Co-requisite options give students quicker access to college-level coursework
The Mathematics department at Inver Hills Community College is piloting two new math courses with co-requisite options—MATH 0103: Statistics Support/MATH 1103: Introduction to Statistics and MATH 0118: College Algebra Support/MATH 1118: College Algebra I.
“These co-requisite math courses allow students to take a college-level math course much sooner without having to complete the normal prerequisite math course,” said Dr. Carrie Naughton, mathematics faculty at Inver Hills. “The goal of co-requisite courses is to dramatically increase the number of students—especially BIPOC and low-income students—who immediately enroll in and successfully complete gateway math courses aligned to their programs of study. Co-requisite support courses are based on sound, research-informed design principles.”
Students placing into MATH 0840: Introductory Algebra would be able to take MATH 1103: Introduction to Statistics with co-requisite MATH 0103: Statistics Support without completing MATH 0840.
Students placing into MATH 0940: Intermediate Algebra would be able to take MATH 1118: College Algebra I with co-requisite MATH 0118: College Algebra Support without completing MATH 0940.
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“Inver Hills is one of the few Minnesota State colleges in the Twin Cities metro area currently offering new co-requisite pathways in both College Algebra and Statistics,” Carrie said. “These co-requisite courses not only help shorten the pathway so students can get through college-level math more quickly, but they also provide extra support and tools that help students become more empowered and successful in math.”
Carrie added that math faculty along with college staff and administrators are optimistic that the co-requisite courses will help reduce equity gaps.
“Our priority is reducing obstacles that prevent students from achieving their goals while still providing a strong mathematical foundation for their programs of study,” she said.
Learn more about the Mathematics department, Mathematics Transfer Pathway A.A., and co-requisite math courses at Inver Hills by contacting:
More about the Mathematics Transfer Pathway A.A.
Transfer Pathway A.A. in Mathematics: 60 credits
This Transfer Pathway Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree program offers you a powerful opportunity to complete an associate degree and transfer with junior-year status to a designated mathematics baccalaureate program at one of seven Minnesota State universities.
Earning this A.A. degree requires completing the Mathematics curriculum (18–21 credits), additional general education courses (35 credits), health and physical education courses (2 credits), and general electives (2–5 credits) to bring your credit total to 60.
With this Transfer Pathway A.A., you will be able to transfer to a baccalaureate program at one of seven Minnesota State universities:
- Bemidji State University: Mathematics B.S.
- Metropolitan State University: Industrial & Applied Mathematics B.S.
- Minnesota State University Mankato: Mathematics B.S.
- Minnesota State University Moorhead: Mathematics B.A., B.S.
- Southwest Minnesota State University: Mathematics B.A.
- St. Cloud State University: Mathematics B.A.
- Winona State University: Mathematics B.A.