Pre-Core and Core Math/Stat Courses
Math 095 Elementary Algebra
Preparation for Intermediate Algebra. Topics include the fundamental operations on real numbers, inequalities in one variable, polynomials, integer exponents, and solving quadratic equations by factoring.
An S, or C or better, in MATH 095, taken anywhere in NSHE, will allow a student to enroll in MATH 096.
Math 096 Intermediate Algebra
This is a non-college-credit developmental algebra course which covers topics from Algebra 1 (Algebra 1-2 in WCSD) available at middle school and high school levels. These topics include: exponents, factoring, fraction, radicals, linear and quadratic equations and graphs.
Math 120 Fundamentals of College Mathematics(3cr)
This is a Core mathematics course intended for students who wish to major in a non-quantitative discipline. MATH 120 is not a preparatory course for MATH 126 or for any other mathematics or statistics course on UNR campus.
Students will see a brief overview of basic set operations, probability, statistics, consumer mathematics, variation, geometry and trigonometry for measurement, linear, quadratic, exponential and logarithmic functions with emphasis on problem solving and applications. (MATH 019-119 is a one year alternative to 120 for students with disabilities.)
Any UNR course that lists MATH 120 as a prerequisite accepts a higher level Mathematics or Statistics course in its place.
Credit may not be received for MATH 120 if credit has already been awarded for MATH 127 or above.
"Stretch" Math 120 Fundamentals of College Mathematics (4cr*)
*Students will receive 3 credits of core mathematics; the 1 credit from MATH 096a only counts toward enrollment.
Math 126 Pre-calculus I (3cr)
As of Spring 2012, Math 126 satisfies UNR's core mathematics requirement. Fundamentals of algebra; polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions, their graphs, and applications; complex numbers; absolute value and quadratic inequalities; systems of equations, matrices, determinants. Credit may not be received for MATH 126 if credit has already been awarded for MATH 128 or above.
A course grade of C- or better in MATH 126 will allow a student to enroll in MATH 127, 176 OR STAT 152.
MATH 126-127 is a two-semester, six-credit alternative to the five-credit one-semester course MATH 128. Credit cannot be received for both MATH 126 and MATH 128.
"Stretch" Math 126 Pre-calculus I (5cr*)
This version of MATH 126 covers all of the material from MATH 126 as well as material from the last part of MATH 096. This course requires students to "co-enroll" in the 2 credit course MATH 096d.
*Students will receive 3 credits of core mathematics; the 2 credits from MATH 096d only count toward enrollment.
Math 127 Pre-calculus II (3cr)
This Core math course includes the study of trigonometric functions, identities and equations; conic sections; complex numbers, and vectors.
MATH 126-127 is a two-semester, six-credit alternative to the one-semester five-credit MATH 128. Credit cannot be received for both MATH 127 and MATH 128.
Math 128 Pre-calculus and Trigonometry (5cr)
A course grade of C- or better in MATH 128 will allow a student to enroll in MATH 181, Calculus I.
Credit may not be received for both MATH 126 and 128, or for both MATH 127 and 128.
Credit may not be received for MATH 128 if credit has already been awarded for MATH 181 or above.
Stat 152 Introduction to Statistics (3cr)
This Core math course is taken by many Biology majors and by students who desire a statistics course without a calculus prerequisite. It covers descriptive statistics, probability models, normal and binomial distributions, statistical estimation and hypothesis testing, and linear regression.
1. Earning a C- or better in Math 126 (or an equivalent course).
2. Meeting the ACT/SAT/Accuplacer prerequisite scores for Stat 152.
Math 176 Calculus for Business and Social Sciences (3cr)
Credit may not be received for MATH 176 if credit has already been awarded for MATH 181 or above.
Math 181 Calculus I (4cr)
This is the first course in the 12-credit Calculus sequence 181-182-283, which is the foundation for all upper division MATH/STAT courses.