Science & Technology
Introduction 

Academic Programs / Science & Technology
Mathematics
Dr. Omar Hijab, Chair
Dr. Boris Datskovsky, Director of Undergraduate Studies
2152047847
632 Wachman Hall
bdats@temple.edu
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: Math C085/H095, Math 0086/H096, Math 0127; linear algebra: Math 0147; and Math 0247, Math 0248, Math 0251, Math 0347, Math W363.
Mathematics, B.A. Requirements
In addition to the basic courses, one of the following courses in Computer and Information Sciences: CIS C061, CIS 0067, CIS 0068, CIS C071; and Math W141 or Math 0200 or above (Math W141 can only count if it is taken prior to Math W205 and Math 0247), Math W205, Math 0305, Math 0365 or Math 0377; and one additional mathematics elective course numbered 0200 or above.
Year 1, Fall Semester 



Department 
Course# 
Course Name 
Hours 
RCI 
Mathematics
Mathematics 
C085
H095 
Calculus I
or
Honors Calculus I 
4
4 
QB
QB 
CIS
CIS
CIS
CIS 
C061
0067
0068
C071 
Programming in Matlab
or
Program Design and Abstraction
or
Data Structures
or
Computer Programming in C 
4
4
4
4 
QB
QB 
Year 1, Spring Semester 



Department 
Course # 
Course Name 
Hours 
RCI 
Mathematics
Mathematics 
0086
H096 
Calculus II
or
Honors Calculus II 
4
4 

Year 2, Fall Semester 



Department 
Course # 
Course Name 
Hours 
RCI 
Mathematics 
0127 
Calculus III 
4 

Mathematics 
0147 
Linear Algebra 
3 

Year 2, Spring Semester 



Department 
Course # 
Course Name 
Hours 
RCI 
Mathematics 
W141 
Basic Mathematical Concepts
(must be taken before W205 and 0247) 
3 
WI 


or 


Mathematics 
Elective 
Select one course 0200 or above 
3 

Mathematics 
0251 
Differential Equations I 
3 

Year 3, Fall Semester 



Department 
Course # 
Course Name 
Hours 
RCI 
Mathematics 
W205 
Modern Algebra 
3 
WI 
Mathematics 
0247 
Advanced Calculus I 
3 

Year 3, Spring Semester 



Department 
Course # 
Course Name 
Hours 
RCI 
Mathematics 
0248 
Advanced Calculus II 
3 

Mathematics 
0305 
Topics in Modern Algebra 
3 

Year 4, Fall Semester 



Department 
Course # 
Course Name 
Hours 
RCI 
Mathematics 
0347 
Introduction to Functions of a Complex Variable 
3 

Mathematics 
Elective 
Select one course 200 or above 
34 

Year 4, Spring Semester 



Department 
Course # 
Course Name 
Hours 
RCI 
Mathematics 
W363 
Problem Solving Seminar 
3 
WI 
Mathematics
Mathematics 
0365
0377 
Topology I
or
Differential Geometry 
3
3 

Total Credits for B.A. Degree: 
123 
Credits in coursework for B.A. degree in Mathematics: 
4950 
Core / Electives: 
7374 
Mathematics, B.S. Requirements
In addition to the basic courses, Calculusbased Physics I, II; two of the following courses from Computer and Information Sciences: CIS C061, CIS 0067, CIS 0068, CIS C071; and Math W205, Math 0233, Math 0253; and two science/mathematics electives taken from the following list: Actuarial Science 0305, Actuarial Science 0306; Chemistry 0231, Chemistry 0232; CIS 0211, CIS 0242; Economics 0241; Physics 0187, Physics 0188, Physics 0201, Physics 0202, Physics 0211, Physics 0231, Physics 0306; or any mathematics course numbered 0200 or above (Math W141 can count as one of the electives, provided it is taken prior to Math W205 and Math 0247); and one additional mathematics elective course numbered 0300 or above.
Year 1, Fall Semester 



Department 
Course # 
Course Name 
Hours 
RCI 
Mathematics
Mathematics 
C085
H095 
Calculus I
or
Honors Calculus I 
4
4 
QB
QB 
CIS
CIS
CIS
CIS 
C061
0067
0068
C071 
Programming in Matlab
or
Program Design and Abstraction
or
Data Structures
or
Computer Programming in C 
4
4
4
4 
QB
QB 
Physics 
C087 
Elementary Classical Physics I 
4 
SA 
Year 1, Spring Semester 



Department 
Course # 
Course Name 
Hours 
RCI 
Mathematics
Mathematics 
0086
H096 
Calculus II
or
Honors Calculus II 
4
4 

