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Developmental Math Courses

Residential Math Courses

MATH 100: Fundamentals of Mathematics

A review of basic arithmetic and elementary algebra. Open to all students but required of students with low scores on Liberty University placement tests and inadequate preparation in mathematics. A grade of C or better is required in order to go on to a higher-numbered mathematics course. This course may not be used in meeting General Education requirements in mathematics.

MATH 105: Algebra for Non-STEM Majors

Prerequisite: PLMA 60-74. A review of algebra for students pursuing non-STEM majors to provide the skills needed for a higher level mathematics course. Students who pass the course will demonstrate proficiency in the following areas: equations and inequalities, exponents, polynomials, factoring, graphing linear equations, radicals, and problem-solving. A grade of A, B, or C is required to enroll in the next higher level math course. This course may not be used to meet the General Education requirement.

MATH 105 is designed for students whose Degree Completion Plan includes MATH 114, 115, 117, or 201, and non-math courses with math prerequisites.

MATH 110: Intermediate Algebra

Review of exponents, polynomials, factoring, roots and radicals, graphing, rational expressions, equations and inequalities, systems of linear equations, and problem-solving. This course may not be used to meet the General Education requirement.

General Studies Math Courses (Residential)

MATH 114: Quantitative Reasoning

Prerequisite: MATH 100 with “C” or better. Applying mathematical tools and analysis to practical context, particularly focusing on using proportions and ratios. Basic statistical tools are developed and employed, including graphs, descriptive statistics, the normal curve, the basics of inferential reasoning, and investigating correlation. Financial applications are particularly emphasized, as is the use of spreadsheets.

MATH 115: Mathematics for Liberal Arts

Prerequisite: MATH 110 with “C” or better. A survey course for liberal arts majors including a review of algebra and an introduction to logic, probability and statistics, mathematical structure, problem-solving, number theory, geometry, and consumer applications.

MATH 121: College Algebra

Prerequisite: MATH 110 with “C” or better. Fundamental concepts of college algebra including sets, equations and inequalities, functions and graphs, polynomials, rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, linear inequalities, and linear programming.

MATH 201 and BUSI 230: Introduction to Probability and Statistics

Prerequisite: MATH 110 with “C” or better. Introduction to descriptive statistics and probability, probability distributions, estimation, tests of hypotheses, chi-square tests, regression analysis, and correlation with applications in business and science.

Online Course Offerings

The Distance Learning mathematics courses all use the MyMathLab computer learning system. All work (homework, quizzes, and tests) are done in the MyMathLab system. The textbook and the MyMathLab tutorials and other resources are available to help the students to learn the material and each class is proctored by a mathematics teacher who can give assistance as needed.

MATH 100, 105, 110, 114, 115, 121, 201, and BUSI 230 are currently offered through Liberty University Online. Residential students may not take MATH 100 or MATH 110 online.