The Mathematics department curriculum has two components, one developmental, the other college-level.

The Developmental Mathematics Program

For those that are not ready to undertake college-level mathematics, either because they have been away from the subject for a while or because they have yet to fully grasp the fundamentals and put them into practice, the developmental mathematics program provides coursework for students demonstrating deficiencies in mathematical skills. MATH 049, Elementary Algebra, and MATH 149, Intermediate Algebra are consecutive 3-unit courses that prepare students for college-level work in mathematics. We also offer a self-paced version of Intermediate Algebra (MATH 1491) for those who fall somewhere in-between these two traditional courses. Placement in these classes is based on a proficiency examination score. A grade of “C” (2.0) or higher in MATH 049 is required to enroll in MATH 149. A grade of “C” (2.0) or higher in MATH 149 or 1491 is required to enroll in college level mathematics courses.

The College-Level Mathematics Program

All university students are required to complete at least one college-level mathematics course. Many departments ask for an additional mathematics course, so please check your major department’s course requirements. College-level mathematics courses are designated with a number in the 200s, such as Business Math and Statistics, College Algebra and Trigonometry with Descriptive Geometry. In addition, the department may occasionally offer lower- or upper-division topics courses in mathematics.

For more information about the Mathematics department curriculum, contact Prof. Marty Tippens, Chair, at