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Master of Arts Program in Mathematics

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers a 2-year M.A. program with a traditional core of Real Analysis and Abstracte Algebra courses, and other course choices selected from Topology, Complex Analysis, Applied Mathematics and Statistics. Additional graduate courses may be offered depending on demand and intersts of students.

The Mathematics M.A. program averages 20 fully classified graduate students, provides an environment with small classes and easy access to faculty. While a few of our M.A. graduates pursue a Ph.D. elsewhere, most view the M.A. as their culminating degree and take jobs in community college teaching, industry, on in state government positions. Many of our M.A. graduates remain in the area and are now faculty at local community colleges.

Financial Support: The Mathematics and Statistics Department has approximately 8 graduate assistant and 8 teaching assistant positions per year. Graduate Assistants tutor in our mathematics laboratory, and Teaching Assistants have full responsibilities for one or two mathematics or statistics classes each semester. Teaching/tutoring positions are also available in the Learning Skills Program on campus.

Link to further M.A. program information.

The Math Lab

The Math Lab is a tutoring center designed to assist students enrolled in lower division mathematics and statistics courses. Students may use this facility on a drop-in basis. Tutors, who provide assistance with course-related problems encountered in homework assignments and in preparation for examinations, are available at no cost. Tutors are either Graduate Assistants, approved by the Graduate Studies office, or Instructional Student Assistants. They are mathematics or statistics majors or others with a very good background in mathematics. Tutors must have taken a calculus series and differential equations, preferably some upper division math classes, and at least one beginning statistics course. The Math Lab is conveniently located in Brighton Hall, room 118.

Location: Brighton Hall 118
Telephone: (916) 278-6796
Coordinator: Kyle Olson

Math Partners Program

The goal of the Math Partners Program is to offer academic support to a course that does not have tutoring support through any other campus services. The program director works closely with the instructor of the course to develop a peer-leadership model that uses a student who is currently in the class and a student who previously completed the course to provide academic support and serve as liaisons between the instructor and students.

For more information about the Math Partners Program please visit the program website.