2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Sep 25, 2023  
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Kurt Cogswell, Department Head
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Architecture, Mathematics, and Engineering 209
E-mail: kurt.cogswell@sdstate.edu


Professor Cogswell, Head; Mathematics: Professor Flint, Assistant Head, Professors Abraham, Kemp, Kindermann, Larson, Schaal, Schmidt; Professors Emeriti Ayers, Lacher, Monahan, Nielsen, Yocom; Associate Professors Biesecker, Djira, Ge, Kimn, D. Vestal, S. Vestal; Associate Professors Emeriti Broschat, Clever; Assistant Professors Hatfield, Neumann, Pan, Roe, Saunders, Struck, Ye; Lecturers Clark, Diischer, Hales; Instructors Ahrendsen, Alsaker, Bahr, Christensen, Ji, Leiferman, Omodt, Ulvestad, Werner; Statistics: Professors Kindermann; Associate Professor Brandenburger, Djira, Ge, Saunders; Assistant Professors Hatfield, Roe, Struck, Wu; Instructors Ahrendsen, Bahr.


The SDSU Department of Mathematics and Statistics is a large, diverse, and active organization. The department’s mission is to provide excellent instruction, conduct high-quality research and scholarly activity, and prepare graduates and provide mathematical and statistical services that are both regionally relevant and internationally competitive. The curriculum includes a broad range of challenging and highly applicable undergraduate courses, allowing students to specialize in financial engineering, computational science, mathematics education, or statistics. The consistent high placement rate of graduates into K12 and university teaching positions, financial institutions, businesses, manufacturing firms, research organizations, and graduate programs speaks directly to the department’s success in preparing graduates for a wide variety of outstanding careers.


Mathematics (B.S.)  
Mathematics (B.S.) - Teaching Specialization  
Mathematics Minor  
Statistics Minor  
Graduate Programs*
Data Science (M.S.)
Mathematics (M.S.)
     Statistics Specialization
Statistics (M.S.)
Computational Science and Statistics (Ph.D.)
Data Science Certificate
* Graduate degrees are offered in collaboration with the Graduate School. For details, see the Graduate Catalog.

Facilities and Services

The department offices are located in the Architecture, Mathematics, and Engineering Building (AME), room 209. The Math Help Center, located in AME 292 and in the Biostress Basement 0020, provides free walk-in tutoring for students in MATH 095, 102, 103, 115, 120, 121, 123, 125, and STAT 281.

Student Support and Engagement Opportunities

Math majors can engage in research through the summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates.  Students can also participate in the two student organizations, Math Club and the student chapter of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, that combine fun with professional development opportunities.