Mathematics, B.S.

The Bachelor of Science in Mathematics provides an in-depth theoretical background focusing on the traditional core areas of mathematics. This program provides a foundation for graduate study or careers in fields using sophisticated quantitative and mathematical analysis. In particular, this program is suitable preparation for graduate study in mathematics.

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 3098 and MATH 4096.

    • 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 (65 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 & Technology Science course
    Select one of the following:4
    Programming in Matlab
    Computer Programming in C
    Program Design and Abstraction
    Honors Program Design and Abstraction
    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 2111Basic Concepts of Math3
    MATH 3031Probability Theory I3
    MATH 3045Differential Equations with Linear Algebra (F)4
    MATH 3051Theoretical Linear Algebra (S)4
    MATH 3098Modern Algebra (F)3
    MATH 3101Topics in Modern Algebra (S)3
    MATH 3141Advanced Calculus I (F)3
    MATH 3142Advanced Calculus II (S)3
    MATH 4051Complex Analysis (F)3
    MATH 4096Senior Problem Solving3
    Three Mathematics electives at the 3000+level or above 29
    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 Hours65
    (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 Mathematics a student should meet the following requirements:

  1. All requirements for the B.S. degree in 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. A student must have a GPA of 3.50 or higher in the following courses:

    MATH 3141Advanced Calculus I3
    MATH 3142Advanced Calculus II3
    MATH 3098Modern Algebra3
    MATH 4051Complex Analysis3
    Any additional courses from the following list:
    MATH 3043Numerical Analysis I3 or 4
    MATH 3044Numerical Analysis II3
    MATH 3101Topics in Modern Algebra3
    Any 4000-level course other than individual study

Suggested Academic Plan

Bachelor of Science in 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
Programming in Matlab 
Computer Programming in C 
Program Design and Abstraction 
Honors Program Design and Abstraction 
Select one of the following:4
Elementary Classical Physics I 
Honors Elementary Classical Physics I (F) 
General Physics I 
Honors General Physics I (F) 
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 2111Basic Concepts of Math3
MATH 3045Differential Equations with Linear Algebra (F)4
General Education/Elective Credits6
 Term Credit Hours17
Spring
MATH 3031Probability Theory I3
MATH 3051Theoretical Linear Algebra (S)4
General Education/Elective Credits8
 Term Credit Hours15
Year 3
Fall
MATH 3098Modern Algebra [WI] (F)3
MATH 3141Advanced Calculus I (F)3
General Education/Elective Credits9
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
MATH 3101Topics in Modern Algebra (S)3
MATH 3142Advanced Calculus II (S)3
3000+ Mathematics Elective23
General Education/Elective Credits6
 Term Credit Hours15
Year 4
Fall
MATH 4051Complex Analysis (F)3
3000+ Mathematics Elective23
General Education/Elective Credits9
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
MATH 4096Senior Problem Solving [WI]3
3000+ Mathematics Elective23
General Education/Elective Credits9
 Term Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours: 123
(F) - Fall only courses
(S) - Spring only courses
1

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

2

Must be approved by Mathematics faculty advisor.