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Applied Algebra


Applied Algebra

This single course offering enables you to matriculate into a relevant WGU bachelor's degree program and will stack toward the completion of that degree. View course bundles and certificate programs.

Does algebra ever transcend the classroom and make its way into everyday life? Absolutely. Whether you’re doubling the ingredients of a cookie recipe or mapping out the wall space where your new TV will hang, algebra has significant relevance to your daily life. Welcome to Applied Algebra, where you’ll learn to identify algebra’s presence in the world around you. 

In this course, you will discover the realm of functions, the algebra that governs them, and how they influence real-world applications. As you navigate your coursework, you will explore the role algebra plays in understanding rates of change, optimizing outcomes, and deciphering complex data sets. 

Applied Algebra prepares you to leverage algebra’s problem-solving capabilities as you strategize and triumph over challenges in your academic, professional, and personal life. Embrace flexibility with WGU’s online learning as you tailor courses to your everyday schedule, tap into diverse student resources, and complete the course in 3 months.

Are you ready to explore an incredible tool as you bring new understanding to the world around you? Enroll today and enrich your future.  

Benefits of this Single Course

100% online and self-paced

No hidden fees for exams, support, or materials.

Earn 3 course credits

What's in it for You?

In addition to earning course credit, you’ll learn the following:

Graphical Depictions

Analyze graphical depictions of real-world situations using functional properties.

Exponential Functions

Apply exponential functions and their properties to real-world problems.

Polynomial Functions

Apply polynomial functions and their properties to real-world problems.

Logistic Function

Apply logistic functions and their properties to real-world problems.


Verify the validity of a given model.

Linear Functions

Apply linear functions and their properties to real-world problems.


Interpret the real-world meaning of various functions based on notation, graphical representations, and data representations.

Let's get started.

Whether you're seeking course credits or looking to boost your resume, single courses are a perfect place to start your college and career journey. Once you complete your course, you’ll be on your way to earning a WGU bachelor’s degree.

  1. Enroll online.
  2. Select the single course or course bundle that’s right for your WGU bachelor’s degree pathway.
  3. Begin your first course whenever you’re ready—even the same day.


Pay only for the courses you need.


Start right away—and finish as quickly as you like.

Credit Earning

Earn 3 course credits—transferable to WGU

What is the Cost?


Applied Algebra course only
(Two months to complete*)

*If the course is not completed within the two-month time frame, a $99 monthly subscription fee will be charged until completed or withdrawn. You may cancel at any time.

Support You Can
Count On


Having trouble accessing your account? Not sure about an assessment? We offer a wide range of support no matter what issue you encounter. Our Student Care team will help you with questions about enrollment, program requirements, and other steps toward your success.

Plus, you’ll have access to all of our student support services, including your own certified Student Success Coach, course instructors, a writing center, and 24/7 tutoring. 

Engaged Instructors


Your course instructors have extensive experience working with adult learners like you. They are enthusiastic about helping you discover and express your unique voice in your writing and are available to meet with you one-to-one. Don't hesitate to schedule an appointment with them whenever needed! They are dedicated to supporting you every step of the way on your educational journey.

Student Success Coaches


Through coaching psychology, our student success coaches empower you to overcome obstacles, develop effective study habits, and maintain motivation throughout your educational journey. They utilize motivational interviewing techniques to help you identify your strengths, clarify your aspirations, and work with you to create a personalized plan for success.

Ready to begin?

Choose your WGU degree program and then your single course or course bundle. Enroll and begin your coursework right away.

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