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

Chair

John MacCormickAssociate Professor of Computer Science

Department Coordinator

Tonya Miller

Phone

717-245-1413

Fax

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Location

Tome Hall - Rector Science Complex Mailing Address

Department Features



Student Outcomes

Where Graduates Have Found Employment

Jobs:

  • 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 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

Carlisle High School Senior Receives Full-Tuition Dickinson-Carlisle Scholarship

Carlisle High School Senior Receives Full-Tuition Dickinson-Carlisle Scholarship

Elsa Hritz ’25, a 2021 graduate of Carlisle High School, has been selected as the recipient of the Dickinson-Carlisle Scholarship in recognition of her academic achievement and community service.

Mathematics Major Jobs and Graduate School Acceptances 2021

Mathematics Major Jobs and Graduate School Acceptances 2021

Graduating mathematics majors secure jobs at T. Rowe Price and Enterprise Knowledge and earn acceptance into graduate programs at Northwestern University and Columbia University.

Student Snapshot: Anh "Kat" Pham

Student Snapshot: Anh "Kat" Pham '21

Learn more about Kat Pham ’21 and how her Dickinson experience helped prepare her for the prestigious Erasmus Mundus quantitative economics master’s program she'll enter after graduation.

Data Analytics Becomes Full Department, Hires Faculty Members

Data Analytics Becomes Full Department, Hires Faculty Members

​​​​​​​Driven by donors and new hires, Dickinson's new Department of Data Analytics hits the ground running.

Student Snapshot: Nina Spoelker ’21

Student Snapshot: Nina Spoelker ’21

Nina Spoelker ’21 co-manages a video series of brief, in-depth chats between theatre & dance students, alumni and faculty. After graduation, she’ll work for Enterprise Knowledge.

Dickinson Announces New Major in Data Analytics

Dickinson Announces New Major in Data Analytics

Emerging from a winning Revolutionary Challenge proposal, the new major merges Dickinson’s liberal-arts foundation and its future-forward approach.