As a student in the Department of Mathematics & Computer Science, you'll be encouraged to utilize the knowledge learned in the classroom by participating in clubs, research opportunities, mathematical and computing associations and honor societies.

You can make the most of your education by connecting with students of similar interests and by enhancing your skillsets outside of the classroom. These experiences will benefit you as both a student and one day as a graduate in a professional realm.

Academic Associations

Association for Computing Machinery

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 America

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. To prepare for this competition, students are encouraged to enroll in MATH 340 Problem Solving Seminar.

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

The 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.

Outside of the Classroom

Internships are an essential aspect of career development, and as a student in our department, you will showcase your vast knowledge in your area of study through internship opportunities on- and off-campus. You will explore internships at companies large and small, through the not-for-profit sector and government organizations. Some recent placements have been at:

  • 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 students and alumni with their job and internship search and much more.

Pittsburgh Technology Council

The Pittsburgh Technology Council 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 you 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 students, and you will be highly encouraged to conduct research as early as your freshman year.

Budapest Semesters in Mathematics and Mathematics Education

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. As a BSME participant, you will investigate how to bring this pedagogy into your own classroom. It is one of the only, if not the only, study abroad programs for mathematics education.

More information, including the online application, can be found at

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 NSF-funded lab that studies different applications of stylometry, e.g. authorship attribution, personality detection, author profiling and author verification. 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 & 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, we aim to expand our knowledge and challenge ourselves through hackathons and other competitions throughout the year. Additionally, we 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.

Contact for more info

Department of Mathematics & Computer Science