Online Calculus Course for Credit
Distance Calculus @ Roger Williams University offers calculuslevel courses for real academic credits  not 'certificate' or other types of course achievement measurements that are commonly found today with MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) like Coursera, Udemy, edX, and others.Course Level  DMAT # 


Freshman Core 
253  Calculus I  4  
263  Calculus II  4  
Freshman HONORS 
254  HONORS Calculus I  5  
264  HONORS Calculus II  5  
255  HONORS Calculus I+II For Data Science  5  
Applied Calculus 
201  Calculus for Business  3  
202  Calculus for Life Science  3  
Before Calculus 
135  Precalculus with Trigonometry  4  
125  Introductory Statistics ^{*Spring 2024}  4  
145  Finite Mathematics ^{*Spring 2024}  3  
225  Discrete Mathematics ^{*Spring 2024}  4 
Course Level  DMAT # 


Sophomore Core 
355  Multivariable Calculus  4  
321  Differential Equations  3  
335  Linear Algebra  4  
311  Probability Theory  3  
Sophomore HONORS 
356  HONORS Multivariable Calculus  5  
322  HONORS Differential Equations  4  
336  HONORS Linear Algebra  5  
337  HONORS Linear Algebra for Data Science  5  
Upper Division 
431  Abstract Algebra ^{*Spring 2024}  4  
451  Differential Geometry ^{*Spring 2024}  4 
Whatever your academic goal, likely you are looking to earn real academic college credits that you can show on an Official Academic Transcript from a regionally accredited university, the highest level of accreditation in the U.S.
MOOC courses are great. Khan Academy, Udemy, edX, Coursera  all of these are excellent resources, but they do not offer real academic credits nor real academic transcripts for course completion. You may learn a lot in these courses, but the end result is not an official academic transcript.
Here is a video about earning real academic credits from Distance Calculus @ Roger Williams University:
The Distance Calculus program is part of Roger Williams University  University College  a fully regionallyaccredited university in Providence, Rhode Island, USA. Credit for Courses completed through Distance Calculus are real college credits from Roger Williams University.
The online classes offered from Distance Calculus @ Roger Williams University are asynchronous  selfpaced  there are no fixed meeting times, no zoom meeting to attend, and you have 1 year to complete your course from the date of your enrollment. You may want to complete one of these online classes quickly  in a matter of weeks if you have a challenging deadline to meet  or take your time as your work/life schedule allows, and complete one of these online courses at a more relaxed pace, stopping and starting as you need to. This type of selfpaced program is excellent for working adults.
Academic credit for courses from Distance Calculus @ Roger Williams University may be transferred to both undergraduate and graduate programs  see our Transfering Credits page for more information on transferring these online classes to other institutions  either part of a university degree program for a bachelor's degree you may be enrolled in now, or planning to be enrolled in; also many students enrolled in Distance Calculus are earning academic credit for courses to be part of their graduate school applications to a graduate school university degree program. When you are applying to a graduate program, you are not doing a credit transfer per se, but rather including proof of completion of these Calculus courses to be part of your graduate school application. For baccalaureate students already enrolled in a a college or university, you will be doing an academic credit transfer  it is best to follow the advice on the Transfering Credits page. If you are high school or otherwise not yet enrolled in an undergraduate program, but planning to start in such a program, the academic credit transfer is easier to accomplish, with presentation of official official academic transcripts when you start your new undergraduate program. Many advanced high school students complete upper Distance Calculus courses with this credit transfer plan in mind.
The exam schedule for these online classes from Distance Calculus are scheduled with the instructor at your convenience, once you have completed all of the course work. Many students in Distance Calculus will have their final exam sheduled on a Saturday, or Sunday, or in the evening. During COVID19, all proctored final exams are completed over Skype video with the instructor.
Below are the list of course topics for the core Calculus courses for Distance Calculus that outline the principles of calculus that are explored in the Calculus I and Calculus II courses. Please see the links above for the other courses offered by Distance Calculus @ Roger Williams University.
Course Description for Calculus I (Calculus 1)
 Precalculus Review
 Solving Simple Equations
 Solving (easy) equations in 1 variable
 What if you can't solve for x?
