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    Academic Programs

Undergraduate Advisement

All students interested in pursuing a degree in mathematics are strongly encouraged to seek academic advisement from our department as soon as possible. In the Department of Mathematics, both staff and faculty advisors work together to assist students in achieving their academic and career goals. Our advisors can assist you with major and career exploration, course selection, and much more.

Undergraduate math majors are required to meet with the Mathematics Academic Advisor each semester prior to course registration. Students should schedule an appointment via email.

  • Second Semester Freshmen should attend their required meeting with the College of Science & Mathematics Student Services Center prior to meeting with the math department. Please bring the materials reviewed in the SSC meeting to your meeting with the Math Advisor.
  • All undergraduate students seeking math-related advisement should first visit the Mathematics Academic Advisor. You may be referred to one of our faculty advisors for further advisement based on your unique needs.

The contact information for the Bachelor programs is:

Natalie Howe
Mathematics Academic Advisor
Phone: (818) 677-4782
Office: LO 1318

Graduate students in mathematics should contact the Graduate Coordinator for advisement.

The contact information for the Master’s programs is:

Dr. Ali Zakeri
Professor of Mathematics & Graduate Coordinator
Phone: (818) 677-7816 
Office: SN 120 

Advising Notes:

  1. Visit the Forms page to access a variety of helpful resources related to degree planning.
  2. Important information regarding enrollment in Math 102, 104, 105, 150A/B, 255A/B: Beginning in the Fall 2017 semester, prerequisites for these classes will change. View the summarized Fall 2017 semester prerequisites.
  3. Pathways to Calculus: The following flowchart helps you identify the various possible pathways to your first Calculus courses (Math 150A or Math 255A). 
  4. Opportunity for graduating seniors who are math majors or minors (and for alumni): The CSUN NSF Teaching Fellowship Program aims to prepare post-baccalaureate and STEM professionals with strong math backgrounds to become Teaching Fellows (TFs). TFs will earn master's degrees in mathematics or mathematics education and single subject mathematics teaching credentials, and participate in professional development activities while teaching in high-need school districts. Five-year commitments will be made by TFs. During this period, they will earn stipends and/or salary supplements in the amount of $15,000 per year the first three years and $10,000 per year during years four and five while working closely with a developing community of CSUN faculty, local teacher leaders, and preservice teachers. View details and application materials for the CSUN NSF Teaching Fellowship Program.
  5. Opportunity for juniors, seniors and math or science credential students: The Noyce Scholar Program is for junior and senior mathematics or science majors and single subject math and science Credential students who are preparing to become secondary teachers and have GPAs of at least 2.8 in in the last 30 semester units. Scholarship recipients will receive up to $10,000 each year for up to 2 years. All scholars will participate in an ongoing Noyce Seminar at CSUN. Scholars must agree to teach for two years in a high-need school district for each year of scholarship support. View details and application materials for the Noyce Scholar Program.
    Please direct questions to: Kellie Michele Evans Professor, Department of Mathematics California State University, Northridge
  6. PUMP Seminar department Policy:
    a) The PUMP Seminar may be used to satisfy the Math 493 requirement in the BA/BS option for the post 2008 catalog;
    b) The PUMP Seminar may NOT be used as a math elective for ANY of the undergraduate math options.