Applied Mathematics, B.S.

Learn more about the Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics.

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, Director of Advising and Coordinated Courses
Wachman Hall, Room 632
215-204-7847
mathadvising@temple.edu

Dr. Maria E. Lorenz, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Wachman Hall, Room 610
215-204-7852
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
      MATH 3098Modern Algebra3
      MATH 4096Senior Problem Solving3
      SCTC 2396Writing for Science and Technology3
    • 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).
    • First Year Seminar Requirement: All students in the College of Science & Technology (CST) are required to take a 1 credit first year seminar course, SCTC 1001 CST First Year Seminar. Other courses that fulfill this requirement may be found on the CST College Requirements page. Only one course in this category may count towards graduation.
  3. Major Requirements for Bachelor of Science (71-73 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 Programming courses
    MATH 1033Computing in MATLAB1.5
    MATH 1034Applications in MATLAB1.5
    Mathematics courses
    MATH 1041Calculus I4
    or MATH 1941 Honors Calculus I
    MATH 1042Calculus II4
    or MATH 1942 Honors Calculus II
    MATH 2043Calculus III4
    or MATH 2943 Honors Calculus III
    MATH 2111Basic Concepts of Math3
    MATH 21213
    MATH 3031Probability Theory I3
    MATH 3043Numerical Analysis I (F)4
    MATH 3044Numerical Analysis II (S)3
    MATH 3045Differential Equations with Linear Algebra4
    MATH 3051Theoretical Linear Algebra4
    Select one of the following:3
    Real & Complex Analysis I
    Advanced Calculus I (F)
    Select one of the following:3
    Real & Complex Analysis II
    Advanced Calculus II (S)
    MATH 4041Partial Differential Equations3
    MATH 4043Applied Mathematics (F)3
    Two Mathematics electives at the 3000+ level or above - select from the following: 16-8
    Mathematical Statistics
    Probability Theory II
    Complex Analysis
    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)
    Writing-Intensive Courses (Mathematics/College of Science & Technology)
    Select one of the following:3
    Introduction to Modern Algebra
    Modern Algebra
    Writing for Science and Technology
    MATH 4096Senior Problem Solving3
    Total Credit Hours71-73
    (F) - Fall only course
    (S) - Spring only course

Calculation of Major GPA

Courses listed under the major requirements for the degree will be included in the calculation of the major GPA. Courses that could not apply toward the major as an elective or required course would not be counted in the calculation of 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 2020-2021 Academic Year

Year 1
FallCredit Hours
MATH 1033Computing in MATLAB1.5
MATH 1034Applications in MATLAB1.5
MATH 1041 or 1941Calculus I4
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 1001CST First Year Seminar1
ENG 0802, 0812, or 0902Analytical Reading and Writing [GW]4
 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) 
IH 0851 or 0951Intellectual Heritage I: The Good Life [GY]3
Elective4
 Term Credit Hours15
Year 2
Fall
MATH 2043 or 2943Calculus III4
MATH 2111Basic Concepts of Math3
MATH 3045Differential Equations with Linear Algebra4
IH 0852 or 0952Intellectual Heritage II: The Common Good [GZ]3
Elective2
 Term Credit Hours16
Spring
MATH 21213
MATH 3031Probability Theory I3
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Modern Algebra [WI] 
Modern Algebra [WI] 
Writing for Science and Technology [WI] 
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours15
Year 3
Fall
MATH 3043Numerical Analysis I (F)4
Select one of the following:3
Real & Complex Analysis I 
Advanced Calculus I (F) 
3000+ Math Elective13-4
Elective3
Elective2-1
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
MATH 3044Numerical Analysis II (S)3
Select one of the following:3
Real & Complex Analysis II 
Advanced Calculus II (S) 
MATH 3051Theoretical Linear Algebra4
GenEd Breadth Course3-4
Elective3-2
 Term Credit Hours16
Year 4
Fall
MATH 4043Applied Mathematics (F)3
3000+ Math Elective13-4
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
Elective3-2
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
MATH 4041Partial Differential Equations3
MATH 4096Senior Problem Solving [WI]3
Elective3
Elective3
Elective3
 Term Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours: 123
(F) - Fall only course
(S) - Spring only course