# Mathematics and Statistics

## Insight

Math majors can expect small class sizes that allow students and faculty to know each other on a one-on-one basis. All math majors complete a core set of courses to build general knowledge while also selecting one of four options to focus their interests. Students will choose from applied mathematics, general mathematics, mathematics education, or statistics depending on postgraduate goals. During the summer, the Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program is an opportunity to conduct research alongside a faculty mentor.

In addition to university-wide scholarships, there are numerous scholarships available exclusively to math majors. Additional academic support includes the Math Learning Lab, a drop-in tutoring space to assist students in math courses and provide employment opportunities for math majors to tutor.

## Experience

Students have the opportunity to get involved with the Math Club. This group organizes social events and recreational math talks in addition to representing the department on campus. Attending undergraduate math conferences and sponsoring Putnam exam participants are just some of the things Math Club supports.

Students in the mathematics education option can also participate in Project Math, designed to build a community of future teachers. Project Math introduces students to the classroom setting, provides early field experience, and professional development opportunities on the path to becoming a teacher.

Students can also participate in DataFest, an annual 48-hour data analysis competition offering the chance to work creatively with data and network with professionals.

## Outlook

Mathematicians and statisticians analyze data and apply computational techniques to solve problems. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, overall employment of mathematicians and statisticians is projected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations. Graduates with degrees in mathematics or statistics can obtain desirable jobs in industry or government.

High tech companies routinely seek to employ mathematicians, statisticians, and data scientists. Mathematics can be used to solve economic, scientific, engineering, physics, and business problems. Graduates can be creative with their career pursuits and work in a variety of fields such as astronomy, climate study, national security, or robotics. Adding a minor in computer science offers a very marketable skillset to future employers.

California and many other states continue to have a need for qualified high school math teachers, so that graduates can find work in nearly any location. If you enjoy working with high school students and helping the next generation grow into responsible, productive adults, this is a very rewarding career. Mathematics teachers are crucial to the development of quantitative reasoning and critical thinking skills needed in society.

## Programs

### Undergraduate

#### Bachelor's

#### Minors

#### Certificates

#### Credentials

### Graduate

#### Master's

See Course Description Symbols and Terms for an explanation of course description terminology and symbols, the course numbering system, and course credit units.

## Mathematics

- In certain courses, at the discretion of the instructor, you may be required to buy a computer program and/or graphing calculator.
- Enrollment in any mathematics course requires a grade of C- or higher in all prerequisite courses or their transfer equivalents.

