Math & Computer Science
Offered by the Mathematics and Computer Science department.

The mathematics and computer science major brings together aspects of theoretical and applied work that reinforce each other well. The major provides sound undergraduate preparation for a world of work that increasingly involves computer use. The major also provides excellent preparation for graduate study in computer science or applied mathematics, as well as in quantitatively oriented programs in management or public policy.

Major requirements

N.B. The Mathematics and Computer Science major has been eliminated effective for students entering Wheaton Spring 2014 and beyond. While existing Wheaton students may complete the major, students are strongly encouraged to consult with a faculty member to explore either a major in Mathematics and minor in Computer Science or a major in Computer Science and a minor in Mathematics.

Mathematics Computer Science Major Worksheet

The major consists of a minimum of 13 courses. Courses beyond the 100 level used to fulfill the major requirements may not be taken on a pass/fail basis.

Required courses

MATH 101 Calculus I
MATH 104 Calculus II
MATH 211 Discrete Mathematics
MATH 221 Linear Algebra
COMP 115 Robots, Games and Problem Solving
COMP 116 Data Structures
COMP 215 Algorithms
COMP 220 Computer Organization and Assembly Language

Five additional courses beyond the 100 level

Either three in math and two in computer science or four in math and one in computer science, including a Senior Seminar (MATH 401 or COMP 401) and at least two courses at the 300 or 400 level.