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

717-245-1642

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

Dickinson College Student

Dickinson College Student's Research Uncovers New Student Challenges During COVID-19

Muhammad Burhan '21 studies the emotional well-being of students during the pandemic.

On Squaring the Circle: Dickinson College Math Professor Traces Storied History of Famed Math Problems

On Squaring the Circle: Dickinson College Math Professor Traces Storied History of Famed Math Problems

In his new book, Professor of Mathematics Dave Richeson dives into the famous problems of antiquity.

Student Snapshot: Kate Erfle

Student Snapshot: Kate Erfle '21

Meet Kate Erfle ’21, who's research merging art and math was accepted for publication by an international conference and who created a dynamic intranet site through an immersive internship.

Rising Senior Secures Summer Internship at Horizon Therapeutics Through Dickinson College Alum

Rising Senior Secures Summer Internship at Horizon Therapeutics Through Dickinson College Alum

By tapping into Dickinson's powerful alumni network, Muhammad Burhan '21 met Dominick Cerminaro '00, an alum who helped him secure a summer internship in data analysis at Horizon Therapeutics.

Mathematics Major Jobs and Graduate School Acceptances 2020

Mathematics Major Jobs and Graduate School Acceptances 2020

Mathematics majors secure jobs at IBM, Capital One and Epic and are accepted to graduate programs at Cornell University and the Mayo Clinic.

Three More Dickinsonians Join the Fulbright Ranks

Three More Dickinsonians Join the Fulbright Ranks

Eddy Diamantis ’16, Kai Ward ’19 and Elisa Varlotta ’20 join the 29 Dickinson students, alumni and administrators who have garnered Fulbrights over the past five years.