Physics 
C088 
Elementary Classical Physics II 
4 
SB 
CIS
CIS
CIS
CIS 
C061
0067
0068
C071 
Programming in Matlab
or
Program Design and Abstraction
or
Data Structures
or
Computer Programming in C 
4
4
4
4 
QB
QB 
Year 2, Fall Semester 



Department 
Course # 
Course Name 
Hours 
RCI 
Mathematics 
0127 
Calculus III 
4 

Mathematics 
0147 
Linear Algebra 
3 

Mathematics 
0233 
Introduction to Probability Theory 
3 

Year 2, Spring Semester 



Department 
Course # 
Course Name 
Hours 
RCI 
Mathematics 
0251 
Differential Equations I 
3 

Mathematics 
W141* 
Basic Mathematical Concepts 
3 
WI 


or 


Mathematics 
Elective 
Select one course 0200 or above 
34 



or 


Actuarial Science 
0305 or 0306 
Actuarial Modeling I or II 
3 



or 


Chemistry 
0231 or 0232 
Physical Chemistry Lecture I or II 
3 



or 


CIS 
0211
or
0242 
Automata, Computability, & Languages
or
Discrete Structures 
3 



or 


Economics 
0241 
Introduction to Econometrics 
3 



or 


Physics 
0187
0188
0201
0202
0211
0231
or 0306 
Electricity and Magnetism (with lab)
Intro. To Modern Physics (with lab)
Classical Mechanics
Analytical Mechanics
Classical Electromagnetics
Thermodynamics and Kinetic Theory
Introduction to Quantum Mechanics 
3 






*Math W141 must be taken before Math W205 or Math 0247 


Year 3, Fall Semester 



Department 
Course # 
Course Name 
Hours 
RCI 
Mathematics 
W205 
Modern Algebra 
3 

Mathematics 
0253 
Numerical Analysis I 
4 

Mathematics 
0247 
Advanced Calculus I 
3 

Year 3, Spring Semester 



Department 
Course # 
Course Name 
Hours 
RCI 
Mathematics 
0248 
Advanced Calculus II 
3 

Mathematics 
Elective 
Select one course 0200 or above 
34 



or 


Actuarial Science 
0305 or 0306 
Actuarial Modeling I or II 
3 



or 


Chemistry 
0231 or 0232 
Physical Chemistry
Lecture I or II 
3 



or 


CIS 
0211
or
0242 
Automata, Computability, & Languages
or
Discrete Structures 
3 



or 


Economics 
0241 
Introduction to Econometrics 
3 



or 


Physics 
0187
0188
0201
0202
0211
0231
or 0306 
Electricity and Magnetism (with lab)
Intro. To Modern Physics (with lab)
Classical Mechanics
Analytical Mechanics
Classical Electromagnetics
Thermodynamics and Kinetic Theory
Introduction to Quantum Mechanics 
4
4
3
3
3
3
3 

Year 4, Fall Semester 



Department 
Course # 
Course Name 
Hours 
RCI 
Mathematics 
0347 
Introduction to Functions of a Complex Variable 
3 

Mathematics 
Elective 
Select one course 0300 or above 
34 

Year 4, Spring Semester 



Department 
Course # 
Course Name 
Hours 
RCI 
Mathematics 
W363 
Problem Solving Seminar 
3 
WI 
Total Credits for B.S. Degree: 
123 
Credits in coursework for B.S. degree in Mathematics: 
6568 
Core / Electives: 
5558 
Intercollegial B.A. Degree in Mathematical Economics
Dr. Omar Hijab, Chair, Mathematics
Dr. Boris A. Datskovsky, Advisor, Department of Mathematics
Wachman Hall 632
2152047847
bdats@temple.edu
or
Dr. William J. Stull, Chair, Economics
Dr. Dimitrios Diamantaras, Advisor, Department of Economics
Ritter Annex 623
2152048169
dimitrios.diamantaras@temple.edu
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 Physics
Dr. C. Jeff Martoff, Chair, Physics
Dr. Zbigniew Dziembowski, Undergraduate Majors Advisor, Physics
2152047639
zbig.dziembowski@temple.edu
Dr. Omar Hijab, Chair, Mathematics
Dr. Boris Datskovsky, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Mathematics
2152047847
bdats@temple.edu
Mathematics and Physics, B.S. Degree.
Calculus I, II, III; Calculusbased Physics I, II; Math W141, Math 0147, Math W205, Math 0233, Math 0247, Math 0248, Math 0251, Math 0253, Math 0347; Physics 0161, Physics 0171, Physics 0187 with lab, Physics 0188 with lab, Physics 0201, Physics 0202, Physics 0211, Physics W215, Physics 0231, Physics 0306; Math 0351 or Physics 0184.
Year 1, Fall Semester 