**MATH 5L**

**Foundational Mathematics B**

**1 Unit**

**Prerequisite:**Credit in Math 031 or GE Math Ready with Support.

**Corequisites:**MATH 105.

**Typically Offered:**Fall and spring

**Grade Basis:**Credit/No Credit

**Repeatability:**You may take this course for a maximum of 1 unit

**Course Attributes:**Pre-Collegiate

**MATH 7L**

**Foundational Mathematics B**

**1 Unit**

**Prerequisite:**Credit in Math 031 or GE Math Ready with Support.

**Corequisites:**MATH 107.

**Typically Offered:**Fall and spring

**Grade Basis:**Credit/No Credit

**Repeatability:**You may take this course for a maximum of 1 unit

**Course Attributes:**Pre-Collegiate

**MATH 10L**

**Foundational Mathematics B**

**1 Unit**

**Prerequisite:**Credit in Math 031 or GE Math Ready with Support.

**Corequisites:**MATH 110.

**Typically Offered:**Fall and spring

**Grade Basis:**Credit/No Credit

**Repeatability:**You may take this course for a maximum of 1 unit

**Course Attributes:**Pre-Collegiate

**MATH 16L**

**Foundational Mathematics B**

**1 Unit**

**Prerequisite:**Credit in Math 031 or GE Math Ready with Support.

**Corequisites:**MATH 116.

**Typically Offered:**Fall and spring

**Grade Basis:**Credit/No Credit

**Repeatability:**You may take this course for a maximum of 1 unit

**Course Attributes:**Pre-Collegiate

**MATH 31B**

**Foundational Mathematics A**

**1 Unit**

**Prerequisite:**GE Math Ready with Support and Early Start Program.

**Corequisites:**BIOL 102.

**Typically Offered:**Fall and spring

**Grade Basis:**Credit/No Credit

**Repeatability:**You may take this course for a maximum of 1 unit

**Course Attributes:**Pre-Collegiate

**MATH 31G**

**Foundational Mathematics A**

**1 Unit**

**Prerequisite:**GE Math Ready with Support and Early Start Program.

**Corequisites:**ERTH 130.

**Typically Offered:**Fall and spring

**Grade Basis:**Credit/No Credit

**Repeatability:**You may take this course for a maximum of 1 unit

**Course Attributes:**Pre-Collegiate

**MATH 31N**

**Foundational Mathematics A**

**1 Unit**

**Prerequisite:**GE Math Ready with Support and Early Start Program.

**Corequisites:**SCED 101.

**Typically Offered:**Fall and spring

**Grade Basis:**Credit/No Credit

**Repeatability:**You may take this course for a maximum of 1 unit

**Course Attributes:**Pre-Collegiate

**MATH 31P**

**Foundational Mathematics A**

**1 Unit**

**Prerequisite:**GE Math Ready with Support and Early Start Program.

**Corequisites:**PSSC 101.

**Typically Offered:**Fall and spring

**Grade Basis:**Credit/No Credit

**Repeatability:**You may take this course for a maximum of 1 unit

**Course Attributes:**Pre-Collegiate

**MATH 101**

**Patterns of Mathematical Thought**

**3 Units**

**GE**

**Prerequisite:**GE Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning Ready or Ready with Support.

**Typically Offered:**Fall and spring

**General Education:**Quantitative Reasoning (B4)

**Grade Basis:**Graded

**Repeatability:**You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units

**Course Attributes:**Lower Division

**MATH 105**

**Introduction to Statistics**

**3 Units**

**GE**

**Prerequisite:**GE Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning Ready.

**Typically Offered:**Fall and spring

**General Education:**Quantitative Reasoning (B4)

**Grade Basis:**Graded

**Repeatability:**You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units

**Course Attributes:**Lower Division

**MATH 107**

**Finite Mathematics for Business**

**3 Units**

**GE**

**Prerequisite:**GE Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning Ready.

**Typically Offered:**Fall and spring

**General Education:**Quantitative Reasoning (B4)

**Grade Basis:**Graded

**Repeatability:**You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units

**Course Attributes:**Lower Division

**MATH 108**

**Statistics of Business and Economics**

**3 Units**

**GE**

**Prerequisite:**GE Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning Ready.

**Typically Offered:**Fall and spring

**General Education:**Quantitative Reasoning (B4)

**Grade Basis:**Graded

**Repeatability:**You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units

**Course Attributes:**Lower Division

**MATH 109**

**Survey of Calculus**

**4 Units**

**GE**

**Prerequisite:**GE Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning Ready; MATH 118 and MATH 119 (or equivalent) with a C- or higher, or a qualifying score on the department administered calculus readiness assessment in addition to high school trigonometry and precalculus with a C- or higher.

**Typically Offered:**Fall and spring

**General Education:**Quantitative Reasoning (B4)

**Grade Basis:**Graded

**Repeatability:**You may take this course for a maximum of 4 units

**Course Attributes:**Lower Division

**MATH 110**

**Concepts and Structures of Mathematics**

**3 Units**

**GE**

**Prerequisite:**GE Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning Ready.

**Typically Offered:**Fall and spring

**General Education:**Quantitative Reasoning (B4)

**Grade Basis:**Graded

**Repeatability:**You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units

**Course Attributes:**Lower Division

**MATH 116**

**College Algebra**

**4 Units**

**GE**

**Prerequisite:**GE Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning Ready.

**Typically Offered:**Fall and spring

**General Education:**Quantitative Reasoning (B4)

**Grade Basis:**Graded

**Repeatability:**You may take this course for a maximum of 4 units

**Course Attributes:**Lower Division

**MATH 117**

**Hands-On Lab, Mathematics**

**2 Units**

**Prerequisite:**MATH 110.

**Corequisites:**MATH 210 or faculty permission.

**Typically Offered:**Fall and spring

**Grade Basis:**Graded

**Repeatability:**You may take this course for a maximum of 4 units

**Course Attributes:**Lower Division

**MATH 118**

**Trigonometry**

**3 Units**

**GE**

**Prerequisite:**GE Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning Ready.

**Typically Offered:**Fall and spring

**General Education:**Quantitative Reasoning (B4)

**Grade Basis:**Graded

**Repeatability:**You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units

**Course Attributes:**Lower Division

**MATH 119**

**Precalculus Mathematics**

**4 Units**

**GE**

**Prerequisite:**GE Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning Ready, and either 1/2 year of high school trigonometry or MATH 118 (may be taken concurrently).

**Typically Offered:**Fall and spring

**General Education:**Quantitative Reasoning (B4)

**Grade Basis:**Graded

**Repeatability:**You may take this course for a maximum of 4 units

**Course Attributes:**Lower Division

**MATH 119X**

**Precalculus Problem Session**

**1 Unit**

**Prerequisite:**Faculty permission.

**Corequisites:**MATH 119.

**Typically Offered:**Fall and spring

**Grade Basis:**Credit/No Credit

**Repeatability:**You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units

**Course Attributes:**Lower Division

**MATH 120**

**Analytic Geometry and Calculus**

**4 Units**

**GE**

**Prerequisite:**GE Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning Ready; MATH 118 and MATH 119 (or equivalent) with a C- or higher, or a qualifying score on the department administered calculus readiness assessment in addition to high school trigonometry and precalculus with a C- or higher.

