## Overview

The **Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Physics**, a program administered jointly between the Department of Physics and the Department of Mathematics, is an interdisciplinary program providing a foundation in physical sciences with a strong emphasis on the mathematical techniques needed for analysis and modeling. It prepares the student for science or analysis careers which use these mathematical tools along with problem-solving skills, as well as for graduate studies in either mathematics or physics.

**Campus Location:** Main

**Program Code:** ST-MAPH-BS

### Distinction in Major

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

- achieve a minimum 3.50 cumulative GPA;
- achieve a minimum 3.50 GPA in all Physics and Math courses required for the major;
- achieve a minimum 3.50 GPA in the following courses:
- carry out an independent study, undergraduate research or undergraduate thesis project.

Consult the undergraduate Physics faculty advisor for more details.

### Undergraduate Contact Information

Maria Iavarone, Physics Department Chair

Science Education and Research Center, Room 440

215-204-7634

Matthew Newby, Physics Faculty Advisor

Science Education and Research Center, Room 476

215-204-2642

matthew.newby@temple.edu

Brian Rider, Mathematics Department Chair

Wachman Hall, Room 638

215-204-7841

mathematics@temple.edu

Maria Lorenz, Mathematics Department Vice Chair

Wachman Hall, Room 610

215-204-7852

mathadvising@temple.edu

Boris Datskovsky, Mathematics Director of Undergraduate Studies

Wachman Hall, Room 632

215-204-7847

mathadvising@temple.edu

Learn more about the Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Physics.

*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 meet 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 PHYS 2796 Introduction to Modern Physics 4 PHYS 4796 Experimental Physics 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).

- 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 (76 s.h.)

At least 10 courses required for the major must be completed at Temple. At least 6 Math and 5 Physics courses must be completed at Temple.Course List Code Title Credit Hours Mathematics 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 3141 Advanced Calculus I (F) 3 MATH 3142 Advanced Calculus II (S) 3 MATH 4051 Complex Analysis (F) 3 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) PHYS 2101 Classical Mechanics (S) 3 PHYS 2502 Mathematical Physics (S) 4 PHYS 2796 Introduction to Modern Physics (S) 4 PHYS 3101 Analytical Mechanics (F) 3 PHYS 3301 Electricity and Magnetism (F) 4 PHYS 3302 Classical Electromagnetism (S) 3 PHYS 3701 Introduction to Quantum Mechanics I (S) 3 PHYS 4101 Thermal Physics (F) 3 Capstone Course MATH 4096 Senior Problem Solving 3 or PHYS 4796 Experimental Physics Total Credit Hours 76 Course List Code Title Credit Hours (F) - Fall only course (S) - Spring only course

## Suggested Academic Plan

### Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Physics

#### 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: | 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 |

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 | 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) | ||

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 | |

Elective | 1 | |

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

Elective | 1 | |

Credit Hours | 15 | |

Spring | ||

PHYS 2502 | Mathematical Physics (S) | 4 |

PHYS 2796 | Introduction to Modern Physics [WI] (S) | 4 |

MATH 3051 | Theoretical Linear Algebra (S) | 4 |

GenEd Breadth Course | 3 | |

Credit Hours | 15 | |

Year 3 | ||

Fall | ||

MATH 3031 | Probability Theory I | 3 |

MATH 3141 | Advanced Calculus I (F) | 3 |

PHYS 3301 | Electricity and Magnetism (F) | 4 |

GenEd Breadth Course | 3 | |

Elective | 3 | |

Credit Hours | 16 | |

Spring | ||

MATH 3142 | Advanced Calculus II (S) | 3 |

PHYS 2101 | Classical Mechanics (S) | 3 |

PHYS 3701 | Introduction to Quantum Mechanics I (S) | 3 |

GenEd Breadth Course | 3-4 | |

Elective | 3 | |

Elective | 1-0 | |

Credit Hours | 16 | |

Year 4 | ||

Fall | ||

MATH 3098 | Modern Algebra [WI] (F) | 3 |

MATH 4051 | Complex Analysis (F) | 3 |

PHYS 3101 | Analytical Mechanics (F) | 3 |

PHYS 4101 | Thermal Physics (F) | 3 |

Elective | 3 | |

Credit Hours | 15 | |

Spring | ||

MATH 4096 or PHYS 4796 | Senior Problem Solving [WI] or Experimental Physics [WI] | 3 |

PHYS 3302 | Classical Electromagnetism (S) | 3 |

Elective | 3 | |

Elective | 3 | |

Elective | 3 | |

Credit Hours | 15 | |

Total Credit Hours | 123 |

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

(F) - Fall only course. | ||

(S) - Spring only course. |