Outside of the Classroom

Students in the Mathematics and Computer Science Department are encouraged to utilize their knowledge learned in the classroom by participating in clubs, research opportunities, mathematical and computing associations, and honor societies. We want you to make the most out of your education by connecting with students of similar interests and by improving on your skillsets outside of the classroom.

Outside of the Classroom

Mathematics & Computer Science showcase their vast knowledge in their area of study through internship opportunities on- and off-campus. Our students find internships at companies large and small, through the non-profit sector and for government organizations. Some recent placements have been in:

  • Bechtel Plant Machinery
  • Highmark, Inc.
  • Lockheed Martin
  • PNC Financial Services
  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
  • University of Colorado

Center for Career Development

Whether you are just beginning college or are approaching graduation, the Center for Career Development can help you explore careers, assess the right major for your career plans, gain experience, and develop job-search skills. Handshake is the Center for Career Development's online system that assists Duquesne University students and alumni with their job and internship search and much more!

Pittsburgh Technology Council (PTC)

The Pittsburgh Technology Council (PTC) helps our region's top companies locate talented individuals ranging from students and recent graduates, seeking their first job, to seasoned professionals, seeking that next challenge. Begin your search today and upload your resume to our Career Connector.

National Science Foundation (NSF) - REU Programs

There are numerous National Science Foundation (NSF) sponsored Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) programs around the country for students in Mathematics and Computer Science.

Undergraduate Research Program (URP)

The Undergraduate Research Program (URP) provides students with essential research experience for a career in STEM-based fields. The National Science Foundation states that students who participate in undergraduate research have a greater appreciation for the sciences and will complete their degree in their program of study. Duquesne University has a great reputation for providing such research opportunities to undergraduate studens, and students are highly encouraged to conduct research as early as their freshman year.

Budapest Semesters in Mathematics and Mathematics Education

Long and short-term abroad experiences for college and university students from all over the US. At BSME (Budapest Semesters in Mathematics Education) and BSM (Budapest Semesters in Mathematics) participants immerse themselves in mathematical exploration to experience first-hand learning in the Hungarian approach. BSME participants will investigate how to bring this pedagogy into their own classroom. It is one of the only, if not the only, study abroad programs for mathematics education.

BSME will run an online program for the Spring 2021 session with applications due on January 18, 2021. Participants can register for 1-5 courses. More information, including the online application, can be found at www.bsmeducation.com.

The D.U. Quark

The mission of The D.U.Quark is to create professional opportunities for Duquesne University students to communicate STEM topics for broader audiences. This student-run publication writes, peer reviews, and publishes research articles, news articles, and creative works related to the sciences, research, and the environment. There are also opportunities for students to be involved with social media promotion, outreach, editing, and design. All majors are invited to join. The D.U.Quark aims to engage all members of the Duquesne community in an interdisciplinary conversation about research locally and globally.

The Evaluating Variations in Language (EVL) Lab is an National Science Foundation (NSF) funded lab that studies different applications of Stylometry e.g. Authorship Attribution, Personality Detection, Author Profiling, and Author Verification, and so much more! The EVL Lab's flagship product is JGAAP (Java Graphical Authorship Attribution Program), an open-source software project that allows non-experts to use some of the latest methods in machine learning on their text classification problems. 

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science provides tutoring services by individual appointment. Tutors are undergraduate mathematics, computer science and math education majors in their sophomore through senior year.  Our tutors offer face to face tutoring, online tutoring or a combination of both. 

Current students can access the online schedule through DORI. 



Student Clubs & Organizations

The Duquesne Chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery (but you can call us the Computer Science Club), is intended for those interested in furthering their knowledge of computer science by participating in extracurricular activities in an academic yet entertaining setting.

As Computer Science enthusiasts, the Computer Science Club aims to expand their knowledge and challenge themselves through hackathons and other competitions throughout the year. Additionally, they occasionally hold workshop meetings where Computer Science graduates will present on a topic in their specific field.
Pi Mu Epsilon is a math honor society that is dedicated to the promotion of mathematics and recognition of students who successfully pursue mathematical understanding.  Explore Pi Mu Epsilon
The Women in STEM at Duquesne University (WIS-DU) forum is designed to promote and support women in basic and applied sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics career paths at Duquesne University.

Academic Associations

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)is the world's largest educational and scientific computing society. ACM has professional and student chapters offering seminars, lectures, learning forums and networking opportunities with peers and experts across the computing spectrum.

Mathematical Association of American (MAA)
The Mathematics Association of America (MAA) is a community of mathematicians, students, and enthusiasts. Student MAA members receive online subscriptions to ALL MAA journals, in addition to member discounts. Undergraduate mathematics students at Duquesne participate in the Putnam Competition yearly. In order to prepare for this competition students are encouraged to enroll is MATH 340 Problem Solving Seminar.

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) is an international community of 14,500+ individual members. Almost 500 academic, manufacturing, research and development, service and consulting organizations, government, and military organizations worldwide are institutional members. At SIAM, they value students and want to broaden their educational and career opportunities. SIAM offers many ways for students to get involved. 

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Department of Mathematics & Computer Science