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Calculus Prerequisite

This is a sample of accredited institutions offering calculus classes in the Sacramento region. We post this list as a courtesy to our applicants and students. It should NOT be considered an endorsement of these schools nor is it a comprehensive list of courses that may be available and acceptable.

Please keep in mind that certain schools may have additional requirements for enrollment in courses. Consult individual departments about specific requirements, availability of courses, cost, schedule, and delivery method.

Feel free to provide a syllabus or course description to the Department if you are not certain a course can be used to satisfy the prerequisite requirement.

Community Colleges

Los Rios Community College District
American River College - Catalog
Math 340, Calculus for Business and Economics (3 units) 
Math 350, Calculus for the Life and Social Sciences I (3 units)
Math 400, Calculus 1 (5 units) 

Cosumnes River College - Catalogcourse descriptions
Math 341, Calculus for Business and Economics (4 units) 
Math 350, Calculus for the Life and Social Sciences I (3 units) 
Math 400, Calculus 1 (5 units) 

Folsom Lake College - Catalog
Math 350, Calculus for the Life and Social Sciences I (3 units) 
Math 400, Calculus 1 (5 units) 

Sacramento City College - Catalog
Math 350, Calculus for the Life and Social Sciences I (3 units)
Math 400, Calculus 1 (5 units) 

Sierra Community College District - Catalog
Math 16A, Calculus for Social and Life Sciences (Units 4) 
Math 30, Analytical Geometry and Calculus (Units 4-5) 
Math 42, Business Calculus (Units 4) 

Yuba Community College District
Yuba College - Catalog
Math 1A, First Year Calculus (4 units) 
Math 9, Calculus for Business, Social and Life Science (4 units) 

Woodland Community College - Catalog
Math 1A, First Year Calculus (5 units) 
Math 9, Calculus for Business, Social and Life Science (4 units)

Public Universities

Sacramento State - Current Catalog - Open University
Math 26A, Calculus I for the Social and Life Sciences (3 units)
Math 30, Calculus I (4 units)

University of California, Davis - Catalog - Open Campus
Math 16A, Short Calculus (3 units) 
Math 17A, Calculus for Biology and Medicine (4 units) 
Math 21A, Calculus (4 units) 

Private Accredited Colleges and Universities

The below are alternatives to public colleges and universities students that applicants may consider. Often these places deliver courses in alternative formats, such as on-line or in an intensive schedule for the convenience of students. In no way should the appearance here of a for-profit institution be considered an endorsement of that institution.

DeVry University - catalog
Math 260, Applied Calculus I 

National University - catalog
MTH 220, Calculus I 

University of Phoenix - individual courses
MTH 310 Calculus I