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College Algebra (Math 1)


Introduction to College Algebra (Math 1) provides a basic mathematical literacy in preparation for College Algebra and Trigonometry (Math 2.) Architecture students are not required to take this course, but those who cannot show a recent history of strong performance in college-level mathematics are well-advised to do so prior to taking Math 2. Material covered in this course includes the essential mathematical skills needed to solve linear equations, systems of equations and quadratic equations, graphs and their analysis, formula solving, problem solving and other applications.

Credits 3 Credits
Prerequisites * None.
Co-Requisites None.
Fulfills BArch: Pre-Req for Program, BDS: Pre-Req for Program, BID: Required, MID: Pre-Req for Program
Fall, Spring


* Prerequisites listed are for onsite degree programs only.  For questions regarding prerequisites for Professional & Continuing Education, The Sustainable Design Institute or The Landscape Institute please call the office at 617-585-0101 or email For questions regarding prerequisites for the Distance track Master of Architecture please call 617-585-0390 or email If you are looking at the course page of a 4000 series course, the prerequisites listed on the page do apply to you.

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