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Mathematics and Information Technology

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If you are interested in pursuing a career in government work, industry and manufacturing, commerce, or education, you may want to pursue a degree in mathematics or information technology. Mercyhurst prides itself on providing quality curriculum to it's students; this is no different for the Department of Mathematics and Information Technology. Interested in pursuing an advanced degree? An education in either of these fields will prepare you for entrance into graduate school for further study.


A degree in mathematics will help you develop an appreciation for the beauty, power and usefulness of the practice. Additionally, the department offers a dual bachelor’s and master’s program in mathematics with secondary education certification for those students who wish to hone his/her pedagogical skills necessary to becoming expert teachers at the high school level.

Information Technology

A degree in information technology prepares students to function effectively in technical or managerial positions in a variety of workforce sectors. Information technology students often land excellent internships, while the program also has a history of high, successful job placement rates upon graduation.

A degree from Mercyhurst prepares you for this exciting and dynamic career.

Major(s) Information Technology Major
  Mathematics Major
Minor(s) Information Technology Minor
  Mathematics Minor

Ready to begin your journey in mathematics and information technology?  Apply online today -- it's free and getting your application started takes only a few brief minutes.  Interested students may also consult the course catalog for more information.  As a liberal arts institution, all undergraduate students complete Mercyhurst's core curriculum

The Department of Mathematics and Information Technology is committed to: preparing its mathematics graduates to pursue certification in secondary mathematics education or to succeed in graduate programs in mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics, operations research, and related disciplines; preparing its information technology graduates for immediate employment in the technology sector or for continued graduate study in a computing-related discipline; providing Mercyhurst University students in Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Physics, Forensic Science, and Public Health the mathematics education and resources they need to be successful in their chosen fields; providing Mercyhurst University students in Intelligence Studies computing education opportunities and resources related to their discipline; providing Mercyhurst University students in Graphic Design, Art, Music, and Dance computing education opportunities and resources related to their disciplines; providing all Mercyhurst students with opportunities to improve their basic mathematics and computing skills; providing all Mercyhurst students with opportunities to broaden their appreciation of mathematics and computing; contributing to the advancement of mathematics, statistics, and computer science through published research, conference presentation, and scholarly collaboration; sharing educational innovation through publication and conference presentation.

  • Program in a high-level, object-oriented language
  • Query, modify, manage, and design databases
  • Analyze computer networks, solve networking problems, and write informatively about network and/or hardware management
  • Analyze data constructed from structured and/or unstructured sources


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Donald Platte
Donald Platte, Ph.D.
Angela Berardinelli, Ph. D.
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Charles Redmond, Ph.D.
Professor of Computing and Information Science
Lauren Williams
Lauren Williams, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Department Chair
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Roger Griffiths
Roger Griffiths, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
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Robert Hingtgen
Robert Hingtgen
Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics