Department of Mathematics

The Department of Mathematics is striving to operationalize our commitment to Access, Equity, Flexibility and Community.  We are dedicated to creating equitable, inclusive, anti-racist spaces for students to grow, learn, and flourish as mathematical thinkers.  We encourage all members of our community to engage in this ongoing work. 

Mathematics is an intriguing, interesting and beautiful subject. It is also challenging and rigorous. Students are drawn to mathematics because of its clarity and the joy of discovering solutions to difficult problems. The Department of Mathematics offers strong Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees that include a variety of courses intended to prepare students for a career in any mathematics related field or other areas that value quantitative and problem-solving skills. The program allows flexibility in breadth and depth where students can choose among courses with applied and pure emphases. The faculty are committed to creating a welcoming environment and providing opportunities for all students to explore mathematics within and beyond the classroom.

Why Do Math? 

Math Department News

  • Congratulations to our graduate students who are headed to SLMath Summer Graduate Schools!
    • Jeremy Mathew-Special Geometric Structures and Analysis at St. Mary’s College
    • Ricafort Busalpa-Analysis of Partial Differential Equations at Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology
    • Rowan McKee-On Koszul Duality in the Local Langlands Program at St. Mary’s College
  • We are proud of our three CSUEB students who entered a national math modeling competition called SCUDEM: Owen Andrews, Jasmine Asfour-Palacios, and Katelyn Centeno.
    • The student team developed a mathematical model describing an open-ended, physical scenario and recorded themselves presenting their model. Seven different judges gave very positive feedback to our students and as a result they received a "Meritorious" award. Dr. Oliver served as coach and mentor for the team during the lead up to the competition.
  • Dr. Andrea Arauza Rivera is a recipient of the National Mathematics Association of America Henry L. Alder Award for Distinguished teaching by a Beginning College or University Mathematics Faculty member whose teaching has been extra ordinarily successful and whose effectiveness in teaching undergraduate mathematics is shown to have influence beyond their own classrooms. 
  • Dr. Jesús Oliver is the recipient of the 2023 Rosemary and Matthew Spitzer Distinguished Science Faculty Award, given annually to a faculty member in the College of Science who has demonstrated excellence in teaching and research. 

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California State University East Bay

25800 Carlos Bee Blvd

Hayward, CA 94542

Office: Sci N231

Office Hours: N231: M,W-F 9:30a-6:00p;  N229: T

Phone: (510) 885-3434