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Academic Programs / Science & Technology MathematicsDr. Boris Datskovsky, Director of Undergraduate Studies Mathematics majors may select either the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) program or the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) program. The B.A. program is a traditional program in pure mathematics. It is intended for students who plan to go to graduate school or to teach mathematics at a college or high school level after graduation. While the B.A. program has relatively few required courses, the required courses are academically demanding. The lack of heavy requirements is intended to provide students with an opportunity to explore their interests in and out of mathematics. The B.S. program, which has more required courses, has an applied flavor. It is intended for students who plan to seek employment in a mathematicsrelated field or join a graduate program in applied mathematics or a mathematicsrelated field upon graduation. Either program can be combined with the department's M.A. program, leading to the M.A. degree after five years of study. The department offers a joint program with the Department of Physics leading to the B.S. degree and a joint program with the Department of Economics leading to the B.A. degree. Students who plan careers as secondary school mathematics teachers may choose to take a fiveyear interdisciplinary program, offered jointly with the College of Education, that leads to a bachelor's degree in mathematics, teaching certification, and a Master's degree in Education. Basic Courses: Three semesters of calculus: Mathematics C085/H095, 0086/H096, 0127; linear algebra: Mathematics 0147 or 0148; and Mathematics 0247, 0248, 0251, 0347, W363. Mathematics, B.A. RequirementsIn addition to the basic courses, one of the following courses in Computer and Information Sciences: CIS C061, 0067, 0068, C071; and Mathematics W141 or 0200 or above (Mathematics W141 can only count if it is taken prior to Mathematics W205 and Mathematics 0247), W205, 0305, 0365 or 0377; and one additional mathematics elective course numbered 0200 or above. Mathematics, B.S. RequirementsIn addition to the basic courses, calculusbased physics I, II; two of the following courses from Computer and Information Sciences: CIS C061, 0067, 0068, C071; and Mathematics W205, 0233, 0253; and two science/mathematics electives taken from the following list: Actuarial Science 0305, 0306; Chemistry 0231, 0232; CIS 0211, 0242; Economics 0241; Physics 0187, 0188, 0201, 0202, 0211, 0231, 0306; or any mathematics course numbered 0200 or above (Mathematics W141 can count as one of the electives, provided it is taken prior to Math W205 and Mathematics 0247); and one additional mathematics elective course numbered 0300 or above.
Intercollegial B.A. Degree in Mathematical EconomicsBoris A. Datskovsky, Advisor, Department of Mathematics The Departments of Economics and Mathematics offer the Mathematical Economics program as a platform for systematic concentration in the mathematical approach to economics. Economics has progressed in the last several decades by making extensive use of mathematical techniques. As a result, students who wish to pursue graduate study in economics, finance, accounting and other disciplines that make an extensive use of economics need a thorough grounding in both economics and mathematics. The Mathematical Economics curriculum provides this grounding with a broad selection of courses that cover all important areas of economics and the mathematical tools required for a critical, deep mastery of these areas. This program is especially recommended for those students who intend to pursue graduate studies in Economics. The program and its requirements are described in full in the "Intercollegial Programs" section of this Bulletin. Interdisciplinary B.S. Degree in Mathematics and PhysicsDr. Zbigniew Dziembowski, Undergraduate Majors Advisor, Physics Dr. Boris Datskovsky, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Mathematics Mathematics and Physics, B.S. Degree.Calculus I, II, III; calculusbased physics I, II; Math 0147 or 0148, W205, 0233, 0247, 0248, 0251, 0253, 0347; Physics 0161, 0171, 0187 w/lab, 0188 w/lab, 0201, 0202, 0211, W215, 0231, 0306; Math 0351 or Physics 0184. The interdisciplinary program is jointly administered by the departments of Mathematics and Physics. For further discussion of the Interdisciplinary major, see http://www.temple.edu/physics/undergradprog.html under "dual program in physics and mathematics." Fiveyear Master's ProgramsThe Combined B. A. or B.S./M.A. ProgramTo participate in this fiveyear program, a mathematics major should be enrolled in either the B.A. or the B.S. program. Application to continue in the M.A. program must be made to the Graduate Chair of the department no later than the first semester of the senior year. To be accepted by the M.A. program, a student must have a GPA of at least 3.25 in Mathematics courses when the application is made. In addition to completing the B.A. or B.S. requirements, the student must complete four additional graduatelevel mathematics courses (numbered 0400 and above) by the end of her/his senior year. If the Core and College requirements have also been met, the student will be awarded the B.A. or B.S. degree at the conclusion of this portion of the program. All courses must be passed with a grade of C or better, and no more than two graduate courses can carry a grade less than B for the student to continue with the M.A. portion of the program. FifthYear Course RequirementsThe student will take a total of six graduate level courses, selected to conform to the M.A. requirements. At the end of the fifth year, the student must either write a master's thesis or pass one of the following examinations: FiveYear Master’s/Secondary Education Certification ProgramThis is a combined program between the College of Science and Technology and the College of Education. For more information, see the following website. Minor Requirements●Three semesters of calculus (Mathematics C085, 0086, and 0127). Distinction in MathematicsA student who wishes to graduate with Distinction in Mathematics should apply to the Director of Undergraduate Studies no later than the second semester of the junior year. The following requirements must be met: 1. All requirements for the B.A. or B.S. degree in Mathematics must be met with a GPA of at least 3.50 in the Mathematics courses. (Note: The University is reviewing all school and college, major, and GPA requirements above 2.0. Please refer to the electronic Bulletin for uptodate information at www.temple.edu/bulletin/academic_programs.) 
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