**Typically Offered:**Fall and spring

**General Education:**Quantitative Reasoning (B4)

**Grade Basis:**Graded

**Repeatability:**You may take this course for a maximum of 4 units

**Course Attributes:**Lower Division

**MATH 120X**

**Calculus Problem Session**

**1 Unit**

**Prerequisite:**Faculty permission.

**Corequisites:**MATH 120.

**Typically Offered:**Fall and spring

**Grade Basis:**Credit/No Credit

**Repeatability:**You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units

**Course Attributes:**Lower Division

**MATH 121**

**Analytic Geometry and Calculus**

**4 Units**

**Prerequisite:**MATH 120.

**Typically Offered:**Fall and spring

**Grade Basis:**Graded

**Repeatability:**You may take this course for a maximum of 4 units

**Course Attributes:**Lower Division

**MATH 121X**

**Calculus Problem Session**

**1 Unit**

**Prerequisite:**Concurrent enrollment in MATH 121, faculty permission.

**Typically Offered:**Fall and spring

**Grade Basis:**Credit/No Credit

**Repeatability:**You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units

**Course Attributes:**Lower Division

**MATH 125**

**Advanced Number and Operation**

**3 Units**

**Prerequisite:**Successful completion of high school precalculus, concurrent enrollment in MATH 118 or 119, or faculty permission.

**Typically Offered:**Fall only

**Grade Basis:**Graded

**Repeatability:**You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units

**Course Attributes:**Lower Division

**MATH 130**

**Introduction to R**

**1 Unit**

**Typically Offered:**Fall and spring

**Grade Basis:**Credit/No Credit

**Repeatability:**You may take this course for a maximum of 2 units

**Course Attributes:**Lower Division; Laptop required

**MATH 131**

**Introduction to Python**

**1 Unit**

**Typically Offered:**Fall and spring

**Grade Basis:**Credit/No Credit

**Repeatability:**You may take this course for a maximum of 2 units

**Course Attributes:**Lower Division

**MATH 185**

**Data Analytics for Social Good**

**3 Units**

**GE**

**Prerequisite:**GE Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning Ready.

**Typically Offered:**Fall and spring

**General Education:**Quantitative Reasoning (B4)

**Grade Basis:**Graded

**Repeatability:**You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units

**Course Attributes:**Lower Division; Laptop required

**MATH 195**

**Project MATH Seminar Year 1**

**1 Unit**

**Typically Offered:**Fall and spring

**Grade Basis:**Credit/No Credit

**Repeatability:**You may take this course for a maximum of 2 units

**Course Attributes:**Lower Division

**MATH 198**

**Special Topics**

**1-3 Units**

**Prerequisite:**GE Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning Ready.

**Typically Offered:**Fall and spring

**Grade Basis:**Graded

**Repeatability:**You may take this course more than once

**Course Attributes:**Lower Division

**MATH 199**

**Special Problems**

**1-3 Units**

**Typically Offered:**Fall and spring

**Grade Basis:**Credit/No Credit

**Repeatability:**You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units

**Course Attributes:**Lower Division

**MATH 210**

**Concepts and Structures of Mathematics**

**3 Units**

**Prerequisite:**MATH 110.

**Typically Offered:**Fall and spring

**Grade Basis:**Graded

**Repeatability:**You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units

**Course Attributes:**Lower Division

**MATH 217**

**Discrete Mathematics**

**3 Units**

**Prerequisite:**GE Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning Ready, CSCI 111 with a grade of C or higher (may be taken concurrently), MATH 119 (or equivalent).

