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Calculus I (MAT-151E)

Calculus I (MAT-151E) is an online self-paced course with an emphasis on polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic fractions. Topics include limits, derivative rules, implicit differentiation, curve sketching, and optimization problems. This self-paced course will prepare you to pursue degrees in numerous healthcare disciplines, including pharmacy, occupational therapy, and physical therapy.

Prerequisites: None 

Why MCPHS?

  • Flexibility: Calculus I (MAT-151E) is self-paced and online. Set your own schedule to complete the course in 16-weeks.
  • Competitive Pricing: New students are eligible to receive a 50% reduction in the cost of tuition for one course. Please complete the discount code form to receive the discount code.
  • Easy to Get Started: No application process is required. Once registered, you can begin the Calculus I course within two business days.

Course Format

Calculus I is a 3-credit online, asynchronous, self-paced course. This course does not have specific meeting times or deadlines. You will complete your assignments on your own schedule over the course of 16 weeks using Blackboard, an online learning platform.

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This course requires the following textbook:

Calculus & Its Applications with Integrated Review 14th Edition
Author(s): Asmar, Nakhle | Goldstein, Larry | Lay, David | Schneider, David
Textbook ISBN-13: 9780134437774

Once you’ve selected your course of interest and are ready to register, all that’s left is to create your account and pay the tuition fees.

Create your account and begin the registration process here.

You'll be asked to create a username and password, provide some basic personal information, and pay the course's tuition. You’ll receive access to your course within two business days of paying tuition.

Courses run at a rate of $445 per credit hour. The School of Professional Studies offers reduced tuition options to new MCPHS students.

New students are eligible to receive a 50% reduction in the cost of tuition for one course. Please contact professionalstudies@mcphs.edu to learn more about this opportunity.

Degree applicants who have been admitted to a degree program and paid their enrollment deposit are eligible to receive a 50% reduction in the cost of tuition for any prerequisite course that the Admission Office has indicated must be completed prior to starting the degree program. Please contact the Admission Office at 617.879.5964 (Boston), 508.373.5607 (Worcester) or 603.314.1701 (Manchester) for more information.

Create your account and begin the registration process here.

Students enrolling in this course are required to have access to a device that can connect to the Internet.

We suggest that students use a computer to interact with the course content, rather than a mobile device. Additionally, Google Chrome and Firefox are the recommended browsers.

Students can receive a full tuition refund if they drop a course within five days of registering. Course changes will also be allowed during this five-day window.

After the five-day window closes (and up until the course's completion date), students may choose to withdraw from the course without a refund. This would result in a "W" on their student record.


Questions about our self-paced prerequisites? Connect with the School of Professional Studies at professionalstudies@mcphs.edu or 617.732.2824.