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College Algebra for Science, Mathematics, Computer Science, and Engineering Majors

MATH - 161

Credits: 6

Catalog Year: 2017

This course is intended for students pursuing the pre-calculus track who need to improve their elementary algebra skills while also developing a thorough understanding of the more difficult algebraic concepts necessary for MATH 191 or MATH 195. The course topics include: polynomial, exponent, radical, and rational expressions; linear, absolute value, and quadratic equations and inequalities; rational and radical equations; graphing techniques; systems of linear and non-linear equations and inequalities; conic sections; relations and functions. Students cannot earn graduation credits for both MATH 161 and MATH 165.


MATH 011 or MATH 023 (minimum grade C) or mathematics placement requiring no remediation.