College Algebra


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Math 103: College Algebra
MATH 93 or Math Placement Exam score  
EST. time to complete:
3 to 9 Months
$301.00/Credit (No Fees)


This college algebra course covers:

  • polynomial and rational functions
  • inverse functions
  • exponential and logarithmic functions
  • simple conics
  • systems of equations
  • determinants
  • arithmetic and geometric sequences
  • Binomial Theorem


There are two main topics covered in college algebra:

  • Review Material: real numbers and their arithmetic, powers and roots, complex numbers, and working with polynomial and rational expressions. 
  • New Material: lines and circles, quadratic equations, general functions, inverse functions, roots of polynomials, theory of equations, the exponential and logarithm functions, systems of equations, systems of inequalities, conic sections, sequences and series, and the Binomial Theorem.
  1. Sets, Properties of Real Numbers and Exponents
  2. Complex Numbers, Polynomials, Factoring and Rational Expressions
  3. Linear Equations in One Unknown, Word Problems
  4. Cartesian Coordinates, Lines and Circles
  5. Quadratic Equations and Linear Inequalities
  6. Functions, Relations and Graphs
  7. Examination I
  8. Symmetry, Function Arithmetic and Inverses
  9. Roots of Polynomials
  10. Fancier Equations and Graphing Polynomials
  11. Exponentials and Logarithms
  12. Systems of Linear Equations
  13. Conic Sections
  14. Examination II
  15. Non-Linear Systems
  16. More About Inequalities
  17. Sequences
  18. Series
  19. Counting and The Binomial Theorem
  20. Examination III


None. All materials are included in the course.

Recommended (Optional)

While the course materials cover everything needed to pass the course, you may find them brief in places, especially topics that may be challenging to you. If you discover that is the case, you may want to purchase an additional text to refer to to for explanations and examples beyond those provided in the course materials.

Virtually any text with College Algebra in the title will discuss this same list of topics (possibly in a slightly different order) and would be a suitable reference. Older, inexpensive editions of textbooks can be found in the used book market. Other inexpensive options are Schaum’s Outline of College Algebra and similar texts from other companies. You can also find a lot of information and examples by doing a search on the Internet.

You have 3 to 9 months from your enrollment date to complete:


For students living outside of the United States, exams conducted in other countries must be administered ONLY at an English-speaking testing center or learning center.

You may enroll at any time and have up to 9 months to complete your course, or you may be able to complete in as little as 3 months. The credits you earn will be recorded on your transcript in the semester you register. Keep in mind, UND can only verify your enrollment for the semester in which the course is registered and recorded on your transcript.