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Academic Programs / Science & Technology
Mathematics
Dr. Omar Hijab, Chair
Dr. Boris Datskovsky, Director of Undergraduate Studies
2152047847
Wachman Hall, Room 632
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 1041/1941, Math 1042/1942, Math 2043; linear algebra: Math 2101; Math 3041, Math 3141, Math 3142, Math 4051 and Math 4096.
Mathematics, B.A. Requirements
In addition to the basic courses, one of the following courses in Computer and Information Sciences: CIS 1053, CIS 1057, CIS 1068 or CIS 2168; and Math 2196 or Math 3000+ (Math 2196 can only count if it is taken prior to Math 3098 and Math 3141), Math 3098, Math 3101, Math 4061 or Math 4063; and one additional mathematics elective course numbered 3000 or above.
Year 1, Fall Semester 



Department 
Course# 
Course Name 
Hours 
RCI 
Mathematics
Mathematics 
1041
1941 
Calculus I
or
Honors Calculus I 
4
4 
QB
QB 
CIS
CIS
CIS
CIS 
1053
1057
1068
2168 
Programming in Matlab
or
Computer Programming in C
or
Program Design & Abstraction
or
Data Structures 
4
4
4
4 
QB
QB

Subtotal 


8 

Year 1, Spring Semester 



Department 
Course # 
Course Name 
Hours 
RCI 
Mathematics
Mathematics 
1042
1942 
Calculus II
or
Honors Calculus II 
4
4 

Subtotal 


4 

Year 2, Fall Semester 



Department 
Course # 
Course Name 
Hours 
RCI 
Mathematics 
2043 
Calculus III 
4 

Mathematics 
2101 
Linear Algebra 
3 

Subtotal 


7 

Year 2, Spring Semester 



Department 
Course # 
Course Name 
Hours 
RCI 
Mathematics
Mathematics 
2196
Elective 
Basic Concepts of Math
or
Select one course 3000+ 
3
34 
WI 
Mathematics 
3041 
Differential Equations I 
3 

Subtotal 


67 

Year 3, Fall Semester 



Department 
Course # 
Course Name 
Hours 
RCI 
Mathematics 
3098 
Modern Algebra 
3 
WI 
Mathematics 
3141 
Advanced Calculus I 
3 

Subtotal 


6 

Year 3, Spring Semester 



Department 
Course # 
Course Name 
Hours 
RCI 
Mathematics 
3101 
Topics in Modern Algebra 
3 

Mathematics 
3142 
Advanced Calculus II 
3 

Subtotal 


6 

Year 4, Fall Semester 



Department 
Course # 
Course Name 
Hours 
RCI 
Mathematics 
4051 
Introduction to Functions of a Complex Variable 
3 

Mathematics 
Elective 
Select one course 3000+ 
34 

Subtotal 


67 

Year 4, Spring Semester 



Department 
Course # 
Course Name 
Hours 
RCI 
Mathematics
Mathematics 
4061
4063 
Differential Geometry
or
Topology I 
3
3 

Mathematics 
4096 
Senior Problem Solving Seminar 
3 
WI 
Subtotal 


6 

Credits in Coursework for B.A. in Mathematics 
4951 
Core / Elective Credits 
7274 
Total Credits for B.A. Degree 
123 
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 1053, CIS 1057, CIS 1068, CIS 2168; and Math 3031, Math 3043, Math 3098; and two science/mathematics electives taken from the following list: Actuarial Science 3501, Actuarial Science 3502; Chemistry 3301, Chemistry 3302; CIS 3211, CIS 3242; Economics 3503; Physics 2101, Physics 2701, Physics 3101, Physics 3301, Physics 3302, Physics 3701, Physics 4101; or any mathematics course numbered 3000 or above (Math 2196 can count as one of the electives, provided it is taken prior to Math 3098 and Math 3141); and one additional mathematics elective course numbered 4000 or above.
Year 1, Fall Semester 



Department 
Course # 
Course Name 
Hours 
RCI 
Mathematics
Mathematics 
1041
1941 
Calculus I
or
Honors Calculus I 
4
4 
QB
QB 
CIS
CIS
CIS
CIS

