Precalculus Online College Course
Our precalculus online course covers equations and inequalities, logarithmic and trigonometric functions, inverse trigonometric functions, and algebraic and trigonometric methods commonly needed in calculus.
Course revised September 2019.
- MATH 93 or Math Placement Exam score
- EST. time to complete:
- 3 to 9 Months
- $342.16 per credit (no fees)
Why take Precalculus online?
As the name indicates, Math 107: Precalculus serves as a stepping-stone to the study of calculus. In fact, it will provide you with skills that are indispensable for success in calculus—algebra and trigonometry. Many calculus students do not consider calculus itself difficult. Rather, the difficult part of a calculus course often is applying one’s algebra and trigonometry skills effectively to solve calculus problems. So, for that reason, successfully completing precalculus will have a tremendous impact on you if you choose to continue your studies by taking calculus.
Because precalculus prepares you for the successful study of calculus, you will, out of necessity, be covering a large amount of material. It may be that much of that material is familiar to you from other mathematics courses you have taken. If so, then by taking this online course you will further hone your mathematical skills. If not, there is no need to worry—the textbook and the assignments are designed to take you successfully through the material. The key thing for you to do is to work hard. In fact, hard work and perseverance will likely be the two most important skills you will need in order to succeed in this course.
The reward for all of your efforts in precalculus will be a solid background in algebra and trigonometry. By itself, this will give you the ability to solve a bewildering array of practical problems. Thus, even if you do not ultimately study calculus, precalculus will provide you with many useful skills to help in making sense of the world around you. But, in addition to this, if the study of calculus is your ultimate goal, then you will have exactly the types of skills you will need to succeed once there.
What is required to take this online course?
Faires, J. Douglas and James DeFranza. PreCalculus. 5th ed. Cengage Learning. ISBN: 084006862X.
Faires, J. Douglas and James DeFranza. Student Study Guide with Solutions for “PreCalculus” Fifth Edition. Cengage Learning. ISBN: 1111427364.
How long will it take to complete the Precalculus course?
You have 3 to 9 months from your enrollment date to complete:
- 41 Lessons
- 4 Proctored Exams
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.
How will the Precalculus course appear on my transcript?
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.
Why choose the University of North Dakota?
Here are a few reasons why you should take an online enroll anytime course at UND:
- Great customer service – Our registration team is ready to answer questions quickly so you can focus on your coursework.
- Affordable - UND's enroll anytime courses are priced at North Dakota's affordable, in-state tuition rate.
- Accredited - UND is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
- Easily transfer credits from UND - The transfer of credits is always at the discretion of the institution to which the credits are being transferred. In general, credits from schools/universities that are regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission transfer to other regionally accredited institutions. Enroll anytime courses appear on your UND transcript in the same way as on-campus and online semester-based courses appear.
Enroll-anytime courses allow you to complete the course at your own pace. Some students thrive in this environment, while other students may struggle setting their own deadlines. If you have successfully taken an independent study or correspondence course previously, UND’s enroll anytime courses may be right for you. Still not sure? Take this online quiz to help determine if enroll anytime courses are the right fit for you.
*Course information, including tuition, technology requirements, textbooks, lessons and exams is subject to change without notice.