Core Curriculum

Mathematical Sciences component of University Core B:

MATH 114 - Math for Human Society
Core Math for the Social Sciences. Topics covered include descriptive statistics, measurement, mathematical modeling, financial mathematics, and voting.  Will not satisfy requirements for a major in mathematics. (3 credits)

MATH 116 - Math for Humanity
Mathematics is studied in its historical and cultural context, as a creative human endeavor. Topics covered include numerical and geometrical ideas and their development, sets, infinity, formal logic, and applications to music and the visual arts.  Will not satisfy requirements for a major in mathematics. (3 credits)

MATH 119 - Mathematics for Biology
Mathematical techniques for biology.  Topics include a review of real number operations, probability, graphing, linear, exponential and power functions and difference equations with numerous applications in biology. (3 credits)

MATH 121 - Math Content for Teachers I
Covers a variety of topics in number systems, operations, data analysis, and probability. The content of this course adheres to the NCTM Standards and the Virginia Standards of Learning where they can appropriately be applied. Will not satisfy requirements for a major in mathematics. Formerly MATH 111. (3 credits)

MATH 122 - Math Content for Teachers II
Covers a variety of topics in geometry and basic algebra. The content of this course adheres to the NCTM Standards and the Virginia Standards of Learning where they can appropriately be applied. Will not satisfy requirements for a major in mathematics. Fomerly MATH 112. (3 credits)

MATH 125 - Finite Mathematics for Business and Economics
This course contains an introduction to the concepts of functions and graphing, with focus on linear, quadratic, exponential and logarithmic functions.  Applications contain simple linear models, linear systems, optimization with quadratic functions and problem solving in finance such as compound interest and annuities.  Calculators and/or EXCEL will be used in problem solving.  Will not satisfy requirements for a major in mathematics. (3 credits)

MATH 126 - Business Calculus
An introduction to calculus with particular emphasis on applications in business and economics. Topics include functions, limits and continuity, differentiation, exponential functions and logarithms, anti-derivatives and the integral. Students who wish to strengthen their mathematics skills before taking MATH 126 are advised to enroll in MATH 125. Will not satisfy requirements for a major in mathematics. Students who have received credit for MATH 151 may not also receive credit for MATH 126. (3 credits)

MATH 132 - Honors Applications of Mathematics
An introduction to the application of mathematical ideas for Honors students. Topics vary. This course can be taken more than once with different topics. (3 credits)

MATH 137 - College Algebra
A systematic approach to the concepts of algebra.  Topics include basic properties of numbers systems, equations and inequalities, systems of equations, functions and graphs, polynomials and rational functions, exponentials and logarithms.  Will not satisfy requirements for a major or a minor in mathematics.  Credit for MATH 137 will not be granted after a student has received credit for any of the following: MATH 126, 138, 151, 152, 251, 252 or the equivalent transfer course.  (3 credits)

MATH 138 - Precalculus Function Analysis
Basic concepts of functions and related real number algebra and graphing, especially polynomial, exponential and logarithmic functions; elements of trigonometry. Will not satisfy requirements for a major in mathematics. (3 credits)

MATH 151 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
This course covers the concept of functions, limits, and continuity of functions the derivative, rules and applications of differentiation. Mathematical software packages and graphing calculators will be used as illustrative and problem-solving devices.
Prerequisites for MATH 151 (3 credits)

MATH 152 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry II
This course covers the Riemann integral, the fundamental theorem of calculus, methods of integration, and applications.  Mathematical software packages and graphing calculators will be used as illustrative and problem-solving devices.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in MATH 151 (3 credits)

Mathematical and Natural Sciences component of College Core B:

STAT 200 - Introduction to Statistics
Introduction to statistical methods; descriptive statistics, normal distribution, estimation, hypothesis testing, correlation and regression. (3 credits)

STAT 219 - Statistics for Biology
This course is an introduction to statistical methods taught by embedding statistical language and methods into a biological context. Topics will include univariate and bivariate graphs; measures of average, dispersion, and position; estimation; hypothesis testing; correlation; regression; analysis of variance. (3 Credits)