**Typically Offered:**Fall and spring

**Cross listing(s):**CSCI 217

**Grade Basis:**Graded

**Repeatability:**You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units

**Course Attributes:**Lower Division

**MATH 220**

**Analytic Geometry and Calculus**

**4 Units**

**Prerequisite:**MATH 121.

**Typically Offered:**Fall and spring

**Grade Basis:**Graded

**Repeatability:**You may take this course for a maximum of 4 units

**Course Attributes:**Lower Division

**MATH 220X**

**Calculus Problem Session**

**1 Unit**

**Corequisites:**MATH 220.

**Typically Offered:**Fall and spring

**Grade Basis:**Credit/No Credit

**Repeatability:**You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units

**Course Attributes:**Lower Division

**MATH 225**

**Algebra Functions, Real and Complex Number Systems**

**3 Units**

**Prerequisite:**MATH 125.

**Typically Offered:**Spring only

**Grade Basis:**Graded

**Repeatability:**You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units

**Course Attributes:**Lower Division

**MATH 230**

**An Introduction to Computational Mathematics**

**3 Units**

**Prerequisite:**MATH 121, no previous computer experience required.

**Typically Offered:**Fall only

**Grade Basis:**Graded

**Repeatability:**You may take this course for a maximum of 9 units

**Course Attributes:**Lower Division

**MATH 235**

**Elementary Linear Algebra**

**3 Units**

**Prerequisite:**MATH 120.

**Typically Offered:**Fall and spring

**Grade Basis:**Graded

**Repeatability:**You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units

**Course Attributes:**Lower Division

**MATH 241**

**Secondary Math Early Field Experience**

**1 Unit**

**Typically Offered:**Fall and spring

**Grade Basis:**Credit/No Credit

**Repeatability:**You may take this course for a maximum of 4 units

**Course Attributes:**Lower Division

**MATH 260**

**Elementary Differential Equations**

**4 Units**

**Prerequisite:**MATH 121.

**Typically Offered:**Fall and spring

**Grade Basis:**Graded

**Repeatability:**You may take this course for a maximum of 4 units

**Course Attributes:**Lower Division

**MATH 260X**

**Elementary Differential Equations Problem Session**

**1 Unit**

**Corequisites:**MATH 260.

**Typically Offered:**Fall and spring

**Grade Basis:**Credit/No Credit

**Repeatability:**You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units

**Course Attributes:**Lower Division

**MATH 290**

**Mathematics and Statistics Tutoring**

**1 Unit**

**Corequisites:**Concurrent enrollment in a course offered through the Dept of Mathematics Statistics at CSU, Chico.

**Typically Offered:**Fall and spring

**Grade Basis:**Credit/No Credit

**Repeatability:**You may take this course for a maximum of 8 units

**Course Attributes:**Lower Division

**MATH 295**

**Project MATH Seminar Year 2**

**1 Unit**

**Prerequisite:**MATH 195.

**Typically Offered:**Fall and spring

**Grade Basis:**Credit/No Credit

**Repeatability:**You may take this course for a maximum of 2 units

**Course Attributes:**Lower Division

**MATH 298**

**Special Topics**

**1-3 Units**

**Typically Offered:**Inquire at department

**Grade Basis:**Graded

**Repeatability:**You may take this course more than once

**Course Attributes:**Lower Division

**MATH 299**

**Special Problems**

**1-3 Units**

**Prerequisite:**Faculty permission.

**Typically Offered:**Inquire at department

**Grade Basis:**Credit/No Credit

**Repeatability:**You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units

**Course Attributes:**Lower Division

**MATH 300**

**Undergraduate Mathematics Seminar**

**2 Units**

**Prerequisite:**GE Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning Ready.

**Typically Offered:**Fall and spring

**Grade Basis:**Credit/No Credit

**Repeatability:**You may take this course for a maximum of 8 units

**Course Attributes:**Upper Division

**MATH 305**

**Conceptual and Practical Statistics**

**3 Units**

**Typically Offered:**Spring only

**Grade Basis:**Graded

**Repeatability:**You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units

**Course Attributes:**Upper Division

**MATH 310**

**Patterns and Structures in Mathematics**

**3 Units**

**Typically Offered:**Fall and spring

**Grade Basis:**Graded

**Repeatability:**You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units

**Course Attributes:**Upper Division

**MATH 311**

**Intuitive Foundations of Geometry**

**3 Units**

**Typically Offered:**Spring only odd years

**Grade Basis:**Graded

**Repeatability:**You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units

**Course Attributes:**Upper Division

**MATH 314**

**Probability and Statistics for Science and Technology**

**4 Units**

**Prerequisite:**MATH 121; and one of the following: CSCI 111, MATH 130 (may be taken concurrently), MATH 230 or MECH 208.

**Typically Offered:**Fall and spring

**Grade Basis:**Graded

**Repeatability:**You may take this course for a maximum of 4 units

**Course Attributes:**Upper Division; Laptop required

**MATH 315**

**Applied Statistical Methods I**

**3 Units**

**Typically Offered:**Fall and spring

**Grade Basis:**Graded

**Repeatability:**You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units

**Course Attributes:**Upper Division

**MATH 317**

**Cryptography**

**4 Units**

**Typically Offered:**Spring only

**Grade Basis:**Graded

**Repeatability:**You may take this course for a maximum of 4 units

**Course Attributes:**Upper Division

**MATH 318**

**Topological Data Analysis**

**3 Units**

**Typically Offered:**Spring only odd years

**Grade Basis:**Graded

**Repeatability:**You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units

**Course Attributes:**Upper Division

**MATH 330W**

**Methods of Proof (W)**

**3 Units**

**W**

**Prerequisite:**GE Written Communication (A2) requirement and MATH 121.

**Typically Offered:**Fall and spring

**Grade Basis:**Graded

**Repeatability:**You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units

**Course Attributes:**Upper Division; Writing Course

**MATH 333**

**History of Mathematics**

**3 Units**

**Prerequisite:**MATH 121; MATH 220 or MATH 225; and at least one upper division mathematics course. Recommended: MATH 330W.

