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MAT 2240 Calculus for the Life Sciences

This course uses calculus as a tool for modeling applications in the life sciences. Limits, derivatives, integrals, and differential equations are introduced and applied in this context. Emphasis is placed on qualitative analysis and interpretation.

Division: Science, Mathematics and Engineering
Department: Mathematics
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: No

Prereqs: MAT 1470 


  • Determine an appropriate function to model a data set.
  • Compute the values of limits, derivatives and integrals.
  • Construct a set of differential equations and initial conditions to model a biological system, and use a direction field to determine the qualitative properties of the solution.

Credit Hours: 4

Classroom Hours: 4