School of Natural Science and Mathematics
Department of Math and Computer Science
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The Mount's math and computer science department offers a variety of courses, with small classes and many opportunities to work one-on-one with faculty. Courses in the department cover a mix of theoretical and practical topics.
Theoretical topics help develop your ability to reason logically and think abstractly, which graduates have told us is the most valuable part of a Mount education. Practical topics give you the real-world know-how you will need to succeed in the future. In particular, our courses will give you background to adapt to the constant changes in technology. The Mount’s strong liberal arts core provides you with a well-rounded education that gives you the ability to communicate confidently, helping you stand out from other math and computer science students.
There are a variety of internships available to students, including several in networking and cybersecurity in the school’s CIT department. In recent years, students have interned at Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, and various smaller companies. The Mount participates in the National Security Scholars Program (NSSP). Many of our students have been awarded scholarships through the program. In addition to scholarships, the program provides internships, help with getting a security clearance, and a direct path to a job in the intelligence and defense industry.
Our math and computer science graduates typically get jobs at government agencies, government contractors, software companies, financial companies, and others.
Many graduates go into teaching. You can get a state certification by completing a math major and education courses. In addition, several recent graduates have gone on to the Operation Teach and Teach for America programs.
A number of our students have gone on to graduate school, with recent graduates attending Georgetown, the University of Pittsburgh, the University of Alabama, Johns Hopkins University, Villanova University, and a variety of other schools. Several graduates have gone on to get PhDs.
Outside of the classroom, the department hosts a large number of activities. See our activities page for more.
Location: Science Building Room 118
Phone: (301) 447-5291
Fax: (301) 447-7403
Department Chair: Melanie Butler, Ph.D.