Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Our Department Mission

The primary mission of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics is to provide high quality mathematics education to mathematics majors, to students in other majors enrolled in our mathematical content courses, to students in our general education courses, and to students in developmental mathematics courses.

As a service to the College and University, it also is part of our mission to provide leadership and expertise in questions of mathematics and statistics as necessary across the disciplines. 

In broader terms with regards to the dissemination of mathematical knowledge, our audience includes not only university students and faculty, but also our colleagues in the regional K-14 mathematical community and their students. 

Finally, as a community of teacher-scholars, the department has an obligation to contribute to the effort to expand the corpus of knowledge of mathematics and statistics. 

Faculty and Facilities

The faculty have strong preparation in many fields of mathematics plus a commitment to excellence in teaching. Individual members are involved in a number of exciting and creative efforts: computer applications of math, applications of math in business and economics, statistical research in biology and medicine, research in various areas of pure mathematics, innovative approaches to teaching at the collegiate, secondary, and elementary levels. Students have the opportunity to participate in these challenging programs.

Many classes make use of graphing calculators and/or computers. The department maintains a well-equipped computer laboratory open to all mathematics students. In addition, the department has a tutorial laboratory where students can get help on course-related material.

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Department Office: Holt Hall 181
Department Chair: Dr. Rick Ford,
Hours: M-F 8:00am - 4:00pm
Phone: 530-898-6111

More information on degree programs is available on the Academic Program page of our web site.

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Statistics Tenure Track Position

Review of applications will begin on January 9th, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.

Find Vacancy Announcement here

Early Start Simplified

Click here for more information regarding the Early Start Math Program at CSU, Chico.

Student Success Map

Click here to view the Student Success Map for the B.S. in Mathematics.


Click here to access a list of resources to help you prepare for the ELM.


Friday, March 27th, 2015:

Arielle Leitner will be discussing Conjugacy Limits of the Group of Diagonal Matrices in Holt 185 at 3:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served at 2:30 p.m. in Holt 181