Independent Study

Students, working one-on-one with a faculty advisor, independently pursue areas of study not offered in the standard curriculum. This is good preparation for the Senior Project.

Special Lectures

A lecture/seminar series by nationally known mathematicians is offered each year. Students have many opportunities for informal interaction with lecturers such as the editor of the American Mathematical Monthly, the president of the American Mathematical Society, and the president of the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics.

Honors and Prizes

Outstanding academic achievement by majors is recognized through three prizes awarded annually by the department’s faculty.


Dimensions, the student mathematics club, organizes social events, trips to professional conferences, and weekly discussion groups. Club members also gather to share career and graduate school information.

Allegheny’s Pennsylvania Sigma Chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon, the national honorary mathematics society, holds a banquet each fall to recognize excellence among undergraduate students in mathematics.