## Overview

The **Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics**, offered by the Department of Mathematics, provides a solid mathematical foundation and also allows for the most flexibility. This program prepares students for a variety of jobs in business and industry, as well as for graduate study in fields related to mathematics.

**Campus Location:** Main

**Program Code**: ST-MATH-BA

### Distinction in Major

To graduate with distinction in this major, a student must satisfy the following criteria:

- achieve a minimum 3.25 cumulative GPA;
- achieve a minimum 3.50 major GPA;
- successfully complete MATH 3141, MATH 3142 and MATH 4051 instead of MATH 3137 and MATH 3138;
- successfully complete MATH 3098 instead of MATH 3096; and
- achieve a minimum 3.50 GPA in the following courses:

### Accelerated Programs

Accelerated programs provide a pathway for students to pursue both an undergraduate degree and an advanced degree in a shorter amount of time. Below is a list of available accelerated programs for students in the BA in Mathematics.

- BA in Mathematics / MEd in Middle Grades Education with a Concentration in Mathematics
- BA in Mathematics / MEd in Middle Grades Education with a Concentration in Mathematics and Language Arts
- BA in Mathematics / MEd in Secondary Education with a Concentration in Mathematics Education
- BA in Mathematics / MS in Mathematics

### Undergraduate Contact Information

Brian Rider, Chair

Wachman Hall, Room 638

215-204-7841

mathematics@temple.edu

Maria Lorenz, Vice Chair

Wachman Hall, Room 610

215-204-7852

mathadvising@temple.edu

Boris Datskovsky, Director of Undergraduate Studies

Wachman Hall, Room 632

215-204-7847

mathadvising@temple.edu

*These requirements are for students who matriculated in academic year 2023-2024. Students who matriculated prior to fall 2023 should refer to the Archives to view the requirements for their Bulletin year.*

## Bachelor of Arts Requirements

### Summary of Requirements for the Degree

- University Requirements (123 total s.h.)
- Students must complete all University requirements including those listed below.
- All undergraduate students must complete at least two writing-intensive courses for a total of at least six credits at Temple as part of their major. The specific writing-intensive course options for this major are:
Course List Code Title Credit Hours MATH 3096 Introduction to Modern Algebra 3 MATH 4096 Senior Problem Solving 3 - 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 receive a waiver for 2 Science & Technology (GS) and 1 Quantitative Literacy (GQ) GenEd courses.

- See the General Education section of the
- Students must satisfy general Temple University residency requirements.

- College Requirements
- A minimum of 90 total credits within the College of Science & Technology (CST), the College of Liberal Arts (CLA), and/or the College of Engineering (ENG).
- A minimum of 45 of these credits must be upper-level (courses numbered 2000 and above).
- A minimum of 6 of these credits must be upper-level (courses numbered 2000 and above) CLA credits.

- Successful completion or waiver from the second level of a foreign language.
- Complete a one-credit first-year seminar or transfer seminar.

- A minimum of 90 total credits within the College of Science & Technology (CST), the College of Liberal Arts (CLA), and/or the College of Engineering (ENG).
- Major Requirements for Bachelor of Arts (53-55 s.h.)

At least 7 courses required for the major must be completed at Temple. At least 7 Math courses must be completed at Temple.Course List Code Title Credit Hours Computer Programming course Select one of the following: 3-4 Introduction to Problem Solving and Programming in Python or CIS 1951Honors Introduction to Problem Solving and Programming in Python Computer Programming in C Program Design and Abstraction or CIS 1968Honors Program Design and Abstraction Computing in MATLAB

and Applications in MATLABMathematics courses MATH 1041 Calculus I 4 or MATH 1941 Honors Calculus I MATH 1042 Calculus II 4 or MATH 1942 Honors Calculus II MATH 2043 Calculus III 4 or MATH 2943 Honors Calculus III MATH 2101 Linear Algebra 3-4 or MATH 2103 Linear Algebra with Computer Lab MATH 2111 Basic Concepts of Math 3 MATH 3031 Probability Theory I 3 MATH 3096 Introduction to Modern Algebra 3 MATH 3137 Real & Complex Analysis I (F) 3 MATH 3138 Real & Complex Analysis II (S) 3 MATH 4096 Senior Problem Solving 3 Three Mathematics electives at the 3000 level or above ^{1}9 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 Hours 53-55 Course List Code Title Credit Hours (F) - Fall only course (S) - Spring only course

