ENTRY CALCULUS COURSES

Prerequisites for calculus courses can be satisfied by:

Prerequisites for entry calculus courses are enforced in ARIES. Eligible students who take the Mathematics Placement, Mathematics Challenge, or Pre-Calculus Tutorial Placement Exam may register using RAMweb the following day after taking the exam. Contact the Mathematics Department Office (491-6327, 101 Weber) for information concerning registration overrides for students in exceptional situations.


MATH 141 Calculus for Management Sciences (3 credits)

Prerequisites: MATH 117 and MATH 118

Description: This one semester course aims to help students acquire a conceptual understanding of the fundamental ideas of one variable calculus and techniques for using these concepts to analyze situations and solve problems that may arise in business, economics, and related areas.

MATH 141 is required for students in business, economics, and related fields.


MATH 155 Calculus for Biological Scientists (4 credits)

Prerequisites: MATH 117, MATH 118, MATH 124, and MATH 125

Description: MATH 155 aims to help students acquire a conceptual understanding of the fundamental ideas of one variable calculus, and a working knowledge of techniques for applying these concepts to analyze situations and solve problems that may arise in the biological, biomedical, and life sciences. MATH 155 is required in majors in the life sciences, agriculture, and natural resources that have a strong quantitative and mathematical component. The second semester of the sequence (MATH 255) includes the calculus of functions of several variables. Students in MATH 155 are expected to have and use a Texas Instruments TI-83, TI-84, TI-85, or TI-86 graphics calculator.

Few majors require MATH 255. Students who are undecided between majors in the life sciences and physical sciences should take MATH 160.


MATH 160 Calculus for Physical Scientists I (4 credits)

Prerequisites: MATH 117, MATH 118, MATH 124, MATH 125, and MATH 126 (NOTE: a grade of B is required in both MATH 124 and MATH 126 -- or placement out of the prerequisite class)

Description: This is the first course in the four-semester sequence MATH 160, MATH 161, MATH 261, and MATH 340 (or MATH 345). MATH 160 and MATH 161 aim to help students acquire a sound understanding of the fundamental ideas of differentiation and integration of one variable functions, and a working knowledge of techniques for applying these concepts to model situations and analyze problems in the mathematical sciences, the physical sciences, and engineering. Students in MATH 160 are expected to have and use an advanced scientific/graphics calculator.
Few majors require only MATH 160. The entire sequence of four courses is required for students in mathematics, physics, engineering, and some other areas.


For additional information about the calculus courses MATH 141, MATH 155, or MATH 160, contact:

                             Mathematics Department Office Staff     491-6327

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Last updated on:   March 21, 2017