Sep 30, 2022  
College Catalog 2022-2023 
    
College Catalog 2022-2023

Mathematics Major


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Major requirements


The major in mathematics consists of 11 credits. 

Four additional electives


  • Two additional courses at the 200-level or higher. 
  • Two additional courses at the 300-level (MATH 342 may be one of these), at least one of which must be taken at Wheaton

Notes


  • The mathematics major requires a minimum of 10 courses beyond Math101-Calculus.

  • A score of 4 or 5 on the AP AB Calculus exam earns credit for Math 101- Calculus. A score of 4 or 5 on the AP BC Calculus exam earns credit for Math 101-Calculus OR Math 104-Calculus II, but not both. Please meet with the chair to determine which.

  • To major in mathematics, a student needs at least a C+ for the average of their Calculus I and Calculus II grades.

  • The Grade/Pass/Fail option can be used to apply a “P” grade for one 100-level course under the major requirements.
  • Students who are unable to take MATH 401 - Senior Seminar  may substitute a 300-level course chosen in consultation with their advisor and the Math Program coordinator.
  • Mathematics majors are encouraged to take either COMP 115 - Problem Solving and Python Programming  or COMP 118 Object-Oriented Programming   or PHYS 228 - Scientific Computing .

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