A logical decision for career success. Mathematics

Wheaton College offers a modern mathematics major with career-focused concentrations. You’ll learn to think critically and logically — abilities that will help you succeed no matter what career path you choose.

Credential Type

  • B.A., B.S.

Major Credits Required

  • 40-46

Offered As

  • Major, Minor
Mary Vanderschoot teaching math class

98.9% employed or in graduate school

Within six months of graduation, nearly 99% of Wheaton’s Class of 2021 found work in their field or continued their education.

31% growth in demand

The U.S. Department of Labor anticipates math-related jobs to grow much faster than the average profession through 2031.

75% completed an internship

Three-quarters of the most recent graduating class pursued at least one internship.

Connect with Admissions

You can reach us anytime via admissions@wheaton.edu.


A Christian Mathematics Degree Why Wheaton for Math?

Math is an excellent foundation for in-demand, well-paying positions, such as a data scientist, financial analyst, or actuary. Mathematics is also an ideal second area of study for students pursuing degrees in economics, computer science, physics, education, or the health sciences.

Faces and Spaces Where You’ll Learn, Who You’ll Meet

Dr Mary Vanderschoot at the Blackboard

Our Faculty

Our outstanding, personable faculty has a wide range of professional experience and research interests, including data science, mathematical modeling, computational science, community-based operations research, number theory, topology, and chaos theory.

Our Facilities

As a math major at Wheaton College, you’ll study in a variety of learning spaces across campus. The Department of Mathematics boasts multiple student spaces to gather for studying, working in groups, and collaborating with fellow majors.

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Our Experiences

Math majors are active members of the campus community. They tutor their peers, conduct research with professors, exhibit analytical skills in competitions, and participate in clubs and organizations. They gain valuable career skills through internships, mentored summer research programs, and service-learning projects.

WITH Wheaton Opportunities Across Campus & Beyond

Interdisciplinary learning is a way of life at Wheaton. Aside from your work within your chosen major, you can enrich your educational experience and connect with peers and professors across campus (and beyond) in many ways.

Real-World Learning Experiences

  • Wheaton in the Black Hills
  • Human Needs and Global Resources (HNGR Program)
  • Faculty-mentored research
  • Internships, such as with the National Institutes of Health Summer Biostatistics Institute
  • Teaching assistantships/tutoring positions 
  • Mathematics competitions

Related Centers, Organizations & Co-Curriculars

  • Society of Women in STEM

Additional Academic Opportunities: Common Minors, Certificates & Second Majors

  • Business/Economics
  • Physics
  • Pre-law Certificate/pre-law advising program
  • 5th year accelerated master of arts in teaching degree program


Mathematics students in classroom
MATHEMATICS for Christ & His Kingdom

Faith & Learning at Wheaton

A Wheaton education is built on the foundation of our unique Christ at the Core general education curriculum. Mathematics is all about solving problems and discerning truth from falsehood. Our students and faculty look for ways to use math to serve others; this is evident in many of the research and community service projects you’ll find coming from the department.

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Success After Wheaton What Jobs Can You Get With a Mathematics Degree?

Some of today’s most in-demand jobs require mathematical and analytical skills. Here’s a look at where our graduates work or further their education.

Our students find positions such as:

  • Actuarial analyst
  • Application developer
  • Biostatistician
  • Business intelligence analyst
  • Financial analyst
  • Quantitative UX researcher
  • Research analyst
  • Revenue operations manager
  • Sales operations manager
  • Software engineer
  • Supply chain consultant

And they’re accepted into graduate programs like:

  • Duke University (Ph.D., Statistical Science)
  • The Johns Hopkins University (M.S., Physics)
  • Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering (M.S., Financial Mathematics)
  • Southern Methodist University (M.S., Applied Statistics and Data Analytics)
  • Texas A&M University (M.S., Statistics)
  • University of Chicago (M.S., Computer Science)
  • University of Illinois Chicago (Pharm.D.)
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (M.S., Biostatistics)
Mathematics Alumni in Action

Lincoln Academy Student Laureate

“My time at Wheaton has grown me in many ways, spiritually and academically. I am truly blessed to have attended college here.”

– Natalie Schuetz ‘21

Natalie Schuetz '21, who double-majored in Applied Mathematics and Business Economics, found herself deeply invested in the Wheaton community, both on and off campus. She served on the Student Alumni board and as cabinet vice president of the International Justice Mission chapter at Wheaton; she led campus bible studies and tutored refugee and immigrant children; and even held a student position in the Admissions Office.

Her academic, extracurricular, and service accomplishments are perhaps why Natalie was named a Student Laureate by the Lincoln Academy of Illinois, an organization that honors outstanding seniors at colleges across the state. 


If you’re a current student or want to dig deeper in this area of study, here are some additional resources for you to explore.

Department Website

Visit the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science website to learn more about our faculty, curriculum, learning opportunities, and more.

Course Requirements

Visit the Wheaton College catalog for specific degree requirements and course descriptions.

Next Steps

Looking for a Christian mathematics degree? Request more information about majoring in math at Wheaton College or start your application today.