Department 
Course # 
Course Name 
Hours 
RCI 
Mathematics
Mathematics 
C085
H095 
Calculus I
or
Honors Calculus I 
4
4 
QB
QB 
Physics
Physics 
C087
0121 
Elementary Classical Physics I
or
General Physics I 
4
4 
SA 
Year 1, Spring Semester 



Department 
Course # 
Course Name 
Hours 
RCI 
Mathematics
Mathematics 
0086
H096 
Calculus II
or
Honors Calculus II 
4
4 

Physics
Physics 
C088
0122 
Elementary Classical Physics II
or
General Physics II 
4
4 
SB 
Year 2, Fall Semester 



Department 
Course # 
Course Name 
Hours 
RCI 
Mathematics 
0127 
Calculus III 
4 

Mathematics 
W141* 
Basic Mathematical Concepts 
3 
WI 
Physics 
0171 
Optics 
3 

Physics 
0187 and 0187L 
Electricity and Magnetism with Lab 
4 

*Note: Math W141 must be taken prior to Math W205 or Math 0247. 


Year 2, Spring Semester 



Department 
Course # 
Course Name 
Hours 
RCI 
Physics
Mathematics 
0184
0351 
Mathematical Physics
or
Partial Differential Equations* 
4
3 

Physics 
0188 and 0188L 
Introduction to Modern Physics with Lab 
4 

Mathematics 
0251 
Differential Equations I 
4 

Mathematics 
0233 
Introduction to Probability Theory 
3 






*Math 0351 should be taken after Math 0251. 


Year 3, Fall Semester 



Department 
Course # 
Course Name 
Hours 
RCI 
Mathematics 
0147 
Linear Algebra 
3 

Mathematics 
W205 
Modern Algebra 
3 
WI 
Mathematics 
0247 
Advanced Calculus I 
3 

Physics 
0231 
Thermodynamics & Kinetic Theory 
3 

Year 3, Spring Semester 



Department 
Course # 
Course Name 
Hours 
RCI 
Physics 
0201 
Classical Mechanics 
3 

Physics 
0211 
Classical Electromagnetism 
3 

Mathematics 
0248 
Advanced Calculus II 
3 

Year 4, Fall Semester 



Department 
Course # 
Course Name 
Hours 
RCI 
Mathematics 
0347 
Intro. to Functions of a Complex Variable 
3 

Physics 
0202 
Analytical Mechanics 
3 

Mathematics 
0253 
Numerical Analysis I 
4 

Physics 
0161 
Computing for Scientists 
3 

Physics 
0306 
Intro. to Quantum Mechanics 
3 

Year 4, Spring Semester 



Department 
Course # 
Course Name 
Hours 
RCI 
Physics 
W215 
Experimental Physics 
3 
WI 
Total Credits for B.S. Degree: 
123 
Credits in coursework for B.S. in Math/Physics: 
8485 
Core / Electives: 
3839 
The interdisciplinary program is jointly administered by the departments of Mathematics and Physics. For further discussion of the Interdisciplinary major, see www.temple.edu/physics/undergradprog.html under "dual major in physics and mathematics."
Fiveyear Master's Program
The Combined B.A. or B.S./M.A. Program
To 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 Requirements
The student will take a total of six graduatelevel 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:
 Master's Comprehensive Examination in Pure Mathematics
 Master's Comprehensive Examination in Applied Mathematics
 Ph.D. Combined Comprehensive Examination (M.A. level pass)
For further details on the M.A. degree requirement see the Graduate Bulletin.
FiveYear Master’s/Secondary Education Certification Program
This is a combined program between the College of Science and Technology and the College of Education. For more information, see the following website:
www.temple.edu/bulletin/Academic_programs/schools_colleges/ed/intro/generalinfo/ed_generalinfo.shtm#teacher
Minor Requirements
 Three semesters of calculus (Math C085, Math 0086, and Math 0127).
 One semester of computer programming (Computer and Information Sciences: CIS C061, or CIS 0067, or CIS 0068, or CIS C071 or Physics 0161).
 Linear algebra (Math 0147)
 Five additional mathematics courses numbered 0200 or above; or Math W141 and four mathematics courses numbered 0200 or above. (Math W141 must be taken prior to Math W205 or Math 0247.)
Distinction in Mathematics
To graduate with Distinction in Mathematics a student should meet the following requirements:
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.
2. At the time of graduation, the student's overall GPA, including all collegelevel courses must be at least 3.25.
3. A student must either have a GPA of 3.50 or higher in the following courses: Math 0247, Math 0248, Math W205, Math 0305, Math 0347 and any other 0300 level course other than individual study, or a student must complete a graduate math course (0400 level or higher) with a grade of B or better.
