MATH-180: Calculus I

Catalog Info

Title when registering
Calculus 1
Course Master
Credit Hours
Contact Hours Per Week
5 (for 15-week classes)
MATH-165 OR MATH-175 with a C or better OR a satisfactory score on the placement test.
Course Description

For students planning to pursue a course of study involving a concentration in mathematics. Topics include limits, continuity, the derivative, differentiation of algebraic, exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric and inverse trigonometric functions, applications of the derivative, antidifferentiation, and the definite integral.  Numerical, graphical and algebraic approaches are used whenever possible. Credit cannot be earned for both MATH 153 and 180. Requires a non-graphing scientific calculator for some formal assessments, access to a free graphing utility application to support learning and during informal assessments, and access to an online homework assessment.

MTA Categories
  • Category 3: Mathematics (College Algebra Track)
General Education Categories
  • Mathematics

Credit for Prior College-Level Learning

Options for Credit for Prior College-Level Learning
Other Exam
Other Exam Details

A student may receive credit for MATH-180 by earning one of the minimum scores from the following exams:

  1. At least 50 on the CLEP Calculus exam, or
  2. At least 3 on the Advanced Placement (AP) Calculus AB test,
  3. At least 3 on the Advanced Placement (AP) Calculus BC test,
  4. At least 5 on the International Baccalaureate-Standard Level (IB-SL) Mathematics Exam (IB-SL-based credit awarded only after completion of MATH-183 with a grade of C or higher), or
  5. At least 5 on the International Baccalaureate-Higher Level (IB-HL) Mathematics Exam.
Office Contact
School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM): 313-845-9632,, Health Careers Education Ctr, Room: G-122 and J-115
Requirements are subject to change. The information represented here is effective starting Fall 2024 and applies to the current catalog year. If you were admitted prior to this year, please check your requirements under the My Progress section of HFC Self Service.