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Department of Mathematics

The Department of Mathematics at the California State University, Los Angeles consists of 14 tenure-track/tenured faculty and about 50 adjunct faculty and graduate teaching associates. We currently have about 200 students in the 4 options of our BS program and 30 students in our MS program.

We offer a Master of Science degree as well as a Bachelor of Science degree with four different options: Applied, General, Integrated Teaching and Traditional Teaching. In addition to its major programs, the department supports an undergraduate minor program as well as two approved Subject Matter Programs for the Single Subject Mathematics waiver and the Foundational Level Mathematics Waiver. Supplementing the academic programs are seminars, colloquia, speakers, and other events.



BRJ Spring 2022


Mike Krebs and Cal State LA alumna Gwen Ostergren co-authored “What Baseball Team Does PageRank Say Was the Best Ever?” in the Spring 2022 issue of Baseball Research Journal.

2022 winners

Department Awards

The Math Department is pleased to announce its 2022 student awards: Parker Le is the Outstanding Graduate Student and Samya Faraj is the Outstanding Graduating Senior. Congratulations to both!

favorite theorem

My Favorite Theorem

Cal State LA students, Pablo Martinez Gutierrez, Holly Kim, Bryce Van Ross, Alvin Lew, Judith Landau, Kevin Alfaro, Francisco Leon, Marlene Enriquez and Daniel Argueta, are featured in this podcast.

PIC team

PIC Math Team

During Spring 2022, Dr. Zhong’s research group was funded by the PIC math program. His students partnered with the Data Team from the City of Los Angeles on two data science projects:

  • PPP loan analysis: Understanding trends in access and equity to the loan program during COVID-19. Members: Gui He, Harshil Kotamreddy, Alvin Lew, Alex Sherzai: Video
  • CalEnviroScreen 4.0 analysis: Identitfying and analyzing health vulnerability in Los Angeles. Members: Jeffrey Marin, Leonard Garcia, Anh Le, Derek LinVideo

After its successful collaboration with the City, Dr. Zhong’s group is now conducting a project on crime statistics to provide scientific analysis to policy makers. Please stay tuned!


The CSU Math Council is pleased to announce the first system-wide conference of mathematicians from the twenty-three CSU campuses to meet, get to know each other, and talk about research. This meeting will be a showcase, and a means to disseminate, mathematical work of CSU faculty and students from all mathematical disciplines. Conference website.


Department Office: ST F206
Telephone: (323) 343-2150
Email: [email protected]
Office hours: 7:30am-1:00pm, 2:00pm-4:30pm, Monday-Friday
Address: Department of Mathematics, Cal State LA, 5151 State University Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90032-8204