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On behalf of our faculty, staff, and students, welcome to Department of Mathematics at CSU San Bernardino. We are excited about your interest in our programs and our campus.

The Department of Mathematics is one of nine departments within the College of Natural Sciences. We offer four bachelor degrees, two master's degrees, as well as a minor in mathematics, a Certificate in Introductory Actuarial Mathematics, and a Subject Matter Authorization.

The undergraduate degrees can prepare you for a quantitative reasoning related job in the public or private sector, a career in teaching, or an advanced degree. The Master of Arts degree is intended for those wishing to pursue a career in teaching at the community college level or who wish to go on to study for a Ph. D. in mathematics or a related field. The Master of Arts in Teaching Mathematics is geared toward those who wish to become leaders and specialists in mathematics in the secondary school systems.Math Club

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Our classes are relatively small especially at the upper division level. This helps promote great interaction between students and instructors and helps develop a sense of community. We further promote community through our "Monday Teas", our seminar series "Mathematica Colloquia", and our peer tutoring activities.

We have a strong and diverse faculty. They are dedicated to teaching and promoting excellence through activities such as student research. Many of our students are first-generation Americans. Many are the first in their families to go to college. More than half of our students are members of minority groups, and one quarter are from groups traditionally underrepresented in the sciences. CSUSB is nationally recognized as a Hispanic Serving Institution and we are one of the top mathematics departments in graduating Hispanic students.

Spring 2020 Student Talks

Spring 2020 Speaker Schedule
Date Time Name(s) Title

June 3

12-1pm Stacey Cox and Rama Alshreteh Uniform Convergence of Polynomials
June 3 2:45-3:45pm Tyler Ray Studying Cubic Equations Through Paper Folding
June 4 12-1pm Danielle Gaynair

Elliptic Curves and Cryptography

June 4 12-1pm Elijah Howells A Discussion of Short Term Actuarial Modeling
June 5 12-1pm Madison Manjarrez and Shantanu Tavkar Applications of the Discrete Log Problem in Concepts of Cryptography
June 5 2-3pm Sergio Lopez Palomares RSA and Lattice-Based Cryptosystems
June 9 1-2pm Vanessa Castro, Stacey Cox & Matthew Nuyten Knots Invariants and the Jones Polynomial
June 10 2:40-3:40pm Crystal Diaz Permutation and Monomial Progenitors

See our Student Talks page for abstracts and recordings of past talks.

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Mission Statement

The Department of Mathematics has a mission to provide all mathematics students with an understanding of the logical structure and style of mathematics appropriate to their discipline and level. We will provide mathematics majors and graduate students with the background necessary to pursue a meaningful career in mathematics, mathematics teaching, or related fields. Our graduate program will provide additional opportunity for advanced studies in an individualized discipline-centered master's. The program will help students develop quantitative and abstract reasoning and the ability use of mathematics as a computational and analytical tool. We will provide students in General Education mathematics courses with substantive skills in quantitative and abstract reasoning and in the use of mathematics as a computational and analytical tool.