Academic Programs / Science & Technology
Mathematics
Dr. Edward Letzter, 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 intended for those students who plan to seek employment in a mathematicsrelated field upon graduation. The program lays a solid mathematical foundation through its required courses and gives students an opportunity to pursue their mathematical interests through the choice of three electives. Several potential tracks include:
1). Students interested in teaching mathematics at a high school level should choose Math 3003: Theory of Numbers, Math 3061: Modern Geometry I, and Math 3032: Mathematical Statistics, as their electives
2). Students interested in applied mathematics should choose from Math 3043: Numerical Analysis I, Math 3044: Numerical Analysis II, Math 3032: Mathematical Statistics, and Math 4043: Applied Mathematics, and
3). Students interested in actuarial science or finance should choose Math 3043: Numerical Analysis I, Math 3032: Mathematical Statistics, and Math 4033: Introduction to Probability Models.
Other choices of electives are also possible. Students who are interested in teaching mathematics at a high school after graduation should seriously consider the B.S. in Mathematics With Teaching program. This program provides solid mathematical foundation and pedagogical training necessary for success as a high school teacher and satisfies Pennsylvania’s teacher certification requirements.
The B.S. degree is intended for those students who plan to pursue a graduate degree in mathematics or a mathematicsrelated field or are interested in learning mathematics in more depth. It is a more challenging alternative for the stronger math students.
Either program can be combined with the department’s M.A. program leading to an M.A. degree after five years of study.
The department offers joint programs with the Department of Physics and the Department of Computer and Information Science leading to a B.S. degree and a joint program with the Department of Economics leading to a B.A. degree. Students who wish to pursue careers as secondary math teachers may also choose a fiveyear interdisciplinary program, offered jointly with the College of Education, that leads to a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, a Master’s degree in Education, and teacher certification.
Bachelor of Arts
Summary of Requirements for the Degree
1. University Requirements (123 total s.h.)
 Math 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 as part of their major. Following is a list of courses that can be used to satisfy the writingintensive requirement: Math 2196, Math 3096, or Math 4096.
 Students must complete a set of university requirements: General Education (GenEd) or Core.
 New freshmen students starting in the 20092010 catalog year are required to complete the General Education Curriculum (2526 s.h.). See the General Education section of the Undergraduate Bulletin for the GenEd curriculum.
 New transfer students starting in the 20092010 catalog year are required to complete the University Core Curriculum requirements (3435 s.h.) including completion of the library orientation, Temple Information Literacy Tutorial (TILT). See the Core Curriculum section of the Undergraduate Bulletin for the course requirements.
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).
 Two (2) Upper Level (2000+) Liberal Art courses.
 Second (2nd) Level of a Foreign Language (1002).
3. Major Requirements for Bachelor of Arts (54 s.h.)
 One (1) Computer & Information Science course is required (4 s.h.): C+IN SC 1053, 1057 or 1068.
 Thirteen (13) Mathematics courses are required (42 s.h.): Mathematics 1041, 1042, 2043, 2101, 2196, 3031, 3096, 3137, 3138, 4096 and 3 Mathematics electives at the 3000 level or above.
 Two (2) Physics courses are required (8 s.h.): Physics 1061 and 1062.
Suggested semester by semester plan
Year 1  Fall Semester 
Department 
Course # 
Course Name 
Hours 
RCI 
Mathematics
Mathematics 
1041
1941 
Calculus I
or
Honors Calculus I 
4
4 
QB
QB 
C+IN SC
C+IN SC
C+IN SC 
1053
1057
1068 
Programming in Matlab
or
Computer Programming in C
or
Program Design & Abstraction 
4
4
4 
QB
QB 
General Education / Elective Credits 


7 

Subtotal 


15 


Year 1  Spring Semester 
Department 
Course # 
Course Name 
Hours 
RCI 
Mathematics
Mathematics 
1042
1942 
Calculus II
or
Honors Calculus II 
4
4 

