Overview
The Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, offered by the Department of 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.
Campus Location: Main
Program Code: ST-MATH-BS
Distinction in Major
To graduate with distinction in this major, a student must satisfy the following criteria:
- achieve a minimum 3.25 overall GPA;
- achieve a minimum 3.50 GPA in the Mathematics courses required for the major; 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 BS in Mathematics.
- BS in Mathematics / MEd in Middle Grades Education with a Concentration in Mathematics
- BS in Mathematics / MEd in Middle Grades Education with a Concentration in Mathematics and Science
- BS in Mathematics / MEd in Secondary Education with a Concentration in Mathematics Education
- BS 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 2024-2025. Students who matriculated prior to fall 2024 should refer to the Archives to view the requirements for their Bulletin year.
Bachelor of Science 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 3098 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.
- 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).
- Complete a one-credit first-year 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 Science (64-65 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.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 2045 Differential Equations with Linear Algebra (F) 4 MATH 2111 Basic Concepts of Math 3 MATH 3031 Probability Theory I 3 MATH 3051 Theoretical Linear Algebra (S) 4 MATH 3098 Modern Algebra (F) 3 MATH 3101 Topics in Modern Algebra (S) 3 MATH 3141 Advanced Calculus I (F) 3 MATH 3142 Advanced Calculus II (S) 3 MATH 4051 Complex Analysis (F) 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 64-65 Course List Code Title Credit Hours (F) - Fall only course (S) - Spring only course - ^{ 1 }
Must be approved by Mathematics faculty advisor.
Suggested Academic Plan
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics
Suggested Plan for New Students Starting in the 2024-2025 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 | ||
Select one of the following: | 4 | |
Elementary Classical Physics I | ||
Honors Elementary Classical Physics I (F) | ||
General Physics I | ||
Honors General Physics I (F) | ||
SCTC 1001 | CST First Year Seminar | 1 |
GenEd Breadth Course | 4-3 | |
Credit Hours | 16 | |
Spring | ||
MATH 1042 or MATH 1942 | Calculus II or Honors Calculus II | 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) | ||
ENG 0802 | Analytical Reading and Writing [GW] or Analytical Reading and Writing: ESL [GW] or Honors Analytical Reading and Writing [GW] | 4 |
GenEd Breadth Course | 3 | |
Credit Hours | 15 | |
Year 2 | ||
Fall | ||
MATH 2043 or MATH 2943 | Calculus III or Honors Calculus III | 4 |
MATH 2111 | Basic Concepts of Math | 3 |
MATH 2045 | Differential Equations with Linear Algebra (F) | 4 |
IH 0851 or IH 0951 | Intellectual Heritage I: The Good Life [GY] or Honors Intellectual Heritage I: The Good Life [GY] | 3 |
GenEd Breadth Course | 3 | |
Credit Hours | 17 | |
Spring | ||
MATH 3031 | Probability Theory I | 3 |
MATH 3051 | Theoretical Linear Algebra (S) | 4 |
IH 0852 or IH 0952 | Intellectual Heritage II: The Common Good [GZ] or Honors Intellectual Heritage II: The Common Good [GZ] | 3 |
GenEd Breadth Course | 3 | |
Elective | 2 | |
Credit Hours | 15 | |
Year 3 | ||
Fall | ||
MATH 3098 | Modern Algebra [WI] (F) | 3 |
MATH 3141 | Advanced Calculus I (F) | 3 |
GenEd Breadth Course | 3 | |
Elective | 3 | |
Elective | 3 | |
Credit Hours | 15 | |
Spring | ||
MATH 3101 | Topics in Modern Algebra (S) | 3 |
MATH 3142 | Advanced Calculus II (S) | 3 |
3000+ Mathematics Elective ^{1} | 3 | |
Elective | 3 | |
Elective | 3 | |
Credit Hours | 15 | |
Year 4 | ||
Fall | ||
MATH 4051 | Complex Analysis (F) | 3 |
3000+ Mathematics Elective ^{1} | 3 | |
Elective | 3 | |
Elective | 3 | |
Elective | 3 | |
Credit Hours | 15 | |
Spring | ||
MATH 4096 | Senior Problem Solving [WI] | 3 |
3000+ Mathematics Elective ^{1} | 3 | |
Elective | 3 | |
Elective | 3 | |
Elective | 3 | |
Credit Hours | 15 | |
Total Credit Hours | 123 |
Code | Title | Credit Hours |
---|---|---|
(F) - Fall only courses | ||
(S) - Spring only courses |
- ^{ 1 }
Must be approved by Mathematics faculty advisor.
Accelerated Programs
Students may opt to pursue an accelerated +1 program, enabling them to complete both a bachelor's degree and master's degree in less time than the traditional route.
The following accelerated programs may be of interest to students in the Mathematics BS:
College of Science and Technology
College of Education and Human Development