## Suggested Academic Plan

### Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics

#### Suggested Plan for New Students Starting in the 2023-2024 Academic Year

Year 1 | ||
---|---|---|

Fall | Credit Hours | |

MATH 1041 or MATH 1941 | Calculus I or Honors Calculus I | 4 |

Select one of the following: | 3-4 | |

Introduction to Problem Solving and Programming in Python or Honors Introduction to Problem Solving and Programming in Python | ||

Computer Programming in C | ||

Program Design and Abstraction or Honors Program Design and Abstraction | ||

Computing in MATLAB and Applications in MATLAB | ||

SCTC 1001 | CST First Year Seminar | 1 |

ENG 0802 | Analytical Reading and Writing or Analytical Reading and Writing: ESL or Honors Writing About Literature | 4 |

Elective | 3-2 | |

Credit Hours | 15 | |

Spring | ||

MATH 1042 or MATH 1942 | Calculus II or Honors Calculus II | 4 |

Select one of the following: | 4 | |

Elementary Classical Physics I | ||

Honors Elementary Classical Physics I (F) | ||

General Physics I | ||

Honors General Physics I (F) | ||

IH 0851 or IH 0951 | Intellectual Heritage I: The Good Life or Honors Intellectual Heritage I: The Good Life | 3 |

GenEd Breadth Course | 3 | |

Elective | 1 | |

Credit Hours | 15 | |

Year 2 | ||

Fall | ||

MATH 2043 or MATH 2943 | Calculus III or Honors Calculus III | 4 |

MATH 2101 or MATH 2103 | Linear Algebra or Linear Algebra with Computer Lab | 3-4 |

Select one of the following: | 4 | |

Elementary Classical Physics II | ||

Honors Elementary Classical Physics II (S) | ||

General Physics II | ||

Honors General Physics II (S) | ||

IH 0852 or IH 0952 | Intellectual Heritage II: The Common Good or Honors Intellectual Heritage II: The Common Good | 3 |

Elective | 2-1 | |

Credit Hours | 16 | |

Spring | ||

MATH 2111 | Basic Concepts of Math | 3 |

MATH 3031 | Probability Theory I | 3 |

GenEd Breadth Course | 3 | |

GenEd Breadth Course | 3 | |

Elective | 3 | |

Credit Hours | 15 | |

Year 3 | ||

Fall | ||

MATH 3137 | Real & Complex Analysis I (F) | 3 |

3000+ Mathematics Elective ^{1} | 3 | |

Foreign Language 1001 - First Level | 4 | |

GenEd Breadth Course | 3 | |

Elective | 3 | |

Credit Hours | 16 | |

Spring | ||

MATH 3096 | Introduction to Modern Algebra | 3 |

MATH 3138 | Real & Complex Analysis II (S) | 3 |

3000+ Mathematics Elective ^{1} | 3 | |

Foreign Language 1002 - Second Level | 4 | |

GenEd Breadth Course | 3-4 | |

Credit Hours | 16-17 | |

Year 4 | ||

Fall | ||

3000+ Mathematics Elective ^{1} | 3 | |

Upper-level CLA Course (numbered 2000 and above) | 3 | |

Elective | 3 | |

Elective | 3 | |

Elective | 3 | |

Credit Hours | 15 | |

Spring | ||

MATH 4096 | Senior Problem Solving | 3 |

Upper-level CLA Course (numbered 2000 and above) | 3 | |

Elective | 3 | |

Elective | 3 | |

Elective | 3-2 | |

Credit Hours | 15-14 | |

Total Credit Hours | 123 |

Code | Title | Credit Hours |
---|---|---|

(F) - Fall only course | ||

(S) - Spring only course |