As a mathematics major at Dickinson, you will join a vibrant and supportive community of learners, teachers and scholars. Our department offers pure and applied courses taught by dynamic and award-winning faculty who employ a variety of pedagogical techniques. In addition to being passionate teachers, the mathematics faculty at Dickinson are successful researchers with diverse scholarly interests, giving majors access to expertise relevant to their individual goals.

Among mathematics majors nationwide, Dickinson graduates rank #25 for starting salaries at U.S. bachelor-degree-granting institutions (Texas Public Policy Foundation, 2020)

Our majors are accepted into highly competitive REUs (research experiences for undergraduates) and internships, present at professional conferences and participate in research projects that lead to publications with faculty members. The department hosts biweekly colloquia (Math & CS Chats); regular social functions such as all-ages happy hours, the Welcome Back BBQ and the Tome Tumbler; and the annual Major’s Dinner, at which we present awards and perform honor society inductions.

With a Dickinson mathematics foundation, our graduates have found success in many different careers. Each year, several students pursue graduate studies in mathematics and related fields, while others build outstanding careers as actuaries, consultants, scientists and educators.  

Students who wish to take their first mathematics class at Dickinson or wish to receive credit for a mathematics course taken elsewhere should visit the placement and transfer credits page or the advising guide.  


Contact Info


John MacCormickAssociate Professor of Computer Science

Department Coordinator

Tonya Miller






Tome Hall - Rector Science Complex Mailing Address

Department Features

Student Outcomes

Where Our Students Go From Here


  • BlackRock
  • Audible
  • General Dynamics
  • BNP Paribas
  • Strategic Research Insights
  • Ernst & Young
  • Enterprise Knowledge
  • Liberty Mutual

Graduate Schools:

  • Brown University
  • Columbia University
  • Dartmouth University
  • Georgetown University
  • Penn State University
  • University of Southern California
  • Michigan State University
  • Washington University in St. Louis
Where Our Students Have Interned
  • Audible
  • Blackrock
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Center for Advanced Electronics and Photovoltaic Engineering
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Dickinson College / Institutional Research
  • Eli Lilly Asia Inc. Shanghai
  • Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
  • Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
  • Nationwide Insurance
  • Pricewaterhouse Coopers
  • Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials (PRISM) within Princeton University
  • REU in Educational Data Mining at George Mason University
  • Verisk Analytics

Student Perspective

“A liberal-arts education is more than just getting a degree in a particular major, as it helps you in overall development. I am a computer science and mathematics major, and I was able to use the knowledge I gained from the classes and projects during my internship. However, it was not limited to that as I had an opportunity to take different classes from different departments including businesses and participate in different programs like Innovation Competition. Having these opportunities really helped me to understand the dynamics of an organization properly.”

—Aditi Joshi ’19

Mathematics News

Sharing Scientific Research—and Passion

Sharing Scientific Research—and Passion

Students present original scientific research on everything from the geoarchaeology of stone steps to the impact of climate change on snapping turtles.

CEO of Duolingo to Receive Award from Dickinson College

CEO of Duolingo to Receive Award from Dickinson College

Luis von Ahn will deliver the college’s annual Priestley Lecture.

The Case for a Liberal-Arts Approach to Data Analytics

The Case for a Liberal-Arts Approach to Data Analytics

With data at the heart of everything, the chairs of Dickinson's new data analytics program explain why studying the field at a liberal-arts college makes the most sense.

Student Snapshot: Elly Do

Student Snapshot: Elly Do '22

“I am intrigued by the fascinating application and the beauty of the logic behind mathematical proofs,” says Elly Do ’22, a double major in computer science and mathematics who hails from Vietnam.

Donor Profile: Patricia Collins

Donor Profile: Patricia Collins '71

Patricia Collins '71's Dickinson education paved a path toward success in a variety of fields. Today, she continues to give back to the college to open paths for current and future Dickinsonians.

Scott Beaumont ’75 Stays on Brand, After Relaunching Lilly Pulitzer

Scott Beaumont ’75 Stays on Brand, After Relaunching Lilly Pulitzer

The former English and economics major combined creativity and strategy to rebuild a legendary name in fashion.