Majors & Minor

Our department offers a major, minor, honors degree, and teaching credential in mathematics. Many students even double major or minor in complementary areas like data science, physics, and computer science.

With a student-to-faculty ratio of only 5-to-1, our upper-division classes are intimate gatherings of around 10 students, affording a unique classroom experience. Our program is customizable: Each student designs a individualized course of study in consultation with his or her advisor built around a core of essential courses.

Degree Requirements

See our catalog for requirements & courses

Unique Courses

We offer courses unlike anything you'd find elsewhere.

  • History of Mathematics - Professor John Stillwell, a world-renowned scholar and historian of mathematics, bases the course on his book Mathematics and Its History.
  • Complex Analysis - Professor Tristan Needham uses the innovative geometric approach that he pioneered in his prize-winning book, Visual Complex Analysis.
  • Mathematical Circles - An upper-division service-learning course where students spend time working in after-school programs for kids while also studying advanced problem solving skills. taught by Professor Paul Zeitz, one of the three coaches of the most successful U.S. team in the 35-year history of the International Mathematical Olympiad.

Contact Info

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Mon-Fri, 8:30a.m. - 5p.m.

Harney Science Center 222 (415) 422-6747 (415) 422-5747