Mathematics Pre-major

Department Chair: Jennifer Reeb, 847-635-1974,

The following pre-major is recommended for students who are considering completing a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics after transferring to a four-year institution. It is designed for students who have not decided upon a specific four-year college or university. Once a transfer school is selected, students are strongly encouraged to consult the Office of Advising, Transitions, and Student Success and the transfer institution’s catalog to select courses that will meet both Oakton and transfer institution requirements.

For more information on course selection or program-specific advising, contact the department chair. Part time students should also consult the Office of Advising, Transitions, and Student Success for part-time pre-major recommendations. General Education courses should be selected from the list of IAI General Education Courses.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Semester OneHours
EGL 101 Composition I 3
MAT 250 Calculus I 5
Select one Life Science course without lab: 3
Human Genetics (non-laboratory course)  
Plants and Society  
Select one Modern Language (2021 or higher)2 or Humanities course 3-4
Select one of the following: 3
History of Native Americans 3  
African American History To 1865  
Social Problems 3  
Sociology of Race and Ethnicity 4  
Semester Two
EGL 102 Composition II 3
MAT 251 Calculus II 4
PHY 221 General Physics I 5
Select one of the following: 3
C++ Computer Science I  
Java Computer Science I  
Python Computer Science I  
Second Year
Semester One
SPE 103 Effective Speech 3
MAT 252 Calculus III 4
PHY 222 General Physics II 5
CHM 121 General College Chemistry I 4
Semester Two
MAT 260 Linear Algebra 3
MAT 262 Ordinary Differential Equations 3
CHM 122 General College Chemistry II 4
Select one of the following: 3
Principles of Macroeconomics  
Principles of Microeconomics  
World Regional Geography 1  
Western Civilization Since 1650  
International Relations 1  
Select one Fine Arts course 3
 Total Hours64-65

Note: Pre-major is a recommended sequence and selection of courses. See Associate in Science (A.S.) page for degree requirements.