1053
1057
1068
2168 
Programming in Matlab
or
Computer Programming in C
or
Program Design & Abstraction
or
Data Structures

4
4
4
4 
QB
QB

Physics 
1061 
Elementary Classical Physics I 
4 
SA 
Subtotal 


12 

Year 1, Spring Semester 



Department 
Course # 
Course Name 
Hours 
RCI 
Mathematics
Mathematics 
1042
1942 
Calculus II
or
Honors Calculus II 
4
4 

CIS
CIS
CIS
CIS

1053
1057
1068
2168 
Programming in Matlab
or
Computer Programming in C
or
Program Design & Abstraction
or
Data Structures

4
4
4
4 
QB
QB

Physics 
1062 
Elementary Classical Physics II 
4 
SB 
Subtotal 


12 

Year 2, Fall Semester 



Department 
Course # 
Course Name 
Hours 
RCI 
Mathematics 
2043 
Calculus III 
4 

Mathematics 
2101 
Linear Algebra 
3 

Mathematics 
3031 
Introduction to Probability Theory 
3 

Subtotal 


10 

Year 2, Spring Semester 



Department 
Course # 
Course Name 
Hours 
RCI 
Mathematics 
3041 
Differential Equations I 
3 

Mathematics
Mathematics 
2196*
Elective 
Basic Concepts of Math
or
Select one course 3000+ 
3
34 
WI 


or 


Actuarial Science 
3501 or 3502 
Actuarial Modeling I or II 
3 



or 


Chemistry 
3301 or 3302 
Physical Chemistry Lecture I or II 
3 



or 


CIS 
3211
3242 
Automata, Computability, & Languages
or
Discrete Structures 
3 



or 


Economics 
3503 
Introduction to Econometrics 
3 



or 


Physics 
2101
2701
3101
3301
3302
3701
4101 
Classical Mechanics
Introduction to Modern Physics
Analytical Mechanics
Electricity and Magnetism
Classical Electromagnetism
Introduction to Quantum Mechanics
Thermodynamics and Kinetic Theory 
3
4
3
4
3
3
3 

Subtotal 


67 

*Math 2196 must be taken before Math 3098 and Math 3141 


Year 3, Fall Semester 



Department 
Course # 
Course Name 
Hours 
RCI 
Mathematics 
3043 
Numerical Analysis I 
34 

Mathematics 
3098 
Modern Algebra 
3 
WI 
Mathematics 
3141 
Advanced Calculus I 
3 

Subtotal 


910 

Year 3, Spring Semester 



Department 
Course # 
Course Name 
Hours 
RCI 
Mathematics 
3142 
Advanced Calculus II 
3 

Mathematics 
Elective 
Select one course 3000+ 
34 



or 


Actuarial Science 
3501 or 3502 
Actuarial Modeling I or II 
3 



or 


Chemistry 
3301 or 3302 
Physical Chemistry
Lecture I or II 
3 



or 


CIS 
3211
3242 
Automata, Computability, & Languages
or
Discrete Structures 
3 



or 


Economics 
3503 
Introduction to Econometrics 
3 



or 


Physics 
2101
2701
3101
3301
3302
3701
4101 
Classical Mechanics
Introduction to Modern Physics
Analytical Mechanics
Electricity and Magnetism
Classical Electromagnetism
Introduction to Quantum Mechanics
Thermodynamics and Kinetic Theory 
3
4
3
4
3
3
3 

Subtotal 


67 

Year 4, Fall Semester 



Department 
Course # 
Course Name 
Hours 
RCI 
Mathematics 
4051 
Introduction to Functions of a Complex Variable 
3 

Mathematics 
Elective 
Select one course 4000 or above 
34 

Subtotal 


67 

Year 4, Spring Semester 



Department 
Course # 
Course Name 
Hours 
RCI 
Mathematics 
4096 
Senior Problem Solving Seminar 
3 
WI 
Subtotal 


