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Earn college credits for math and science courses - including topics such as Business Statistics, Algebra, Biology, and more - with Penn Foster College.

Whether you want to get a jump-start on your college education or earn additional credits towards a degree, Penn Foster College is here to help. Study online, at your own time, and receive support when you need it from our expert faculty and staff.

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Math & Science Courses

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Math & Science

An introductory course that explains the origin of life and the relationships between all living things, and describes how a significant number of organisms are structured and how they work.

Math & Science

Presentation of data; frequency distribution; averages; dispersion and skewness; index numbers; time series analysis; correlation and forecasting; the theory of probability and statistical inference.

Math & Science

Study basic algebraic concepts. Review the systems of equations, polynomials, and radicals. Learn how to factor polynomial expressions and simplify rational expressions.

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Business Statistics

3 credits

Presentation of data; frequency distribution; averages; dispersion and skewness; index numbers; time series analysis; correlation and forecasting; the theory of probability and statistical inference.

Course Requirements

3 credits

To enroll, call 1-800-238-9554

Requires Proctored Exam

Prerequisite: Mathematics for Business and Finance

Textbook: Statistics for Business and Economics

Course syllabus (PDF)

Computer Specifications: You will need high-speed internet access to begin your program. You will need access to a Microsoft® Windows® based computer running Windows 7® or later or an Apple® Mac® computer running OS X® or later, and an email account to complete your program with Penn Foster.

To enroll, call 1-800-238-9554

Earth Science

3 credits

Surveys a broad range of topics within the fields of geology, meteorology, oceanography, and astronomy.

Course Requirements

3 credits

To enroll, call 1-800-238-9554

Requires Proctored Exam

Textbook: Foundations of Earth Science

Course syllabus (PDF)

Computer Specifications: You will need high-speed internet access to begin your program. You will need access to a Microsoft® Windows® based computer running Windows 7® or later or an Apple® Mac® computer running OS X® or later, and an email account to complete your program with Penn Foster.

To enroll, call 1-800-238-9554
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Foundation Skills in Math

3 credits

Students learn the essential math skills necessary for future success in an AS technology program. The course of study includes a review of basic math functions, including trades-based examples, the metric system, formulas, introductory algebra, applied geometry, and some practical applications of trigonometry.

Course Requirements

3 credits

To enroll, call 1-800-238-9554

Requires Proctored Exam

Course syllabus (PDF)

Computer Specifications: You will need high-speed internet access to begin your program. You will need access to a Microsoft® Windows® based computer running Windows 7® or later or an Apple® Mac® computer running OS X® or later, and an email account to complete your program with Penn Foster.

To enroll, call 1-800-238-9554

Intermediate Algebra

3 credits

Study basic algebraic concepts. Review the systems of equations, polynomials, and radicals. Learn how to factor polynomial expressions and simplify rational expressions.

Course Requirements

3 credits

To enroll, call 1-800-238-9554

Requires Proctored Exam

Textbook: Intermediate Algebra

E-Book: Intermediate Algebra

Course syllabus (PDF)

Computer Specifications: You will need high-speed internet access to begin your program. You will need access to a Microsoft® Windows® based computer running Windows 7® or later or an Apple® Mac® computer running OS X® or later, and an email account to complete your program with Penn Foster.

To enroll, call 1-800-238-9554

Introduction to Biology

3 credits

An introductory course that explains the origin of life and the relationships between all living things. It describes how a significant number of organisms are structured and how they work, in order to enable students to discuss intelligently the various forms of life and their processes.

Course Requirements

3 credits

To enroll, call 1-800-238-9554

Requires Proctored Exam

Textbook: Essentials of Biology

E-Book: Essentials of Biology

Course syllabus (PDF)

Computer Specifications: You will need high-speed internet access to begin your program. You will need access to a Microsoft® Windows® based computer running Windows 7® or later or an Apple® Mac® computer running OS X® or later, and an email account to complete your program with Penn Foster.

To enroll, call 1-800-238-9554

Nutrition

3 credits

Personal decision making about nutrition; nutrition science; water; exercise; human growth and aging; safety of the food supply; the global view.

Course Requirements

3 credits

To enroll, call 1-800-238-9554

Requires Proctored Exam

Textbook: Nutrition for Life

Course syllabus (PDF)

Computer Specifications: You will need high-speed internet access to begin your program. You will need access to a Microsoft® Windows® based computer running Windows 7® or later or an Apple® Mac® computer running OS X® or later, and an email account to complete your program with Penn Foster.

To enroll, call 1-800-238-9554

Precalculus

3 credits

This course covers precalculus concepts that all college students need as prerequisites to calculus and other related courses required in many undergraduate majors. Specific topics include exponents, logarithms, sequences, series, trigonometric functions, analytic trigonometry, systems of equations and inequalities, matrices, conic sections, polar coordinates, and limits.

Course Requirements

3 credits

To enroll, call 1-800-238-9554

Requires Proctored Exam

Prerequisite: Intermediate Algebra

Textbook: Precalculus

Course syllabus (PDF)

Computer Specifications: You will need high-speed internet access to begin your program. You will need access to a Microsoft® Windows® based computer running Windows 7® or later or an Apple® Mac® computer running OS X® or later, and an email account to complete your program with Penn Foster.

To enroll, call 1-800-238-9554

Your course includes:

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  • Academic support from instructors with real-world experience
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  • 24/7 access to Penn Foster's robust online student community
  • Career planning resources, tools and support
  • Your official transcript upon completion

Will credits from Penn Foster College transfer into another college degree program?

Penn Foster College credits have been accepted for transfer into colleges across the country. Students should check with a specific college to see if they accept our credits, as credit transfer can vary depending on the school. Also, the American Council on Education's College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT) has evaluated and recommended college credit for many Penn Foster College courses. No form of accreditation guarantees that any learning institution will accept credits from any school as transfer credits. For more information on transferring credits, click here.

I live in Jamaica. Can I enroll in an individual college course?

Unfortunately, individual college courses are only available for individuals living in the United States. We do offer a variety of Bachelor, Associate and Undergraduate Certificate programs for non-U.S. residents through our sister school, Penn Foster College International.

What if I need a course that isn’t listed on your site?

Call our Admissions Specialists to discuss the specific course you are looking for. We may have a course that will meet your needs. You can reach them at 800-238-9554.

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