MATH-153: Calculus for Business, Life Science, and Social Sciences

Catalog Info

This course is INACTIVE
Effective Term
Fall 2019
Title when registering
Calc for Bus, Life & Soc Sci
Credit Hours
Contact Hours Per Week
5 (for 15-week classes)
Course Description

For students in business, life science, and the social sciences but not engineering, mathematics, or physical science majors. Introduces differential and integral calculus of algebraic, logarithmic, and exponential functions of one variable. Covers graphical, numerical, and algebraic determination of derivatives and definite integrals, applications of the derivative including minima and maxima, and integration and its applications. Includes applications throughout the course. Credit cannot be earned for both MATH 153 and 180. Includes the use of technology for business-related applications. Requires a graphing calculator with the TI-84 Plus series recommended.

MATH-115 or MATH-150 or MATH-175 - all with a C grade or better OR a satisfactory score on the placement test
MTA Categories
  • Category 3: Mathematics (College Algebra Track)
General Education Categories
  • Mathematics
Office Contact
School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM): 313-845-9632,, Health Careers Education Ctr, Room: G-122