Calculus

 

 The Calculus Tracks vary among the six CONNECT institutions.  Some colleges have Calculus courses for different majors, such as business and the life sciences. Other institutions have a single Calculus sequence for all students. The number of credits also varies according to the type of course.

The courses exist under various names. For the purpose of comparing courses we will refer to the courses at our institutions using the following language: 

  • Calculus for Majors
    • The sequence of Calculus I,II,III and IV that would be taken by prospective Mathematics, Science, and Engineering majors. These courses could also be required of other majors, or not be required of all sciences. 
    • Topics in these courses are addressed in a way to give students the solid base they will need to be successful in undergraduate mathematics, science, or engineering majors.  Topics are approached from a more theoretical perspective, consistent with the most rigorous of calculus sequences. 
    • Calculus for Majors Table

 

 

Several institutions we sampled combine business and liberal arts calculus courses under the following names:

  • Calculus for Business and Economics
  • Calculus for the Life and Social Sciences
  • Applied Calculus for the Managerial, Life, and Social Sciences
  • Applied Calculus for Business, Life, and Social Sciences
  • Calculus for Business, Economics, Life Sciences & Social Sciences
  • Applied Calculus
  • Calculus for Life & Social Sciences  I
  • Elements of Calculus

The CONNECT members are currently updating the course offerings and equivalencies at the various institutions. The website will reflect these updates as soon as the revisions have been finalized.

For further information about the Calculus Track, please contact:

Jane DeVoe

jdevoe@massasoit.mass.edu