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Message from the Chair

Welcome to the Department of Mathematics at California State University, Bakersfield.  Mathematics and Statistics are fundamental to scientific and technological understanding and our department offers an exciting and established program leading to a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics degree. We are vibrant and growing. Since our campus has opened in 1970 we have granted 519 Bachelor of Science degrees in Mathematics, over 100 of them during the last four years.

Committed to the highest standards of teaching, the Department of Mathematics serves the University and the community by providing mathematics education to mathematics, science, engineering and liberal studies majors, as well as a general education mathematics courses for all majors. In pursuit of its educational mission, the department offers a broad undergraduate degree in mathematics with five different concentrations. We also offer minors in mathematics and statistics. Appropriate mathematical and statistical software and technology are integrated throughout our curriculum. Depending upon the particular concentration, students are prepared for a career in industry, government, or education.

The faculty includes specialists in applied mathematics, pure mathematics, mathematics education, and statistics. Their varied research offers student a chance to gain valuable insight into various branches of mathematics.

Classes for majors are moderate in size, taught by a diverse, student-centered faculty who are interested in the progress of their students.  Employment opportunities in mathematics and statistics are excellent with demand for graduates in all of the mathematical sciences expected to remain high.

Whether you are a prospective student looking for a degree program or a prospective faculty member looking for a department that will support you I hope you will browse our web pages and find the information that you were looking for. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Sophia Raczkowski, Ph. D.
Professor of Mathematics and Chair