**Typically Offered:**Spring only

**Grade Basis:**Graded

**Repeatability:**You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units

**Course Attributes:**Upper Division

**MATH 337**

**Introduction to the Theory of Numbers**

**3 Units**

**Typically Offered:**Fall only

**Grade Basis:**Graded

**Repeatability:**You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units

**Course Attributes:**Upper Division

**MATH 341**

**Mathematical Topics for the Credential**

**3 Units**

**Typically Offered:**Fall only

**Grade Basis:**Graded

**Repeatability:**You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units

**Course Attributes:**Upper Division

**MATH 342**

**Math Topics for the Credential**

**3 Units**

**Prerequisite:**MATH 341.

**Typically Offered:**Spring only

**Grade Basis:**Graded

**Repeatability:**You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units

**Course Attributes:**Upper Division

**MATH 344**

**Graph Theory**

**3 Units**

**Typically Offered:**Fall only odd years

**Grade Basis:**Graded

**Repeatability:**You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units

**Course Attributes:**Upper Division

**MATH 346**

**College Geometry**

**3 Units**

**Typically Offered:**Spring only

**Grade Basis:**Graded

**Repeatability:**You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units

**Course Attributes:**Upper Division

**MATH 350**

**Introduction to Probability and Statistics**

**3 Units**

**Prerequisite:**MATH 121.

**Typically Offered:**Fall and spring

**Grade Basis:**Graded

**Repeatability:**You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units

**Course Attributes:**Upper Division

**MATH 351**

**Introduction to Probability and Statistics**

**3 Units**

**Prerequisite:**MATH 350.

**Typically Offered:**Spring only

**Grade Basis:**Graded

**Repeatability:**You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units

**Course Attributes:**Upper Division

**MATH 360**

**Ordinary Differential Equations**

**3 Units**

**Prerequisite:**MATH 260.

**Typically Offered:**Spring only

**Grade Basis:**Graded

**Repeatability:**You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units

**Course Attributes:**Upper Division

**MATH 361**

**Boundary Value Problems and Partial Differential Equations**

**3 Units**

**Prerequisite:**MATH 260.

**Typically Offered:**Fall only

**Grade Basis:**Graded

**Repeatability:**You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units

**Course Attributes:**Upper Division

**MATH 385**

**Introduction to Data Science**

**3 Units**

**Typically Offered:**Fall only

**Cross listing(s):**CSCI 385

**Grade Basis:**Graded

**Repeatability:**You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units

**Course Attributes:**Upper Division

**MATH 398**

**Special Topics in Math**

**1-3 Units**

**Prerequisite:**At least one 100- or 200-level mathematics course appropriate to the subject, faculty permission.

**Typically Offered:**Fall and spring

**Grade Basis:**Graded

**Repeatability:**You may take this course more than once

**Course Attributes:**Upper Division

**MATH 399**

**Special Problems**

**1-3 Units**

**Typically Offered:**Fall and spring

**Grade Basis:**Credit/No Credit

**Repeatability:**You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units

**Course Attributes:**Upper Division

**MATH 401**

**CMP Institute - Summer 1**

**2 Units**

**Typically Offered:**Summer session only

**Grade Basis:**Credit/No Credit

**Repeatability:**You may take this course for a maximum of 4 units

**Course Attributes:**Upper Division

**MATH 405**

**Cmp Institute-Sp**

**1 Unit**

**Typically Offered:**Spring only

**Grade Basis:**Credit/No Credit

**Repeatability:**You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units

**Course Attributes:**Upper Division

**MATH 407**

**CMP Institute - Summer 2**

**1 Unit**

**Typically Offered:**Summer session only

**Grade Basis:**Credit/No Credit

**Repeatability:**You may take this course for a maximum of 2 units

**Course Attributes:**Upper Division

**MATH 420W**

**Advanced Calculus (W)**

**3 Units**

**W, GW**

**Prerequisite:**GE Written Communication (A2) requirement, MATH 220, MATH 330W, upper-division standing.

**Typically Offered:**Fall and spring

**Grade Basis:**Graded

**Repeatability:**You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units

**Course Attributes:**Upper Division; Writing Course; Graduation Writing Assessment

**MATH 421**

**Advanced Calculus**

**3 Units**

**Prerequisite:**MATH 420W.

**Typically Offered:**Spring only even years

**Grade Basis:**Graded

**Repeatability:**You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units

**Course Attributes:**Upper Division

**MATH 425W**

**Computational and Communication in Mathematical Modeling (W)**

**3 Units**

**W, GW**

**Prerequisite:**GE Written Communication (A2) requirement, completion of computer literacy requirement, MATH 225, MATH 235, MATH 330W, and upper division standing.

