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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Fall 2015 Office Hours

The Math Department will be open Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:00pm. 


Simon Goberstein will be speaking about Perfect Congruences on Inverse Semigroups on November 13th at 3:00 p.m. in Holt 175. Refreshments will be sereved at 2:30 p.m. in Holt 181.


15th Chico Topology Conference

CSU Chico will be hosting the 15th Topology Conference, May 6th through 8th, 2016. 

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Tenure Track Positions in Pure Mathematics and Math Education

The Department of Mathematics & Statistics is searching for multiple positions as an assistant or associate professor in the areas of Pure Mathematics or Math Education, to begin August, 2016. Please follow the link below to access the full vacancy announcement and application information for each position: 

Pure Mathematics Recruitment 

Math Education Recruitment 

Early Start Simplified

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


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

Student Success Map

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