College Algebra Course Overview

  • MATH 1010 is a three-credit college algebra course that is designed to provide students with the quantitative skills necessary to model and analyze real-world problems. With just a handful of different algebraic tools and modeling techniques, students will be able to interpret, visualize, and describe a vast array of mathematical relationships that arise in ecology, economics, medicine, and many other fields. This course will emphasize using algebraic principles to strengthen problem-solving skills and enhance communication of quantitative concepts. Topics include polynomial functions, rational functions, absolute value functions, piecewise functions, logarithmic and exponential functions, solving systems of equations and inequalities, and elementary mathematical modeling and applications.

    *This course is considered an upper-level undergraduate course (300 level or above)

College Algebra Course Outcomes

  • Identify function types (polynomial, radical, piecewise, absolute value, rational, exponential and logarithmic), symbolically and graphically
  • Interpret and create graphical information (intercepts, end behaviors, inverses, transformations)
  • Analyze functions to determine properties such as domain and range and function values
  • Solve equations and inequalities
  • Communicate algebraic facility with respect to real-world problems (e.g., construct algebraic models for a set of data)
  • Solve systems of linear equations

College Algebra Course Prerequisites

  • There are no prerequisites for MATH 1010.

How do exams work?

All exams are taken online. Major exams are required to be proctored online through ProctorU. For instructions on how to take your exams online, visit UNE Online’s ProctorU site. Please note exams must also be proctored with the UNE-approved external webcam.


How do labs work?

  • MATH 1010 is a lecture-only course. We do not offer an associated lab component for this course.
Tuition & Fees

MATH 1010: Lecture


  • Credits: 3
  • Tuition: $1,320
  • Registration: $30
  • Total: $1,350*

*Total payment is due in full at the time of registration. The cost of the materials is not included in this total.

Required course materials

  • Mandatory External Webcam and Whiteboard for Proctored Exams
  • Textbook: Abramson, J. (2020). College algebra. OpenStax. 
  • Lab Materials:
    • MATH 1010 is a lecture-only course. We do not offer a lab component and therefore no lab materials are needing to be purchased.
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Courses Typically Begin Every Two to Three Weeks

Working at the pace typical for a four-semester hour course, the average student will complete this online course in approximately 16 weeks. Many students have elected an online course for the sake of flexibility. Since the course is self-paced, you may be able to complete the course in less than 16 weeks.

You may enroll for a course at any time through our self-service registration portal. Payment is needed in full at the time of registration.

You must be registered for your class by 12:00 noon EST the Monday before the class starts. Your official start date is the date that the course opens and you will have 16 weeks from that date to complete your course.


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