ENTRY CALCULUS COURSES

Prerequisites for calculus courses can be satisfied by:

- placing out of or qualifying for credit in the prerequisite courses on the CSU Mathematics Placement or Mathematics Challenge Exam;
- placing out of the prerequisite courses on a CSU Precalculus Tutorial Placement Exam;
- satisfactorily completing the prerequisite CSU courses; or
- transferring credits equivalent to the prerequisite CSU courses from another institution.

Prerequisites for entry calculus
courses are enforced in

**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
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**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)
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**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:

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Last updated on: April 6, 2018
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