Developmental Studies Courses

Developmental Studies courses provide an opportunity to improve students’ academic skills in preparation for future coursework.

Developmental Studies courses exist as prerequisites to General Education courses. Please go to the Success Center website for information concerning placement assessment. Students who do not remove prerequisites through test scores or prior credit must take the appropriate math, reading, or English courses in Developmental Studies prior to enrolling in certain General Education courses. Developmental Studies classes are offered day and evening to accommodate every student who needs them. Grades earned in Developmental Studies are not included in the student’s grade point average, and credit hours earned do not count toward graduation.

The Developmental Studies Courses have a different grading scale than the other departments. That scale is as follows:

  • P* 80-100
  • R* below 80

All courses with the Developmental Studies courses have a two-fold pass requirement. A student 1) must have a passing grade at the end of the course AND 2) must pass the exit exam given at the end of the course. Students who meet both requirements complete the course with a passing grade and receive course credit. Students who do not complete both requirements must retake the course.


Developmental Studies Courses Offered

Sem Hrs
DMA 010 Operations with Integers 0.75 0.50 1
DMA 020 Fractions and Decimals 0.75 0.50 1
DMA 030 Propor/Ratio/Rate/Percent 0.75 0.50 1
DMA 040 Express/Lin Equat/Inequal 0.75 0.50 1
DMA 050 Graphs/Equations of Lines 0.75 0.50 1
DMA 060 Polynomial/Quadratic Appl 0.75 0.50 1
DMA 070 Rational Express/Equation 0.75 0.50 1
DMA 080 Radical Express/Equations 0.75 0.50 1
DRE 096 Integrated Reading and Writing I 2.5 1 3
DRE 097 Integrated Reading and Writing II 2.5 1 3
DRE 098 Integrated Reading and Writing III 2.5 1 3
SCI 095 Developmental Science 3 4 5