Applied Mathematics, B.S.

The Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics focuses on mathematical and computational methods applicable in the sciences, engineering, and industry. In particular, this degree is suitable preparation for professions featuring sophisticated mathematical modeling and/or scientific computing. This degree is also suitable preparation for graduate study in applied mathematics or related disciplines.

Students should consult with an advisor to design a program best fitted to their interests and goals.

Undergraduate Contact Information:

Dr. Irina Mitrea, Chair
Wachman Hall, Room 638
215-204-7841

Dr. Boris Datskovsky, Associate Chair
Wachman Hall, Room 632
215-204-7847
mathadvising@temple.edu

Dr. Maria E. Lorenz, Undergraduate Chair
Wachman Hall, Room 524
215-204-6764
mathadvising@temple.edu

Bachelor of Science

Summary of Requirements for the Degree

  1. University Requirements (123 total s.h.)
    • MATH 0701 (4 s.h.) and/or ENG 0701 (4 s.h.), if required by placement testing.
    • All Temple students must take a minimum of two writing-intensive courses at Temple as part of their major. Following is a list of courses that can be used to satisfy the writing-intensive requirement:
      MATH 3096Introduction to Modern Algebra3
      or MATH 3098 Modern Algebra
      MATH 4096Senior Problem Solving3
    • Students must complete the General Education (GenEd) requirements.
      • See the General Education section of the Undergraduate Bulletin for the GenEd curriculum.
      • Students who complete CST majors typically receive a waiver for 2 Science & Technology (GS) and 1 Quantitative Literacy (GQ) GenEd courses.
    • Students must satisfy general Temple University residency requirements.
  2. College Requirements

    • 90 credits within the College of Science & Technology (CST) or the College of Liberal Arts (CLA).
    • 45 Upper-Level (2000+) credits within the College of Science & Technology (CST) or the College of Liberal Arts (CLA).
  3. Major Requirements for Bachelor of Science (66-67 s.h.)
    At least 9 courses required for the major must be completed at Temple. At least 8 Math courses must be completed at Temple.

    Computer & Information Science course
    CIS 1053Programming in Matlab4
    or CIS 1057 Computer Programming in C
    Mathematics courses
    Select one of the following:4
    Calculus I with Lab 1
    Calculus I
    Honors Calculus I (F)
    MATH 1042Calculus II4
    or MATH 1942 Honors Calculus II
    MATH 2043Calculus III4
    or MATH 2943 Honors Calculus III
    MATH 2103Linear Algebra with Computer Lab (F)4
    MATH 2111Basic Concepts of Math3
    MATH 3031Probability Theory I3
    MATH 3043Numerical Analysis I (F)4
    MATH 3044Numerical Analysis II (S)3
    MATH 3046Differential Equations with Computer Lab (S)4
    MATH 3096Introduction to Modern Algebra3
    or MATH 3098 Modern Algebra
    MATH 3141Advanced Calculus I (F)3
    MATH 3142Advanced Calculus II (S)3
    MATH 4043Applied Mathematics (F)3
    MATH 4051Complex Analysis (F)3
    MATH 4096Senior Problem Solving3
    Mathematics elective at the 3000+ level or above 23-4
    Physics courses
    Select one of the following:4
    Elementary Classical Physics I
    Honors Elementary Classical Physics I (F)
    General Physics I
    Honors General Physics I (F)
    Select one of the following:4
    Elementary Classical Physics II
    Honors Elementary Classical Physics II (S)
    General Physics II
    Honors General Physics II (S)
    Total Credit Hours66-67
    (F) - Fall only course
    (S) - Spring only course
    1

    Students who choose MATH 1038 must also take the linked course MATH 1039.

    2

    Must be approved by Mathematics faculty advisor.

Calculation of Major GPA

The list of courses that are used to calculate major GPA is determined by the department. Students should consult with their academic advising unit for the applicable courses. In general, courses that could not apply toward the major as an elective or a required course are not counted for the major GPA. This would include MATH 1022, for example.

Distinction in Major

To graduate with Distinction in Applied Mathematics a student should meet the following requirements:

  1. All requirements for the degree in Applied Mathematics must be met with a GPA of at least 3.50 in the Mathematics courses.
  2. At the time of graduation, the student's overall GPA, including all college-level courses, must be at least 3.25.
  3. Students must complete MATH 3098 instead of MATH 3096 in order to qualify for a Distinction in Major.
  4. A student must have a GPA of 3.50 or higher in MATH 3141, MATH 3142, MATH 3098, MATH 4051 and any additional courses from the following list:
    MATH 3043Numerical Analysis I4
    MATH 3044Numerical Analysis II3
    MATH 3101Topics in Modern Algebra3
    Any 4000-level course other than individual study

Suggested Academic Plan

Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics

Requirements for New Students starting in the 2016-2017 Academic Year

Year 1
FallCredit Hours
Select one of the following:4
Calculus I with Lab1 
Calculus I 
Honors Calculus I (F) 
Select one of the following:4
Elementary Classical Physics I 
Honors Elementary Classical Physics I (F) 
General Physics I 
Honors General Physics I (F) 
Select one of the following:4
Programming in Matlab 
Computer Programming in C 
General Education/Elective Credits4
 Term Credit Hours16
Spring
MATH 1042 or 1942Calculus II4
Select one of the following:4
Elementary Classical Physics II 
Honors Elementary Classical Physics II (S) 
General Physics II 
Honors General Physics II (S) 
General Education/Elective Credits7
 Term Credit Hours15
Year 2
Fall
MATH 2043 or 2943Calculus III4
MATH 2103Linear Algebra with Computer Lab (F)4
General Education/Elective Credits8
 Term Credit Hours16
Spring
MATH 3031Probability Theory I3
MATH 3046Differential Equations with Computer Lab (S)4
MATH 2111Basic Concepts of Math3
General Education/Elective Credits6
 Term Credit Hours16
Year 3
Fall
MATH 3043Numerical Analysis I (F)4
MATH 3141Advanced Calculus I (F)3
General Education/Elective Credits8
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
MATH 3044Numerical Analysis II (S)3
MATH 3142Advanced Calculus II (S)3
General Education/Elective Credits9
 Term Credit Hours15
Year 4
Fall
MATH 4051Complex Analysis (F)3
MATH 4043Applied Mathematics (F)3
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Modern Algebra [WI] 
Modern Algebra [WI] (F) 
General Education/Elective Credits6
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
MATH 4096Senior Problem Solving [WI]3
3000+ Math Elective23-4
General Education/Elective Credits9-8
 Term Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours: 123
(F) - Fall only course
(S) - Spring only course
1

Students who choose MATH 1038 must also take the linked course MATH 1039.

2

Must be approved by Mathematics faculty advisor.