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

Student Snapshot: Maisara Khan ’21

Student Snapshot: Maisara Khan ’21

Undeterred by COVID, math and economics double major Maisara Khan ’21 served a virtual internship, co-founded a career-focused club and more.

Dickinson College Hosts Virtual Discussion on COVID Vaccine Development

Dickinson College Hosts Virtual Discussion on COVID Vaccine Development

Paul Duprex, distinguished molecular virologist and vaccine designer, will discuss COVID-19 vaccine development in a virtual talk from Dickinson's Clarke Forum.

Student Snapshot: Bridget Williams ’21

Student Snapshot: Bridget Williams ’21

Find out how Dickinson helped math and quantitative economics double major Bridget Williams ’21 line up a job with T. Rowe Price before graduation.

Student Snapshot: Alice Agyekum ’22

Student Snapshot: Alice Agyekum ’22

“Dickinson embodied everything that I was looking for,” says Alice Agyekum ’22, who has prepared for medical school at Dickinson through coursework, research, and an internship with UPMC Pinnacle.

Alum

Alum's Career Path Leads From Dickinson to CEO Position With Qlik

Find out how the mix of hard tech and liberal arts Mike Capone ’88 found at Dickinson helped him go from computer science major to tech company CEO.

Dickinson Students Launch Club to Help Launch Careers in Consulting

Dickinson Students Launch Club to Help Launch Careers in Consulting

A new consulting club aims to create a knowledge base and networking connections for fellow Dickinsonians.