Mathematics, B.A.
Learn more about the Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics.
The Bachelor of Arts in 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.
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
2152047841
Dr. Boris Datskovsky, Director of Advising and Coordinated Courses
Wachman Hall, Room 632
2152047847
mathadvising@temple.edu
Dr. Maria E. Lorenz, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Wachman Hall, Room 610
2152047852
mathadvising@temple.edu
Bachelor of Arts
Summary of Requirements for the Degree
 University Requirements (123 total s.h.)
 Students must complete all University requirements including those listed below.
 All Temple students must take a minimum of two writingintensive courses at Temple as part of their major. The specific writingintensive 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.
 Students must satisfy general Temple University residency requirements.
 College Requirements
 45 Upper Level (2000+) credits within the College of Science & Technology (CST), the College of Liberal Arts (CLA), or the College of Engineering (ENG).
 90 credits within the College of Science & Technology (CST), the College of Liberal Arts (CLA), or the College of Engineering (ENG).
 Two (2) Upper Level (2000+) Liberal Art courses.
 Second (2nd) Level of a Foreign Language (1002).
 All students in the College of Science and Technology are required to take a one credit first year seminar. SCTC 1001 CST First Year Seminar is the appropriate course option for every entering first year CST major. Transfer students should use SCTC 2001 CST Transfer Seminar to fulfill this requirement. Other courses that fulfill this requirement may be found on the CST College Requirements page.
 Major Requirements for Bachelor of Arts (5355 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: 34 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 34 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 5355 Course List Code Title Credit Hours (F)  Fall only course (S)  Spring only course ^{1} (MATH 2041 or MATH 2941 or MATH 2045), MATH 2061, or MATH 2121 may be used to fulfill up to two of the Mathematics electives at the 3000 level or above.
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 Mathematics a student should meet the following requirements:

All requirements for the B.A. degree in Mathematics must be met with a GPA of at least 3.50 in the Mathematics courses.

At the time of graduation, the student's overall GPA, including all collegelevel courses, must be at least 3.25.

Bachelor of Arts students must complete MATH 3141, MATH 3142 and MATH 4051 instead of MATH 3137 and MATH 3138, as well as MATH 3098 instead of MATH 3096 in order to qualify for a Distinction in Major.

A student must have a GPA of 3.50 or higher in the following courses:
Course List Code Title Credit Hours MATH 3141 Advanced Calculus I 3 MATH 3142 Advanced Calculus II 3 MATH 3098 Modern Algebra 3 MATH 4051 Complex Analysis 3 Any additional courses from the following list: MATH 3043 Numerical Analysis I 4 MATH 3044 Numerical Analysis II 3 MATH 3101 Topics in Modern Algebra 3 Any 4000level course other than individual study
Suggested Academic Plan
Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics
Requirements for New Students starting in the 20222023 Academic Year
Year 1  

Fall  Credit Hours  
MATH 1041 or 1941  Calculus I  4 
Select one of the following:  34  
Introduction to Problem Solving and Programming in Python  
Computer Programming in C  
Program Design and Abstraction  
Computing in MATLAB  
SCTC 1001  CST First Year Seminar  1 
ENG 0802, 0812, or 0902  Analytical Reading and Writing [GW]  4 
Elective  32  
Term Credit Hours  15  
Spring  
MATH 1042 or 1942  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 0951  Intellectual Heritage I: The Good Life [GY]  3 
GenEd Breadth Course  3  
Elective  1  
Term Credit Hours  15  
Year 2  
Fall  
MATH 2043 or 2943  Calculus III  4 
MATH 2101 or 2103  Linear Algebra  34 
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 0952  Intellectual Heritage II: The Common Good [GZ]  3 
Elective  21  
Term 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  
Term Credit Hours  15  
Year 3  
Fall  
MATH 3137  Real & Complex Analysis I (F)  3 
3000+ Mathematics Elective^{1}  3  
GenEd Breadth Course  3  
Elective  3  
Elective  3  
Term Credit Hours  15  
Spring  
MATH 3096  Introduction to Modern Algebra [WI]  3 
MATH 3138  Real & Complex Analysis II (S)  3 
3000+ Mathematics Elective^{1}  3  
GenEd Breadth Course  34  
Elective  32  
Term Credit Hours  15  
Year 4  
Fall  
3000+ Mathematics Elective^{1}  3  
Elective  3  
Elective  3  
Elective  3  
Elective  3  
Elective  1  
Term Credit Hours  16  
Spring  
MATH 4096  Senior Problem Solving [WI]  3 
Elective  3  
Elective  3  
Elective  3  
Elective  3  
Elective  1  
Term Credit Hours  16  
Total Credit Hours:  123 
Code  Title  Credit Hours 

(F)  Fall only course  
(S)  Spring only course 
^{1}  (MATH 2041 or MATH 2941 or MATH 2045), MATH 2061, or MATH 2121 may be used to fulfill up to two of the Mathematics electives at the 3000 level or above. 