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Department of Mathematics

Welcome to the Department of Mathematics

With a commitment to the highest standards of teaching, the Department of Mathematics serves the University and the community by providing mathematics education to mathematics, science, engineering, and liberal studies majors, as well as general education mathematics courses for all majors. In pursuit of its educational mission, the department offers subject requirements for a California Secondary Teaching Credential in Mathematics; Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, with options in Applied Mathematics, General Mathematics, Pure Mathematics, Statistics, and Teaching, and Integrated Credential; and Master of Science in Mathematics. 

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Carmen Caprau

"The Department of Mathematics is committed to the teaching, learning, and development of mathematics. We are an active and vibrant mathematical community where students are provided with a multitude of resources and opportunities. Our department consists of faculty members who engage in research in a variety of areas in pure mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics, and mathematics education, and students can find innovative teachers and coursework that will prepare them for a wide range of careers or graduate studies. Students frequently pursue directed research alongside mathematics faculty. We love what we are doing, and we are proud of the quality of education and services we provide. We invite you to learn more about our program offerings and to join us in exploring the world of mathematics." 

Carmen Caprau, Ph.D., Professor and Chair

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Our Faculty

Learn about our faculty and their research interests.

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Placement Exams

Placement is required for enrollment in particular math courses.

Learn More about Placement Exams



Contact Us


Peters Business Building
Room 381

Mailing Address 

Department of Mathematics
5245 North Backer Avenue M/S PB108
Fresno, California 93740






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