Applying the Abstract

Major: Mathematics
Minors: Computational Science | Computer Science | Mathematics

Pursuing a mathematics degree at Lycoming College thoroughly prepares students for a number of occupations that require logical thinking, analytical skills, and effective decision-making. While mathematics can often be abstract, our students have a variety of opportunities to apply classroom concepts in the real world with hands-on experiences like internships, May Term trips, colloquiums, and “Fun Fridays.” Fused with Lycoming’s traditional liberal arts education and individualized approach to learning, Lycoming’s mathematics department produces competitive leaders, critical thinkers, and flexible innovators who go on to work in education, finance, computer science, systems analysis, cryptology, programming, management, and more.

Student Opportunities

  • Conduct research with a professor and present findings at a regional or national conference.
  • Study the history of mathematics abroad in Greece and Italy during a May Term travel course.
  • Gain teaching experience as a course assistant or as a tutor in the Math Center.
  • Investigate mathematical topics of your choice and present them to the College community through the colloquium capstone.
  • Learn to use leading technologies such as Java, SPSS, LaTeX, and Mathematica.
  • Participate in a local internship within the insurance or software industries through the WISE internship program.
  • Be inducted into Kappa Mu Epsilon (the national mathematics honor society) to promote mathematics in society and stay up to date on its advancements.
  • In the last few years, graduates of the mathematics program have gone on to work for the National Security Agency, Lockheed Martin and Capital Blue Cross, as well as many more impressive organizations and graduate programs.
  • Take an independent study course to explore topics beyond the curriculum.

Why Lycoming?

  1. Regardless of freshman placement, our dedicated mathematics advisors work to ensure you will fit all course requirements into four years.
  2. Students are exposed to a range of advanced mathematical software, keeping them competitive in the rapidly changing world of technology.
  3. The Math Center provides students with easy access to review sessions, tutoring, and peer teaching opportunities.
  4. Fun Fridays engage students in hands-on mathematical activities during math classes, such as “Human Monopoly,” “The Quad is Lava,” and “Drain Pipe Relay.”
  5. All classes are taught by published faculty who hold the highest degree in their field and whose top priority is teaching, ensuring close mentorship and unique research opportunities.