Academic Catalog 2024-2025


College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences
Department of Mathematics

Program Description

Mathematics is about number operations and algebra, motion and change (calculus and differential equations), logical analysis, scientific visualization, structure and geometry, the prediction of random events (probability), the extraction of useful information from large sets of data (statistics), the discovery of the best ways to do things (optimization). It is abstract and theoretical, and intensely down-to-earth and practical, all at the same time.

The mathematics major and minor prepare students for exciting and rewarding work in industry, for careers in teaching, and for advanced post-baccalaureate study. Our calculus, differential equations, analysis, and probability and statistics courses enable science students to analyze data and predict outcomes in static and dynamic situations.

Our foundations, discrete math, and algebra courses give students the tools they need for rigorous logical and structural analysis and a deep conceptual understanding of quantitative situations. Our mathematics education courses prepare students to be outstanding teacher leaders with a deep knowledge of mathematics and the best practices in teaching. Our general education courses give the general student the mathematical background she or he needs to function in life as an educated and informed citizen in an increasingly quantitative and data-driven world.

The Mathematics Department makes every effort to offer its courses at times that are convenient for students.

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Academic Advising

Students are welcome to see a math advisor at any time when faculty are available. All full-time math faculty serve as advisors. Please call the Math department office (310) 243-3378 or drop by NSM A-124 during regular business hours to schedule an appointment with an advisor. The math department requires majors to meet with an advisor at least once each semester.


High School students should complete Algebra II, a year of geometry and trigonometry. A mathematics course should be taken in the senior year. Transfer students should complete three semesters of calculus and one additional course if possible.

Graduation With Honors

An undergraduate student may graduate with Honors in Mathematics provided that the following criteria are met:

  1. A minimum of 36 units in residence at CSU Dominguez Hills;
  2. A minimum grade point average of at least 3.5 in all courses used to satisfy the upper-division requirements in the major;
  3. Recommendation by the faculty of the Mathematics Department.