What Math Course Should I Take After Intermediate Algebra?

Upon completion of MATH 0930, there are several courses which will fulfill the college-level mathematics requirement.  Before you select a course, you should be certain that it will also satisfy the math requirement in your major at your next college by checking their catalog.

MATH 1050 - Finite Mathematics
This class is designed largely to prepare students to take statistics.  This course is recommended for many social science, secondary education, and some business majors.  It fulfills general education requirements at most colleges and universities.  It also fulfills a Q2 requirement at UW.  Topics covered include logic, sets, matrices, linear programming and statistics.

MATH 1100 - Theory of Arithmetic I
This course is for elementary education majors.

MATH 1400 - College Algebra
This class is designed to prepare students to take Business Calculus or Survey of Calculus.  Students not planning on taking Calculus may also take this class, as it fulfills the general education requirements at most colleges and universities.  This course is required for elementary education majors in the Valley City program. This class is recommended for students in a wide variety of fields including finance, science, nursing and education.  This course, combined with MATH 1405 (Precalculus Trigonometry), is the prerequisite for Calculus I.

MATH 1450 - Precalculus Algebra and Trigonometry
This class is designed for students who intend to take Calculus I.  It is a combination of MATH 1400 and MATH 1405 (Precalculus Trigonometry).  Students not planning on taking Calculus may also take this class as it fulfills the general education requirements at most colleges and universities.  This class is recommended for students in various areas including mathematics, science, computer science and drafting.

MATH 1000 - Problem Solving 
This class is recommended for students who simply need a general education math class.  It is designed to fulfill general education requirements at some colleges and universities. Topics covered include calculating loan payments, gathering data for surveys, and looking at patterns that occur in nature.

  • Math 1000 is now a level 2 course. This means that you can take it after taking Beginning Algebra rather than Intermediate Algebra. However, because of this change in prerequisites, be aware that this course may not transfer to schools other than the University of Wyoming or other Wyoming Community Colleges.
  • Math 1000 is not a valid course to prepare students for College Algebra.

Contact

Martin Stensing
Martin.Stensing@nwc.edu
Assistant Professor of Mathematics; Coordinator of Mathematics
307-754-6049