 Finding solutions numerically
 Finding solutions graphically
 Solving equations of more than 1 variable
 Functions
 Functional notation
 Data sets
 Graphing functions
 Data sets and smooth curves
 Domain and Range
 Algebraic combinations of functions
 Linear Functions
 Algebraic definition
 Slope
 Graphing linear functions by hand
 Properties of linear functions
 Linear data sets
 Quadratic Functions
 Algebraic definition
 Graphing and Properties of Quadratic Functions
 Solving quadratic equations algebraically:Factoring
 Solving quadratic equations algebraically:Quadratic formula
 Solving quadratic equations numerically and graphically
 Power and Polynomial Functions
 Algebraic definition
 Graphing and Properties of Polynomial Functions
 Solving polynomial equations algebraically: factoring
 Solving polynomial equations numerically and graphically
 Radicals and fractional exponents
 Rational Polynomial Functions
 Rational Polynomial Functions
 Algebraic definition
 Graphing and Properties of Rational Polynomial Functions
 Solving rational polynomial equations algebraically: factoring
 Exponential Functions
 Algebraic definition
 Graphing and Properties of Exponential Functions
 Solving exponential equations numerically and graphically
 Exponential Growth and Applications
 Data sets and exponential functions
 Logarithmic Functions
 Inverse Functions
 Algebraic Definition
 Graphing and Properties of Logarithmic Functions
 Solving exponential and logarithmic equations algebraically
 Solving logarithmic equations numerically and graphically
 Logarithmic Growth and Applications
 Data sets and logarithmic functions
 Trigonometric Functions
 Trigonometric Data
 Periodicity
 Amplitude, Phase Shift, Graphing Trigonometric Functions
 Trigonometric Functions
 Trigonometric Identities
 Solving Simple Equations
 Growth: Preparing for the Derivative
 Growth of Linear Functions: Rate of Change
 Growth of Power Functions: Rate of Change
 Growth of Exponential Functions: Rate of Change
 Dominance of Growth of Functions
 Percentage Growth of Functions: Percentage Rate of Change
 Global Scale: Infinite Limits
 Data Functions and Interpolation
 Approximation of Functions by Linear Functions
 Continuity
 Limits
 Continuous Functions
 Jump Discontinuities
 Piecewise Functions and Continuity
 Limit Rules
 Exponential Functions and Natural Logarithms
 e = Euler's Number
 Natural Logarithm
 Growth Analysis
 Applications: Carbon Dating
 Percentage Growth and Steady Growth of Exponential Functions
 Data Functions and Logarithmic Analysis
 Inverse Functions
 Applications: Compound Interest and Finance
 Applications: World Population
 The Derivative of Polynomial, Exponential, Logarithmic, and Fractional Powers
 Instantaneous Growth Rates
 Definition of the Derivative
 Computing the Derivative Graphically
 Computing the Derivative Algebraically
 Computing the Derivative Numerically
 Average Growth Rate vs. Instantaneous Growth Rate
 Applications of the Derivative: Spread of Disease
 Finding Maxima and Minima of Functions
 Relating a Function and Its Derivative
 The Derivative of Polynomial, Exponential, Logarithmic, and Fractional Powers
 Computing Derivatives
 Sum, Difference, Product, Quotient Rule
 Chain Rule
 Logarithmic Differentiation
 Instantaneous Percentage Growth
 Growth Dominance
 Applications: Linear Dimensions
 Implicit Differentiation
 Using Derivatives
 Finding Maxima and Minima
 Finding Good Representative Plots
 Applications: Maximizing Volume
 The Second Derivative
 Applications: The Space Shuttle Challenger
 Mean Value Theorem
 Integration
 Measuring Area Under a Curve
 Definition of the Integral
 Properties of Integrals, Symmetry
 Integrals of Data Functions
 Numerical Methods: Rectangles, Trapezoids
 Undefined Integrals
 Numerical Calculation of Integrals
 Fundamental Theorem of Calculus
 Derivative of an Integral
 Integral of a Derivative
 Fundamental Theorem of Calculus Formula
 Distance, Velocity, and Acceleration
 Improper Integrals
 More Properties of Integrals
 Applications: Measure Accumulation Totals
 Indefinite Integrals and Antiderivatives
 uSubstitution
