Please find helpful resources for students below:

Spring 2023 Math Help Room!

Students: you can drop in and ask your professors questions about your math assignments from any math class, either in person (Fowler 306) or via Zoom (see login info below).

Instructors: Don Lawrence (D) and Nishu Lal (N)

Classes: All math classes are covered.

Su 12-1pm (D) *Zoom
M 1-2pm (D)
T  2-3:30pm (N) 
W 10-11:30am (N)
W 2-3pm (D); 4-5pm (D)
Th 11:30am-12:30pm (D)
F 1-2pm (D); 3-4pm (D)

Zoom Meeting ID: 96112710396 (password=math)

Major in Mathematics

Occidental's mathematics program aims to serve the diverse needs of students in the physical sciences, social sciences, and liberal arts as well as mathematics. Study and problem-solving in mathematics at all levels provide a paradigm of critical thinking: identifying and questioning premises, inferring patterns from evidence, deducing conclusions from hypotheses, and expressing ideas clearly. Other disciplines rely on mathematics to provide technical tools for precise reasoning and communication.

Upon graduation, some mathematics majors go on to graduate or professional school while others begin careers in teaching, business, industry, or government. The mathematics major can be structured to provide a solid foundation in the mathematical sciences--pure and applied mathematics, statistics, and operations research--and fields close to mathematics--computer science, actuarial science, and engineering. A major or minor in mathematics can also provide an excellent technical and theoretical complement to a major or minor in other fields.

Additional information is provided for the mathematics major:

Course Tracking
Major Declaration Form

If you want to continue your education in mathematics, please consult the list of graduate schools (offering M.S. and Ph.D. programs) and our recommendations.

Working for the Math Department

Math Grader
Office Assistant

If you have any interest in any of these positions, please contact the Mathematics Department at or call (323) 259-2822.

Peer Tutoring Resources for Students Enrolling in Math Classes

Math Department Peer Tutoring
When:  Tue/Thu 4-6pm. Sun 4-5pm.
Tue/Thu on the bottom floor of the Library, back of the stacks. 
Sun in Fowler 108
Email Miles Smith ( with any questions about Math Department Peer Tutoring.

SSAP Tutoring
When:  Tue/Thu 6-8pm
Where:  Fowler 307 
Email Blake Wheeler (, Lily Gebhart (, or Nate Hall ( with any questions about SSAP Tutoring.

Faculty Office Hours

Faculty Name Office Number Office Hours (Spring 2023)
Treena Basu Fowler 304 M 3-4pm, W 12:30-1:30pm, R 3-4pm
Jim L. Brown Fowler 305 M 1- 2pm, W 2-3pm, F 8- 9am and by appt.
Office hours are in person.
Ron Buckmire Fowler 313 On sabbatical leave
Tamás Lengyel Fowler 322 On sabbatical leave
Ramin Naimi Fowler 317 On sabbatical leave
Timothy Rainone Fowler 308 On sabbatical leave
Eric Sundberg Fowler 323 T/Th 9:30-11:00am
Nishu Lal Fowler 316 T 1-2pm and W 11:30am-12:30pm or by appointment
Don Lawrence Fowler 324 All in person, Fowler 324: M 2-3pm,
W 1-2pm and 3-4pm, Th 12:30-1:30pm, F 2-3pm.
Jeffrey Miller Fowler 321 M 9:30-10:30am, W 1:00-2:00pm, Th 1:30-2:30pm
Contact Mathematics
Fowler Hall 305