Virtual Celebration and Graduation

Please join us on May 16 at 3:00 pm for a celebration of our students and graduates. The event will include:

  • An Awards Ceremony
  • A message from President Sakaki
  • A message from Dean Stauffer
  • A speech by Graduate, Chase Overholt
  • A Virtual Graduates' Walk
  • And more!

Email for the Zoom link!

Spring 2020: COVID-19 Information

Sonoma State University has suspended all in-person activities for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester. Online instruction began March 24. Course information is primarily available through course Canvas pages.

The Mission of Math and Stats

We invite and welcome students from all educational and cultural backgrounds to join us in creating an active, collaborative learning community that celebrates the complexity, beauty, and applicability of mathematics and statistics.

Why should you be a Math or Statistics major?

Statistics Degrees

According to the American Statistical Association, the demand for statisticians in the workforce is dramatically increasing. Statisticians find employment in a variety of fields. Biomedical, pharmaceutical, engineering and marketing companies, and government agencies seek employees with statistical skills to analyze large data sets. Many students find lucrative jobs as SAS programmers. In addition, statistics students with an interest in finance or economics will be interested in pursuing a career as an actuary.

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers two degrees to prepare students for these great careers. Students are able to pursue a B.S. in Statistics or a B.A in Applied Statistics. The B.S. is perfect preparation for a career as a professional statistician, while the B.A. is designed to be one half of a double major, paired with another discipline which is highly statistical: Biology, Economics, Psychology, Sociology, to name a few.

Project Make the Way

Project Make the Way is a California Math-Science Partnership between the Sonoma State Math/Stats and Literacy Studies & Elementary Education departments, the Santa Rosa City Schools, and the California Mathematics Project: North Coast. Working with K-8 teachers to design and integrate Maker challenges for learning mathematics, we're changing what it means to learn mathematics in school! Watch this video for a brief overview.

2019 Department Newsletter

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Math Textbooks

You should be able to find out what textbooks you need for your classes from the textbooks section of the SSU bookstore. Once you have your list, you are welcome to shop elsewhere for your books.

Math Club

The math club meets every other Thursday at noon in Darwin 109. Stop in the Math Lab (Darwin 108) and check with a member to find out what the club is up to!


Interested in finding out more about a math major or minor? Click here for forms and information about advising.