Academic Programs / Science & Technology
Mathematics & Physics
Department of Physics
Dr. Tao Rongjia, Chair
Dr. Zbigniew Dziembowski, Faculty Advisor
2152047639
zbig.dziembowski@temple.edu
Department of Mathematics
Dr. Edward Letzter, Chair
Dr. Boris Datskovsky, Director of Undergraduate Studies
2152047847
bdats@temple.edu
Bachelor of Science
Summary of Requirements for the Degree
1. University Requirements (123 total s.h.)
 Mathematics 0701 (4 s.h.) and/or English 0701 (4 s.h.), if required by placement testing.
 All Temple students must take a minimum of two writingintensive courses at Temple as part of their major. Following is a list of courses that can be used to satisfy the writingintensive requirement: Mathematics 3098, Mathematics 4096, Physics 2796 and Physics 4796.
 Students must complete the General Education (GenEd) requirements.
 The General Education Curriculum consists of approximately 2526 s.h. See the General Education section of the Undergraduate Bulletin for the GenEd curriculum.
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).
3. Major Requirements for Bachelor of Science (76 s.h.)
 Ten (10) Mathematics courses are required (35 s.h.): Mathematics 1041, 1042, 2043, 3031, 3045, 3051, 3098, 3141, 3142 and 4051.
 Eleven (11) Physics courses are required (38 s.h.): Physics 1061 or 2021, 1062 or 2022, 2101, 2501, 2502, 2796, 3101, 3301, 3302, 3701 and 4101.
 One (1) capstone course for the major is required (3 s.h.): Mathematics 4096 or Physics 4796.
Suggested Semester by Semester Plan
Year 1  Fall Semester 
Subject 
Course # 
Course Title 
Hours 
Attribute 
Mathematics
Mathematics 
1041
1941 
Calculus I
or
Honors Calculus I 
4
4 

Physics 
1061 
Elementary Classical Physics I 
4 

General Education / Elective Credits 


7 

Subtotal 


15 


Year 1  Spring Semester 
Subject 
Course # 
Course Title 
Hours 
Attribute 
Mathematics
Mathematics 
1042
1942 
Calculus II
or
Honors Calculus II 
4
4 

Physics 
1062 
Elementary Classical Physics II 
4 

General Education / Elective Credits 


8 

Subtotal 


16 


Year 2  Fall Semester 
Subject 
Course # 
Course Title 
Hours 
Attribute 
Mathematics 
2043 
Calculus III 
4 

Mathematics 
3031 
Probability Theory I 
3 

Mathematics 
3045 
Differential Equations with Linear Algebra 
4 

General Education / Elective Credits 


4 

Subtotal 


15 


Year 2  Spring Semester 
Subject 
Course # 
Course Title 
Hours 
Attribute 
Physics 
2502 
Mathematical Physics (S) 
4 

Physics 
2796 
Introduction to Modern Physics (S) 
4 
WI 
Mathematics 
3051 
Theoretical Linear Algebra (S) 
4 

General Education / Elective Credits 


3 

Subtotal 


15 


Year 3  Fall Semester 
Subject 
Course # 
Course Title 
Hours 
Attribute 
Mathematics 
3141 
Advanced Calculus I (F) 
3 

Physics 
2501 
Computing for Scientists (F) 
3 

Physics 
3301 
Electricity & Magnetism (F) 
4 

General Education / Elective Credits 


6 

Subtotal 


16 


Year 3  Spring Semester 
Subject 
Course # 
Course Title 
Hours 
Attribute 
Mathematics 
3142 
Advanced Calculus II (S) 
3 

Physics 
2101 
Classical Mechanics (S) 
3 

Physics 
3701 
Introduction to Quantum Mechanics (S) 
3 

General Education / Elective Credits 


7 

Subtotal 


16 


Year 4  Fall Semester 
Subject 
Course # 
Course Title 
Hours 
Attribute 
Mathematics 
3098 
Modern Algebra (F) 
3 
WI 
Mathematics 
4051 
Complex Analysis (F) 
3 

Physics 
3101 
Analytical Mechanics (F) 
3 

Physics 
4101 
Thermodynamics & Kinetic Theory (F) 
3 

General Education / Elective Credits 


3 

Subtotal 


15 


Year 4  Spring Semester 
Subject 
Course # 
Course Title 
Hours 
Attribute 
Mathematics
Physics 
4096
4796 
Senior Problem Solving (S)
or
Experimental Physics (S) 
3
3 
WI
WI 
Physics 
3302 
Classical Electromagnetism (S) 
3 

General Education / Elective Credits 


9 

Subtotal 


15 






Credits in Coursework for B.S. in Math/Physics 
76 

General Education / Elective Credits 
47 

Total Credits for B.S. Degree 
123 

(F)  Fall only course.
(S)  Spring only course.
Students who complete CST majors typically receive a waiver for 2 Science & Technology (GS) and 1 Quantitative Literacy (GQ) GenEd courses.
Calculation of Major GPA
The list of courses that are used to calculate major GPA is determined by the department. Students should consult with their academic advising unit for the applicable courses. In general, courses that could not apply toward the major as an elective or a required course are not counted for the major GPA. This would include Mathematics 1022, for example.
Distinction in Major
To graduate with Distinction in Mathematics & Physics, a student should meet the following requirements:
1. Students must have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.50 or better.
2. Students must have a GPA of 3.50 or better in their Physics courses.
3. Students must have a GPA of 3.50 or better in their Mathematics courses.
4. Students must have a GPA of 3.50 or higher in the following Mathematics courses: Mathematics 3141, Mathematics 3142, Mathematics 3098, Mathematics 4051, and any other 4000level course other than individual study.
5. Students must carry out an independent study, undergraduate research or undergraduate thesis project. Consult the undergraduate Physics advisor for more details.