**Typically Offered:**Fall only

**Grade Basis:**Graded

**Repeatability:**You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units

**Course Attributes:**Upper Division; Writing Course; Graduation Writing Assessment

**MATH 428**

**Differential Geometry**

**3 Units**

**Typically Offered:**Fall only odd years

**Grade Basis:**Graded

**Repeatability:**You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units

**Course Attributes:**Upper Division

**MATH 435**

**Linear Algebra**

**3 Units**

**Typically Offered:**Spring only even years

**Grade Basis:**Graded

**Repeatability:**You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units

**Course Attributes:**Upper Division

**MATH 437**

**Topology**

**3 Units**

**Typically Offered:**Fall only even years

**Grade Basis:**Graded

**Repeatability:**You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units

**Course Attributes:**Upper Division

**MATH 442**

**Mathematics and the Teaching of Mathematics**

**3 Units**

**Prerequisite:**MATH 342.

**Typically Offered:**Fall only

**Grade Basis:**Graded

**Repeatability:**You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units

**Course Attributes:**Upper Division

**MATH 449**

**Modern Algebra**

**3 Units**

**Typically Offered:**Fall only

**Grade Basis:**Graded

**Repeatability:**You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units

**Course Attributes:**Upper Division

**MATH 450**

**Computational Statistics**

**3 Units**

**Prerequisite:**MATH 220, MATH 350 or MATH 650. Strongly Recommended: MATH 235 or a similar exposure to Linear Algebra.

**Typically Offered:**Fall only

**Grade Basis:**Graded

**Repeatability:**You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units

**Course Attributes:**Upper Division; Laptop required

**MATH 451**

**Modern Algebra II**

**3 Units**

**Prerequisite:**MATH 449.

**Typically Offered:**Spring only odd years

**Grade Basis:**Graded

**Repeatability:**You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units

**Course Attributes:**Upper Division

**MATH 456**

**Applied Statistical Methods II**

**3 Units**

**Typically Offered:**Spring only

**Grade Basis:**Graded

**Repeatability:**You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units

**Course Attributes:**Upper Division

**MATH 458**

**Sampling Methods**

**3 Units**

**Typically Offered:**Spring only odd years

**Grade Basis:**Graded

**Repeatability:**You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units

**Course Attributes:**Upper Division

**MATH 461**

**Numerical Analysis**

**3 Units**

**Typically Offered:**Spring only

**Grade Basis:**Graded

**Repeatability:**You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units

**Course Attributes:**Upper Division

**MATH 465**

**Introduction to Complex Variables**

**3 Units**

**Prerequisite:**MATH 220.

**Typically Offered:**Fall only

**Grade Basis:**Graded

**Repeatability:**You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units

**Course Attributes:**Upper Division

**MATH 472**

**Introduction to Chaotic Dynamical Systems**

**3 Units**

**Typically Offered:**Fall only odd years

**Grade Basis:**Graded

**Repeatability:**You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units

**Course Attributes:**Upper Division

**MATH 475**

**Calculus of Variations**

**3 Units**

**Typically Offered:**Fall only even years

**Grade Basis:**Graded

**Repeatability:**You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units

**Course Attributes:**Upper Division

**MATH 480**

**Mathematical Modeling**

**3 Units**

**Typically Offered:**Spring only

**Grade Basis:**Graded

**Repeatability:**You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units

**Course Attributes:**Upper Division

**MATH 485**

**Advanced Topics in Data Science**

**3 Units**

**Typically Offered:**Spring only

**Cross listing(s):**CSCI 485

**Grade Basis:**Graded

**Repeatability:**You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units

**Course Attributes:**Upper Division

**MATH 490**

**Data Science Capstone**

**1-3 Units**

**Prerequisite:**MATH 485, senior standing, approved project, enrollment in the Data Science Certificate Program.

**Typically Offered:**Fall and spring

**Grade Basis:**Graded

**Repeatability:**You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units

**Course Attributes:**Upper Division

**MATH 495H**

**Honors Reading Course**

**3 Units**

**Prerequisite:**Admission to the Department Honors Program, completion of MATH 420W with a grade of B or higher.

**Typically Offered:**Fall and spring

**Grade Basis:**Graded

**Repeatability:**You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units

**Course Attributes:**Upper Division

**MATH 498**

**Advanced Topics in Mathematics**

**1-3 Units**

**Prerequisite:**At least one 300- or 400-level mathematics course appropriate to the subject, faculty permission.

**Typically Offered:**Fall and spring

**Grade Basis:**Graded

**Repeatability:**You may take this course more than once

**Course Attributes:**Upper Division

**MATH 499**

**Special Problems**

**1-3 Units**

**Prerequisite:**Faculty permission.

**Typically Offered:**Fall and spring

**Grade Basis:**Credit/No Credit

**Repeatability:**You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units

**Course Attributes:**Upper Division

**MATH 499H**

**Honors Thesis**

**3 Units**

**Prerequisite:**Completion of MATH 495H with a grade of B or higher, and approval by the department Honors advisor and thesis supervisor of the proposed thesis topic.

**Typically Offered:**Fall and spring

**Grade Basis:**Graded

**Repeatability:**You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units

**Course Attributes:**Upper Division

**MATH 500**

**Data Science Seminar**

**1 Unit**

**Typically Offered:**Spring only

**Grade Basis:**ABC/No Credit

**Repeatability:**You may take this course for a maximum of 4 units

**Course Attributes:**Upper Division; Laptop required

**MATH 589**

**Field Experience in Statistics and Data Science**

**3 Units**

**Typically Offered:**Fall and spring

**Grade Basis:**Graded

**Repeatability:**You may take this course for a maximum of 9 units

**Course Attributes:**Upper Division

**MATH 608**

**Data Science for Graduate Studies**

**3 Units**

**Prerequisite:**Basic programming knowledge, admission to the master's program in Data Science and Analytics or Computer Science, or faculty permission.

