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A Math Office staff person will email you within 1-3 business days after the submission of this form.  Due to a high volume of submissions, we ask that you please refrain from contacting the Math Office while we process your form.  Calling or emailing within the 1-3 business days will add to our volume and delay your response.

Please note the Math Office is closed on weekends and federal holidays.

Math at Western

The Mathematics Department at Western provides a curriculum in pure and applied mathematics and statistics, and course sequences relevant to students in the sciences, engineering, education, and other disciplines.

The goal of these programs of study is to equip all of our students with the conceptual understanding, computational skills, and persistent disposition required to use quantitative reasoning and analysis effectively in their personal and professional lives. 

We aim to promote and sustain:

  • an environment that fosters creativity, critical thought, enquiry, and active learning;
  • equity, inclusion, and diversity amongst our staff, faculty, and students, aiming to increase participation from groups that are historically underrepresented in Mathematics;
  • the continued growth of faculty as both teachers and scholars of mathematics with active programs of research and professional involvement;
  • opportunities for close interaction between students and faculty, both within and beyond the classroom, including student mentoring and research opportunities.

Two Hour Calculator Rentals are Available in Bond Hall 202!

Math students collaborating
Math students working together in the Math Center
Math students collaborate in Math Center

Math Help!

Tutoring Center

for courses below calculus.

Located in Wilson Library 280 and staffed by student tutors.

Tutoring Center Custom Course Pages  

Math 099, 107-118, 197 

Math 156 & 157 (Business Calculus) 

Math 240 (Statistics) 

Math Center

for courses at the level of calculus and above.

Located in Bond Hall 209 and staffed by the Math Fellows, an exceptional group of undergraduate students chosen by the department because of their performance in mathematics and their desire to help others succeed.

Student Clubs

Axiom 1. Mathematical talent is distributed equally among different groups, irrespective of geographic, demographic, and economic boundaries.

Axiom 2. Everyone can have joyful, meaningful, and empowering mathematical experiences.

Axiom 3. Mathematics is a powerful, malleable tool that can be shaped and used differently by various communities to serve their needs.

Axiom 4. Every student deserves to be treated with dignity and respect.

Federico Ardila-Mantilla

Associate Professor, San Francisco State University