3 

Credits in Coursework for B.S. in Mathematics 
6468 
Core / Elective Credits 
5559 
Total Credits for B.S. Degree 
123 
Intercollegial B.A. Degree in Mathematical Economics
Dr. Omar Hijab, Chair, Mathematics
Dr. Boris A. Datskovsky, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Mathematics
Wachman Hall, Room 632
2152047847
bdats@temple.edu
or
Dr. William J. Stull, Chair, Economics
Dr. Dimitrios Diamantaras, Advisor, 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 Faculty 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 2101, Math 2196, Math 3031, Math 3098, Math 3041, Math 3043, Math 3141, Math 3142, Math 4051; Physics 2101, Physics 2501, Physics 2701, Physics 3101, Physics 3301, Physics 3302, Physics 3701, Physics 4101, Physics 4302, Physics 4796; Math 4041 or Physics 2502.
Year 1, Fall Semester 



Department 
Course # 
Course Name 
Hours 
RCI 
Mathematics
Mathematics 
1041
1941 
Calculus I
or
Honors Calculus I 
4
4 
QB
QB 
Physics
Physics 
1061
2021 
Elementary Classical Physics I
or
General Physics I 
4
4 
SA 
Subtotal 


8 

Year 1, Spring Semester 



Department 
Course # 
Course Name 
Hours 
RCI 
Mathematics
Mathematics 
1042
1942

Calculus II
or
Honors Calculus II 
4
4 

Physics
Physics 
1062
2022 
Elementary Classical Physics II
or
General Physics II 
4
4 
SB 
Subtotal 


8 

Year 2, Fall Semester 



Department 
Course # 
Course Name 
Hours 
RCI 
Mathematics 
2043 
Calculus III 
4 

Mathematics 
2196* 
Basic Mathematical Concepts 
3 
WI 
Mathematics 
3041 
Differential Equations I 
4 

Physics 
2501 
Computing for Scientists 
3 

Subtotal 


14 

*Note: Math 2196 must be taken prior to Math 3098 or Math 3141. 


Year 2, Spring Semester 



Department 
Course # 
Course Name 
Hours 
RCI 
Mathematics 
3031 
Introduction to Probability Theory 
3 

Physics 
2101 
Classical Mechanics 
3 

Physics 
2701 
Introduction to Modern Physics 
4 

Mathematics
Physics 
4041
2502 
Partial Differential Equations
or
Mathematical Physics 
3
4 

Subtotal 


1314 

Year 3, Fall Semester 



Department 
Course # 
Course Name 
Hours 
RCI 
Mathematics 
2101 
Linear Algebra 
3 

Mathematics 
3098 
Modern Algebra 
3 
WI 
Mathematics 
3141 
Advanced Calculus I 
3 

Physics 
3101 
Analytical Mechanics 
3 

Physics 
3301 
Electricity and Magnetism 
4 

Subtotal 


16 

Year 3, Spring Semester 



Department 
Course # 
Course Name 
Hours 
RCI 
Mathematics 
3142 
Advanced Calculus II 
3 

Physics 
3302 
Classical Electromagnetism 
3 

Physics 
3701 
Introduction to Quantum Mechanics 
3 

Subtotal 


9 

Year 4, Fall Semester 



Department 
Course # 
Course Name 
Hours 
RCI 
Mathematics 
3043 
Numerical Analysis I 
34 

Physics 
4101 
Thermodynamics & Kinetic Theory 
3 

Physics 
4302 
Optics 
3 

Subtotal 


910 

Year 4, Spring Semester 



Department 
Course # 
Course Name 
Hours 
RCI 
Mathematics 
4051 
Intro. to Functions of a Complex Variable 
3 

Physics 
4796 
Experimental Physics 
3 
WI 
Subtotal 


6 

Credits in Coursework for B.S. in Math/Physics 
8385 
Core / Elective Credits 
3840 
Total Credits for B.S. Degree 
123 
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 5000 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 1041, Math 1042, and Math 2043).
 One semester of computer programming (Computer and Information Sciences: CIS 1053, CIS 1057, CIS 1068, CIS 2168 or Physics 2501).
 Linear algebra (Math 2101)
 Five additional mathematics courses numbered 3000 or above; or Math 2196 and four mathematics courses numbered 3000 or above. (Math 2196 must be taken prior to Math 3098 or Math 3141.)
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 3141, Math 3142, Math 3098, Math 3101, Math 4051 and any other 4000level course other than individual study, or a student must complete a graduate math course 5000 level or higher with a grade of B or better.
