# Major

## Major requirements for students who entered Wheaton prior to Fall 2015

The mathematics major consists of a minimum of 11 courses. Normally, the courses will be:

MATH 101 Calculus I

MATH 104 Calculus II

MATH 211 Discrete Mathematics

MATH 221 Linear Algebra

MATH 301 Real Analysis

or MATH 321 Abstract Algebra

MATH 401 Seminar

Five additional courses at the 200 or 300 level, at least two of which are at the 300 level. COMP 115 Robots, Games and Problem Solving may be used to fulfill one of the additional 200-level courses.

The department recommends that at least five courses be completed by the end of the second year. For those students who place out of calculus, the major consists of a minimum of 10 courses. Any additional course(s) needed to meet the minimum requirement will be determined in consultation with the department.

Students who are considering attending graduate school in mathematics are strongly encouraged to take both MATH 301 Real Analysis and MATH 321 Abstract Algebra. Students who are education minors and are student-teaching during spring of the senior year can substitute an additional 300-level course for the Senior Seminar with departmental approval.

No course used to fulfill the major requirements may be taken on a pass/fail basis. To major in mathematics, a student needs at least a C+ for the average of her or his Calculus I and Calculus II grades.

## Major requirements for students who enter Wheaton Fall 2015 and beyond

The major in mathematics consists of 10 or 11 courses. The required courses are:

MATH 101 Calculus I

MATH 104 Calculus II

MATH 211 Discrete Mathematics

MATH 221 Linear Algebra

MATH 151 Accelerated Statistics

or MATH 342 Mathematical Statistics

MATH 301 Real Analysis

or MATH 321 Abstract Algebra

MATH 401 Seminar

Two additional courses at the 300-level (MATH 342 may be one of these)

Two additional electives chosen from:

- any 200-level Mathematics course

- any 300-level Mathematics course

The department recommends that at least five courses be completed by the end of the second year. Students who are considering attending graduate school in mathematics are strongly encouraged to take both MATH 301 Real Analysis and MATH 321 Abstract Algebra.

For those students who place out of Calculus, the major consists of a minimum of 10 courses. Any additional course(s) needed to meet the minimum requirement will be determined in consultation with the student’s advisor and the Math Program coordinator. Students who are unable to take MATH 401 Seminar may substitute a 300-level course chosen in consultation with their advisor and the Math Program coordinator.

To major in mathematics, a student needs at least a C+ for the average of their Calculus I and Calculus II grades. No course used to fulfill the major requirements may be taken on a pass/fail basis. At least one 300-level course must be taken at Wheaton.

Mathematics majors are encouraged to take either COMP 115 Robots, Games and Problem Solving and COMP 116 Data Structures or PHYS 228 Scientific Computing.