Calculus I

Course Description

Calculus I covers the first half of fundamental calculus. This includes functions, limits, continuity, derivatives of all functions including trigonometric, exponential, logarithmic, inverse trigonometric, and implicit functions. Applications of derivatives, including max/min problems and L’Hopitals rule. Definite and Indefinite Integrals, The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, substitution rule and applications.

Highly Recommended Prerequisite: College Algebra (MATH111) and Trigonometry or Pre-Calculus

This course is the first in a two part series covering a general study of life processes, emphasizing basic concepts of biology suitable as a general education elective for non-science majors.

Course Offerings

  • Interactive Online Lecture (Synchronous) (MATH235): 4 credits
  • Self-Paced Online Lecture (Asynchronous) (MATH235): 4 credits

Course Structure


Classes begin with intensive lectures (up to five hours) led by experienced instructors. Through a mix of presentations and small-group discussions, students learn to tie key foundational concepts to clinical practice and other real-world applications. Interactive Online classes provide group-based virtual learning through Zoom. Classes happen in real-time (i.e. in a synchronous format) with required attendance during a set schedule. Self-paced online classes allow students to study on their own schedule (i.e. in an asynchronous format), as long as students meet certain assignment due dates and communicate regularly with their instructor. Students will meet individually or in small groups with instructors as needed via Zoom.

Student Support

Tutoring in any subject is available to fit student schedules. SCU students can also take advantage of exclusive health sciences workshops and symposiums offered by the University.

This course is typically needed for:

  • Nursing Programs
  • Physical Therapy Programs
  • Pharmacy Programs
  • Occupational Therapy Programs
  • Medical Schools
  • Veterinary Programs
  • Dentistry Programs
  • Chiropractic Programs
  • Optometry Programs

Available Formats

All classes at SCU are recorded the same way on transcripts, there is no indication of format.

On-Campus Lecture
  • Online
    • Interactive Online Lecture (Synchronous)
    • Interactive Online Lab (Synchronous)
    • Interactive Online Lecture (Synchronous) & Lab
    • Self-Paced Online Lecture (Asynchronous) & Interactive Online Lab (Synchronous)
    • Self-Paced Online Lecture (Asynchronous) & Lab
  • On-Campus (Currently Unavailable)
    • On-Campus Lecture
    • On-Campus Lab
    • On-Campus Lecture & Lab
  • Online & On-Campus (Currently Unavailable)
    • Self-Paced Online Lecture (Asynchronous) & On-Campus Lab

Self-Paced Online Lecture (Asynchronous)

  • Access to electronic textbook
  • Lab materials (when applicable)
  • Supplemental study resources
  • Regular tutoring
Lecture Credits

4 Credits



  • Jul 18, 2022 - Aug 21, 2022
    20 days left to register
    Class Schedule

    No specific class times 


    Adrian Diaz-Cabrera


    5 Weeks

On-Campus Lecture

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On-Campus Lab

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On-Campus Lecture & Lab

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Online Lecture & On-Campus Lab

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Transferable Single Course Credits

Our regionally accredited courses are designed to meet the standard requirements for most healthcare graduate programs. Before enrolling, check to confirm with your institution that your course will transfer.

Additional Courses

5 Weeks
Calculus II
Intermediate Algebra
5 Weeks
Intermediate Algebra
College Algebra
5 Weeks
College Algebra
Lab Credits Available
5 weeks