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Mathematics

Dr. Omar Hijab, Chair

Dr. Boris Datskovsky, Director of Undergraduate Studies
215-204-7847
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 mathematics-related field or join a graduate program in applied mathematics or a mathematics-related 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 five-year 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

3-4
WI
Mathematics 3041 Differential Equations I 3  
Subtotal     6-7  

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+ 3-4  
Subtotal     6-7  

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 49-51
Core / Elective Credits 72-74
Total Credits for B.A. Degree 123


 

Mathematics, B.S. Requirements

In addition to the basic courses, Calculus-based 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

3-4
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     6-7  
*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 3-4  
Mathematics 3098 Modern Algebra 3 WI
Mathematics 3141 Advanced Calculus I 3  
Subtotal     9-10  

Year 3, Spring Semester      
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Mathematics 3142 Advanced Calculus II 3  
Mathematics Elective Select one course 3000+ 3-4  
         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     6-7  

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 3-4  
Subtotal     6-7  

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 64-68
Core / Elective Credits 55-59
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
215-204-7847
bdats@temple.edu

     or

Dr. William J. Stull, Chair, Economics

Dr. Dimitrios Diamantaras, Advisor, Economics
Ritter Annex 623
215-204-8169
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
215-204-7639
zbig.dziembowski@temple.edu

Dr. Omar Hijab, Chair, Mathematics

Dr. Boris Datskovsky, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Mathematics
215-204-7847
bdats@temple.edu

 

Mathematics and Physics, B.S. Degree.

Calculus I, II, III; Calculus-based 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     13-14  

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 3-4  
Physics 4101 Thermodynamics & Kinetic Theory 3  
Physics 4302 Optics 3  
Subtotal     9-10  

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 83-85
Core / Elective Credits 38-40
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."

Five-year Master's Program

 

The Combined B.A. or B.S./M.A. Program

To participate in this five-year 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 graduate-level 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.

Fifth-Year Course Requirements

The 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:

  • 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.

Five-Year 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 college-level 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 4000-level 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.

 

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