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


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

Hunter Williams '20

Some callings are so strong that you end up going back to them. For Hunter Williams '20, that calling was Sozo Children in Kampala, Uganda.

Hunter Williams '20

Mathematics & Computer Science Department

Dr. Rebecca Jayne, Chair 
Elliott Associate Professor of Mathematics & Computer Science
Morton Hall, 028
Hampden-Sydney College | Hampden-Sydney, VA 23943
(434) 223-6282

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