Mathematics Major

Discover what you can learn and where a mathematics major can take you.

The mathematics program offers the quality education you would expect from a large university with the feel of a small one. Professors work closely with students to ensure they get the best education possible. Our graduates are very successful in their careers and in earning graduate fellowships from many of the best-known mathematics departments in the country.



  • Working on challenging puzzles and problems
  • Modeling real world problems using mathematics
  • Solving complicated problems involving critical thinking
  • Understanding how and why things work
  • Using appropriate technology to solve problems 

icon Learn

  • Gain an understanding of mathematics
  • Recognize patterns 
  • Determine connections
  • Analyze situations
  • Teach mathematics to a diverse group of students 


  • Actuary
  • Computer analyst
  • Cryptologist
  • Mathematician
  • Numerical analyst
  • Operations research analyst
  • Professor/teacher
  • Statistician

iconCareer Opportunities

Our graduates have gone on to a wide variety of careers with businesses and organizations such as:

  • Merced College
  • Blue Shield
  • E. & J. Gallo Winery
  • Turlock Irrigation District
  • Costco
  • Stockton Unified School District
  • Emanuel Medical Center
  • Risk Management Solutions
  • Sylvan Learning Center
  • General Dynamics
  • University of the Pacific
  • Teradyne
  • Department of the Army’s Test and Evaluation 

icon Degrees and Programs

  • Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics (oriented to preparation for graduate study in mathematics)
  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics (oriented to applying mathematics in industry and government)
  • Subject Matter Preparation Program in Mathematics (intended for future high school teachers)
  • Liberal Studies major with concentration in Mathematics
  • Mathematics minor 

Mathematics Student


"Math has always been my favorite subject. Pursuing my math degree at Stanislaus State has increased my interest and appreciation for the subject. "

Mathematics major