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.

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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. 



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

Tyler Howerton '21

Tyler Howerton '21 is Hampden-Sydney College’s fifth Goldwater Scholar in just seven years. A starting offensive lineman with Tiger Football, Tyler is H-SC’s first physics major to earn the impressive Goldwater distinction.

Tyler Howerton ’21

Mathematics & Computer Science Department

Dr. Brian Lins, Chair 
Associate Professor of Mathematics & Computer Science 
Blake B, 002 | Box 131
Hampden-Sydney College | Hampden-Sydney, VA 23943
(434) 223-6264

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