Calculus II (Calculus 2) Course Description
 Integration
 Measuring Area Under a Curve
 Definition of the Integral
 Properties of Integrals, Symmetry
 Integrals of Data Functions
 Numerical Methods: Rectangles, Trapezoids
 Undefined Integrals
 Numerical Methods: Rectangles, Trapezoids
 Numerical Calculation of Integrals
 Fundamental Theorem of Calculus
 Derivative of an Integral
 Integral of a Derivative
 Fundamental Formula
 Distance, Velocity, and Acceleration
 Improper Integrals
 More Properties of Integrals
 Applications: Measure Accumulation Totals
 Indefinite Integrals and Antiderivatives
 Measurements via Slicing
 Measuring Area via Slicing
 Measuring Volume via Slicing
 Density and Mass
 Accumulation of Rates
 Arc Length
 Computing Integrals
 Algebraic Antiderivatives
 Integrals of Standard Functions: Polynomial, Exponential, Trigonometric, Logarithmic
 Transforming Integrals: usubstitution
 Measuring Area under Parametric Curves
 Integrals of Polar Functions
 Measurements via Slicing
 Measuring Area via Slicing
 Measuring Volume via Slicing
 Density and Mass
 Accumulation and Rates
 Arc Length
 Double Integrals
 Measuring Area and Volume
 GaussGreen Formula
 Changing Order of Iterated Integrals
 Integration Techniques
 Separable Differential Equations
 Integration By Parts
 DeMoivre's Theorem
 Integration Patterns and Reduction Formulas
 Partial Fractions Technique
 Trigonometric Integrals
 Trigonometric Substitution
 Integration via Differentiation Technique
 Taylor's Expansion of a Function
 Splines and Smooth Splines
 Points of Contact
 Application: Landing an Airplane
 Taylor Expansion
 Recognizing Familiar Expansions
 Using Expansions for Approximations
 Derivatives and Integrals of Expansions
 Expansions At Other Points
 Newton's Method
 Calculating Limits: L'Hopital's Rule
 Expansions and Solving Differential Equations
 Complex Exponentials
 Euler, Midpoint, RungeKutta Integral Estimates
 Sequences and Series
 Sequences of Numbers
 Series of Numbers
 Convergence
 Convergence of Taylor Expansions
 Barriers: Radius of Convergence
 Shared Convergence Intervals for Derivatives and Integrals of Functions
 Applications: Drug Dosing
 Power Series
 Basic Definition
 Solutions of Differential Equations
 Convergence Intervals of Power Series
 Ratio Test
 Finding Series Convergence Values via Power and Taylor Series
 Polar Coordinates
 Basic Graphing
 Recognizable Curves
 Differentiation and Integration in Polar Coordinates
 Vector Analysis
 Vector Arithmetic
 Dot Product, Cross Product
 Planes
Distance Calculus  Student Reviews
Date Posted: Jan 12, 2020
Review by: Anonymous
Courses Completed: Calculus I, Calculus II
Review: I needed to brush up on my high school calculus and finally take Calc II before starting a graduate program that needed them as prereqs. This was perfect choice to fit in that summer. Got done at fast pace that I wanted and needed. Also had added bonus of one on one feedback and help when needed. Video lessons were better than many on campus instructors in large lecture settings. Recommend for anyone needing to satisfy prereqs at home institution.
Transferred Credits to: University of Michigan
Date Posted: Jan 15, 2021
Review by: Rachel H.
Courses Completed: Probability Theory
Review: Dr. Curtis gave helpful and timely feedback, and made the teaching videos very engaging! The course model and associated software was easy to acclimate to.
Transferred Credits to: Cedarville University
Date Posted: Jul 12, 2021
Review by: Henry R.
Courses Completed: Multivariable Calculus
Review: Fantastic and unique course, particularly good for visual/spatial thinkers. The course forces you to develop a real conceptual understanding of the math concepts, as opposed to just teaching math formulas like other courses tend to do. There is a steep learning curve early on to get used to the software and the kind of course this is. Ultimately, I feel like what I learned will allow me to actually use the math and build upon it in the future. If you care about learning, rather than just passing a requirement, this is a great course for you.
Transferred Credits to: Harvard University