At the heart of a liberal arts education, mathematics offers a solid foundation for students going into business, industry, the sciences, research, and technology. Hampden-Sydney's Mathematics department offers several majors to meet individual talents and interests including applied mathematics, computer science, and joint majors with economics and the natural sciences. The department has two laboratory classrooms that run Mathematica, MATLAB, Minitab, and Maple software as well as a variety of programming languages.

Degree Offerings

ALEKS

ALEKS is an online assessment and learning tool. ALEKS stands for Assessment and Learning in Knowledge Spaces.  It is designed to first determine what you know and don't know, and then provide explanations and practice problems for concepts you don't know. 

ALEKS

 

Mathematics & Computer Science Blog


The mathematics and computer science blog will keep you posted on classroom events, faculty and student research, mathematics problems, and department updates.

Math & Computer Science Blog

Energy Research Lab


The Energy Research Lab, a free-standing energy research laboratory, offers students and faculty in the Departments of Physics & Astronomy and Mathematics & Computer Science a unique opportunity to research energy monitoring, energy conservation, and sustainable housing.

Energy Research Lab

Joe Viar '63

"Hampden-Sydney College shaped my life. It gave me the confidence to become the man that I am...I really appreciate H-SC, and I wanted to say thanks. "

Joe Viar '63

Mathematics & Computer Science Department


Dr. Brian Lins, Chair 
Associate Professor of Mathematics & Computer Science 
Bagby Hall, 124 | Box 131
Hampden-Sydney College | Hampden-Sydney, VA 23943
(434) 223-6264
blins@hsc.edu

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