA with a score of 90 or above.

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

MATH 1135 – Allied Health Mathematics

3 credits | Prerequisite: Student must meet one of the following criteria to register for this course: MATH 1117 or MATH 1116 or above, Two years of College prep math with a grade of C or higher, Appropriate score on the College Placement Test, or Accuplacer EA with a score of 40 or above.

This course introduces math topics used in allied health fields. The topics covered include metric and household (English) systems; conversion factors; medical dosage calculations for oral medications, parenteral medications, and syringes; pediatric dosages; solutions; safe dosages; infusions; and case studies.

*MATH 1141 – College Algebra

3 credits | Prerequisite: Student must meet one of the following criteria to register for this course: MATH 1118 with a B or higher, Students with a C in MATH 1118 must meet with an advisor before registering, 3 years of college preparatory math with a Math GPA of 3.5 or above on a 4.0 scale, ACT Math Score of 22 or above, SAT Math Score of 530 or above, Appropriate score on the College Placement Test, or Accuplacer EA with a score of 90 or above.

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 141 or MATH 1141, 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: Student must meet one of the following criteria to register for this course: Math 1118 or the equivalent with a grade of C or higher, Math 1124 or Math 1141, Three years college prep math with a grade of C or above, Appropriate score on the College Placement Test, ACT Math Score of 22 or above, SAT Math Score of 530 or above, or Accuplacer EA with a score of 90 or above.

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 already earned credit for MATH 281 or MATH 2281 may not earn credit for MATH 1160.

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 – Introductory Statistics

3 credits | Prerequisite: A student must meet one of the following criteria to register for this course: Finite Math 1124 or College Algebra 1141, MATH 1118 with a grade of B or higher, ACT Math Score of 22 or above, SAT Math Score of 530 or above, or Appropriate score on the College Placement Test.

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.

MATH 2291 – Introduction to Mathematical Proofs

3 credits | Prerequisite: MATH 2223 and MATH 2250, or permission of instructor

This course introduces logic and various techniques used in mathematical proofs. Students gain experience in constructing proofs, primarily through sets, relations, functions, algebraic structures and properties of real numbers. This course benefits students intending to study mathematics at the university level.

A * preceding a course number indicates that the course is part of the Transfer Module.