Physics 
1061 
Elementary Classical Physics I 
4 
SA 
General Education / Elective Credits 


7 

Subtotal 


15 


Year 2  Fall Semester 
Department 
Course # 
Course Name 
Hours 
RCI 
Mathematics 
2043 
Calculus III 
4 

Mathematics 
2101 
Linear Algebra 
3 

Physics 
1062 
Elementary Classical Physics II 
4 
SB 
General Education / Elective Credits 


4 

Subtotal 


15 


Year 2  Spring Semester 
Department 
Course # 
Course Name 
Hours 
RCI 
Mathematics 
2196 
Basic Mathematical Concepts 
3 
WI 
Mathematics 
3031 
Introduction to Probability Theory 
3 

General Education / Elective Credits 


10 

Subtotal 


16 


Year 3  Fall Semester 
Department 
Course # 
Course Name 
Hours 
RCI 
Mathematics 
3096 
Introduction to Modern Algebra (F) 
3 
WI 
Mathematics 
3137 
Real & Complex Analysis I (F) 
3 

General Education / Elective Credits 


9 

Subtotal 


15 


Year 3  Spring Semester 
Department 
Course # 
Course Name 
Hours 
RCI 
Mathematics 
3138 
Real & Complex Analysis II (S) 
3 

Mathematics 

3000+ Math Elective 
3 

Mathematics 

3000+ Math Elective 
3 

General Education / Elective Credits 


6 

Subtotal 


15 


Year 4  Fall Semester 
Department 
Course # 
Course Name 
Hours 
RCI 
Mathematics 

3000+ Math Elective 
3 

General Education / Elective Credits 


13 

Subtotal 


16 


Year 4  Spring Semester 
Department 
Course # 
Course Name 
Hours 
RCI 
Mathematics 
4096 
Senior Problem Solving Seminar (S) 
3 
WI 
General Education / Elective Credits 


13 

Subtotal 


16 






Credits in Coursework for B.A. in Mathematics 
54 

General Education / Elective Credits 
69 

Total Credits for B.A. Degree 
123 

(F)  Fall only course.
(S)  Spring only course.
Bachelor of Science
Summary of Requirements for the Degree
1. University Requirements (123 total s.h.)
 Math 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 as part of their major. Following is a list of courses that can be used to satisfy the writingintensive requirement: Math 2196, Math 3098 or Math 4096.
 Students must complete a set of university requirements: General Education (GenEd) or Core.
 New freshmen students starting in the 20092010 catalog year are required to complete the General Education Curriculum (2526 s.h.). See the General Education section of the Undergraduate Bulletin for the GenEd curriculum.
 New transfer students starting in the 20092010 catalog year are required to complete the University Core Curriculum requirements (3435 s.h.) including completion of the library orientation, Temple Information Literacy Tutorial (TILT). See the Core Curriculum section of the Undergraduate Bulletin for the course requirements.
2. College Requirements
 90 credits within the College of Science & Technology (CST) or the College of Liberal Arts (CLA).
 45 UpperLevel (2000+) credits within the College of Science & Technology (CST) or the College of Liberal Arts (CLA).
3. Major Requirements for Bachelor of Science (65 s.h.)
 One (1) Computer & Information Science course is required (4 s.h.): C+IN SC 1053, 1057 or 1068.
 Sixteen (16) Mathematics courses are required (53 s.h.): Mathematics 1041, 1042, 2043, 3031, 3045, 3051, 3098, 3101, 3141, 3142, 4051, 4096 and four (4) Mathematics electives at the 3000+level or above (Math 2196 can count for one of the Math 3000+ electives, provided it is taken prior to Math 3098 and Math 3141).
 Two (2) Physics courses are required (8 s.h.): Physics 1061 and 1062.
Suggested semester by semester plan
Year 1  Fall Semester 
Department 
Course # 
Course Name 
Hours 
RCI 
C+IN SC
C+IN SC
C+IN SC 
1053
1057
1068 
Programming in Matlab
or
Computer Programming in C
or
Program Design & Abstraction 
4
4
4 
QB
QB 
Mathematics
Mathematics 
1041
1941 
Calculus I
or
Honors Calculus I 
4
4 
QB
QB 
Physics 
1061 
Elementary Classical Physics I 
4 
SA 
General Education / Elective Credits 


