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Mathematical Sciences

Learning actuarial science, computer science, and mathematics at LVC is unique. The combination of a friendly atmosphere, dedication to high academic standards, a critical mass of students studying these majors, departmental library and student study suite, successful graduates, and caring faculty set the program apart from mathematical science programs at other colleges.

Close interaction with faculty is a distinguishing feature of LVC's Mathematical Sciences Department. Whether joining forces on a course-related project, an independent study course, or a student-faculty research project, students and professors spend a great deal of time working one on one.

Actuarial science, computer science, and mathematics majors constitute 7 percent of the student body at LVC, compared to the national average of fewer than 1 percent.

LVC mathematical science majors pursue a wide variety of careers, ranging from programmers, analysts, and consultants to actuaries at regional and national firms and entrepreneurial business owners.

These majors provide excellent preparation for further study. Recent graduates have attended the University of Virginia, Johns Hopkins University, University of Oregon, and The Pennsylvania State University, among others, for graduate study.

All three majors have a nearly 100 percent job placement rate and many of our students obtain paid summer internships before they graduate. These internships allow our students to gain invaluable experience, make important networking connections, earn excellent income, and often lead to jobs after graduation.

LVC mathematical science graduates are employed by more than 50 national and Central Pennsylvania firms, including Aetna, AT&T, IBM, Hershey Foods, Hartford Life, The Chubb Group, ING, JPMorgan Chase, Pennsylvania Department of Revenue, Towers Watson, Guardian Life, Conrad Siegel Actuaries, Capital Blue Cross, and several school districts.

The Mathematical Physics Research Group brings mathematics, physics, and computer science students together for research projects-mostly in quantum information science.