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Mathematics Courses

We are excited about the prospect of your taking courses through SCOPE. Formal admission to BJU is not required to take a course by distance learning, and approval to take a distance learning course does not imply admission to BJU or to a particular degree program.

Ma 103: College Algebra

3 credits

Review of elementary algebra. Stress on the concept of relation and function, algebraic functions and their graphs. Not applicable toward a major or minor.

  • Dates: Aug. 26–Dec. 10, 2022
  • Register by: Aug. 23, 2022
  • Next offered: May 8–June 24, 2023
  • Prerequisites: Ma ACT 20-25, SAT 550-630, Ma 090, Ma 103 Plmt

College Algebra – 8th Edition
Richard N. Aufmann/Richard D. Nation
Stamford, CT
Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781285434773
Note: If you’re planning on taking Ma 105, consider purchasing ISBN-978-1-285-44942-5 instead.

Ma 101: Mathematical Concepts & Applications

3 credits

Practice basic reasoning skills through studying situations and interpreting data to come to relevant conclusions. Emphasizes unit conversions, reading and interpreting graphs, interest and loans, basic probability and statistics, and modeling with functions. Prerequisite: Degree Completion Program.

  • Dates: Oct. 14–Dec. 10, 2022
  • Register by: Oct. 11, 2022
  • Next offered: Mar. 3–Apr. 29, 2023

Required online resources, including e-text, to be purchased in the course for approximately $100
Note: Required online resources, including e-text, will be purchased within the course for approx. $100.

Ma 105: Trigonometry

3 credits

A review of the exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric functions and their graphs, trigonometric identities/equations and applications, as well as an introduction to sequences and series. Suggested calculator: TI 83, 84, Nspire, 89, or Nspire CAS. Not applicable toward an Actuarial Science or Mathematics major or minor.

  • Dates: Jan. 13–Apr. 29, 2023
  • Register by: Jan. 10, 2023
  • Prerequisites: Ma ACT 26-30, SAT 640-720, Ma 103, Math Plmt

College Algebra & Trigonometry – 8th Edition
Aufmann and Nation
Belmont, CA
Brooks/Cole, Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781285449425

Ma 101: Mathematical Concepts & Applications

3 credits

Practice basic reasoning skills through studying situations and interpreting data to come to relevant conclusions. Emphasizes unit conversions, reading and interpreting graphs, interest and loans, basic probability and statistics, and modeling with functions. Prerequisite: Degree Completion Program.

  • Dates: Mar. 3–Apr. 29, 2023
  • Register by: Feb. 28, 2023

Required online resources, including e-text, to be purchased in the course for approximately $100
Note: Required online resources, including e-text, will be purchased within the course for approx. $100.

Ma 103: College Algebra

3 credits

Review of elementary algebra. Stress on the concept of relation and function, algebraic functions and their graphs. Not applicable toward a major or minor.

  • Dates: May 8–June 24, 2023
  • Register by: May 5, 2023
  • Prerequisites: Ma ACT 20-25, SAT 550-630, Ma 090, Ma 103 Plmt

College Algebra – 8th Edition
Richard N. Aufmann/Richard D. Nation
Stamford, CT
Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781285434773
Note: If you’re planning on taking Ma 105, consider purchasing ISBN-978-1-285-44942-5 instead.