- Math 232 - Calculus II Calculus I is prerequisite to Calculus II. Many mathematics majors arrive at Wheaton with AP credit for Calculus I. Accordingly, the prerequisite course Calculus I is not counted towards a mathematics major. The major begins with Calculus II.
- Math 245 - Linear Algebra Linear Algebra is a pre-requisite for a number of upper division math courses. Offered every semester, math majors complete this course before the end of their sophomore year.
- Math 331- Vector Calculus This 2 semester hour course completes the calculus sequence. It should be completed during the freshman or sophomore year.
- Math 341 - Algebra I The study of algebraic structures serves as one of the two theory courses in the major. We recommend that Math 341 should be taken in the spring semester of the junior year.
- Math 351 - Analysis I Together with Algebra I, this course is one of our two theory courses. It is usually taken in the fall semester of the junior year.
- Math 494 - History and Foundations of Mathematics The capstone course for the major, Math 494 should be taken in the spring semester of the senior year. Algebra I and Analysis I are prerequisites.
Three of these must be chosen to complete the major:
When the Master of Arts in Teaching of Mathematics (MAT) program was introduced several years ago, we added four, 400-level courses to the curriculum to support this program. Students in the math MAT program need to take 3 of these courses, in addition to those needed for the major. Other students may choose these as elective courses, or can take the Quad A part for a 2-hour introduction. Students interested in graduate study in mathematics should take 441,451 and 485. Students considering graduate study in statistics should take
- Math 463. Math 441 Algebra II - offered in the fall semester of even numbered years.
- Math 451 Analysis II - offered in the spring semester of odd numbered years.
- Math 463 Prob&Stats - offered in the fall semester of odd numbered years.
- Math 485 Advanced Topics in Mathematics - offered in the spring semester of even numbered years. In 2000, the topic was number theory. In 2002, the topic was undergraduate student research.