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Welcome to the Department of Mathematics and Statistics


Micheal O'Sullivan at working at the whiteboard in front of a groups of graduate students

Department Chair Michael O'Sullivan teaches a graduate topics course.

Job Openings
Lecturers in Mathematics, Statistics, and Math Education. Apply here.

We offer bachelor degrees in mathematics and statistics including applied mathematics (with a variety of emphases), data science, actuarial science, and teaching. We offer master's degrees in mathematics (with orientations to pure, applied, or teaching service), and master of science degrees in statistics and biostatistics. Department faculty are also active in joint doctoral programs in mathematics and science education, and computational sciences. A new certificate program in data science through SDSU's World Campus will be begin in Fall 2020.

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Our office is closed until the university returns to in person instruction on Monday, February 7th. Our Virtual Office is open M-F 9am-1pm PDT - SDSU.zoom.us/j/97121573332

Department faculty are active in a variety of research areas, pure and applied. We enjoy incorporating students into our research and we include independent learning into our courses. The department prepares students for a wide range of career paths including actuarial and data science, engineering, climate analysis, biotechnology, business and education. The careful analysis required to study mathematics and statistics and the computational experience that we include in our courses are highly valued by employers. Our students go on to rewarding careers of tremendous variety. Students can work as tutors in the Mathematics and Statistics Learning Center, as instructional aides in our precalculus course and as homework graders for a variety of courses. Graduate students may be employed as teaching assistants in calculus, introductory statistics, and some additional courses.

Several of SDSU's most prominent interdisciplinary programs were founded by members of the department, and our faculty continue to play leading roles in them.

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Are you new here? Tracing the Origin of Viruses

Antoni Luque and colleagues receive new grant to explore theories on whether viruses can arise spontaneously. 
13 December 2021
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Brienne Hayes wears overalls with rainbow suspenders while touching a tree

Binaries are for Computers

First transgender/non-binary person, Brienne Hayes, graduates with distinction from Department of Mathematics and Statistics 
01 June 2021 —
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SDSU Math Majors and Faculty Participate in the 2020/2021 PUMP-URG Program

Sashiel Vagus and Brooke Tyler develop predictive models of pig development with guidance from Uduak George. 
09 June 2020
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