Walla Walla University offers three developmental mathematics courses, each with the MDEV course prefix. These courses are:
- MDEV 001 - Elementary Algebra
- MDEV 002 - Elementary Geometry
- MDEV 003 - Intermediate Algebra
The grades received in developmental mathematics courses will be recorded on your college transcript, but will not be included in your cumulative GPA. Because these course are not usually considered to be of college level, they are ordinarily not transferable to other colleges and universities. These course serve two purposes:
- They provide students a means of making up entrance deficiencies.
- They prepares students for college-level mathematics courses.
Designed for students who enter university without having met the mathematics entrance requirement of a one-year course in high school algebra. Topics include fractions, radicals, factoring, linear and quadratic equations, and graphing. Credit does not apply toward graduation.
Together with MDEV 003, elementary algebra is taught as a non-traditional self-paced computer lab-based course offered Autumn, Winter, and Spring quarters. Those who complete the entire course in one quarter will be given credit for MDEV 003. Students who require a slower pace may complete the course in two quarters, in which case they will receive credit for MDEV 001 in the first quarter and MDEV 003 in the second quarter. Students must start this course during the Autumn or Winter quarter in order to allow them two quarters in a single academic year in which to finish.
Designed for students who enter university without having met the mathematics entrance requirements of a one-year course in high school geometry. Topics include angles, polygons, circles, and triangles. Concepts and techniques of proof are integrated into this course. Credit does not apply toward graduation.
Elementary Geometry is offered in the Autumn quarter only. It is taught in a standard classroom setting with four lectures a week.
Designed for students who enter university without having met the mathematics entrance requirements of a one-year course in high school Algebra II. Topics include sets, numbers, exponents, polynomials, factoring rational algebraic expressions, graphs, first and second degree equations, and inequalities. Credit does not apply toward graduation.