**Typically Offered:**Fall only

**Cross listing(s):**CSCI 608

**Grade Basis:**Graduate Graded

**Repeatability:**You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units

**Course Attributes:**Graduate Division; Laptop required

**MATH 610**

**Topics in Mathematics for Secondary Teachers: Analysis**

**3 Units**

**Prerequisite:**Admission to the master's program in mathematics education or instructor permission.

**Typically Offered:**Inquire at department

**Grade Basis:**Report in Progress: ABC/NC

**Repeatability:**You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units

**Course Attributes:**Graduate Division

**MATH 615**

**Data Analysis for Graduate Research**

**3 Units**

**Typically Offered:**Fall only

**Grade Basis:**Graduate Graded

**Repeatability:**You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units

**Course Attributes:**Graduate Division

**MATH 620**

**Topics in Mathematics for Secondary Teachers: Geometry**

**3 Units**

**Prerequisite:**Admission to the master's program in mathematics education or instructor permission.

**Typically Offered:**Inquire at department

**Grade Basis:**Report in Progress: ABC/NC

**Repeatability:**You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units

**Course Attributes:**Graduate Division

**MATH 630**

**Topics in Mathematics for Secondary Teachers: Foundations of Mathematics**

**3 Units**

**Prerequisite:**Admission to the master's program in mathematics education or instructor permission.

**Typically Offered:**Inquire at department

**Grade Basis:**Report in Progress: ABC/NC

**Repeatability:**You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units

**Course Attributes:**Graduate Division

**MATH 633**

**Topics in Mathematics for Secondary Teachers: Number Theory**

**3 Units**

**Prerequisite:**Admission to the master's program in mathematics education or instructor permission.

**Typically Offered:**Inquire at department

**Grade Basis:**Report in Progress: ABC/NC

**Repeatability:**You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units

**Course Attributes:**Graduate Division

**MATH 635**

**Topics in Mathematics for Secondary Teachers: Discrete Mathematics**

**3 Units**

**Prerequisite:**Admission to the master's program in mathematics education or instructor permission.

**Typically Offered:**Inquire at department

**Grade Basis:**Report in Progress: ABC/NC

**Repeatability:**You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units

**Course Attributes:**Graduate Division

**MATH 637**

**Topics in Mathematics for Secondary Teachers: History of Mathematics**

**3 Units**

**Prerequisite:**Admission to the master's program in mathematics education or instructor permission.

**Typically Offered:**Inquire at department

**Grade Basis:**Report in Progress: ABC/NC

**Repeatability:**You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units

**Course Attributes:**Graduate Division

**MATH 640**

**Topics in Mathematics for Secondary Teachers: Modern Algebra**

**3 Units**

**Prerequisite:**Admission to the master's program in mathematics education or instructor permission.

**Typically Offered:**Inquire at department

**Grade Basis:**Report in Progress: ABC/NC

**Repeatability:**You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units

**Course Attributes:**Graduate Division

**MATH 650**

**Topics in Mathematics for Secondary Teachers: Probability and Statistics**

**3 Units**

**Prerequisite:**Admission to the master's program in mathematics education or instructor permission.

**Typically Offered:**Inquire at department

**Grade Basis:**Report in Progress: ABC/NC

**Repeatability:**You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units

**Course Attributes:**Graduate Division

**MATH 651**

**Probability and Statistics for Data Science**

**3 Units**

**Typically Offered:**Fall only

**Grade Basis:**ABC/No Credit

**Repeatability:**You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units

**Course Attributes:**Graduate Division; Laptop required

**MATH 660**

**Topics in Mathematics for Secondary Teachers: Mathematical Modeling**

**3 Units**

**Prerequisite:**Admission to the master's program in mathematics education or instructor permission.

**Typically Offered:**Inquire at department

**Grade Basis:**Report in Progress: ABC/NC

**Repeatability:**You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units

**Course Attributes:**Graduate Division

**MATH 697**

**Independent Study**

**1-3 Units**

**Typically Offered:**Fall and spring

**Grade Basis:**Report in Progress: Graded

**Repeatability:**You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units

**Course Attributes:**Graduate Division

**MATH 698**

**Grad Advanced Topics in Math**

**1-3 Units**

**Typically Offered:**Fall and spring

**Grade Basis:**Graduate Graded

**Repeatability:**You may take this course more than once

**Course Attributes:**Graduate Division

**MATH 699P**

**Master's Project**

**1-3 Units**

**Typically Offered:**Fall and spring

**Grade Basis:**Report in Progress: CR/NC

**Repeatability:**You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units

**Course Attributes:**Graduate Division

**MATH 699T**

**Master's Study**

**1-3 Units**

**Typically Offered:**Fall and spring

**Grade Basis:**Report in Progress: CR/NC

**Repeatability:**You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units

**Course Attributes:**Graduate Division

## Mathematics Education

**MTHE 601**

**Research in Mathematics Education**

**3 Units**

**Prerequisite:**Admission to a master's degree program in mathematics education or permission of instructor.

**Typically Offered:**Summer session only

**Grade Basis:**Graduate Graded

**Repeatability:**You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units

**Course Attributes:**Graduate Division

**MTHE 602**

**Equitable Access to Mathematics in the Secondary Classroom**

**3 Units**

**Prerequisite:**MTHE 601, Admission to Master's degree program in Math Education.

**Typically Offered:**Fall only odd years

**Grade Basis:**Graduate Graded

**Repeatability:**You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units

**Course Attributes:**Graduate Division

**MTHE 680**

**Research Methods in Mathematics Education.**

**3 Units**

**Prerequisite:**Admission to master's degree program in Mathematics Education, faculty permission.

**Typically Offered:**Inquire at department

**Grade Basis:**Graduate Graded

**Repeatability:**You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units

**Course Attributes:**Graduate Division

**MTHE 690**

**Thesis/Project Writing Seminar**

**1-3 Units**

**Prerequisite:**MTHE 680.

**Typically Offered:**Fall and spring

**Grade Basis:**Report in Progress: ABC/NC

**Repeatability:**You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units

**Course Attributes:**Graduate Division

## Mathematics and Statistics Department

### The Faculty

Guillermo C Alesandroni 2022

Assistant Professor

Doctorate Oklahoma St Univ Main Campus

Ashley L Bolstad 2012

Lecturer

Master of Education Western Governors University

Colette J Calmelet 2008

Associate Professor

Doctor of Philosophy Vanderbilt Univ

Talwinder S Chetra 2007

Lecturer

Master of Science Guru Nanak Dev University

Michael J Coons 2022

Associate Professor

Doctor of Philosophy Simon Fraser University

Robin A Donatello 2004

Associate Professor

Doctor of Philosophy Univ Of Cal-Los Angeles

Sergei A Fomin 2004

Professor

Doctor of Philosophy Kazan State University (Kazan, Russia)

