Discrete Mathematics Online College Course
UND's discrete math online course includes topics on proof by induction, modular arithmetic, introductory graph theory, and propositional and predicate logic.
- MATH103: College Algebra or MATH107: Precalculus or Math Placement Exam Score
- Online - Self-Paced Enroll Anytime
- EST. time to complete:
- 3 to 9 months
- $342.16/credit until July 17 | $355.85/credit starting July 18, 2020
Why Take the Discrete Mathematics Online Course?
Discrete mathematics covers a wide range of topics that are particularly important to the areas of computer science and mathematics. There are far too many topics included in the area known as discrete mathematics to be covered in a single semester. This online math course gives some highlights of the subject—highlights which will appear repeatedly in future computer science and mathematics courses.
In the Discrete Mathematics online course you'll learn:
- Symbolic logic
- Set theory
- Proofs by induction
- Recurrence relations
- Counting techniques
Discrete mathematics has a well-deserved reputation as one of the more challenging 200-level mathematics courses, so be prepared to work hard!
Part of the reason discrete mathematics is difficult is that it has a significantly different flavor than the mathematics classes you have taken prior to this course. Unlike college algebra, learning about the concepts and point of view of discrete mathematics is at least as important as mastering various computational techniques.
The methods used to describe and solve problems in discrete mathematics are as varied as the topics. You will learn about permutations, combinations, inclusion-exclusion counting, characteristic polynomials for recurrences, rules of logical and methods of doing proofs, and properties of sets, and other tidbits along the way.
Besides vocabulary and methods, another central goal of discrete mathematics is learning to read and construct proofs, particularly writing proofs using the method of induction. Induction is certainly one of the basic tools of both computer science and mathematics. You might find learning to read and do proofs will be the greatest challenge in this online course.
Discrete Mathematics Online Course Requirements
All materials are included in the Discrete Mathematics course. You will not need to purchase a textbook or other materials.
You have 3 to 9 months from your enrollment date to complete 18 online math lessons and 3 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.
Why Take Online Classes at UND?
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 – Transferring 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. UND's online courses appear on your UND transcript in the same way as other courses.
Flexible 100% Online Course
You'll take this online course at your own pace. Take our online quiz to help determine if online enroll anytime courses are right for you.
Course information including tuition, technology requirements, textbooks, lessons and exams is subject to change without notice.
The Discrete Mathematics online course was revised in 2019.