Mathematics
Offered by the Mathematics department.

In a world that runs on algorithms and information, mathematics has never been more marketable. US News & World Report ranked mathematician second on its Best Jobs of 2020 list. A degree in math can lead to in-demand careers in finance, data science, health information, market research, and business analysis. Many math majors share their passion for problem solving as high school teachers. Wheaton’s close-knit mathematics program offers you the flexibility to explore other academic interests through a second major or minor. Our graduates also pursue advanced and professional degrees in a variety of disciplines, including medicine and law.

For more information, contact Rachelle DeCoste, Chair, Department of Mathematics.

Programs

Outcomes

100% of Mathematics majors from the past five years have found employment, attended graduate school or achieved a fellowship or service opportunity within six months of graduation *

100%
of Mathematics majors

Recent Graduates


Sample First Jobs

  • Analyst, In4mation Insights
  • Data Associate, Amazon.com
  • Data Coordinator, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Software Engineer, Microsoft
  • Technology Associate, Liberty Mutual Insurance


Sample Graduate Schools

  • Columbia University
  • Fordham University
  • Lehigh University
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Michigan

*outcomes data is based on a knowledge rate of 68% for the classes of 2014-2018

Recent student internships

The Wheaton Edge offers experiences beyond the classroom.

Yajing Zhang

2020, Economics, Mathematics

Keefe Family Foundation Work and Learning Fellows Endowment

Ernst & Young, Qingdao, Shandong Province, China

This experience made me more prepared for the accounting field, and gave me some direction about what I want to do in the future.

Mikayla Pucci

2021, Mathematics, Secondary Education

Molly Shepard '68 and Peter Dean S'68 Leader's Scholar Internship

Hopkinton High School, Hopkinton, MA

This internship opened my eyes to all of the work and collaboration that goes into being a successful teacher, and confirmed my career goal to teach high school math. The knowledge I gained developing curriculum will be a huge asset as I begin student teaching.

Claire Archdeacon

2020, Astronomy, Mathematics

Merit Scholarship

Wheaton College, Physics Department, Norton, MA

This summer, I worked with Professor Goodman in trying to understand the physical properties of oceans trapped under the icy surface of Jupiter’s moons. We created an experiment to learn about convection cells in Europa’s ocean.

Emily Babb

2020, Business and Management, Mathematics and Economics

The Karman Family Internship Fund

The Ruth Group, New York, NY

I learned through this internship that having a creative outlet in the workplace helps keep me engaged. This internship also helped me eliminate an industry from my career path and illuminated an industry of interest.

Faculty

William Goldbloom Bloch

Professor of Mathematics; A. Howard Meneely Professorship (2015-2020)

Rachelle C. DeCoste

Professor of Mathematics

Emily Fischer

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Michael Kahn

Professor of Mathematics

Rochelle (Shelly) Leibowitz

Professor of Mathematics

Tommy Ratliff

Professor of Mathematics

Ayla Sánchez

Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Janice Sklensky

Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Coordinator of Peer Tutoring

Norman Johnson
Professor of Mathematics, Emeritus