Jay D Gatton 2019

Lecturer

Bachelor of Science CSU-Chico

Katharine L Gray 2007

Professor

Doctor of Philosophy Univ Of Montana

Jing Guo 2016

Assistant Professor

Doctor of Philosophy Univ Of Kentucky

Christine A Herrera 2016

Associate Professor

Doctor of Philosophy Other US Institution

Sophy Huck 2001

Lecturer

Master of Science CSU-Chico

John A Lind 2018

Associate Professor

Doctor of Philosophy Univ Of Chicago

Brian J Lindaman 2013

Professor

Doctor of Philosophy Univ Of Kansas Main Campus

Nicholas J Lytal 2020

Assistant Professor

Master of Science Univ Of Cal-Davis

Mary Elizabeth R Matthews 2013

Associate Professor

Doctor of Education Boston Univ

Thomas W Mattman 2000

Professor

Doctor of Philosophy McGill University (Montreal--Canada)

Allison J McConnell 2019

Lecturer

Master of Science CSU-Chico

Susan A Mcelwain 2007

Lecturer

Master of Arts Univ Of Phoenix

Kevin J McGown 2014

Chair

Doctor of Philosophy Univ Of Cal-San Diego

Adam W Meyer 2008

Lecturer

Master of Science CSU-East Bay

Dustin R Paisley 2001

Lecturer

Master of Science Univ Of Kentucky

Maranda N Porter 2022

Lecturer

Doctor of Philosophy Univ Of Cal-Riverside

Katie Raymond 2005

Lecturer

Master of Science CSU-Chico

Vladimir Rosenhaus 1999

Professor

Doctor of Philosophy Institute of Physics, Estonian Academy of Science

Edward A Roualdes 2003

Associate Professor

Doctor of Philosophy Univ Of Kentucky

Ann P Steckel 2006

Lecturer

Master of Science Wilkes Univ

Kat Strand 2016

Associate Professor

Doctor of Philosophy Portland St Univ

Stephen R Strand 2016

Assistant Professor

Doctor of Philosophy Portland St Univ

Daniel Vallieres 2016

Associate Professor

Doctor of Philosophy Univ Of San Diego

Kao C Vang 2023

Lecturer

Master of Science CSU-Fresno

Moua V Xiong 2004

Lecturer

Master of Science CSU-Chico

### Emeritus Faculty

Stephen G Bemiller 1969

Emeritus

Jorgen J Berglund

Emeritus

Doctor of Philosophy Univ Of Massachusetts At Amher

Nancy J Carter

Emeritus

Doctor of Philosophy Oregon St Univ

Judith A Clark

Emeritus

Lloyd M Cook 1932

Emeritus

Lawrence R Dion 1963

Emeritus

Master of Arts Univ Of Detroit

William B Fisher

Emeritus

Doctor of Philosophy Univ Of Oregon

Richard L Ford

Emeritus

Doctor of Philosophy Univ Of Cal-Irvine

Donald Fridshal 1971

Emeritus

Simon M Goberstein

Emeritus

Doctor of Philosophy Univ Of Ark-Fayetteville

Dennis I Goslin 1965

Emeritus

Master of Science Oregon St Univ

Ladawn Haws 1988

Emeritus

Doctor of Philosophy Univ Of Cal-Davis

Gordon H Hughes 1974

Emeritus

Doctor of Philosophy Univ Of Cal-Riverside

Terry L Kiser

Emeritus

Doctor of Philosophy Oregon St Univ

John A Ladwig

Emeritus

Doctor of Philosophy Univ Of Oregon

Eric S Langford

Emeritus

Doctor of Philosophy Rutgers Univ New Brunswick

Edward M Matzdorff 1970

Emeritus

Doctor of Philosophy Oregon St Univ

Mervin E Meyer

Emeritus

Doctor of Philosophy Univ Of Cal-Riverside

Gregory L Naber

Emeritus

Doctor of Philosophy Carnegie Mellon Univ

Walter J Neath 1970

Emeritus

Doctor of Philosophy Illinois Institute Of Technolo

Margaret A Owens

Emeritus

Doctor of Philosophy Univ Of Oregon

Sharon R Ross 1969

Emeritus

Doctor of Philosophy Univ Of Cal-Berkeley

Neil C Schwertman 1974

Emeritus

Doctor of Philosophy Univ Of Kentucky

Robin N Soloway

Emeritus

Doctor of Philosophy Univ Of Wisconsin-Madison

Eldon J Vought 1970

Emeritus

Doctor of Philosophy Univ Of Cal-Riverside

Buck Ware

Emeritus

Doctor of Philosophy Univ Of Cal-Santa Cruz