4 

Subtotal 


16 


Year 1  Spring Semester 
Department 
Course # 
Course Name 
Hours 
RCI 
Mathematics
Mathematics 
1042
1942 
Calculus II
or
Honors Calculus II 
4
4 

Physics 
1062 
Elementary Classical Physics II 
4 
SB 
General Education / Elective Credits 


7 

Subtotal 


15 


Year 2  Fall Semester 
Department 
Course # 
Course Name 
Hours 
RCI 
Mathematics 
2043 
Calculus III 
4 

Mathematics 
3045 
Differential Equations with Linear Algebra (F) 
4 

General Education / Elective Credits 


8 

Subtotal 


16 


Year 2  Spring Semester 
Department 
Course # 
Course Name 
Hours 
RCI 
Mathematics 
3031 
Introduction to Probability Theory 
3 

Mathematics 
3051 
Theoretical Linear Algebra (S) 
4 

General Education / Elective Credits 


8 

Subtotal 


15 


Year 3  Fall Semester 
Department 
Course # 
Course Name 
Hours 
RCI 
Mathematics 
3098 
Modern Algebra (F) 
3 
WI 
Mathematics 
3141 
Advanced Calculus I (F) 
3 

Mathematics 

3000+ Math Elective 
3 

General Education / Elective Credits 


6 

Subtotal 


15 


Year 3  Spring Semester 
Department 
Course # 
Course Name 
Hours 
RCI 
Mathematics 
3101 
Topics in Modern Algebra (S) 
3 

Mathematics 
3142 
Advanced Calculus II (S) 
3 

Mathematics 

3000+ Math Elective 
3 

General Education / Elective Credits 


6 

Subtotal 


15 


Year 4  Fall Semester 
Department 
Course # 
Course Name 
Hours 
RCI 
Mathematics 
4051 
Introduction to Functions of a Complex Variable (F) 
3 

Mathematics 

3000+ Math Electives 
3 

General Education / Elective Credits 


10 

Subtotal 


16 


Year 4  Spring Semester 
Department 
Course # 
Course Name 
Hours 
RCI 
Mathematics 
4096 
Senior Problem Solving Seminar (S) 
3 
WI 
Mathematics 

3000+ Math Electives 
3 

General Education / Elective Credits 


9 

Subtotal 


15 






Credits in Coursework for B.S. in Mathematics 
65 

General Education / Elective Credits 
58 

Total Credits for B.S. Degree 
123 

Intercollegial B.A. Degree in Mathematical Economics
Dr.
Edward Letzter, 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 & Physics
Dr. Tao Rongjia, Chair, Physics
Dr. Zbigniew Dziembowski, Undergraduate Faculty Advisor, Physics
2152047639
zbig.dziembowski@temple.edu
Dr.
Edward Letzter, Chair, Mathematics
Dr. Boris Datskovsky, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Mathematics
2152047847
bdats@temple.edu
The interdisciplinary program is jointly administered by the departments of Mathematics and Physics. For further discussion of the Interdisciplinary major requirements, please see Mathematics & Physics in this Bulletin.
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 web site: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: C+IN SC 1053, C+IN SC 1057, C+IN SC 1068, C+IN SC 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. Bachelor of Arts students and students enrolled in TUteach  Mathematics Program must complete Math 3141, Math 3142 and Math 4051 instead of Math 3137 and Math 3138, as well as Math 3098 and Math 3101 instead of Math 3096 in order to qualify for a Distinction in Major.
4. 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 5000level or higher with a grade of B or better.
