Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas.

– Albert Einstein

The Mathematics Department is dedicated to providing each student with an education that stresses high quality instruction. Our dynamic, knowledgeable faculty provides a supportive atmosphere which includes mentoring students through a “hands-on” approach to instruction. Students will gain the skills they need, whether they are working to meet professional goals, earn an AA or AS degree, or plan on transferring to a 4-year university.

What we offer:

  • a full range of mathematics courses
  • Supplemental Instruction in numerous courses
  • courses taught using free Open Educational Resources
  • the provision of a Math Learning Center where students may receive additional assistance
  • the sponsoring of an on-campus Math Club which competes twice a year in a competition hosted by the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges Student Mathematics League
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You are now able to use the Guided Self-Placement tool instead of taking an assessment test for English or math. To use the tool:

  • Log in to myGateway
  • Got to the Cypress Tab
  • Select GSP

Math Review Videos are also available as a resource to you. View them at the button below.

What You’ll Study

  • Skills for Math for Prospective Teachers
  • Skills for Finite Math
  • Skills for Probability and Statistics
  • Skills for Survey of Calculus
  • Skills for College Algebra
  • Math for Prospective Teachers
  • Finite Mathematics
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Survey of Calculus
  • College Algebra
  • Trigonometry
  • Calculus
  • Multivariable Calculus
  • Linear Algebra and Differential Equations


Visit our catalog for more information about degrees and certificates, courses, and program learning outcomes for students majoring in Mathematics.

Careers & Salary


  • Mathematical Science Occupation
  • Mathematical Science Teacher
  • Mathematician
  • Natural Science Manager
  • Secondary School Teacher
  • Statistician


  • Low: $29k
  • Average: $90k
  • High: $208k

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What Students Say

“Professor Morvan taught me how to conceptualize calculus and clearly articulate what I was doing in my work.”

Timothy O’Connor

“Professor Nusbaum [demonstrated] how math is an art where every step of the process plays an essential role. When a class changes you as a person, you know the professor has made a significant impression on you. Professor Nusbaum has taught me to take pride in my work, be detail-oriented and not omit any steps in a process, and carry myself with integrity, humbleness, and resilience. Thank you for believing in me. I am honored to have been your student and your Math 150B (Calculus II) supplemental instruction leader.”

Junnior Rodriguez


Adjunct Faculty

  • Rocio Aguilar Bastida
  • Eric Armstrong
  • Jess Boling
  • James Carver
  • Timothy Choi
  • Adriana Chrispens
  • Peter Christenson
  • Maurice Daigle
  • Mina Do
  • Diane Ford
  • Ardeshir Ghaffari
  • Jonathan Harris
  • Don Hatori
  • Maria Heinze
  • Kasara Heneks
  • Ramy Heng
  • Khanh Hoang
  • Jay Hoover
  • Rattana Hor
  • Matthew Humaciu
  • Paul Huynh
  • Tracy Lam
  • Jaime Leongson
  • Darlene Little
  • Tuyen Ly
  • Hao Mai
  • Mahnaz Moradi Nargesi
  • Dai P. Nguyen
  • Hoang Nguyen
  • Paul Oeser
  • Huyvu Phan
  • Vu Phan
  • Edward Pineda
  • Matthew Pitassi
  • Parvin Ramedani
  • Leslie Rodriguez
  • John Kevin Ryan
  • Mutsuno Ryan
  • Alejandro Sevilla
  • Hermina Shamoni
  • Azzam Shihabi
  • Andrew Sotomayor
  • Linda Steinberg
  • Kevin Takeuchi
  • Tanawat Trakoolthai
  • Duy Tran
  • Kelly Tseng
  • Daniel Ulloa
  • Tim Vu
  • James Wan
  • Evan Waugh
  • Jingwen Zhang

Mathematics Department

Location: SEM, Room 154
T: (714) 484-7000 ext. 48641
Department Chair: Adam Eckenrode,